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Senior Data Scientist

Company: Florida Virtual School
Location: Orlando
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

PLEASE NOTE: Your application will expire one year from the time of submission. Please feel free to apply to any other positions for which you may qualify.

FLVS is more than just a school. We are a diverse team comprised of thousands of individuals, all working together toward a common goal, and as a team, we value the talents and contributions that each member has to offer. With this mindset always at the forefront, we keep the student at the center of every decision we make and continue to lead the online teaching revolution every day.

At FLVS, we do more than just talk about our values; we proudly live them and rely on them to be the foundation of everything we do: Put people first, Take the lead, Blaze the trail, Love what you do. We put these Core Values into action every day in order to deliver a high quality, technology-based education that provides the skills and knowledge Kindergarten-12 students need for success.

With competitive compensation and benefits packages, a superb work-life balance for all employees, countless professional development opportunities, a supportive management team, a collaborative work environment, and a people first culture, the FLVS team is transforming education worldwide and changing lives one student at a time.

JOB POSTING END DATE:

Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM on 09-19-2020

JOB TITLE:

Senior Data Scientist

CONTRACT TYPE:

Employee

ANNUAL SALARY:

$53,000.00 - $90,202.00

(Support staff salary will be based on internal equity and experience)

LOCATION:

FL - HOME OFFICE

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY:

Our Mission is to deliver a high quality, technology-based education that provides the skills and knowledge students need for success.

FLVS does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other reason prohibited by law.

THE POSITION:

POSITION GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Senior Data Analyst role is responsible for modeling complex problems, discovering insights and identifying opportunities through the use of statistical, algorithmic, mining and visualization techniques. In addition to advanced analytic skills, this role is also proficient at integrating and preparing large, varied datasets, architecting specialized database and computing environments, and communicating results.

ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS:

* Collaborate and work closely with cross-functional business unites to identify gaps and structure problems

* Transform/compile data from a variety of sources and format into data acceptable for analysis

* Create meaningful presentations and analyses that tell a story focused on insights, not just data

* Synthesize methodology and data into actionable business strategy and communicate findings to leadership

* Processing, cleansing and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis

* Complete ad-hoc analysis and write reports summarizing insights

* Provide expertise on mathematical concepts and advanced analytics to be applied throughout the organization

* Proficiently use tools such as SPSS, R, and Power BI

* Mentoring data analysts and providing on the job, embedded training when applicable

* Use statistical applications to provide insights into prescriptive and predictive analytics

* Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating resources and meetings in an effective and timely manner, and demonstrate respect for others

* All work responsibilities are subject to having performance goals and/or targets established

(These essential functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related duties as required.)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION:

* Bachelor s Degree in Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, Mathematics, Assessment, Quantitative Methods, Educational Measurements or closed related fields; or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience

* Master s Degree Preferred

EXPERIENCE:

* Three to five years experience in data analytics

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

* Advanced analytical skills, including expert knowledge in statistical analysis, segmentation, descriptive and predictive modeling, market research, testing, consulting and project management

* Experience with advanced predictive modeling & statistical analysis tools such as SPSS, SAS, or R

* Experience in applied data analysis, particularly in applied predictive modeling and statistical analysis

* Familiarity with visual analytic tools such as Power BI

* Ability to paint a picture through analytics that will enhance and determine business decisions

* Capable of retrieving structured data for modeling through SQL

* Excellent analytical skills required including advanced statistical and data mining techniques

* Ability to handle multiple projects required and work independently in a deadline-oriented environment

* Knowledge of educational publishing and/or online education

* Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills

* Strong planning, organizational, and presentation skills, as related to job purpose.

CORE COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESS:

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Clearly and effectively conveys and/or presents information verbally; summarizes what was heard to mitigate miscommunication; Shares ideas and perspectives and encourages others to do the same; Informs others involved in a project of new developments; Disseminates information to other employees, as appropriate; Effectively uses multiple channels to communicate important messages; Keeps supervisor well informed about progress and/or problems in a timely manner; Writes in a clear, concise, organized and convincing way for a variety of target audiences; The written message is consistently error-free; The written message has the desired effect on the target audience

CUSTOMER FOCUS

Prioritizes customers (internal and external) and their needs as primary and is dedicated to meeting their expectations; Develops and maintains customer relationships; builds credibility and trust; Quickly and effectively solves customer problems; Provides prompt, attentive service in a cheerful manner; adapts to changing information, conditions or challenges with a positive attitude; Incorporates customer feedback into delivery of service to provide the best experience possible for the customer; Actively promotes FLVS in community by serving as a FLVS ambassador or volunteer

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

Relates well with others; Treats others with respect; Shares views in a tactful way; Demonstrates diplomacy by approaching others about sensitive issues in non-threatening ways; Considers and responds appropriately to the needs, feelings and capabilities of others; Fosters an environment conducive to open, transparent communication among all levels and positions; Takes the initiative to get to know internal and external customers

FUNCTIONAL /TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Has the skills, abilities, knowledge and experience to be successful in functional area of expertise; Dedicates time and energy to keeping abreast of the latest information related to area of expertise and technology; Picks up on technology quickly; Does well in technical courses and seminars; Produces high quality work in organized and timely fashion

INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTOR COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESS:

PEER RELATIONSHIPS

Finds common ground and solves problems for the good of all; Can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups; Solves problems with peers with minimal noise ; Is seen as a team player and is cooperative; Easily gains trust and support peers; Encourages collaboration; Is candid with peers

CREATIVITY

Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas;

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