Jr. Data Scientist

| Chicago
  • At our core, we are an analytics company. The insights we gain from our analyses guide our strategic path forward as we grow revenue, enter new markets, and strengthen our customer relationships. The Analytics team proactively leads and collaborates to identify the most valuable problems to solve, constructs a Roadmap to delivery, and executes our plan. The team is looking for a Data Analyst with adept technical skills, high analytical prowess and exceptional delivery of output. The Data Analyst role will champion current and future data solutions, all while delivering and automating the best insights possible to both internal stakeholders and customers alike.

    THE RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Design SQL, R & Python scripts to directly query and analyze internal and external data sources to package together clear, actionable findings
    • Provide timely, valuable solutions for ad hoc analyses via SQL with a focus to detail on crafting scripts that can be easily manipulated to efficiently address similar future analyses
    • Own the design of advanced analytics dashboards and KPI reports in our BI tool starting from requirements gathering across sales, product and senior leadership teams to the delivery of a final, polished reports in production
    • Grow to serve as the team’s subject matter expert for advanced analytics and report design, offering insights and suggestions on what potential problems the team should be solving
    • Deliver data to our growing team of data scientists and collaborate with the team when structuring and solving complex problems. If you have interest in building your skillset around Data Science, this will be a great opportunity to work alongside and learn from our team 
    • Be a data evangelist, working across the company to understand how our data outputs affect different groups and identify areas where our team can provide additional value

    THE REQUIREMENTS:

    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a quantitative or analytical field
    • 1 to 3 years of experience in an analytical role with a heavy focus on querying data, analyzing and clearly presenting analyses to stakeholders across the organization
    • High SQL aptitude, further ability to conduct predictive analyses via R and Python a plus
    • Experience designing reports and dashboards in BI tools such as Tableau, Spotfire, and QlikView, becoming our SME of dashboard design
    • Familiarity with Spark and Amazon Web Services technologies a plus
    • Ability to clearly explain findings from complex analyses in case studies and presentations
    • Previous experience on a data team in an agile environment
    • A flexible, collaborative teammate with the ability to deliver both high level explanations of complex problems while also able to deep dive into complex problems our data scientists are solving
    • Confidence, hustle, energy, and drive – accountability is key and the impact of your work is crucial to our success
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Location

600 W. Chicago, Chicago, IL 60654

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Dental Benefits
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Wellness Programs
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401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
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Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
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Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
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