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Strong Analytics is seeking a Principal Data Scientist to join our growing team!

Principal Data Scientists take responsibility for designing, executing, and delivering successful projects for our clients. They play a "player coach" role. In this role, you will:

  • Work with clients to scope project requirements and architecture
  • Orchestrating the project team (data scientists, engineers, and dev-ops) to successfully build out the project roadmap
  • Diving in at key points to contribute technically (e.g., in data modeling/engineering)
  • Preparing/presenting final deliverables to clients at project updates and final delivery

Successful applicants will have several years of experience in design, researching, and deploying data products (specifically, machine learning pipelines/APIs, dashboards). Through these projects, you will have developed an experience in working with clients to scope out projects and in presenting your research and final deliverables.

Strong offers a comprehensive compensation package, including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Profit sharing or equity, based on experience
  • 100%-covered Health insurance for employees, 75%-covered dependents
  • Four weeks PTO
  • Work-from-Home Wednesdays
  • 401(k) matching
  • Personalized monthly perks with matched charitable donations


Candidates will be evaluated based on their experience in the following areas:

Technical skills:

  • Statistical modeling
  • Data visualization
  • Machine learning algorithms
  • Causal inference
  • SQL
  • Working with various RDBMS (e.g., Postgres, MySQL) and distributed data systems (e.g., Spark, Hive)
  • Python engineering
  • Cloud services (e.g., AWS)
  • Client skills

Client/project skills:

  • Scoping project requirements
  • Translating requirements into a project development roadmap
  • Creating deliverables (e.g., decks, software, documentation)
  • Leading project meetings

Applicants should have the ability to travel infrequently (<5% of your time) for conferences, and occasional client site visits.

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An Insider's view of Strong Analytics

What's something quirky about your company?

Our vibe alternates between goofy and intellectual. So you never know if you’re going to walk into an argument about the virtues of zero-indexing, Adam vs. SGD, or a gif of Mechagodzilla firing lasers out of his eyes.

Jacob D

Data Scientist

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

The landscape of modern data science technology is changing nearly every day. We watch these technologies closely to avoid re-inventing the wheel and reap their benefits, while also considering their stability/longevity.

Jade C

Data Scientist

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our clients come to us with challenging and cutting-edge projects. A natural curiosity will take you a long way to diving deep into the problem, getting started on a solution, and pivoting as you encounter obstacles. Likewise, a collaborative spirit within our team — and with our clients — is essential to being effective in data science consulting.

Andrew K

Data Scientist

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

We work in close collaboration with our team on every project. Our involvement includes strategic leadership, of course, but we also work hard to empower our team in bringing their own creative solutions to our clients.

Brock F


What are some things you learned at the company?

My absolute favorite part of working at Strong is how much I learn every day. Our team brings together diverse expertise from a variety of backgrounds, which makes it an amazing learning community. Our Friday lab meetings epitomize this and offer a great opportunity to learn something new!

Jacob Z


What are Strong Analytics Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
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Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
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Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Cross functional training encouraged
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program.
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