Lead, Data

Lead, Data

About BlueLabs

BlueLabs is a leading provider of analytics services and technology for a variety of industry clients: including government, business, and political campaigns. We help our clients optimize their engagements with individual customers, supporters, and stakeholders to achieve their goals. Simply put: we help our partners do the most good by getting the most from their data.

Today, our team of data analysts, scientists, engineers, and strategists come together from diverse backgrounds to share a passion for using data to solve the world’s greatest social and analytical challenges. We’ve served more than 400 organizations ranging from government agencies, advocacy groups, unions, political campaigns, international groups, and companies. Along the way, we’ve developed some of the most innovative tools available in analytics, media optimization, reporting, and influencer outreach-- serving a diverse set of industries, including the automotive, travel, consumer packaged goods, entertainment, healthcare, media, telecom, and more.

About the team:

The BlueLabs Civic Tech practice revolutionizes the way government agencies use data to reduce the friction between residents and the essential services they use. Our team develops deep expertise within the areas our clients care about most, then builds data programs that create impact at scale. We work closely with internal government innovation groups, and build on the analytics methodology pioneered in e-commerce, advocacy, politics, and consumer finance.

About the role:

This position reports to the Senior Program Manager and is a hands-on supervisor who will lead both the functional area as well as the team.  The Data Lead has responsibility for one part of the larger program/project and works to build the specialization of their area while also ensuring coordinated efforts across all functional areas. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working with disparate data and eager to drive analysis that leads to impactful outcomes. We’re not building a team for a day—this is a project for the long haul. More than anything else, we’re looking for people who are excited by our mission, love to create, are honest about what they know, fascinated by what they don’t, and relish the opportunity to work with people who value the same.

The portfolio of work includes list cutting for email, SMS, and phone outreach, administration of the MODS Pipeline, investigation of Pipeline issues and inconsistencies, optimization of Pipeline operations, and continuous maintenance and improvement of data operations from upstream data sources.

In this position you will:

  • Set and implement team goals that support the overall goals and mission of the Program
  • Bridge the gap between data collection and analysis. You know how the data is collected so you can ultimately help individuals access healthcare
  • Develop knowledge about the project so you can effectively put data in context – and help your team to do the same
  • Check, clean and transform incoming data for data pipelines, and help others to do the same
  • Collaborate with colleagues in roles such as engineers, data scientists, program managers and external stakeholders to troubleshoot problems and proactively create solutions
  • Strive to support team excellence by developing high quality documentation
  • Work both independently and as part of a team to deliver accurate products on short deadlines
  • Supervise staff in their analytical and data engineering work, coach, and develop team members

Such other reasonable tasks as may be assigned by management.

What we are seeking:

  • Someone who wants to lead and do: You think about what your team needs and how to help them grow and be effective. You effectively balance delegation and individual contribution. You can lead, primarily, the day-to-day aspects of the team, objectives, and work while understanding the longer-term goal and vision.
  • The ability to apply a variety of skills: whether thinking strategically about how to develop an enduring process, digging deep into a complex data analysis, or putting yourself in the shoes of an end-user to answer a question they didn’t know they had - you’re comfortable thinking from a number of different perspectives.
  • Advanced understanding of how to manipulate data using SQL and/or Python.
  • Significant proficiency in one or more general or statistical programming languages (i.e. Python, Ruby or R) to systematically solve problems, and interest in learning new tools and techniques.
  • 3+ years of work experience working with data and/or healthcare decision-making or database management
  • Leadership competencies in the following: empathy, active listening, coaching/feedback, integrity, decisiveness, and problem solving and/or experience as a people manager, mentor, or thought partner to your teammates.
  • The ability to anticipate questions from your stakeholders while remaining objective in how you approach their unique challenges. You are experienced deriving value from imperfect data, but also know when to pull the emergency stop button. 
  • This position requires that you successfully attain and maintain a Federal Public Trust background investigation that our government clients require. This includes a requirement that the individual has US Citizenship or US residency for three of the past five years.

What recruitment looks like:

We strive to hire efficiently and transparently. We expect to hire this position in July 2022. To get there, we anticipate the successful candidate will complete two to three interviews (HR 15 minutes, panel interview 60 minutes, and possible final interview 45 minutes), all virtually. In the interviews, applicants are expected to explain their background and experiences relevant to the position requirements, including strong evidence, specific examples and accomplishments.

What We Offer:

BlueLabs offers a friendly work environment and competitive benefits package including:

  • Premier health insurance plan
  • 401K matching
  • Unlimited vacation leave
  • Paid sick, personal, and volunteer leave
  • 13 paid holidays
  • 15 weeks paid parental leave
  • Professional development stipend & tuition reimbursement
  • Macbook Pro laptop & tech accessories
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) stipend for mobile device
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Supportive & collaborative culture 
  • Flexible working hours
  • Remote friendly (within the U.S.)
  • Pre-tax transportation options for commuting to our office in Washington, DC
  • Lunches and snacks
  • And more! 

The salary for this position is $95,000+ annually.

While we have an office in Washington, DC, we are open to considering candidates from within the U.S.

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, as a company policy, BlueLabs strongly encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to beginning employment. BlueLabs adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations. Except where prohibited by law, applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment will be required to produce proof of vaccination status prior to their first day of employment; if not the offer may be rescinded or employment terminated. BlueLabs will evaluate requests for reasonable accommodations for applicants unable to be vaccinated due to a religious belief, disability or pregnancy on an individualized basis in accordance with applicable laws.

At BlueLabs, we celebrate, support and thrive on differences. Not only do they benefit our services, products, and community, but most importantly, they are to the benefit of our team. Qualified people of all races, ethnicities, ages, sex, genders, sexual orientations, national origins, gender identities, marital status, religions, veterans statuses, disabilities and any other protected classes are strongly encouraged to apply. As an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer, BlueLabs is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. BlueLabs endeavors to make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified applicants with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If an applicant believes they require such assistance to complete the application or to participate in an interview, or has any questions or concerns, they should contact the Director, People Operations.  BlueLabs participates in E-verify. EEO is the Law (Link to external DOL site)

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