Lead Data Scientist

Lead Data Scientist

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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 Data Science Team develops deep expertise and uses data to inform strategic advice to our clients. Our polling work designs, implements, and fields tools that power our analysis and messaging. We take a deep dive into research that looks at what motivates people to vote, buy a product, hold an opinion, and whether campaigns are successful. Our statistical research identifies areas where we can better assess the impact of various factors in the campaign and polling areas. Our fast-paced, impact-driven team conducts innovative analysis to support our clients’ work. We bring definition to challenging problems, creatively identify data sources, then design analytics that accurately measure impact and move the needle every day. We work in changing, ambiguous environments, so we embrace nuance, inclusivity, and complexity to deliver programs that work for the diverse groups of individuals who rely on us.

About the Role:

Data Scientists use a combination of statistics, programming, and domain knowledge to solve problems, ranging from customized solutions for specific clients to creating the methodological backbone for our general purpose products. They have strong technical skills and are also creative thinkers who are always looking to innovate and deliver value to our clients. They aren’t afraid of messy data, and are comfortable working in a fast paced, production-oriented environment. Our team members receive strong mentorship and are given a chance to complete projects independently.  The Lead Data Scientist is both a subject matter expert and a team leader. This position reports to the VP, Data Science and manages a team of Data Analysts and Data Scientists.

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead the design, implementation, and delivery of analytics products and services
  • Own the predictive modeling process from ingestion to deployment
  • Design and evaluate longitudinal experiments and make recommendations based on the findings
  • Ensure the data and modeling results meet requirements for quality and work with the team to clean, transform, aggregate, and report on data as needed
  • Collaborate with engineers, data scientists, program managers and external stakeholders to troubleshoot problems and proactively create solutions
  • Lead research development projects and data science project plans for clients and internal initiatives
  • Ensure team excellence by documenting processes and evangelizing new approaches
  • Work both independently and as part of a team to deliver accurate products on short deadlines
  • Manage a team of data scientists and analysts using your background and experience and help others grow

Who You Are:

  • You have a proven track record using data-driven solutions to improve social outcomes - and bring a multidisciplinary approach to doing so. 
  • You have experience that mastered 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
  • You are able 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 push the emergency stop button. 

What We Are Seeking:

  • 3+ years working in a quantitative production environment or a postgraduate degree in a quantitative field
  • Experience with and ability to apply knowledge of foundations of statistics and modeling (distributions, parameter estimation, confidence intervals and tests, etc.) both in your own work, and in the ability to guide others
  • Experience with experimental design and causal inference
  • Advanced understanding of a statistical programming language, preferably R or Python
  • Expertise building predictive models using regression and machine learning techniques
  • Ability to manipulate data with SQL
  • Proven experience creating analytics output within a production-oriented team
  • Ability to effectively communicate and present technical concepts to a non-technical audience, both in writing and verbally
  • Experience creating and delivering informative and engaging data visualizations using industry leading tools
  • Leadership competencies in the following: empathy, active listening, coaching/feedback, integrity, decisiveness, and problem solving
  • In order to be qualified for this position you must currently have or be able to obtain and maintain a Federal Public Trust security clearance, which requires either US Citizenship or three (3) of five (5) years of US residency

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
  • 15 weeks paid parental leave
  • Professional development & learning stipend
  • MacBook Pro laptop
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) stipend for mobile device
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Telecommuting/Remote options
  • Pre-tax transportation options 
  • And more! 

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

While we prefer this position to be in the Washington, DC area, we are open to considering candidates from within the U.S.

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.

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