Sep 20, 2019

Data Scientist

  • City Year
  • Remote (Boston, MA, USA)
Full-Time Remote/Virtual Data Evaluation and Analysis Product and Program Management Strategy and Planning Education

Job Description

City Year is looking for an experienced data scientist to model a wide variety of challenging decisions and program investments. In this role, you will build quantitative models from concept to final result to address the largest decisions City Year faces. This role has the opportunity to build the practices and implement the initiatives that will change how City Year operates. In addition to building models, you will operate as an internal consultant, working with decision makers and experts across the organization. This position reports to the Vice President of Impact Analytics.

Job Description

Transform how City Year makes data-driven decisions.  

City Year is looking for an experienced data scientist to model a wide variety of challenging decisions and program investments. In this role, you will build quantitative models from concept to final result to address the largest decisions City Year faces. This role has the opportunity to build the practices and implement the initiatives that will change how City Year operates. In addition to building models, you will operate as an internal consultant, working with decision makers and experts across the organization. This position reports to the Vice President of Impact Analytics.  

We are implementing the Applied Information Economics framework to quantify decisions. This includes larger decisions such as strategic direction and policy for all of City Year, as well as repeatable micro-decisions.  

This is a remote role within the United States. Most of our team is in Boston, and if you are remote expect periodic travel to the Boston office. 

City Year employees contribute to our success with an idealism and energy unique to the organization. But we also know that beyond City Year’s mission, our staff members have complex and full lives outside of the workplace — family, friends, personal interests, education, and more. City Year offers a comprehensive benefits package that helps our employees live their best lives, grow personally and professionally, and get rewarded for the results they deliver.  

Skills & Experience 

Required data science experience 

  • Practical experience using insights from statistical and machine learning techniques to inform business decision-making 

  • At least two years of experience wrangling and analyzing K-12 academic assessment data 

  • Working experience with scientific computing software such as Python / NumPy / SciPy or R 

  • Experience applying one of the following: decision theory, Monte Carlo simulation, game theory 

  • Interest in and an aptitude for mastering a variety of technical topics including mathematical methods, programming and methodologies from other industries 

Required consultative abilities 

  • Skill effectively communicating findings and recommendations to non-technical stakeholders in a clear and compelling fashion 

  • Creative problem solving involving quantitative data analysis and developing scalable products/solutions 

  • Experience managing projects autonomously  

  • Skill in making the complex simple  

Preferred experience 

  • Background in a quantitative discipline with statistics training: experience required, related degree a plus  

  • Previous experience working in a K-12 school 

  • Familiarity with SQL  

  • Experience with visualization technologies like Power BI or Tableau  

Team cultural fit 

  • A proactive working method: communicate, seek out new information and plan ahead 

  • Exceptional attention to detail 

To Apply  

We will only consider applications that include a cover letter explaining why you are interested and how you fit the above requirements. Also, please include your resume.  

The application process will include a take home case study to show your abilities and will include interviews with the team and with other technical and program staff.  

Compensation and Benefits

Full time employees are entitled to compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits for full time employees include health insurance with Flexible Spending Account, paid vacation, holidays, parental leave, 401K, and more.

City Year is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including persons with disabilities and veterans.


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