• Sr. Associate Data Scientist

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  • Overview


    Practitioner with knowledge or experiences in some combination of the following: predictive analytics, machine learning, knowledge discovery in databases, optimization, statistical theory, experimentation and/or time series analysis. Ability to manipulate voluminous data with different degree of structuring across disparate sources to generate and communicate actionable insights for internal or external parties. Possesses strong interpersonal skills to portray information.


    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Collaborates with IT to prepare and manipulate structured and unstructured HR, Sales and Financial data for data discovery and mining from multiple disparate resources.
    • Builds high-end analytic models, utilizing supervised and unsupervised learning models, to support business leaders with data driven insights that address immediate business problems and objectives.
    • Creates informative visualizations that intuitively display large amounts of data and/or complex relationships; translates data analytics into coherent reports and presentations for internal and external customer with varying degrees of technical knowledge.
    • May have a specialty around machine learning, artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, optimization or advanced statistics.
    • Routinely uses anonymized or encrypted data.
    • Prototypes solutions using varied resources, including SAS software and open source software.
    • Provides support for projects and initiatives that contain an analytical component.
    • Helps prepare results of key analytic findings for communication to executives and stakeholders.
    • Assists with support for production analytical models as needed.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Foundational knowledge of applied statistics, data modeling techniques, predictive modeling techniques and in-sample and out-of-sample model assessment.
    • Knowledge of at least one operating system supported by SAS software (i.e. Unix, Windows).
    • Knowledge of HR, Financials or Sales data.
    • Ability to communicate with people of various technical and non-technical backgrounds, think analytically, write and edit technical material, and relate statistical concepts and applications to statistical and non-statistical SAS users.
    • Ability to gather requirements, develop plan and communicate results.


    Education and experience required:

    • Master’s degree in fields that include strong coverage of applied mathematics and statistics, computer science, engineering, or related fields.
    • Typically requires 1 year of relevant experience such as analyzing data and/or building analytical models.


    Equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant experience may be considered in place of the requirements above.


    SAS looks not only for the right skills, but also a fit to our core values. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique values that makes SAS such a great place to work. We look for the total candidate: technical skills, values fit, relationship skills, problem solvers, good communicators and, of course, innovators. Candidates must be ready to make an impact.


    Additional Information:

    To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status. SAS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Read more: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law. Also view the supplement EEO is the Law, and the notice Pay Transparency 


    Equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered in place of the above qualifications. The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience. Resumes may be considered in the order they are received. SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.


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