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Data Scientist

Creighton University Omaha, NE
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Job Description

Data scientists will collaborate with fellow team members, key stakeholders, and constituents to identify university challenges and data-driven approaches that effectively address these challenges. Data scientists will spend time deeply learning the various university functions and forming relationships with key stakeholders and constituents who support these functions. Data scientists will become intimately familiar with currently available data sources and keen on identifying novel, untapped data sources such as those made available through APIs, beacons, transactional systems, research, web, etc. Key deliverables will include descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analyses that demonstrate strong analytic talent, skill, and knowledge of advanced statistical and machine learning techniques where applicable. In addition, data scientists will be responsible for preparing and presenting these results to key stakeholders and constituents, at all levels of the University, in a manner that is clear, concise, and engaging. Conclusions should provide decision support and/or clear direction on â??next steps.â? The ability to effectively communicate technical information to a non-technical audience, innovate, replicate success, scale, and automate solutions is highly important.


Data scientists will collaborate with fellow team members, key stakeholders, and constituents to identify university challenges and data-driven approaches that effectively address these challenges. Data scientists will spend time deeply learning the various university functions and forming relationships with key stakeholders and constituents who support these functions. Data scientists will become intimately familiar with currently available data sources and keen on identifying novel, untapped data sources such as those made available through APIs, beacons, transactional systems, research, web, etc. Key deliverables will include descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analyses that demonstrate strong analytic talent, skill, and knowledge of advanced statistical and machine learning techniques where applicable. In addition, data scientists will be responsible for preparing and presenting these results to key stakeholders and constituents, at all levels of the University, in a manner that is clear, concise, and engaging. Conclusions should provide decision support and/or clear direction on â??next steps.â? The ability to effectively communicate technical information to a non-technical audience, innovate, replicate success, scale, and automate solutions is highly important.


Qualifications\:

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Management of Information Systems, Management, or related discipline and/or equivalent work experience.

Mastersâ?? degree preferred

Minimum of 5 years combined experience in one or more of the following\:

     â?¢ Identifying relevant data sources and preparing data for analysis and consumption.

     â?¢ Hands-on experience building statistical/machine learning algorithms, assessing predictive      accuracy of algorithms, and deploying algorithms into a production environment.

     â?¢ Interpreting analytic findings and telling a story with data that arrives at clear conclusions and  action-based next steps.

     â?¢ Experience and deep understanding of big data technologies and computational challenges    associated with processing large amounts of data.

     â?¢ Business acumen, with an ability to draw clear connections between data activities and            University challenges/opportunities/outcomes.

     Higher Education experience preferred

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities\:

â?¢ Strong SQL and familiarity with at least one of the following programs/languages\: SAS, SPSS, Python, R, Julia, Matlab, Mathematica, Java, C++

â?¢ Advanced knowledge of statistics and/or machine learning techniques and algorithms such as Linear regression, analysis of variance, decision trees, neural nets, text mining

â?¢ Background in research design, developing and testing hypotheses, and distinguishing correlation from causation

â?¢ Ability to craft compelling visualizations using tools such as Tableau and PowerBI

â?¢ Ability to develop a narrative around research findings and using data to guide decision making

â?¢ Agile methods & practice

â?¢ Foundational knowledge of data topics and levels of measurement â?¢ Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

â?¢ Business Analysis

â?¢ Business Process Improvements

â?¢ Ability to work in a team environment

â?¢ Mission and Service orientation

â?¢ Openness (zest) for learning

â?¢ Results orientation

â?¢ Accountability & Adaptability

â?¢ Risk Taking

â?¢ Collaboration and teamwork

â?¢ Excellent communication skills

â?¢ Technical Writing

â?¢ Customer Relationship Management

â?¢ Demonstrated Customer Service Focus

â?¢ Innovative/creative thinking

â?¢ Problem Solving

â?¢ Time Management

â?¢ Attentiveness to detail

â?¢ Ability to maintain confidentiality

 

Certifications\:

Must currently hold or pass the ITIL V.3 Foundation Certification Exam within 6 months of start date.

 

Physical Requirements\:

Seeing\: 75 - 100%

Hearing\: 25 - 49%

Standing/Climbing/Mobility\: 0 - 24%

Lifting/Pulling/Pushing\: 0 - 24% (pound\: lbs.)

Fingering/Grasping/Feeling\: 75 - 100%

Travel\: No

Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens\: No

 

AAP/EEO Statement\:

Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

 

Disclosure Statement\:

This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.










Job Details

Date Posted January 31, 2018
Date Closes January 31, 2019
Requisition 175112
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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