Overview

Comet Global Consulting is a fast-growing consultancy that specializes in inbound and outbound CRM, marketing and decision management solutions. We deliver high-impact strategy and technical consulting and provide ongoing development and operational support services. Initiatives are led by Client Engagement and Practice Leads with the expectation that the Business Intelligence group is involved at some level throughout the entire BI development life cycle, but primarily focused on front end reporting development.

Summary of Position

The Data Scientist will be intricately involved in running analytical experiments in a methodical manner, and will regularly evaluate alternate models via theoretical approaches.  The primary focus will be in applying data mining techniques, doing statistical analysis, and building high quality prediction systems integrated with our products.

The Data Scientist is responsible for modeling complex problems, discovering insights and identifying opportunities through the use of statistical, algorithmic, mining and visualization techniques. In addition to advanced analytic skills, this role is also proficient at integrating and preparing large, varied datasets, architecting specialized database and computing environments, and communicating results.

The Data Scientists will work closely with clients, data stewards, project/program managers, business intelligence and other IT teams to turn data into critical information and knowledge that can be used to make sound organizational decisions.

The Data Scientist will be responsible for providing data that is congruent and reliable. They need to be creative thinkers and propose innovative ways to look at problems by using data mining (the process of discovering new patterns from large datasets) approaches on the set of information available. They will need to validate their findings using an experimental and iterative approach. Also, Data Scientists will need to be able to present back their findings to the business by exposing their assumptions and validation work in a way that can be easily understood by their business counterparts.

These professionals will need a combination of business focus, strong analytical and problem-solving skills and programming knowledge to be able to quickly cycle hypothesis through the discovery phase of the project. Excellent written and communications skills to report back the findings in a clear, structured manner are required

Major Responsibilities

Quantitative Data Analysis

  • Research and develop statistical learning models for data analysis
  • Collaborate with product management and engineering departments to understand company needs and devise possible solutions
  • Data mining using state of the art methods
  • Enhancing data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems
  • Performing ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner
  • Implement new statistical or other mathematical methodologies as needed for specific models or analysis
  • Optimize joint development efforts through appropriate database use and project design

Personal Development

  • Implements and maintains a personal development program that focuses on maintaining currency and enhancing technical skills in the areas of Information Technology and Marketing Automation
  • Proactively identifies own training needs
  • Maintains a reading program that covers recent developments in IT and Marketing techniques

Desired Skills and Experience

Education

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Math or a related field

Experience & Knowledge

  • 7+ years practical experience with ETL, data processing, database programming and data analytics
  • Ability to travel 50 – 75% at a minimum with periods of 100% travel
  • Extensive background in data mining and statistical analysis
  • Proficiency in using query languages such as SQL, Hive, Pig
  • Able to understand various data structures and common methods in data transformation
  • Excellent pattern recognition and predictive modeling skills
  • Good scripting and programming skills
  • Marketing experience a plus

Personal Skills

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build business relationships
  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and all levels of management, including all Lines of Business and external stakeholders
  • Clear and concise writing and verbal skills are crucial to the ability to obtain and disseminate information
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to balance multiple concurrent assignments
  • Collaborates with others, both internal staff and clients, with consideration and respect
  • Provides timely feedback and responses to all, especially clients
  • Represents Company in a professional and positive manner
  • Ability to explain technical concepts to a non-technical audience
  • Ability to work flexible hours on-site and remote

Attributes

  • Passion for working with data and analytics
  • Enjoys taking ownership for the delivery of measurable results
  • Self-starter who is analytical and creative in their thinking; ability to quickly analyze information and creatively reach solutions and to execute their implementation
  • Relentless focus on execution: detail oriented, organized and task oriented
  • Ability to work well under deadlines
  • Ability to learn and make effective use of new technologies
  • Client focused
  • Accountable
  • Agile
  • Business acumen
  • Solutions oriented problem solver
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • A strong team orientation
  • Proof of legal authority to work permanently in the U.S.