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Senior Data Scientist

Y&R (Young and Rubicam)
Washington, DC 20004
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Position at VMLY&R

At VMLY&R, we create connected brands. We resist the usual ways of seeing, doing and thinking - harnessing creativity, technology and culture - to reimagine the entire connected consumer experience. Our goal? To create work that becomes part of people's lives, to drive value for our clients and, in the best of cases, to impact the world.

The Senior Data Scientist/Social Scientist will be based in VMLY&R's offices in Washington, DC, but may work at times from the client site in Prince George's County, MD. S/he will be a core member of our data science team manipulating large datasets, developing and building analytical tools and models, and creating and presenting challenging research materials to audiences of all levels and backgrounds, both internally and externally. S/he will be a key member of the team designing and building models and analyses that drive smart insights and at times will work across all partners on the Integrated Communications Contract team, including advertising and creative agencies, media buying entities, and niche communications firms. This position is expected to continue after the decennial Census is complete in 2020, and the data science team will transition to other projects and clients.

Most critically, we are looking for an unmatched team player who are excited about being part of a once-in-a-career effort to mold the delivery of the largest social marketing campaign in the country's history. Background and specific areas of expertise are less important than drive, initiative, and willingness to take on items outside of your day-to-day role.

  • Create new analyses and data visualizations
  • Develop, select and deploy robust statistical and analytical tools and techniques
  • Turn complex client problems into robust data solutions and fully owning the client's research needs from conception to delivery of final product
  • Work with integrated teams of advertising creatives, researchers, social scientists and consultants to create a strong data-driven point of view while addressing all partners' needs
  • Conceptualize and build predictive models from large public use and survey data sets to address client needs; translate findings into smart, actionable, and timely insights
  • Use and evaluate clustering techniques to identify actionable segments within large datasets and provide flexible profiling for external validation of the results
  • Author clear, concise and technically sophisticated reports and presenting findings to clients (internal and external) of all levels and backgrounds; proactively identifying opportunities to build from these findings to next steps or new applications
  • Work across the Integrated Communications Contract team on contract management efforts, including proposal writing, pricing and scoping projects

As part of the WPP Group, VMLY&R offers one of the best overall compensation packages in the business.
Required Skills & Experience
  • A minimum of 5+ years' professional experience working in quantitative research
  • BA and/or MA required, PhD preferred in a related field (economics, political science, communication, sociology, computer science, statistics, applied math)
  • Proven success working with large and complex datasets, especially Census or other large government datasets
  • Proficiency with SQL
  • Proficiency with statistical programs including R, Python and/or SAS
  • Experience with Tableau, GIS or other mapping or data visualization platforms
  • Proven success in consulting environments presenting findings using presentation and/or data visualization software
  • Experience working on quantitative research projects as part of a larger research team and within a federal government environment

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. VMLY&R is a M/F Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer .

Need Assistance? If you require reasonable accommodation or assistance for any part of the application or hiring process, please submit your request either by fax to 816-817-0976 or by email to careers.iwd@vmlyr.com .

Posted: 2019-11-23 Expires: 2019-12-22
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