Posted in Science 10 days ago.
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Location: Pasadena, California
Are you passionate about using data to make the world a better place? We believe that data can transform the way our employees work and how managers make decisions. We are looking for someone who loves making an institutional impact with data wrangling, statistical modeling, and crafting beautiful data visualizations to help make this happen! As an added bonus, our work supports the scientists and engineers at JPL who are working on awe-inspiring initiatives such as determining how to explore Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, measuring climate change on Earth, and searching for life in the universe. Come join us as we strive to use data to make JPL an amazing workplace for everyone!
The IT Data Scientist will primarily reside in the Enterprise Business Information Services (EBIS) Division within a small team of IT Data Scientists. Under the direction of the lead IT Data Scientist and an EBIS manager, the selected candidate will perform data science for the Business Operations Directorate and other key institutional priorities. EBIS maintains stewardship over the ever-evolving Business IT portfolio supporting JPL's robust and complex business processes. EBIS also manages the full systems lifecycle across all major business processes, provides technical services and support, and strategically partners with JPL's communities. Current organizational initiatives include user interface / user experience design, data analytics, and embracing agile methodologies and tools.
Additionally, the IT Data Scientist will also be a member of the Audit Services and Institute Compliance (ASIC) organization and will provide the ASIC team with their data science expertise. The chosen candidate will design, implement, and maintain a program of data science within ASIC while leveraging the team's audit expertise.
The role requires a meticulous data scientist who loves discovering trends where none were visible before. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who possesses a strong desire and experience performing descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics. This will include creativity, tenacity, curiosity, and programming skills. Most importantly, the position must possess a strong passion to answer business questions working collaboratively with functional personnel, IT developers/analysts, and ASIC team members. ASIC management estimates a heavy emphasis on descriptive analytics when working with ASIC.
The IT Data Scientist will use skills in data gathering, data “munging”, creative data mining, and interactive data visualization to drive decisions and products. Will give exciting presentations where the data tells a compelling story. The ability to communicate comfortably with all levels of staff and management with professionalism and self-awareness is a must.