Data Scientist - Multiple Positions in Atlanta, GA at Vaco

Date Posted: 9/10/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Data Scientist/Analyst - Jr. through Senior Level

Our Atlanta based client is seeking a Data/Decision scientist & Analyst to deliver customer insights and analytics. The candidate will have Data Science, Business Intelligence and AI skills to build data products to extract valuable business insights.

The ideal candidate will understand company data at a granular level and function as organizational subject matter expert for the data science team.

Job Summary:

Lead customer analytics using data and analytics to drive business results and leverage internal and external information to identify and implement quantifiable and actionable opportunities for the business. The role is responsible for reporting, monitoring, analyzing data and trends, and communicating these business results across various divisions and partnering on strategic initiatives to ensure optimal outcomes. Responsible for mentoring and providing coaching /leadership to employees.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Uses analytics to explain business results, monitor business strategies and identify actionable opportunities.
  • Uses data visualization and storytelling skills to effectively communicate insights and influence decision/outcomes to Sr. leadership.
  • Leverages industry best practices, market data and technology trends to identify and implement business opportunities.
  • Proactively coordinates with cross functional teams on varying business initiatives.
  • Influences business strategy to leadership to prioritizes investments based on translating insights to business value.
  • Facilitates collaboration with IT and data management teams to ensure correct data is consistent for business-critical analysis.
  • Leads strategic business partnerships with business divisions, IT, Operations and Data Management functional areas.
  • Manipulates complex raw data and leads the ultimate design required to meet business requests. Interprets complex data to recognize patterns and analyze trends.
  • Oversees the design and ensures the execution Proofs of Concept to inform business strategies. Monitors performance indicators and implements possible improvements.
  • Interprets model results and identifies when to apply them.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in statistics, applied mathematics, or related discipline for 0-1 year of experience. Master's degree in statistics, applied mathematics, or related discipline for 1-5 year's experience 5+ year's experience PhD highly preferred
  • 10+ years' experience in data science
  • 1-5 years of experience working with relational databases or big data environments leveraging languages/technologies such as SQL, R, Python or Hadoop
  • Able to promote, maintain, and enhance partnerships across the organization to achieve objectives and engage stakeholders.
  • Proficiency with data mining, mathematics, and statistical analysis
  • Advanced pattern recognition and predictive modeling experience
  • Understanding of machine-learning and operations research
  • Experience using business intelligence tools (e.g. Tableau, Qlik, Power BI) and data frameworks (e.g. Spark, Hive and HBase)
  • Comfort working in a dynamic, research-oriented group with several ongoing concurrent projects
  • Ability to communicate thoughts/designs/ideas in an unambiguous manner and adjusts communication based on audience.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $57,000.00 to $165,000.00 /year depending on experience


  • Data Science: 10 years (Required)
  • AWS: 1 year (Preferred)
  • SQL: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Python: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Tableau: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Atlanta, GA (Required)
  • Some travel required

Work authorization:

  • Must be able to work in the US without sponsorship (Required)

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses
  • Other form


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement

About VACO:

Vaco provides expert consulting, permanent placement, executive search and strategic staffing for companies around the world, in the areas of accounting, finance, technology, healthcare, operations, administration and more. As a premier talent solutions firm, Vaco connects people to their dream jobs and helps leading companies find talent to grow their business.

About the Opportunity:

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**U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time.**