Data Scientist

Ekistic Ventures is a group of urban problem-solvers who are actively cultivating a portfolio of disruptive companies that bring new solutions to critical urban problems. We are an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in and builds our own companies to address these issues. A key component of our thesis is bringing data-driven solutions to bear as we try to solve broad issues. We analyze large data sets, build predictive models, collaborate in small teams, and strive for on-time delivery of projects. We are looking for talented data scientists to work on a number of complex problems.  We have opportunities for everything from internships to starting-level jobs and experienced mid-career applicants. We value detail-oriented people from diverse academic and personal backgrounds with demonstrable quantitative and problem-solving talents.   

Responsibilities

  • Work with colleagues to structure complex client problems to be solved using imperfect data  
  • Enhances, finds patterns in, and builds predictive models on large data sets  
  • Maintain a continuous and independent education on cutting-edge statistical techniques and programming languages 
  • Write scripts to build databases
  • Develop and adhere to a quality control process  
  • Work with Managers to derive clear, actionable, and timely insights 

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an analytical subject (statistics, math, computer science, economics, physics, political science, etc.)
  • Demonstrable talent for and experience with working with large data sets
  • Demonstrable talent for and experience with programming languages such as SQL, R, Python
  • Ability to work independently and in teams 
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills  

To submit an application, please send a resume and brief cover letter to jobs@ekistic.com with the subject line: Data Scientist

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