Guidesoft Inc. dba Knowledge Services

  • Jr. Data Scientist

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4 weeks ago)
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  • Overview

    Knowledge Services is searching for a Jr. Data Scientist for a 6-month project (with possible extension) with the State of IN's Dept. of Family and Social Services Administration.  This position must interview and sit on-site downtown Indianapolis and the incumbent candidate will work 37.5 hours/week.


    Knowledge Services,  established in 1994 and headquartered in Indianapolis IN, is a certified woman-owned (WBE) professional services organization with over 1500 employees located in offices throughout North America.  Founded by Julie Bielawski, CEO, Guidesoft, Inc. DBA Knowledge Services is an industry leader in Managed Service Programs (MSP), Employer of Record / Payrolling Services, National Recruitment, and Staffing Services.  We provide outstanding services to major organizations in various industries, including; IT, Healthcare, Entertainment, Media, Federal and State Governments, Public Utilities, Telecom, Manufacturing and more.


    As such, Knowledge Services is committed to providing opportunities for growth – in our company, in each team member and in our relationships.  We believe titles do not define a person, but provide a framework to each person’s endless potential.  Our focus on improving our team, product and processes drive us every day.  We are guided by our four Pillars that set the foundation of who we are and how we conduct business:  Knowledge, Integrity, Innovation, and Service. 


    Knowledge Services has benefit offerings to include the following!


    • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
    • Voluntary Life and AD&D coverage
    • Pet Insurance
    • Ticket and Event discounts!
    • The above are available provided contractors meet eligibility requirements


    The Junior Data Scientist position will work with agency partners and outside stakeholders to gather and analyze data regarding a variety of issues and topics in order to develop data driven solutions to difficult business challenges.  Employee is responsible for collecting, analyzing and interpreting large data sets to be used in identifying issues and developing corresponding solutions. Employee is also responsible for the development of data modeling solutions provided to agency partners and stakeholders as well as continued monitoring of the effectiveness of the modeling solutions and assurance that they meet customer requirements.
    Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Works with stakeholders throughout the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging data to
    • drive business solutions;
    • Munges, cleans, and prepares data;
    • Mines and analyzes data from state databases to drive optimization and improvement of program
    • development, marketing techniques and business strategies;
    • Assesses the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques;
    • Performs exploratory data analysis in order to understand state data;
    • Interprets results from multiple sources using a variety of techniques, ranging from simple data
    • aggregation via statistical analysis to complex data mining independently;
    • Develops analytic and predicative models for business needs;
    • Coordinates with different functional teams to implement models and monitor outcomes;
    • Create meaningful visualizations that communicate information and answers;
    • Performs related duties as assigned.


    • Minimally, candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in statistics, math, computer science,
    • informatics, economics, or related fields. Advanced degrees in these subject areas preferred.
    • General knowledge of statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions,
    • statistical tests, etc.);
    • Novice understanding of Python and SQL
    • Strong problem-solving skills with an emphasis on data driven solutions;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for coordinating across teams;
    • Ability to analyze policies and procedures and be able to recommend improvements;
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
    • Ability to work independently, anticipate problems and initiate corrective actions;
    • Ability to effectively prioritize a variety of projects and functions;
    • Ability to research and document findings;
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.


    Physical Requirements:

    • Job frequently requires sitting, handling objects with hands.
    • Job occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching, talking, hearing, and lifting up to 25 pounds.
    • Vision requirements:  Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.


    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.



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