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Statistical Modeler - Machine Learning - 2805

Company:
Absolute Opportunities
Location:
Houston, TX
Posted:
November 19, 2019

Description:

Statistical Modeler - Machine Learning - 2805

Houston, Texas, United States, 77002

Contract

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

- Apply statistical modeling or machine learning algorithms to optimize marketing efforts with respect to customer acquisition, retention, attrition, and margin enhancement

- Lead and help develop more junior analysts

- Work with the marketing team to plan and analyze A/B tests

- Quantify the effects of various marketing levers

- Produce models that predict consumer behavior responses to various marketing mix levers

- Help executives monitor the pulse of the business by automating reports of key performance indicators

- Develop useful visualizations

- Translate, communicate, and present results and recommendations to a non-technical audience

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, or Operations Research required.

Advanced Degree (MS or PhD) in a quantitative field is strongly preferred, such as Statistics, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, or Operations Research.

Experience:

- 3+ years in statistical modeling and quantitative analysis in industry or full time academic research

- Previous retail electricity market experience preferred

- Previous marketing experience preferred

- Experience analyzing weblog data a plus

- Kaggle competition experience also a plus

Have you done any interesting analytics projects for fun? We would love to see them!

Technical Skills:

- Statistical modeling and analysis skills

- Strong general programming skills

- Proficiency with Python, including pandas and scikit-learn

- SAS and R programming a plus

- Strong SQL skills / understanding of relational databases

- Comfortable working in Linux

- Excel guru

- Git for version control

- Bayesian Statistics a plus

- Survival modeling a plus

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

- Ability to translate complex business issues into achievable analytical learning objectives and actionable analytic projects

- Solid understanding of the use and interpretation of graduate level multivariate statistical techniques and sampling methods, such as multi-variants regression, ANOVA, factor analysis, cluster analysis, and principal components analysis

- Ability to interpret complex analytic results and develop practical business implications

- Understanding of the utility business, to include service process, market structure/pricing and competitive environment

- Good communication skills

- Strategic marketing mindset and firm understanding of key marketing and financial concepts

- Keen attention to detail

- Ability to work as a team member in a fast paced environment

- Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technologies and new analytics models/techniques as needed

- Think critically about analyses to ensure the conclusions make sense before sharing

· Python (Program language they use for the whole team)

· Machine Learning

· Data Analytics – Large data sets

Soft Skills

· Good communication skills – dealing with business partners

· Sales motivation

· Dedication – Fast Pace, Deadlines, etc.

Timeline

· Start ASAP

· Looking for quality candidate within the next two weeks.

· Start in August

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (Submission Summary):

PHD or Master with 2-3 of working experience

· Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Industrial Engineering

· Machine Learning Models experience

· Neuro network experience

· Instrumental variables experience

Python (Program language they use for the whole team)

· Data Analytics – Large data sets

5. US Citizen or Green Card holder.