Data Scientist

Catalist | On-site| Remote| Remote Possible | Permanent

Date Posted

04/13/22

Job Role

Analytics, Data & Data Management

Organization Type

Technology Provider, Vendor or Service Provider

Location

On-site, Remote, Remote Possible

District of Columbia (DC)

Salary Range

$61,000-$80,000 | $81,000-$100,000

How to Apply

Data Scientist

Catalist | On-site| Remote| Remote Possible | Permanent

Position Summary

For over 15 years, Catalist has been a leader in civic data and data science innovation. Our mission is to provide progressive organizations with the data, software, and services needed to better identify, understand, and communicate with the people they need to engage and mobilize. Our clients include the largest, most influential organizations in the U.S. active in civic engagement, advocacy, and political campaigns.

Catalist is home to a dedicated, creative team of technologists, data scientists, and campaign experts committed to using our talents and technology to nurture a vibrant and growing progressive community.

The Catalist Analytics department supports data-driven progressive organizations that boost civic participation and run successful electoral programs. We develop new statistical methods for solving unique problems associated with systematic missing data, latent variable detection, supervised modeling, and unsupervised modeling.

Data Scientists play a critical role on the Analytics team by supporting the design, testing, and application of new strategies for understanding and predicting voter behavior at the individual and aggregate level. Tools and methods developed by the Data Science team enhance not only the broader efforts of the Analytics department, but directly support the practical work of our clients and partners.

Data Scientists are provided with opportunities for mentorship from senior analytics and technical staff both inside Catalist and through our partnerships across the community and academia.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Expertly leverage Catalist’s data resources to provide predictive analysis tools and solutions to Catalist partners and clients
  • Design and execute high priority data science projects, from planning to evaluation and deployment
  • Collaborate on and communicate scientific and methodological solutions with other data scientists and across the Analytics team
  • Provide quality control to ensure Analytics deliverables are presented accurately and precisely
  • Other duties as needed

Skills Required:

  • Demonstrated experience in creating predictive models or other data science products for use in political program
  • Well versed in statistical concepts such as regression analysis, statistical and Bayesian inference, and probabilities; knowledge of the principles of experimental design and/or survey research also a plus
  • Familiarity with Catalist data, progressive political needs, voter files, and/or commercial databases
  • Working knowledge of SQL
  • Proficiency in Python or R
  • Experience with version control tools such as git or similar
  • Highly motivated, curious, and collaborative
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a demonstrated capacity to thrive in evolving environments

Experience Preferred:

  • At least 1-2 years of political targeting, analytics, and/or data experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in political science, social/ behavioral science, economics, statistics, or related field
  • Experience with BigQuery and Airflow is a plus
  • Background check required

Salary:

This is a full-time job in Washington, D.C. Catalist is currently working remotely due to the pandemic. Compensation will range from $75,000-$85,000 per year, commensurate with experience.  Catalist offers a strong benefits package, detailed below.  This position is included in our CWA bargaining unit.

Date Posted

04/13/22

Job Role

Analytics, Data & Data Management

Location

On-site, Remote, Remote Possible

Salary

How to Apply

Position Summary

For over 15 years, Catalist has been a leader in civic data and data science innovation. Our mission is to provide progressive organizations with the data, software, and services needed to better identify, understand, and communicate with the people they need to engage and mobilize. Our clients include the largest, most influential organizations in the U.S. active in civic engagement, advocacy, and political campaigns.

Catalist is home to a dedicated, creative team of technologists, data scientists, and campaign experts committed to using our talents and technology to nurture a vibrant and growing progressive community.

The Catalist Analytics department supports data-driven progressive organizations that boost civic participation and run successful electoral programs. We develop new statistical methods for solving unique problems associated with systematic missing data, latent variable detection, supervised modeling, and unsupervised modeling.

Data Scientists play a critical role on the Analytics team by supporting the design, testing, and application of new strategies for understanding and predicting voter behavior at the individual and aggregate level. Tools and methods developed by the Data Science team enhance not only the broader efforts of the Analytics department, but directly support the practical work of our clients and partners.

Data Scientists are provided with opportunities for mentorship from senior analytics and technical staff both inside Catalist and through our partnerships across the community and academia.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Expertly leverage Catalist’s data resources to provide predictive analysis tools and solutions to Catalist partners and clients
  • Design and execute high priority data science projects, from planning to evaluation and deployment
  • Collaborate on and communicate scientific and methodological solutions with other data scientists and across the Analytics team
  • Provide quality control to ensure Analytics deliverables are presented accurately and precisely
  • Other duties as needed

Skills Required:

  • Demonstrated experience in creating predictive models or other data science products for use in political program
  • Well versed in statistical concepts such as regression analysis, statistical and Bayesian inference, and probabilities; knowledge of the principles of experimental design and/or survey research also a plus
  • Familiarity with Catalist data, progressive political needs, voter files, and/or commercial databases
  • Working knowledge of SQL
  • Proficiency in Python or R
  • Experience with version control tools such as git or similar
  • Highly motivated, curious, and collaborative
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a demonstrated capacity to thrive in evolving environments

Experience Preferred:

  • At least 1-2 years of political targeting, analytics, and/or data experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in political science, social/ behavioral science, economics, statistics, or related field
  • Experience with BigQuery and Airflow is a plus
  • Background check required

Salary:

This is a full-time job in Washington, D.C. Catalist is currently working remotely due to the pandemic. Compensation will range from $75,000-$85,000 per year, commensurate with experience.  Catalist offers a strong benefits package, detailed below.  This position is included in our CWA bargaining unit.

Date Posted

04/13/22

Job Role

Analytics, Data & Data Management

Location

On-site, Remote, Remote Possible

Salary

How to Apply

Data Scientist

Catalist | On-site, Remote, Remote Possible | Permanent

Position Summary

For over 15 years, Catalist has been a leader in civic data and data science innovation. Our mission is to provide progressive organizations with the data, software, and services needed to better identify, understand, and communicate with the people they need to engage and mobilize. Our clients include the largest, most influential organizations in the U.S. active in civic engagement, advocacy, and political campaigns.

Catalist is home to a dedicated, creative team of technologists, data scientists, and campaign experts committed to using our talents and technology to nurture a vibrant and growing progressive community.

The Catalist Analytics department supports data-driven progressive organizations that boost civic participation and run successful electoral programs. We develop new statistical methods for solving unique problems associated with systematic missing data, latent variable detection, supervised modeling, and unsupervised modeling.

Data Scientists play a critical role on the Analytics team by supporting the design, testing, and application of new strategies for understanding and predicting voter behavior at the individual and aggregate level. Tools and methods developed by the Data Science team enhance not only the broader efforts of the Analytics department, but directly support the practical work of our clients and partners.

Data Scientists are provided with opportunities for mentorship from senior analytics and technical staff both inside Catalist and through our partnerships across the community and academia.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Expertly leverage Catalist’s data resources to provide predictive analysis tools and solutions to Catalist partners and clients
  • Design and execute high priority data science projects, from planning to evaluation and deployment
  • Collaborate on and communicate scientific and methodological solutions with other data scientists and across the Analytics team
  • Provide quality control to ensure Analytics deliverables are presented accurately and precisely
  • Other duties as needed

Skills Required:

  • Demonstrated experience in creating predictive models or other data science products for use in political program
  • Well versed in statistical concepts such as regression analysis, statistical and Bayesian inference, and probabilities; knowledge of the principles of experimental design and/or survey research also a plus
  • Familiarity with Catalist data, progressive political needs, voter files, and/or commercial databases
  • Working knowledge of SQL
  • Proficiency in Python or R
  • Experience with version control tools such as git or similar
  • Highly motivated, curious, and collaborative
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a demonstrated capacity to thrive in evolving environments

Experience Preferred:

  • At least 1-2 years of political targeting, analytics, and/or data experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in political science, social/ behavioral science, economics, statistics, or related field
  • Experience with BigQuery and Airflow is a plus
  • Background check required

Salary:

This is a full-time job in Washington, D.C. Catalist is currently working remotely due to the pandemic. Compensation will range from $75,000-$85,000 per year, commensurate with experience.  Catalist offers a strong benefits package, detailed below.  This position is included in our CWA bargaining unit.

Date Posted

04/13/22

Job Role

Analytics, Data & Data Management

Location

On-site, Remote, Remote Possible

Salary

How to Apply

Data Scientist

Catalist | On-site, Remote, Remote Possible | Permanent

Position Summary

For over 15 years, Catalist has been a leader in civic data and data science innovation. Our mission is to provide progressive organizations with the data, software, and services needed to better identify, understand, and communicate with the people they need to engage and mobilize. Our clients include the largest, most influential organizations in the U.S. active in civic engagement, advocacy, and political campaigns.

Catalist is home to a dedicated, creative team of technologists, data scientists, and campaign experts committed to using our talents and technology to nurture a vibrant and growing progressive community.

The Catalist Analytics department supports data-driven progressive organizations that boost civic participation and run successful electoral programs. We develop new statistical methods for solving unique problems associated with systematic missing data, latent variable detection, supervised modeling, and unsupervised modeling.

Data Scientists play a critical role on the Analytics team by supporting the design, testing, and application of new strategies for understanding and predicting voter behavior at the individual and aggregate level. Tools and methods developed by the Data Science team enhance not only the broader efforts of the Analytics department, but directly support the practical work of our clients and partners.

Data Scientists are provided with opportunities for mentorship from senior analytics and technical staff both inside Catalist and through our partnerships across the community and academia.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Expertly leverage Catalist’s data resources to provide predictive analysis tools and solutions to Catalist partners and clients
  • Design and execute high priority data science projects, from planning to evaluation and deployment
  • Collaborate on and communicate scientific and methodological solutions with other data scientists and across the Analytics team
  • Provide quality control to ensure Analytics deliverables are presented accurately and precisely
  • Other duties as needed

Skills Required:

  • Demonstrated experience in creating predictive models or other data science products for use in political program
  • Well versed in statistical concepts such as regression analysis, statistical and Bayesian inference, and probabilities; knowledge of the principles of experimental design and/or survey research also a plus
  • Familiarity with Catalist data, progressive political needs, voter files, and/or commercial databases
  • Working knowledge of SQL
  • Proficiency in Python or R
  • Experience with version control tools such as git or similar
  • Highly motivated, curious, and collaborative
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a demonstrated capacity to thrive in evolving environments

Experience Preferred:

  • At least 1-2 years of political targeting, analytics, and/or data experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in political science, social/ behavioral science, economics, statistics, or related field
  • Experience with BigQuery and Airflow is a plus
  • Background check required

Salary:

This is a full-time job in Washington, D.C. Catalist is currently working remotely due to the pandemic. Compensation will range from $75,000-$85,000 per year, commensurate with experience.  Catalist offers a strong benefits package, detailed below.  This position is included in our CWA bargaining unit.

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