Data Scientist- India

IN
Category
Innovations
Type
Regular Full-Time
Close Date
10/31/2017

Overview

THE QED INDIA PVT. LTD.

QED India Pvt. Ltd. is a registered private company in India whose core business is providing various support services to The QED Group, LLC located in Arlington, Virginia, USA. While each company is independent of the other, the two organizations work exclusively together.

 

THE QED GROUP, LLC - USA

QED’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) practice works across all levels of government and with their stakeholders to improve government performance, accountability, responsiveness, and transparency. We balance innovation and cost-effectiveness with a strong technical approach to meet clients’ interests and needs. QED helps clients such as the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of State, and U.K. Department for International Development develop best practices and lessons learned, learn from projects’ strengths and weaknesses, and improve the quality of their services.

 

Work location for this position would be New Delhi or Pune, India.

Responsibilities

QED is looking for a data scientist who brings an understanding of human centered design principles and how to best communicate and convey information to a non- technical audience.  

 

Location: Delhi/Pune

 

Responsibilities:

  • Retrieve, prepare, and process a rich data variety of data sources such as monitoring and evaluation reports, government proposals and regulations, contractual documents, social media, news, census data, internal/external documents, emails, financial data, and operational data
  • Analyze and model structured data and implement algorithms to support analysis using advanced statistical and mathematical methods from statistics, machine learning, data mining, econometrics, and operations research
  • Perform Statistical Natural Language Processing to mine unstructured data, using methods such as document clustering, topic analysis, named entity recognition, document classification, and sentiment analysis
  • Recommend, establish and utilize a diverse array of technologies and tools as needed, to deliver insights, such as R, SAS, Python, Spark, Hadoop, Power BI, Qlikview, d3.js or Tableau
  • Translate advanced business analytics problems into technical approaches that yield actionable recommendations, in diverse domains such as monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management and learning, sustainable investing, risk management, internal BI, product development, marketing research, and public policy; communicate results and educate others through insightful visualizations, reports and presentations
  • Perform exploratory data analysis, generate and test working hypotheses, and uncover interesting trends and relationships

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college/university in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Econometrics, or related fields, with five years of relevant experience and strong knowledge in at least one of the following fields: data mining, machine learning, statistics, operations research, econometrics, natural language processing, and/or information retrieval
  • Ability to work with clients to assess needs, provide assistance, and resolve problems, using excellent problem-solving skills and verbal/written communication to non-technical audiences
  • Deep experience in data visualization using different approaches and techniques.
  • Experience in extracting, cleaning, preparing, and modeling data; command-line scripting, data structures, and algorithms
  • Proficiency in analysis packages (e.g. R, SAS, Matlab) and programming languages (e.g. Python, Ruby, Java, Scala)
  • Ability to translate engagement objectives to a project plan with milestones, and resource/technology requirements, and teach, lead, and manage projects to successful execution
  • Social science background/experience an added plus

How to Apply

To apply for this position please follow these steps:

1  Complete the online application

2  Attached your resume

3  Click on the link Biodata AID1420-17 complete and attached to your application. 

4  Submit your application, resume and biodata. 

Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered.

 

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.

 

Accessibility Notice:  Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.

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