Economic Development Data Scientist

Economic Development Data Scientist

Please apply to: mljobs@communitydataplatforms.com

About Community Data Platforms

Community Data Platforms is on a mission to help leaders better understand and better serve their communities by leveraging commercial and public data sets, developing advanced data solutions, and delivering actionable insights to leaders’ most urgent questions.

Leaders of the largest organizations in the country admit they don’t understand communities well. It’s where they sell billions of dollars of products and develop policies that affect millions of people. And yet, they admit they make decisions based on anecdotes. While data are used for all sorts of business decisions, no one has ever aggregated multi-source data and developed an analytics team dedicated to providing clarity about communities – the places where millions of Americans live, work, and receive services.

CDP is developing the “community data” category and intends to “own” it. We believe communities get smarter and stronger by using evidence-based decision making. With a five-year goal of serving 100 communities, CDP believes it can support data-driven decision-making among governments, businesses, and nonprofits, leading to better outcomes across a range of critical community functions.

Working with Community Data Platforms

Community Data Platforms is working with leaders across the country to solve problems in policy areas including healthcare, housing, and transportation. We’re looking for ambitious and resourceful people to join a rapidly growing start-up serving communities across the country.

  • A culture of intellectual humility and a passion for understanding the world around us (we don’t care who’s right – we care what’s right!)
  • Working with driven and intellectually curious people who are experts in their fields
  • A close-knit team that is devoted to a common mission
  • The opportunity to be involved at a critical stage as CDP moves from “start-up” to “scale-up” with enormous potential
  • Being at the forefront of the big data wave and its application to enterprise and community organization users
  • Remote working environment – you set your own hours and complete your work on your own time – no micromanaging!
  • Huge growth potential for correct candidate
  • Competitive salary

Job Description:

We believe smarter and stronger cities emerge if they aggregate reliable data & deploy effective data tools so as to inspire astute decision making.

The ideal candidate for this position will be inspired by this initiative, can undertake data analysis, has an enthusiasm for learning new things, and can work in a fast-paced team environment.

Our goal for this position is to bring the best in data science and analytics to community and economic development applications. We are seeking an individual with the technical expertise to conduct complex financial and economic analyses, and the ability to transform that knowledge into new algorithms targeting the pressing economic questions of communities.

Requirements of successful candidates include:

  • Experience working with financial and economic data. For example, the calculation of growth rates, intrinsic valuation, relative valuation, or benchmarking
  • Proficiency in Python or R
  • Data analysis methods (sourcing, wrangling, cleansing, exploratory statistics)
  • Machine Learning Methods
  • Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
  • SQL code
  • Minimum of 4 years of data science job experience
  • Advanced degree in Applied Statistics, Economics, Finance, or related field

Nice to have skills include:

  • Familiarity with the best practices of economic development organizations
  • Familiarity with community development corporations and/or opportunity zones
  • Experience building and deploying data products

The proven ability to work collaboratively on diverse teams needs to be demonstrated in the application package. They must work effectively on their own, as well as in a team setting with peers of varying subject area expertise. Position can be full or part-time. Huge growth potential for the correct candidate. Competitive salary.

Please apply to: mljobs@communitydataplatforms.com
Please include the job title, date, and where you saw the posting in the Subject line of the email.

A resume with a cover letter is required to be considered.

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