Sr. Data Scientist

Job description

Job location: VA Herndon (Corporate)

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-08-26
Req: R05618
As a Sr. Data Scientist you will play a pivotal role in helping SEI remake higher education. The projects you will work on can fundamentally change education and have a profound impact on how learning is designed and delivered for decades to come.

The Sr. Data Scientist will analyze data using a myriad of statistical methods (including developing predictive models) to uncover actionable business insights across business areas and ultimately drives improvement in business results.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support the Director of Advanced Analytics to advance analyses conducted within the organization from descriptive to prescriptive and ultimately predictive analytics.
  • Identify opportunities across the organization and leverage predictive analytics to improve business performance and reduce inefficiencies
  • Assemble, analyze and interpret large data sets from  multiple sources to measure student ROI
  • Perform segmentation analyses to uncover insights so as to optimize the admissions process, drive higher student engagement, continuation and graduation rates
  • Analyze survey data to identify opportunities to increase student satisfaction and consequently ROI
  • Communicate analysis outcomes and implications in many formats within SEI


  • From a regionally accredited institution; Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Applied Mathematics or Econometrics required
  • Masters preferred

Work Experience:

  • 5+ years hands-on, working experience developing predictive models and conducting statistical analyses.
  • Experience working with large datasets

Job Skills:

  • Proficient in SQL and at least one of the following programming language (Python, R or SAS)
  • Proficiency in econometric or statistical experimental design, ability to design and implement model documentation and monitoring protocols
  • Advanced knowledge of applied statistical methodologies including least squares regression, logistic regression, sampling methodologies, cluster analysis, decisions trees, multivariate methodologies
  • Creative thinker and problem-solver who can effectively collaborate across teams and functions.
  • Knowledge of machine learning is preferred

Certificates, licenses and registrations:

  • None


  • Must be able to travel  5% of time.
  • Must be able to lift 10 lbs.
  • Typical office setting.
  • Mobility within the office including movement from floor to floor.
  • Travel via plane, car, and metro may be required to perform this job.
  • Access information using a computer.
  • Effectively communicate, both up and down the management chain.
  • Effectively cope with stressful situations
  • Strong mental acuity.
  • Intellectually curious and a willingness to explore new approaches to solving business problems

If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete our application process, please contact our Human Resources Department at [email protected]




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Posted: 8/28/2019
Application Due: 11/26/2019
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