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Data Science Specialist

Date: Nov 29, 2018

Location: Washington, DC, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 17189 

Job Category: Consulting; Operational Performance 

Location: Washington, DC, United States  


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.

Hatch is seeking a Data Science Specialist to act as a key leader in its US Smart Infrastructure Practice based in the Washington, DC area. We are looking for someone motivated by the desire to deliver sound, effective and sustainable solutions that demonstrate improved business outcomes. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work on pioneering projects which involves the implementation of leading edge digital and automation technologies and processes.

Alongside existing senior staff, you will support Hatch Infrastructure and Digital leaderships in areas of business development, customer relationships, people management and financial performance.  In addition, you will also have a key role in supporting and sustaining the growth of the Hatch Infrastructure globally. Join a collaborative, industry knowledgeable team who welcome fresh ideas and innovative thinking.

Working with the Global Data Science Center of Excellence, you will help lead the development of data science-based offerings for the US Infrastructure market to deliver clear value for Hatch’s clients. The candidate will have solid industry knowledge and experience, as well as a documented history of assisting organizations establish solutions using advanced analytics and data science supporting process optimization and digital transformation.

The Hatch Infrastructure business within Hatch has extensive strategic, planning, technology, engineering, and complex implementation experience with major infrastructure projects globally. Hatch Smart Infrastructure is building digital, decision support and automation capabilities in services for clients active in urban and infrastructure environments undergoing change driven by economic growth, climate change and urbanization. Hatch is delivering solutions for private and public clients that are sustainable, resilient, smart, and models of good governance globally.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Determine, define and deploy predictive/prescriptive analytic solutions to meet business objectives;
  • Choose best fit methods, defines algorithms, validates and deploys models to achieve business results;
  • Use machine learning methods (e.g., cluster analysis, decision trees, random forest, neural networks, logistics regression) to model and predict business outcomes, such as classification of errors;
  • Use advanced mathematical techniques (correlation, regression, time series analysis, analysis of variance, etc.) to forecast business outcomes;
  • Identify appropriate methods to conduct analyses on supply chain data including simulation methods (e.g., bootstrap, monte carlo, bagging methods), machine learning, and statistical analyses;
  • Evaluate model fit and performance using a series of techniques (e.g. RMSE, RMSEA, MAE, MSE, MAPE, Accuracy, Recall, Precision, Etc.);
  • Evaluate supply chain data / metrics (Repair Total Cycle Time, PBL Supply Levels, SI&OP) and develop mathematical models to support assessment of metrics and predict future levels;
  • Develop high level and automated data visualizations to capture time series trends and summarize burn down of data exceptions;
  • Create recurrent summary reports of data exception metrics, trends, outliers, etc.;
  • Hands-on experience with R and Python to manipulate and transform data;
  • Exceptional skills and abilities to clearly communicate to customers through graphical representation / visualizations, reports, algorithms, models, and dashboards.

Qualifications (Required):

  • Bachelor's degree and 5 or more years of related work experience or a Master’s degree with 3 or more years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A technical degree is defined as any four-year degree, or greater, in a mathematics, scientific or information technology;
  • Hands on experience with R and Python to manipulate and transform data;
  • Experience working with databases (Teradata, Oracle, SQL and NoSQL dbs) and interpreting data;
  • Exposure to Data visualization tools and techniques;
  • Experience with business case analysis (problem identification, quantitative modeling and problem solving).

We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. 

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