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Sr. Data Scientist

Company: PRA Group
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

We invite you to explore a future with us at PRA Group, a diverse and growing company that has a tangible impact on the global economy.Position Summary:This role will explore large and diverse sets of data, derive key insights and develop predictive models, drawing on the principles of statistics, mathematics, and computer science, and a growing understanding of the business. These insights are used to answer critical questions and solve complex business problems, which are identified through close partnerships with business units from across the organization.Key Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned): Collaborates individually or as part of a team with business units across the organization to identify opportunities for data driven solutions and educates as to how data science can help to objectively solve complex business problems and improve decisions.Interviews business customers as part of a discovery process to understand their goals, needs, and potential sources of training data to be used in the modeling and analysis process.Seeks out and investigates internal and external datasets to solve specific business problems.Performs statistical and visual analytics on datasets to identify relevant attributes and demonstrate their relationships and value to solving the problem.Applies various data science techniques by developing supervised and unsupervised statistical, machine learning and AI models and algorithms.Performs across the entire model operations life cycle (data preparation and feature engineering, model development, model testing, model deployment and model retraining)Documents all aspects of the discovery, analysis, and model building processes for customer support, governance, and compliance purposes. Summarizes results in a clear and concise manner, demonstrating how the solution solves the problem it was intended for.Presents final results to stakeholders and makes adjustments based on feedback.Mentors less experienced Data Scientists in modeling best practices, business functions and priorities, and maintaining compliance.Often on an ad hoc basis, extracts, analyzes and interprets data from varies sources, including structured and unstructured, in an exploratory manner, or in response to a hypothesis, including answering general and specific questions from Senior Leadership and other leaders across the organization.Research and explore new technologies and algorithms in the data science space which can be applied to current and future analytical projects. Present findings to leadership and peers.Designs and recommends appropriate studies producing results that are both objective and valid, to test new and existing scores and hypotheses.Professional Experience/Qualifications: Advanced degree (indicate specific field, if required): Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics, or related discipline.Minimum 4-6 years of related work experience building machine learning and statistical models.Knowledge of Data Science and Statistics and/or computer science.Experience working with relational databases such as Oracle or SQL Server.Experience writing and executing complex queries in SQL.Knowledge of programming languages, preferable to include Python and/or R.Experience using common data science toolkits.Familiarity with using version control such as Git/GitHub.Experienced in multiple supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques, time series forecasting and analysis, and survival analysis.Experienced with Data visualization and story tellingFamiliarity with Deep learningFamiliarity with natural language processing.Familiarity with SAS and SAS programming is a plus.Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.Strong written and oral communication skills.Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as the employee works in an office environment, in an individual work station, using telephone and computer. Employee is required to work evenings and weekends as required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, sex, gender, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, citizenship, or any other classes recognized by state or local law or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. We are a drug free workplace.

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