The DMAI Data Science Team
The DMAI Data Science Team is being assembled to offer companies and schools with the training and consulting they need to implement analytics strategies in their organizations.
Headed by analytics guru Daniel Meyer, this team of analytics professionals with diversified skill-sets will guide organizations as they build analytics teams, design analytics programs and empower the use of analytics to drive more data-driven decisions.
For your data science project to be on the right track, you need to ensure that the team has skilled professionals capable of playing three essential roles – Big Data Analyst, Data Modeling Analyst and a seasoned Business Analyst. The presence of these three types of analytics professionals, working together for a common goal, will result in proper analysis of relevant information for predicting the behavior of consumers, in line with the business objective.
With this end goal in mind, we are looking for three super analysts to join our team and fill each of the components. Here are the roles:
Big Data Analyst:
The role of big data analyst is at the base of the pyramid. Data analysts constitute the foundation of a data science project and they are trusted with the responsibility of capturing, storing and processing the relevant data. Data Collection, Data Warehousing, Data Transformation and Data Analysis – these are typical tasks of a data analyst.
They are the professionals who play with the tools and frameworks, like Hadoop or HBase, in a distributed environment to ensure that all the raw data points are captured and processed correctly. The processed data is then handed over to the next group of people, the machine learning experts, for taking it further.
Ideal Candidate for the Big Data Analyst role: A Big Data Analyst is predominantly a technical role. The ideal candidate does not need to be very academic but must possess technical competency on the back-end frameworks and tools used for capturing the data points. If you are pro with Hadoop, MapReduce or HBase, then the role of a data analyst would perfectly match your profile. Besides technical acumen, analytical skills are also required to become a successful data analyst. A data analyst should be flexible to learn new tools according to the changing business needs and always be willing to upgrade to specialized techniques related to data analysis.
Component 2 – Data Modeling Analyst
Analytics modeling experts play the role of a link between the data analyst and the business analysts. They are primarily responsible for building data models and developing algorithms to draw conclusive information. Their job is to ensure that the derived information is well researched, accurate, easy to understand and unbiased.
Ideal Candidate for the Data Modeling Analyst role: Candidates with statistical background, having a deep interest in quantitative topics, and are usually preferred for the role of machine learning experts. The ideal professional must have a solid understanding of data algorithms and data structures in specific, and software engineering concepts in general. Knowledge and experience with both predictive and prescriptive analytics is a plus. Capability of handling computational complexity can be considered as an added bonus.
Component 3 – Business Analyst:
Data exploration and data visualization are the two most important responsibilities associated with the role of a business analyst. Business analysts work with front-end tools related to the core business and interact with the higher management of an organization. They further analyze business-level data provided by the data modeling analyst to find out insights related to the organization’s core business interests.
Another important responsibility of a business analyst is to coordinate with the big data analyst and the data modeling analyst to make them understand the business objectives and identify possible focus areas. The ultimate responsibility of a business analyst is to produce actionable insights based on the processed data and help the company leadership in their decision making process.
Ideal Candidate for the Business Analyst role: Business analysts should have expert level knowledge on the underlying business data and source systems. The ideal candidate should have an eye for details and must possess exceptional analytical skills. Moreover, solid understanding of the organization’s business model and the ability to think out of the box are two important qualities that all business analysts should definitely have. It is also important to have sufficient technical skills to come up with precise dashboards for representing business data in a structured manner. Experience with Tableau a plus.
If you are interested in any of these roles with DMAI, please email me directly @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Compensation packages will be negotiated based on experience and availability. A part-time arrangement is possible for a pre-defined time period as we build out the capabilities in the team. Potential ownership in a spin-off of DMAI is also a possible form of compensation.
The primary job functions of the team will be related to consulting and training organizations on areas of expertise as well as working together on analytics projects for clients.
Our end goal is to come into an organization and empower those in the organization to address needs in their analytics usage and to grow more competent analytics teams. We will do this for both companies using analytics and schools teaching people to be analysts.