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Job openings at online polling company!

Kyle Dropp of online polling firm Morning Consult says they are hiring a bunch of mid-level data scientists and software engineers at all levels:

About Morning Consult:

We are interviewing about 10,000 adults every day in the U.S. and ~20 countries, we have worked with 150+ Fortune 500 companies and industry associations and we are doing weekly polling with the New York Times and POLITICO. We are using the data to build a range of SaaS marketing tools and intelligence platforms that are relevant to CMOs, heads of government affairs, chief comms officers, traders, journalists and researchers.

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Title: Data Scientists

Job Description:

Morning Consult is re-defining how public opinion data is measured – from collection, to storage, to visualization. We’re looking to add talented, ambitious technical talent to our data science team to help continue pushing boundaries.

This role requires getting your hands dirty with all aspects of the data collection process, such as designing survey questionnaires, administering survey experiments, and improving sampling/weighting methods. Data scientists will need to use statistical techniques such as regression analysis and machine learning to develop and improve statistical models.

Candidates must be comfortable in ambiguity and willing to learn; entrepreneurial builders who proactively seek out ways to help their teammates and improve processes will thrive.

Key Responsibilities:

· Take ownership over all aspects of the data collection process such as programming survey questionnaires and performing analyses of custom data sets
· Continuously generate ideas and build tools to improve data collection methods and quality
· Utilize statistical techniques such as regression analysis and machine learning to develop and improve statistical models
· Learn new programming languages as necessary
· Team player that is willing to have fun and work hard in a fast-paced startup environment
· Continuous self-improvement; willing to accept feedback.

Desired Skills:

· 1-3 years of experience in highly analytical role at a fast-paced company (or equivalent)
· A bachelor’s or master’s degree in economics, statistics, computer science, math, economics, physics, or engineering (or equivalent)
· Expertise with R statistical software (i.e., data visualization and processing)
· Knowledge of descriptive/inferential statistics and econometrics
· Experience with online survey design, online survey panels and online weighting methodologies
· Familiarity with the following a plus: Python, Amazon Web Services, Qualtrics, hypothesis testing, A/B testing.

Cool. I like the bit about “getting your hands dirty with all aspects of the data collection process.”

I hope they’re using Mister P (otherwise they can have problems generalizing from sample to population) and Stan (so they can fit flexible models and include relevant prior information).

P.S. The cat above is lying in wait to interview you.

3 Comments

  1. ojm says:

    Can we also name a statistical method after Master P? I’m thinking something to do with non-asymptotic/small sample methods but suggestions welcome…

  2. Jim Savage says:

    We have a job opening for a Stan/R using “data scientist” in Nairobi (where living costs 1/3rd of NYC)!

    https://angel.co/lendable/jobs/275723-data-scientist-nairobi

  3. Martha (Smith) says:

    Is the cat a pollcat?

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