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Lead Data Scientist


Date of last update: May 2022

Team: Data Science

About this role:

The Research Business Analytics (RBA) team powers fact-based decision making by providing insights and analytic tools to continuously improve our business – operationally and strategically.

We are growing our team, and we are looking for a Lead Data Scientist to help us evolve to the next level. This highly visible position involves applying advanced analytic techniques to discover insights, make predictions, and generate recommendations to propel mission critical business priorities. The position provides ample opportunity for game-changing technical thought leadership and expertise that will be recognized and rewarded.

What you’ll do:

  • Execute large scale, high impact data modeling projects with responsibility for developing, validating, socializing, and maintaining data-driven analytics that provide business insights to increase operational efficiency and customer value.
  • As needed, provide ad hoc modeling and analytical insights to inform strategic and operational initiatives.  
  • Conduct all phases of the analytics process, including but not limited to: Understanding business issues, proposing technical solutions, data wrangling, data cleaning, data analysis, feature engineering, model selection, model development, model validation, presentation of results and insights, model implementation, model documentation.
  • Navigate the Gartner ecosystem/business-model and its intersection with technology, data, analytics, and data science.
  • Partner, interact, communicate regularly with other Data Scientists, BI Analysts, Project Managers, IT personnel, Subject-Matter-Experts, and Senior management in the course of proposing, developing, and implementing analytics/models.
  • Convert “tops-down” business initiative requirements into actionable data analytics projects as well as conceive and propose “bottoms-up” analytics ideas/programs.

What you will need:

  • Master’s Degree and at least 6 years of data modeling experience in a business environment, or Bachelor’s Degree and at least 8 years of related experience; degrees with a concentration in statistics, data science, operational research, computer science or related field preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred. Degrees with a concentration in statistics, data science, operational research, computer science or related field preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of statistical principles and their application in modeling and data analysis.
  • Experience developing and applying descriptive, predictive, prescriptive models.
  • In depth NLP knowledge and application experience.
  • Proficiency in Python, SQL, Spark. Basic skills in PBI, Excel, Power Point.
  • Experience with multiple modeling techniques such as: Time Series, Random Forests, Clustering, Neural Networks, Generalized Linear Models, Optimization, DOE, Dimensionality Reduction.
  • Experience with churn analysis, profiling, recommendation systems.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and deliver against milestones.
  • People management experience preferred

Who are we?

Gartner delivers actionable, objective insight to executives and their teams. Our expert guidance and tools enable faster, smarter decisions and stronger performance on an organization’s most critical priorities. We’ve grown exponentially since our founding in 1979 and we're proud to have nearly 16,000 associates globally that support our 14,000+ clients in more than 100 countries.

What makes Gartner a great place to work?

Our teams are composed of individuals from different geographies, cultures, religions, ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and generations. We believe that a variety of experiences makes us stronger—as individuals, as communities and as an organization. That’s why we're recognized worldwide as a great place to work year after year. We've been recognized by Fortune as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies, named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index and a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by the Disability Equality Index. Looking for a place to turn your big ideas into reality? Join #LifeAtGartner

What we offer:

Our people are our most valuable asset, so we invest in them from Day 1. When you join our team, you’ll have access to a vast array of benefits to help you live your life well. These resources are designed to support your physical, financial and emotional well-being. We encourage continued personal and professional growth through ongoing learning and development opportunities. Our employee resource groups, charity match and volunteer programs keep you connected to your internal Gartner community and causes that matter to you.

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