Senior Data Scientist

Change Research is innovating to solve critically-important problems at the intersection of data, social science, and politics. And in doing this, we hope to make our democracy better.

American democracy was preserved in 2020 with the help of insight and data; polling innovations helped thousands of candidates — from the Democratic nominee for President, to municipal candidates and everyone in between — use modern data science techniques to win.

You want to be at the center of the next wave. You work on doing things better, and you thrive in an environment that prizes a commitment to impact and accuracy in a fast-paced, campaign-like environment.

We value a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other. We invite people with different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to join our team. We encourage all qualified applicants, including women, people of color, gays and lesbians, transgender people, veterans, and people with disabilities.

About the Role: As a Senior Data Scientist, you’ll be involved in all aspects of our analytics, research, model development, and data pipeline. We’re a small but growing company and each team member contributes in a meaningful way. We interview millions of voters through our platform — a novel dataset with tremendous utility for political campaigns, government officials, advocacy organizations, and other causes.

The role may be a good fit if you have:

-7+ years building models in a Python-heavy codebase.

-Strong SQL and R skills, as a way to engage with data analysts in the company.

-Experience with our data infrastructure stack — Redis, Google Could Services (DataFlow, BigQuery), Apache Beam, and MySQL — and/or with Docker.

-The curiosity to try new things, but the self-discipline to prize results over technique.

Example Projects:

-Build a model to identify swing voters, and add it into a regularly updating data pipeline.

-Modify our General Election Turnout Model for use with primary or special elections.

-Prepare a clean dataset for our political team’s analysis.

-Determine the optimal way to blend survey respondents that reach us through social media, text message, or other channels.

Annual Salary Range: This position pays an annual salary of $130,000-$170,000

Work Environment: We are an equal opportunity employer with a team around the country. We offer a workplace that is both casual and professional, and a culture that is committed to learning, fun, and excellence. We offer competitive salaries, plus a flexible paid time off program, health, dental, and vision insurance, and company holidays.

To apply, please send a cover letter in the body of an email, your resume and include your LinkedIn profile, to [email protected]

Please use the email subject line: “[Your Name] /Senior Data Scientist” and let us know where you heard about us.


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