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Data Analytics Developer- Remote Eligible (Human Services Division)

Job ID 1673-7

Position Description:

Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding using data science and analytics. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Mathematica offers our employees competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee owned. As an employee stock owner, you will experience financial benefits of ESOP holdings that have increased in tandem with the company’s growth and financial strength. You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that is able to define and further our mission, enhance our quality and accountability, and steadily grow our financial strength. Read more about our benefits here.

One of Mathematica’s core values is a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our research is more robust because it is informed by a variety of diverse perspectives, and our mission to improve societal well-being is strengthened by a greater understanding of issues and challenges facing the populations we serve. Mathematica’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion is woven into our everyday actions, policies, and practices. We are dedicated to maintaining a work environment in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity. We offer Employee Resources Groups on a variety of topics, local diversity and inclusion activities in each office, and a Diversity council. 

Currently, we are looking for a Data Analytics Developer with experience in data management and statistical programming for data analytic and research projects within the Human Services unit.The Data Analytics Developer will contribute to intensive data wrangling, advanced programming, administrative data collection and/or data management tasks. They will also apply knowledge of program, policy, and/or data content, as well as econometric and statistical methods, when they acquire, clean, manipulate, manage, and analyze data. These tasks will most often be accomplished using a combination of statistical programming packages like Stata, R, and SAS, as well as SQL and Python, on both cloud-hosted and more traditional platforms.

Responsibilities:

  • Write programs in R, Stata, or Python to extract, transform, and wrangle data and to create variables for use in analysis 
  • Use SQL and NoSQL to manage large structured and unstructured data sources 
  • Perform statistical analyses and prepare tables, graphs, and visualizations  
  • Interpret data outputs and findings to researchers 
  • Assist in the development of reporting specifications and user manuals 
  • Contribute to the definition, specification, and documentation of data and security requirements
  • Assist with data management and analysis of federal, state, and local information systems.
  • Perform software quality assurance and testing, including the development of testing tools using a variety of technologies including Microsoft Office, SQL, .NET, C#, Python, R, and SAS among others.

Position Requirements:

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, data analytics, computer science, statistics, mathematics, or another relevant field  
  • 3-5 years of programming experience in a professional or academic environment 
  • Experience with statistical programming languages like Stata and SAS
  • Experience with open-source programming languages like R, Python and/or JavaScript 
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases to work with large structured and unstructured data  
  • Experience wrangling large and complex datasets and preparing them for analysis

This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of $70,000 - $100,000. This position may be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on company and individual performance.

Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance.  

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, location preference, and code sample- preferably in Stata, R, or Python. If you include a GitHub, please call out the specific samples you want to highlight. If you do not have code available in these preferred languages, please send a code sample in an alternate language.

In accordance with Executive Order 14042 and its implementing guidelines, all Mathematica employees must provide documentation that they have been fully vaccinated or obtain an accommodation through Human Resources by providing documentation from a licensed health care provider that they are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 because of a disability (which would include medical conditions) or provide an attestation that they are entitled to an accommodation because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.

Available Locations: Washington, DC; Woodlawn, MD; Princeton, NJ; Chicago, IL; Ann Arbor, MI; Oakland, CA; Seattle, WA; Remote

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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