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Data Scientist

Job Title
Data Scientist
Job ID
Columbia,  MD
Other Location
Boston, MA

Dynamic, Entrepreneurial Consulting Company seeking Data Scientists! If you’ve got entrepreneurial spirit and passion, are driven by results, and want to be a part of significant growth, we’re looking for you! 

BLEND360 is recognized as an award-winning consulting firm and has provided services to some of the world’s best known and most respected organizations. While BLEND360 has worked primarily with clients that are Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies, we also extend services to smaller businesses and non-profits.

 BLEND360 is a marketing and analytic consulting company that places consultants in highly strategic marketing and analytic roles, and one of the fastest growing Inc 5000 companies.

If you are ready to embrace the challenge and would like to join our team as one of our Data Scientists, please keep reading! 

As Data Scientists, we work with business leaders to solve clients’ business challenges and improve clients’ business results using advanced analytics techniques. We contribute our Advanced Data Science subject matter expertise to the recommendations and solutions delivered to our clients.

We spend most of our time on getting data into proper shape, performing statistical analyses, developing predictive models and machine learning algorithms to solve clients’ business problems.  We evaluate different sources of data, discover patterns hidden within raw data, create insightful variables, and develop competing models with different machine learning algorithms. We validate and cross validate our recommendations to make sure our recommendations will perform well over time.

Main Responsibilities

  • Work with practice leaders and clients to understand clients’ business problem, industry context, data sources, potential risk and constraints
  • Problem solve with practice leaders to translate the business program into a solvable Data Science problem, formulate different approaches, outline pros and cons for each approach
  • Work with practice leaders to get client feedback, get alignment on approaches, deliverables, and overall timeline
  • Develop a project plan including key milestones, timeline, and contingency plan
  • Gather data from client and external data vendors
  • Perform data cleaning/hygiene, data QC, and integrate data from both client internal and external data sources on Advanced Data Science Platform
  • Conduct statistical data analysis, including exploratory data analysis, data mining, and document key insights and findings
  • Create insightful and/or predictive summary variables from granular-level data
  • Develop, validate, and cross-validate predictive models and/or machine learning algorithms using Advanced Data Science techniques and tools
  • Document predictive models / machine learning results that can be incorporated into client-deliverable documentation
  • Document key insights, recommend actions client could take, and quantify business impact
  • Assist client to turn models and algorithms into implementable production codes



  • MS or PhD degree in Statistics, Math, Operation Research, Economics, Advanced Analytics, Computer Sciences, Engineering
  • 2-10 years’ professional experience in Advanced Data Science, such as predictive modeling, statistical analysis, machine learning, Neural Nets,  text mining, geo-spatial analytics, time series forecasting, optimization
  • Experience with one or more Advanced Data Science software languages (R, Python, Matlab, SAS, Perl, Java, PHP)
  • Experience with structured or un-structured data analysis and tools (SQL, Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Hive, Pig, etc)
  • Comfortable with cloud-based platforms (AWS, Azure, Google)
  • Experience with Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics, Optimizely a plus
  • Experience in digital marketing a plus

**This role will require 30-40% travel.



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