Data Recognition Corporation

Quantitative Analyst / Data Scientist

Maple Grove, MN
Jan 08, 2021
Feb 07, 2021
Data Recognition Corporation
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Req #154

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 DRC is one of the largest educational assessment and curriculum/instruction companies in the industry.  


DRC is seeking an intelligent and motivated Quantitative Analyst / Data Scientist with a quantitative social science and/or research background.  This position is for a Data Scientist with increased responsibilities related to client communication, business marketing, and establishing new client relationships while working in a collaborative environment. 

This is a hands-on role, requiring leadership skills and the ability to work with and leverage resources to help elevate our descriptive analysis, diagnostic analysis, predictive analysis, and prescriptive analysis capabilities.  This individual’s primary responsibility would be to grow and support our portfolio of clients and research projects.  This individual will provide insights, solutions, and opportunities with our clients to enhance organizational decision making. 

Quantitative Analyst / Data Scientists should have experience with reporting systems, BI tools, analytics tools, data science tools, engineering patterns, and a keen interest in discovering underlying insight from vast amounts of data.  Will also be involved in proposals as we continue to grow our Research and Analytics offerings to our clients.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing subject matter expertise on appropriate sophisticated analytic techniques and capabilities to identify and model potential measures and data sources for client offerings.

  • Coordinating research reports/briefs for both analyst and non-technical audiences, written proposals, and other internal or external communications summarizing research methods, findings, and implications.

  • Partnering with team members and clients to understand their needs, manage their expectations, and communicate the most pertinent results to them in a way that is applicable to their business needs and easy to understand.

  • Supporting senior management to develop business strategies and successful execution of strategies.

  • Collaborating with the Analytics team on the development of a robust Data Framework and Quality Assurance best practices that deliver clean/usable data including consistent data sources and data extraction techniques, policies, and support framework; developing our data mining, discovery, and automated algorithm techniques; AI and Machine Learning; requirement analysis and interpretation; communication and costing framework

  • Working with a mixed team of developers, psychometricians, leadership, and clients to analyze and create metrics and explore, aggregate, and analyze large, complex quantitative data sets through a variety of techniques.

  • Coordination with team members, subcontractors, and cross-division teams. 

  • Completes project work on time, in line with contract requirements and client expectations.

  • Evangelize concepts beyond current offerings and consider business model innovation in the context of the larger competitive market to further develop our analytics and Research offerings.  


  • Bachelor’s degree in data science, statistics, mathematics, computer science, or related field.

  • 2+ years of experience (post-degree) in a Data Scientist, Quantitative social science, or Researcher role

  • 2+ years practical experience with Python (or similar languages such as Java, R, JavaScript, etc), ETL, data processing, and data analytics.  Good understanding of machine learning and its practical uses and limitations

  • Ability to work independently without close supervision and as a team member

  • Familiarity with Reporting technologies with experience developing or working with vast quantities of data; delivering insightful visualizations of data; and a strong fundamental understanding of how to create comprehensive solutions.

  • Familiarity with reporting systems such as ThoughtSpot, Tableau, Microsoft Power BI

  • Demonstration of strong verbal and written communications skills.

  • Applicants may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility criteria for access to sensitive information.  US Citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in data science, quantitative social science, statistics, mathematics, computer science, or related field.

Essential Job Requirements:

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Gsuite, and similar tools

  • Relate effectively and work respectfully with diverse workgroups

  • Ability to consistently perform well during times of increased workload

  • Set and meet deadlines

  • Manage multiple job functions simultaneously

  • Ensure team on-call responsibilities are met and/or orchestrate after-hours support with your staff when necessary.

  • Other duties as needed


DRC retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

Company cannot provide sponsorship for this position

No agencies or third parties, please

Data Recognition Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer  M/F/D/V


Data Recognition Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V and prospective employees will receive consideration without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, age, protected veteran status, or membership in any other legally protected class.    Other details Job Family Info Tech/Info Sys Pay Type Salary Travel Required No Required Education Bachelor’s Degree Job Start Date Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Apply Now

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