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. 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 is looking for a Data Analytics Developer with experience in the development and implementation of applied data science for data analytic and statistical programming projects within the human services business unit. This person will contribute to the creation and deployment of data-driven approaches to solve problems and answer important policy questions for clients using technologies in data mining, machine learning, predictive analytics, statistical modeling, analytics platforms, and business intelligence.
Provide programming support to data science tasks that may include data visualization, predictive analytics, machine learning, natural language processing, or GIS analysis
Write programs in R, Stata, or Python to extract, clean, and format data and to create variables for use in analysis
Perform statistical analyses and prepare tables, graphs, and visualizations
Interpret data outputs and articulate findings to researchers
Use SQL and NoSQL to manage large structured and unstructured data sources
Assist in the development of reporting specifications and user manuals
Assist in the definition, specification, and documentation of data and security requirements
Bachelor’s degree in economics, data science, data analytics, computer science, statistics, mathematics, or other relevant field
Solid foundation in statistics; experience with Bayesian statistics preferred
1-5 years of programming experience in a professional or academic environment
Experience with business intelligence and data visualization tools such as Tableau or D3.js
Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases to work with large structured and unstructured data
We offer our employees a stimulating, team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of employee ownership.
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, unofficial transcripts, salary expectations, location preference, and code sample (or 2-3), preferably in Stata, R, or Python.
Available Locations: Princeton, NJ; Washington, DC; Chicago, IL
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.