Data Scientist (4960U) - #9636

  • University of California
  • Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Nov 09, 2020
[Information Technology]

Job Description

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.Application Review DateThe First Review Date for this job is: August 18, 2020Departmental OverviewUC Berkeley Extension is the continuing education branch of the University of California, Berkeley. Extension offers more than 2,000 courses per year in a variety of subjects both online and in the classroom. Extension's administrative departments and units include student records (transcripts), registration, scheduling, international student services, facilities, financial services, and the cashier's office. In addition to the main Berkeley center, it has responsibility for the maintenance and operation of regional centers in San Francisco (Spear Street), and Belmont and other leased facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area.UC Berkeley Extension administrators work to ensure that Extension is meeting the rapidly changing educational needs of our world, while maintaining the high academic standards consistent with the University of California, Berkeley.The University of California, Berkeley, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). UC Berkeley Extension-like all other UC Berkeley schools, colleges and departments-is accredited by WASC through the University.Responsibilities* Consults with end users to identify data and reporting needs.* Creates queries and generates reports.* Develops, prepares and tests reports using different Data Visualization tool such as Tableau, Google Data Studio, and Excel, among other tools.* Performs comprehensive data analysis for business decision making. Implements MAchine Learning algorithms to help buisness decisions by achieving high accuracy forecasts.* Assists in identifying and resolving data and system errors and discrepancies.* Performs segments of quality assurance planning and testing.* Participates in end user training ensuring user competence, data access, and optimal performance of BI tools and processes.* Participates on cross-functional teams to address business intelligence processes and services.* Performs marketing research within different subjects to assess market demand, ideal price, competitor analysis.Required Qualifications* Working knowledge of business intelligence functions and analytics.* Working knowledge of relevant internal databases, BI applications and tools.* Ability to produce reports and documentation.* Demonstrated analytical and problem-resolution skills.Education/Training:* Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.Preferred Qualifications* Detail oriented, with demonstrated organizational skills.* Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey complex information in a clear, concise manner.* Demonstrated interpersonal skills for effective collaboration with professional and technical staff.* Ability to train staff at a variety of technical skill levels.* Knowledge of database design and management (SQL experience a plus).* Advanced proficiency with Python or R and working knowledge of both.* Experience with statistical software.* Experience applying data science methods - including machine learning, natural language processing, web scraping, or big data platformsSalary & BenefitsThis is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: to ApplyPlease submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.Other InformationThis is a full-time, Career position.Conviction History BackgroundThis is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.Equal Employment OpportunityThe University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
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