Join the data science team at the City of Chicago! Chicago is investing in data with a goal of becoming the smartest city in America. The City of Chicago is hiring a data scientist to conduct advanced analytics in a wide range of topics.

“We collect millions of data points every day,” said Brett Goldstein, the city’s Chief Data Officer, “we need use data to drive our daily decisions.”

The position will sit within the newly formed Data Science team and will use advanced statistical models to help discover the underlying patterns within the city. The data scientist will work alongside the city’s business intelligence, database, and open data initiatives of the city.

The minimum requirements for the position are graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology/Systems, Statistics, Operations Research, Machine Learning, Physics, Economics, Business Administration or a directly related field, plus three years of project management experience.

The recommended education and experience for the data scientist is a Ph.D. or Master’s in a quantitative field or a B.A. in a quantitative field with 4 or more years of experience.

For more information about the opportunity and to apply, visit http://bit.ly/ChiStatJob

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