This is a provisional appointment.
Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):
The Department of Innovation and Technology is looking for a Principal Data Scientist to join our growing Citywide Analytics Team.
As part of a highly-collaborative group using data to improve all aspects of city government, the Principal Data Scientist will provide analytic expertise across a variety of Citywide Analytics Team projects. Successful candidates will be able to offer advanced skills in areas such as predictive modeling and experimental testing, work with project managers to develop production-ready systems for analysis and reporting, and develop tools and best practices that can be implemented across the organization. The Principal Data Scientist will also seek out opportunities for learning that will complement the team’s existing capabilities, provide expert guidance to other members of the Citywide Analytics Team, and assist in training, mentoring, and hands-on assistance as needed.
The Citywide Analytics team is comprised of a diverse group of analysts, data scientists, project managers, developers, and engineers with a range of skills and backgrounds, working together to use data to improve life for those who live and work in Boston. The Principal Data Scientist will fulfill the responsibilities listed below and bring a collaborative spirit that will strengthen and expand the team’s overall range of abilities.
BOSTON RESIDENCY REQUIRED.
Union/Salary Plan/Grade: SENA/MM1-10
Hours per week: 35
About the Citywide Analytics Team
The Citywide Analytics Team’s mission is to use data to improve quality of life and to enhance government operations in the City of Boston. By combining modern data analysis and visualizations with a deeply engaged approach to performance improvement and change management, the team works with departments across the City to solve challenging problems, build a more effective government, and deliver better outcomes for people who live and work in Boston.
Since the creation of the team in January 2015, the Citywide Analytics Team has led dozens projects across the City, including: