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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Data Scientist - (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


The Assistant Data Scientist is responsible for assisting in the processing, cleaning, and analyzing of large volumes of data to develop business solutions for a wide variety of clients and projects. This position assists in performing tasks utilizing statistics, machine learning, programming, and data modeling to discover information, recognize patterns and trends to address business problems.

  • Assist in development and application of data solutions for cleansing data to remove errors and review consistency.

  • Assist in analysis of data to discover information, business value, patterns and trends to guide development of asset business solutions.

  • Assist in gathering data, finding patterns and relationships and creating prediction models to evaluate client assets.

  • Assist in conducting research and apply existing data science methods to business line problems.

  • Assist in monitoring client assets and perform predictive and root cause analysis to identify adverse trends; choose best fit methods, define algorithms, and validate and deploy models to achieve desired results.

  • Assist in production of reports and visualizations to communicate technical results and interpretation of trends; effectively communicate findings and recommendations to all areas of the business.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Analytics, Computer Science, Information Systems, Statistics, Math, or related field from an accredited program required.

  • Prior internship or related consulting experience preferred.

  • Experience working with SQL, R, Java, Python, SAS, SPSS required.

  • Basic knowledge of data mining and predictive analytics.

  • Familiarity with machine learning and predictive algorithms.

  • Basic knowledge of data visualization.

  • Ability to work with team members and clients to assess needs, provide assistance, and resolve problems.

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Strong verbal and written communication.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without requiring future sponsorship for employment visa status.


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Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 214133