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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Information Services
Data Scientist
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University of New Mexico | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description

UNM Financial Services Division is looking for a Data Scientist who will support our offices with insights gained from analyzing our institutional data. The ideal candidate is adept at using structured and unstructured data sets to find opportunities for process optimization and using models to test the effectiveness of different courses of action. They must have strong experience using a variety of data mining/data analysis methods, using a variety of data tools, building and deploying models. The right candidate will have a passion and proven ability discovering hidden insights in data sets and working a wide range of stakeholders, business analysts, and functional teams to improve business outcomes.

Duties & Responsibilities

* Analyze University spend data for hidden insights, better contract negotiation and/or identify hard dollar savings opportunities.
* Classify spend data using machine learning models or similar techniques. Build, train, test and deploy the model and monitor for performance.
* Clustering financial and PCard transactions by different criteria for potential anomalies and/or compliance risks.
* Mining research and procurement contracts (textual pdf) for compliance risk and identifying non-compliant transactions.
* Work with process owners and SMEs to identify opportunities for leveraging data to drive process efficiencies and improve compliance.
* Mining PCard transactions for compliance with University policies and alert stakeholders of possible fraudulent transactions.
* Coordinate with different functional teams to implement models and monitor outcomes.
* Develop processes and tools to monitor and analyze model performance and data accuracy.
* Visualize and report the data findings and conclusions to leadership utilizing various visual formats - D3, ggplot, Tableau etc.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a relevant field; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

* 3+ years of coding experience using statistical computer languages (R, Python, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights.
* Ability to understand business needs and apply data science, machine learning, and predictive analytics to meet those needs.
* Data engineering experience, including SQL and manipulating structured or unstructured datasets for analysis.
* A drive to pick up new technologies, frameworks, and business domains
* Knowledge/experience with statistical and/or machine learning modeling techniques (regression, decision trees, random forest, clustering, text mining, NLP etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills for coordinating across teams.
* Knowledge/experience with Data Science/AI platforms such as Rapid Miner, Azure etc.
* Leveraging web services APIs for integrating with ERP systems

Additional Requirements Campus Main - Albuquerque, NM Department Finance Systems Management (594A) Employment Type Staff Staff Type Regular - Full-Time Term End Date Status Exempt Pay $4940.43 to $5416.67 (Monthly) Salary is not negotiable. Benefits Eligible This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information. ERB Statement Temporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage. Background Check Required No For Best Consideration Date 5/1/2019 Application Instructions

Please attach:

* Applicants must provide names and contact information for at least 3 supervisory references, on the resume, or on a separate file. Be sure to indicate whether it is okay to contact current supervisors.
* Unofficial transcripts to document that you meet the minimum requirements for this position, which includes: Bachelor's degree.
* The résumé should include a complete work history, replete with beginning and ending dates, (Month and Year), of employment, and the number of hours worked per week.
* Cover letter that addresses how your qualifications and experience match the preferred qualifications that are detailed in the Job Ad.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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