Black Hills Corporation Statistician / Data Scientist Intern in Fayetteville, Arkansas
CLOSING DATE: This position will close on March 22, 2018.
LOCATION: Fayetteville, AR
PRIMARY FUNCTION :
Support and assist with various projects as assigned within the Company’s Operations Research team. These projects will be assigned consistent with the Company’s Internship Program with an emphasis on developing an understanding of the Company’s multiple business units and enhancing the intern’s ability to apply his/her education in a business environment.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP : VP, Operations
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS :
Perform rigorous statistical and computational analytics in R, with strong knowledge of forecasting and predictive modeling techniques
Design and develop decision support systems, including mathematical and computer-based modeling and simulation
Create efficient R programming code and perform review and quality control checks on all programming code to verify accuracy, as well document all logic and processes.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES :
Add knowledge and value to the team through collaboration and idea generation
Research and recommend new methods and technology applications to improve the team’s current and planned products
WORKING RELATIONSHIPS :
Maintain strong working relationships within the Operations Research team
Maintain supportive and respectful working relationships with all Black Hills Corporation employees and departments.
- None required.
Working toward a Ph.D. or M.S. in a quantitative field such as Statistics, Data Science, Operations Research or Mathematics
Expertise in machine learning and statistical modeling
Expertise in statistical modeling and mathematics
Strong knowledge of R
Familiarity with database modeling and data warehousing principles with a working knowledge of SQL
Interest and familiarity with machine learning
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to prepare and give presentations.
Attention to detail required.
Ability to work independently or in a team environment.
Ability to communicate with employees and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of business, employee and applicant information.
- None required.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS :
Participation in the Company’s Industry Orientation Experiences, which will include some travel.
Prepare and present a synopsis of experience with the Company at the end of the internship.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS :
- Applicant must be able to perform the essential job functions of the position with or without accommodation.
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