Data Scientist

US-NY-New York
3 weeks ago
# of Openings
Data Analytics, Research & Product Operations

Job Description

This position is part of the Analytical Solutions team that provides internal services to various departments, including Software Development, Marketing, and New Business Development. The main focus for this role is on the suite of TV systems for national television, local television, and video on demand. In this role, the Data Scientist will utilize skills and knowledge in statistics and media research, working closely with other members of the Analytical Solutions team, the research team and Software Development department to develop and maintain value-added solutions, both on a syndicated and custom basis, on top of comScore’s TV data sets.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES, include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Effectively handle large data files in the course of developing and implementing solutions
  • Precisely execute multiple analytic projects, each involving a great number of steps and analytic decisions
  • Concisely summarize real-world implications of findings from custom projects and the value proposition of real-world offerings
  • Translate statistical modeling results into measures of business impact
  • Implement analytic solutions whose processes are developed with some oversight or guidance
  • Manage expectations and coordinate project delivery with internal team
  • Test and measure the effectiveness of new statistical approaches and process improvements



  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Highly competent in quantitative and qualitative analysis, regression, data manipulation, and critical thinking
  • Intrinsic ability to look at data and identify patterns, problems, or analysis opportunities
  • Ability to distill large amounts of information into key findings
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills and an ability to explain complex systems
  • Ability to work effectively with large data files.
  • Knowledge of data mining applications, including programming and debugging experience in SAS, R, Python or similar language.
  • Experience with relational DB data access including writing and debugging SQL
  • Substantial experience with Excel, including pivot tables, formulas, and graphing.
  • Proficient in navigating and scripting on *NIX systems

Undergraduate degree in Statistics, Decision Sciences, Economics, Physics, or Mathematics required, advanced degree is preferable
Two to four years related experience and/or training, including experience in traditional, direct, or digital media research

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability, sampling, and statistical inference, and fundamentals of calculus, statistics, and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, weights, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

About comScore:  comScore, Inc. (OTC: SCOR) is a leading cross-platform measurement company that measures audiences, brands and consumer behavior everywhere. 


comScore is a recognized global leader in cross-platform measurement of audiences, advertising and consumer behavior. Built on precision and innovation, comScore combines proprietary TV, digital and movie viewing data with vast demographic details to measure consumers’ multiscreen behavior at scale. With more than 3,200 clients and a global footprint that spans more than 75 countries, comScore is delivering the future of media measurement.


EEO Statement: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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