comScore, Inc

  • Data Scientist - Innovation

    Job Locations US-VA-Reston
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/26/2018 3:43 PM)
    # of Openings
    Data Analytics, Research & Product Operations
  • Job Description

    Job Title: Data Scientist, Quality

    Location: Reston, VA


    About This Role:

    Come join us! Comscore is a media measurement company providing multiscreen reporting and analytics with cutting-edge technology to serve clients in the entertainment, media, retail, and advertising industries. Comscore's data science teams help design the intelligent engines that power the company's advanced audience measurement tools & reporting. Through our research, Comscore builds methodologies that make the impossible possible, transforming the massive amount of raw data we take in from multi-platform screens across the world to make it meaningful and useful for our clients.


    We are currently seeking a Data Scientist to join our Data Quality initiative. If you're hardworking and enjoy a cooperative work environment, interested in a unique opportunity to learn all of Comscore's diverse data assets & products while making immediate & visible impact on the quality of our reporting, we've got a place for you. We're a small enough company that you can make a big difference here, but we're big enough to reach a national audience.


    What Youll Do: 

    • Validate, analyze, and conduct statistical analysis on data using analytical tools (Excel, SQL, Python). 
    • Work with SMEs to learn various data assets, processes, and methodologies 
    • Work with other data science teams, SMEs, and engineers to write, tune, and configure anomaly detection algorithms to create the most effective anomaly detection solution for a given data set. 
    • Contribute to design, development, and integration of company-wide data quality systems and monitoring 
    • Improve data quality practices and implementations in response to client-reported issues and internal concerns. 
    • Interpret results, present findings, and recommend alternative solutions to research management and business decision makers.

    What Youll Need: 

    • 5+ years of experience in the analytical field 
    • Bachelor Degree in Statistics, Decision Sciences, Economics, Physics, Mathematics, or similar field required.
    • Experience with statistical modeling and machine learning is a must.
    • Experience with SQL and Python a must
    • Highly competent in data manipulation and critical thinking. 
    • Intrinsic ability to look at data and identify patterns, problems, or analysis opportunities.
    • Knowledge of data mining and software applications. 
    • Ability to clearly articulate research in written and verbal presentations with software developers, clients, management, and sales staff. 
    • Experience with Excel, including pivot tables, formulae, VLOOKUPs, and graphing 
    • Strong organizational skills including the ability to multi-task and prioritize efficiently to meet deadlines.  Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills.  Self-motivated, takes initiative, loves to learn, and continuously seeks new knowledge.  Strong documentation skills from both a business and technology perspective. 
    • Effective troubleshooting and investigation skills to identify root cause of problems. 
    • Proven ability to manage and perform multiple tasks under conditions of fluctuating workloads, competing requirements, and changing deadlines while maintaining accuracy; working independently and completing assignments with minimal direction.  Self-starter who is self-motivated, efficient, responsible, and dependable. 
    • Experience in the television/media research industry is a plus.

    About Comscore

    At Comscore, we’re pioneering the future of cross-platform media measurement, arming organizations with the insights they need to make decisions with confidence. Central to this aim are our people who work together to simplify the complex on behalf of our clients & partners. Though our roles and skills are varied, we’re united by our commitment to five underlying values: Integrity, Velocity, Accountability, Teamwork, and Servant Leadership. If you’re motivated by big challenges and interested in helping some of the largest and most important media properties and brands navigate the future of media, we’d love to hear from you.


    Comscore (NASDAQ: SCOR) is a trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms. With a data footprint that combines digital, linear TV, over-the-top and theatrical viewership intelligence with advanced audience insights, Comscore allows media buyers and sellers to quantify their multiscreen behavior and make business decisions with confidence. A proven leader in measuring digital and set-top box audiences and advertising at scale, Comscore is the industry’s emerging, third-party source for reliable and comprehensive cross-platform measurement. To learn more about Comscore, please visit


    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.


    To comply with federal law, Comscore participates in E-Verify. Successful candidates must pass the E-Verify process after hire.


    At this time, Comscore will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.





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