Senior Data Scientist, Data and Analytics Team

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Do you view problems as treasures? Are you willing to immerse yourself in data to develop solutions and drive results through analytical insights? Are you excited about bringing science to the art of managing HR analytics and identifying improvements? Will you seek to challenge the norm in an environment where your ideas and mechanisms may be tested daily?

We are building a dynamic, forward-thinking team tasked with balancing people, process, and technology to help HR make informed decisions and deliver results. In The Talent Enterprise’s intensely data-driven culture, this data and analytics team takes and challenges HR fundamentals and metrics and innovates to improve efficiencies, analyze data to support decisions, enable HR leadership effectiveness, and enhance the employee experience.

If you are a technical, curious, and passionate consultant that thrives in a fast-paced team environment where your potential is unlocked – this is the opportunity for you. 

Base Qualifications

  • Partnering with HR and functional leaders to perform research and analyses on a broad spectrum of people issues: to optimize employee potential and performance, engagement, diversity, management and leadership development and learning.
  • Developing and delivering advanced data and machine learning models using statistical and analytical techniques/toolsets to solve people related challenges and provide data-driven insights.
  • Demonstrating analytical prowess around data retrieval, manipulation, and performance analysis from data management systems; further turn this data into useful information,
  • Leading project lifecycle of key data science and analytics programs, from exploration through to development and execution; demonstrating project management skills that drive results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Developing and refining people processes to make a great workplace even better leveraging strong quantitative skills and experience working across a variety of people areas.
  • Knowledge of data structures in the HR context of psychometrics, organisational surveys, 360 performance surveys. 
  • Daily activities will include data cleansing, merging, data preparation, analysis, results interpretation, writing technical manuals and creating product information documentation.
  • Experience working with Power BI or similar reporting platforms.
  • Statistical knowledge of concepts such as correlations, regressions, statistical significance testing, ANOVAs
  • Any experience in psychometric test development – conducting reliability and validation studies will be preferred.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and well-versed with fundamental programming concepts and/or data structures and algorithms.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (MS Excel, Powerpoint), SPSS and R.
  • Hands-on experience with databases, a good understanding of SQL concepts and practices

What It Takes?

  • Masters in in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • 3-5 years’ experience applying that education, particularly on statistical analytical techniques, data mining, machine learning, and predictive models using SPSS and Python/R.
  • 2 years’ experience handling and analyzing survey data, including factor analysis and regressions.
  • Ability to quickly learn new technology/software/systems, understanding of HR technology, systems, HR data and reporting and experience with HRIS and reporting/ data visualization
  • Take initiative and comfortable juggling multiple priorities with time sensitive deadlines
  • Great communicator (verbal, written and visual) who excels at distilling concepts and complex people data into easily digestible stories using MS Office tools such as PowerPoint
  • Easily form relationships and enjoy working with many different stakeholders at all levels of an organization.

About The Talent Enterprise

The Talent Enterprise is a leading-edge human capital ‘think’ and ‘do’ tank answering tomorrow’s questions today. We help accelerate change through our talent assessment, youth enablement and capability development solutions, grounded in applied research and powered by technology.

Partnering with policymakers, employers and educators, we enable people and communities to thrive, advancing the application of positive behavioural science. Our inter-disciplinary team has diverse backgrounds in human resources, psychology, leadership, psychometrics, behavioural economics, education, youth development, machine learning, AI and technology.

Headquartered in Dubai, with a fast-expanding global network of offices and partners, we work with over 150+ clients across the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, UK, Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, India and Pakistan. Our ‘Collaboratory’ model enables us to reach a network of over 250+ associates and experts across the world, delivering practical, localised and evidence-based solutions which matter.

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