Data Scientist


ASCEND transforms real-world data from the interdependent domains of health, education, income, social conditions, and well-being through the use of analytics and dynamic social networks. These advanced knowledge networks link human data to better understand and improve life. We bring life to data.

ASCEND provides a flexible work environment in a team-first corporate culture. Yes, that means you can work from home (or the local coffee shop). We also provide competitive benefits, professional development, and the opportunity for interesting work with the latest and greatest technologies. If you are selected to join ASCEND, you will be among the best of the best in our industry and become a key member of our dynamic, high-performing team.

Your Opportunity

ASCEND is seeking a full-time Data Scientist to develop capabilities for our family of products and support our clients. Your focus will be centered around:

  • Producing high-quality analytical reports and dashboards for clients and internal senior leaders/decision makers

  • Planning, organizing, and leading analysis efforts, including the collection, analysis, and layering of both internal and external business information

  • Using Superset, Metabase, Power BI or Tableau to connect to data sources and develop data visualizations to communicate key metrics to create insightful analyses

  • Authoring and producing a variety of analytical products in varying mediums that are tailored for the intended audience

  • Maintaining and improving operational reports

  • Monitoring and improving internal data collection methods to refine and grow reporting and analysis capabilities

You Bring

  • Masters Degree in Statistics, Biostatistics or related field, with a solid foundation in both theoretical and applied statistics.

  • 5+ years of experience with the development of business metrics, operational reports, and market trends

  • 3+ years of experience with data visualization tools, including SuperSet, Metabase, PowerBI, and Tableau

  • 3+ years of experience with query writing in SQL database

  • Experience with gathering, filtering, and categorizing large amounts of data, analyzing and synthesizing information to identify business trends and critical issues, and developing conclusions and formulating recommendations

  • Experience with using Microsoft Office software to produce high-quality analytical products and reports, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and collaborative environment, adapt to changing demands and priorities, and execute against ambiguous direction

  • Experience with database management and administration

  • Ability to pay strict attention to detail

  • Strong project management skills for leading short and long-term efforts

  • Strong interpersonal skills for developing and maintaining relationships at all levels within the organization

  • Strong oral and written communication skills to manage client expectations, shape and scope assignments, and deliver articulate and succinct executive-level briefings

Your Office

This is a remote position within commuting distance of Columbia and Annapolis MD is preferred.

ASCEND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination.