Hillary for America: Data Scientist, Modeling Analyst, and Survey Methodologist

Join Hillary for America and play a pivotal role in developing data-driven strategies for key primary and battleground states for 2016 US Presidential election.

Hillary for America Company: Hillary for America
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Web: www.hillaryclinton.com

Hillary for America
Our mission is to give every family, every small business, and every American a path to lasting prosperity by electing Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States. We are a driven team of passionate people from across the country, working around the clock to achieve our mission and put our country on the right path forward.

Analytics Team Overview
The HFA Analytics department analyzes the campaign's data to guide strategic decision-making and help optimize resources on the ground, on-line, and on the air.

Our team's work will be instrumental in helping the campaign determine which voters to target for persuasion and turnout efforts, where to place the most effective media buys, and how to design a compelling communication strategy. By diving head-first into our massive data-sets, the Analytics department will play a critical role in informing campaign strategy.

Role Overview & Day-to-Day
We are looking for Data Scientists, Modeling Analysts, and Survey Methodologists to join our team through November 2016 at our Brooklyn, NY headquarters. They will play a pivotal role in developing data-driven strategies for key primary and battleground states. They will be responsible for designing and building predictive models, field and digital experiments, and research methods. By utilizing their statistical expertise, they will dissect large datasets, synthesize results and present findings to team leaders.

Tasks & Responsibilities
  • Build and validate predictive models for voter behavior to ensure efficient voter contact
  • Develop methods to help optimize fundraising outreach efforts
  • Design, implement, and analyze experiments across various campaign channels
  • Developing and improving campaign survey methodology
  • Producing analyses to help the campaign allocate resource more efficiently
  • Mining text data to improve the campaign's communication with voters

Required Skills & Background
  • BA/BS Econometrics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Machine Learning, Political Science or other technical fields (MS or PhD preferred); OR equivalent practical experience in an analytical setting
  • Expertise with any of the following: predictive analytics and modeling, survey methodology, causal inference, experimental design and analysis, independent research, text analysis/natural language processing or regression analysis
  • Expertise in various statistical packages such as R, STATA, Python, Weka, or Apache Spark
  • Experience with SQL queries and data visualization tools
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a group environment

To be considered for this position, go to www.hillaryclinton.com/careers, apply to work on the campaign, and select Data Science from the Teams & Functions box when you submit your resume.

Also email analyticsjobs@hillaryclinton.com to let them know that you have submitted your application. The application process will consist of an initial interview, a timed data science exam, and an interview with the director of the data science team.

The Campaign is an equal opportunity employer. The Campaign believes every employee has the right to work in an environment free from unlawful discrimination as is consistent with our commitment to diversity, respect, and inclusion. Consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, the Campaign provides all employees and applicants with equal opportunity in all aspects of the employment relationship. This includes employment decisions related to hiring, promotions, transfers, disciplinary action, termination, and training.