Data Scientist

Location US-MD-Columbia
Job ID
2021-25289
# of Openings
1
Job Category
Information Technology

 

Lab.BLST – Fire Test – Safer World

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. Underwriters Laboratories stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute is looking for a data scientist to join our growing research team. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated scientist that is interested in data analysis, visualization and applying your skills to address the world’s unresolved fire safety risks and emerging dangers. In this position you will work as a member on a team of professionals including fire researchers and research amplifiers to develop insights from experimental data, sense emerging dangers from diverse data sets, and examine organizational data to inform decision making.

 

Underwriters Laboratories has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place. Business related travel on behalf of Underwriters Laboratories requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

What you’ll learn & achieve:

Uses advanced mathematical and statistical concepts and theories to collect and analyze data and construct solutions to complex research and stakeholder problems. Performs advanced statistical analysis on experimental or organizational data to identify, validate and quantify trends or patterns based on guidance from research or research amplification leaders. Constructs advanced predictive models, algorithms and probability engines to support data analysis or product functions; verifies model and algorithm effectiveness based on real-world results. Designs experiments and methodologies to generate and collect data for organizational use.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Identifies what data is available and relevant, including internal and external data sources, leveraging new data collection processes such as sensors, open data, and social media feeds.
  2. Assists with the definition and development of user-friendly reports and graphics that integrate and convey complex data/information.
  3. Maintains data catalog(s) to provide key data sources to internal and external stakeholders.
  4. Conducts data analyses using traditional techniques, complex statistical methods and machine learning. Identifies and adapts open source algorithms to conduct analyses.
  5. Transforms complex data and results into creative graphs, tables, charts and other graphics to present and/or share the data in a compelling and concise manner.
  6. Assists with developing programming solutions to conduct data preparation, analysis and visualization in support of statistical modeling, data analytics and interpretation.
  7. Builds models to explore complex organizational and safety science systems.
  8. Conducts data validation, statistical analyses, and data mapping.
  9. Performs other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

  • University Degree (Equivalent to Bachelor’s degree) in Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or a related discipline plus generally 3-5 years of experience in statistical analysis or data science.
  • Solid technical knowledge and experience working with R, SAS, Java or Python programming language.
  • Ability to develop solutions to loosely defined business or research problems by leveraging pattern detection over large data sets.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with technical and nontechnical internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to organize, analyze and correlate data information including skills in dashboarding.
  • Skilled in versioning best practices, i.e. GitHub, Gitlab, Code Commit.
  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • Willingness to learn and research new concepts and technologies in quick Proof of Concepts

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For Underwriters Laboratories, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 127 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any Underwriters Laboratories employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at Underwriters Laboratories. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: All employees at Underwriters Laboratories are eligible for bonus compensation. Underwriters Laboratories offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that Underwriters Laboratories contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Learn More:

Working at Underwriters Laboratories is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.

 

Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit UL.org

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