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The Role:

S&P Global Market Intelligence, a premier sector-focused news,and financial information provider is looking for a Lead Data Scientist to join our Technology team in our Charlottesville, VA office.

The Impact:

In this role, you will work on a diverse range of data science projects that deliver novel, data validated insights, and innovative data products that solve high-impact business problems for both external customers and internal clients.

The Career Opportunity:

We are a Fortune 500 company and recognized industry-leading provider of data and analytics; as such, it provides an unusually rich environment for you to make an impact and grow personally and professionally. In addition to applying data science, you will have an opportunity to help establish standard methodologies for a growing data-science team.

The Team / The Business:

The Data Science team is tasked with applying techniques to find solutions that make valuable contributions internal and external clients. This includes working with business leaders to find opportunities, implement solutions according to data science standard methodologies, and deploy solutions into production software systems.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead a portfolio of complex data-science projects, enthusiastically communicating vision and status to ensure that accurate expectations are set and met across all levels of partners

  • Play a leading role in all stages of the data-science project life cycle, from identifying suitable data-science project opportunities to production deployment and operationalization

  • Evangelize data science at all levels of the business to achieve organizational awareness and partner consensus.

  • Engage with the wider data-science community by following leading industry sources, attending meetup groups, attending relevant conferences, etc. to ensure that S&P GMI’s data- science tools and techniques are state-of-the-art

  • Provide mentoring for other team members on how to successfully identify, complete, and deploy data-science projects.


  • Master’s or Ph.D. in Math, Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science, or related field; or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years’ experience in a data-science or advanced data-analysis role

  • Validated ability to lead and deploy complex data-science projects

  • Demonstrated success in collaborating with business partners to frame business problems as data-science problems and to translate data-science results into outcomes useful to business partners

  • Strong English speaking and writing skills required

  • Occasional travel is required.

Experience and Proficiencies:

  • Deep understanding of data analysis scripting languages, such as Python or R (Python preferred)

  • Extensive knowledge of advanced statistical data analysis and modeling

  • Experience with data mining, machine learning, natural language processing, and data visualization

  • Working knowledge of traditional data storage technologies, e.g. relational databases, SQL, and ETL tools

  • Experience with “big data” technologies, e.g. Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL data stores

  • Familiarity with conventional software development languages (Scala, JavaScript, C#, Java, etc.) a plus

  • Shown ability to collaborate effectively with a diverse, global group of business, operational, and technical partners

  • Validated ability to communicate complex mathematical models and processes in straightforward, non-technical language

About S&P Global Market Intelligence

At S&P Global Market Intelligence, we know that not all information is important—some of it is vital. Accurate, deep and insightful. We integrate financial and industry data, research and news into tools that help track performance, generate alpha, identify investment ideas, understand competitive and industry dynamics, perform valuation and assess credit risk. Investment professionals, government agencies, corporations and universities globally can gain the intelligence essential to making business and financial decisions with conviction.

S&P Global Market Intelligence is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit, S&P Global Market Intelligence

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions on the basis of merit, capability and equality of opportunity, and without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law, or any other characteristic that has no bearing on a person’s ability to perform his or her job.
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