Degree in Computer Engineering
Apache Airflow, D3.js, Data Wrangling, Docker, Flask, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), PostgreSQL, Python Programming, R Programming, SQL
About The Role:
The Senior Data Scientist (analytics lead) will lead the development of an evolving set of data products encompassing end-to-end data collection, processing, and analytics for the Jails Team. They will supervise a team of two to four analytics staff members (data scientist/data engineer) and work closely with other researchers, policy advocates, and communications colleagues to drive data-informed insights on local and national jail trends. Their work will leverage and improve Vera’s existing repository of incarceration data, including the public-facing Incarceration Trends Project. Other data product development will support the analytic needs of our network of community grantees, published reports, and campaigns to shape federal, state, and local policy and practice changes. The team is currently undergoing planning on future areas of focus, with previous efforts working alongside partners in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
Who You Are:
An analytics professional adept in the end-to-end process of scoping, executing, and communicating to a variety of audiences about all stages of data product development with a developed point of view on how large-scale data projects can expose issues contributing to the systemic inequities of the criminal legal system. You have experience working within and across teams and supervising team members who are newer to the field. You are committed to Vera’s race, equity, and inclusion initiative and passionate about advancing the jails team’s and organization’s goals.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Workflow Design - Scope and manage end-to-end data collection pipelines and analysis
Project Implementation - Product management and supervision of staff
Impact Analysis - Collaborate with researchers, policy, advocacy staff
Community Engagement - Collaborate with and train community and coalition partners
Team Support – Jails Team team-wide tasks, as required
What qualifications do you need?
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Additional eligibility requirements:
The current tech stack uses the following technologies and some familiarity with the following is preferred:
Compensation and Benefits
The compensation range for this position is $110,000 - $114,000. Actual salaries will vary depending on factors including but not limited to experience and performance. The salary range listed is just one component of Vera Institute’s total compensation package for employees. As an employer of choice in our field, supporting Vera staff—both personally and professionally—is a priority. To do this, we invest in the well-being of our staff through other rewards including merit pay, generous paid time off, a comprehensive health insurance plan, student loan repayment benefits, professional development training opportunities and up to $2,000 annual for education costs and fees relevant to Vera work, employer-funded retirement plan, and flexible time and remote work schedules. To learn more about Vera’s benefits offerings, click here.
Applications may also be faxed to:
ATTN: People Resources / Senior Data Scientist (Analytics Lead), Jails Team
Vera Institute of Justice
34 35th St, Suite 4-2A, Brooklyn, NY 11232
Fax: (212) 941-9407
Please use only one method (online, mail or fax) of submission.
No phone calls, please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.
The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, is an independent nonprofit national research and policy organization in the United States.
New York, NY, USA