Sustainability Exchange

Data Scientist, Fair Trade USA, Oakland, CA

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Monday, 24 September, 2018

Fair Trade USA’s newly formed Data Team works across the organization to collect, analyze and share data about Fair Trade USA’s business and the impact of our work. The organization is committed to working quickly to create meaningful data insights that can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of our programs and deliver supply chain insights to our partners.

One key ingredient for making informed decisions is reliable and timely access to data and that’s where you come in. As a data scientist, you will work with all of these teams to inform important decisions with actionable insights, drawn from reliable data. In this role, you must have a strong intuition for proper data management, and understand in great detail the working of our certification systems & processes, how they generate data, and how to best present that data to a variety of business partners and team leads.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, with the ability to easily understand the whole of business needs, while also bringing technical knowledge and domain context in Sustainability Certification to the team. This individual will also assist the Director of Data Science with building the future of data engineering and analytics at Fair Trade USA, which may include investigative work around machine learning and advanced statistical techniques.

Sample Projects:

  • Create visualizations for internal and external audiences to communicate the scope and impact of Fair Trade Certified
  • Communicate analysis results with relevant domain context to communicate uncertainty, variance, and limitations
  • Work with team members to support the development of reproducible code-based analysis and data visualizations
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