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Data Scientist

Data Scientist
Atlanta, GA
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Language Fluency: English (Required)

Work Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Please review the following job description:

  • Perform sophisticated analytics (statistical and predictive analytics, machine learning modeling, etc) to provide actionable insights that improve business outcomes and minimize risk and also provide consultation to business leaders and other stakeholders on how to leverage analytics insights and build strategies around analytics.
  • Independently performs sophisticated data analytics (ranging from classical econometrics to machine learning, neural networks, and natural language processing) in a variety of environments using structured and unstructured data.
  • Produces compelling data visualizations to communicate insights and influence outcomes among a wide array of stakeholders.
  • Takes accountability and ownership of end-to-end data science solution design, technical delivery, and measurable business outcome.
  • Engages in stakeholder meetings to identify business objectives and scope solution requirements.
  • Independently write, document, and deploy custom code in a variety of environments (Python, SAS, R, etc.) to create predictive analytics applications.
  • Use, maintain, share and collaborate through Truist internal code repositories to foster continual learning and cross-pollination of skillsets.
  • Actively researches and advocates adoption of emerging methods and technologies in the data science field, with the eye of continually advancing Truist’s capabilities.
  • Exercises sound judgment and fosters risk management culture throughout design, development, and deployment practices; partner with cross-functional teams to coordinate rules on data usage, data governance and analytics capabilities.


  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Analytics, Statistics, MIS or related analytic field.

  • Must have 2 years of experience in data science or data analyst positions performing/utilizing the following:

  • Applying understanding of statistical methods, including a broad understanding of classical statistics, probability theory, econometrics, time-series, and primary statistical tests.

  • Linear algebra concepts for optimization, complex matrix operations, eigenvalue decompositions, and principal components.

  • Demonstrating working knowledge of calculus/differential equations, with understanding of stochastic processes.

  • Data cleansing and using preparation methodologies, including regex, filtering, indexing, interpolation, and outlier treatment.

  • Data extraction in a variety of environments, including SQL and JQuery.

  • Managing multiple projects with tight deadlines in a collaborative environment.

  • Developing SAS UNIX based applications based on functional specifications that will support Marketing operations

  • Automating applications and incorporate controls

  • Validating and testing all code for accuracy and efficiency

  • Assisting in development of the specification by recommending alternative solutions to technical problems

  • Providing programming support of ad-hoc requests and special projects as assigned

  • Utilizing: SQL, SAS, Hadoop, Hive, NoSQL, Spark, Python, R, JQuery, Pig, UNIX, ORACLE, DB2, CA7, and SQL Server.

  • Position may be eligible to work remotely but is based out of and reports to Truist offices in Atlanta, GA. Must be available to travel to Atlanta, GA regularly for meetings and reviews with manager and project teams within 24-hours’ notice.

General Description of Available Benefits for Eligible Employees of Truist Financial Corporation: All regular teammates (not temporary or contingent workers) working 20 hours or more per week are eligible for benefits, though eligibility for specific benefits may be determined by the division of Truist offering the position. Truist offers medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, tax-preferred savings accounts, and a 401k plan to teammates. Teammates also receive no less than 10 days of vacation (prorated based on date of hire and by full-time or part-time status) during their first year of employment, along with 10 sick days (also prorated), and paid holidays. For more details on Truist’s generous benefit plans, please visit our Benefits site. Depending on the position and division, this job may also be eligible for Truist’s defined benefit pension plan, restricted stock units, and/or a deferred compensation plan. As you advance through the hiring process, you will also learn more about the specific benefits available for any non- temporary position for which you apply, based on full-time or part-time status, position, and division of work.

_ Truist supports a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, citizenship or national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or other classification protected by law. Truist is a Drug Free Workplace._

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