Pearson Statistical Analyst in San Antonio, Texas
Statistical Analyst - ( 2011809 )
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Our School Assessment Psychometric Services department has one job opening for the Statistical Analyst position. Pearson Statistical Analysts provide data analysis support to Psychometricians to deliver large-scale custom assessment programs. Our Statistical Analysts are strong problem solvers who are able to leverage and extend existing analysis procedures to perform analysis tasks, are well-organized, and display the ability to collaborate. We are looking for candidates with strong technical and data analysis skills who are able to handle ambiguity and are looking for a challenge.
General Duties and Responsibilities
Takes direction from Ph.D. level research staff
Conducts analyses using exploratory techniques such as data mining, data summarization, and statistics.
Authors, executes and debugs existing analysis tools according to specifications.
Executes software development discipline.
Work with a variety of data structures and with files that are complex.
Evaluates the suitability of data for specific analysis purposes.
Evaluates outcomes from analyses to determine the accuracy, quality, and usability of those outcomes for the purposes for which they were conducted.
Prepares, formats, and manages data for use by internal groups.
Work directly with subject matter experts and technology staff to fulfill contract deliverables.
Meets schedules while working independently, sometimes in high-pressure situations.
Travels to fulfill some tasks. Travel is expected to be 5% to 10%, and is typically scheduled in advance.
This position is not considered a specialty occupation, and therefore does not qualify for H1B or Green Card sponsorship.
Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Although the qualifications below lend themselves to candidates coming from collegiate programs in statistics or computer science our employees collectively have a diverse background in terms of college majors, which we find enhances the ability of our team to solve a variety of problems to meet customer’s needs. What our employees have in common, regardless of collegiate background or training, are: strong quantitative skills, strong problem solving skills, and strong communication/collaboration skills that can be applied to routinely ambiguous situations that involve large amounts of data.
Education and Work Experience
Bachelors degree and at least one year of work experience in a data processing environment
OR three years of work experience in a relevant data processing environment
OR masters degree in statistics or related quantitative field
Familiarity with Psychometric Principles and Theory
Applies basic psychometric techniques in a job setting, including classical test theory, item response theory, test equating, scaling, linking, and standard setting
Evaluates the reasonableness of analysis outcomes
Familiarity with Data Structures and Office Software
Preferred candidates have demonstrated experience with statistical analysis platforms such as SAS or R;
OR demonstrated experience with software languages such as C#, Python or Java
OR evidence of success in coursework that prepares candidates to work with structured programming languages or techniques
Exhibits basic experience in using office software such as Word and Excel or Google Suite
Exhibits basic experience working with a variety of data files and folder organizations
Experience with Software Development Principles
Evidence of software development discipline
OR evidence of success in coursework that prepares candidates for software development (version control, properly identified variable names, etc.)
- Possesses strong communication skills, (oral, written, and business). Our employees must have the ability to independently collect specifications and document the solutions they will implement.
Coordination and Task Management Skills
- With guidance from senior staff, able to perform work according to schedule and coordinate work across members of their team
Primary Location : US-IA-Iowa City
Other Locations : US-TX-Austin, US-TX-San Antonio
Work Locations :
US-IA-Iowa City-2510 North Dodge
2510 North Dodge Street
Job : Professional Development
Organization : Assessments School
Employee Status : Regular Employee
Job Type : Standard
Shift : Day Job
Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time
Job Posting : Jan 26, 2021
Job Unposting : Ongoing
Schedule: : Full-time Regular
Req ID: 2011809