Associate (ideal for Maths, Computer Science or Similar Graduate)
Urban Science is a business-solutions company focused on supporting the needs of the sales and marketing function of the automotive industry. We leverage a scientific methodology to help our client partners sell more vehicles, improve profitability and increase customer loyalty. And we do that by helping solve their toughest challenges including planning an optimal dealership network, improving individual dealer performance and efficiently converting sales leads into sales. In short, we guide business through science—and we’ve been doing this since 1977.
This person will support the delivery of client services. This person will use technical skills to independently execute high quality data-related projects and assignments in a timely manner.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•Plans, organizes, develops and delivers client-requested projects within prescribed time schedule.
•Manages client databases utilizing Urban Science proprietary software.
•Tracks, processes, analyzes and verifies data.
•Creates and generates client reports and deliverables.
•Performs application coding and testing functions associated with the development of custom client software.
•Completes tasks and develops solutions that meet requested specifications.
•Maintains software systems.
•Adheres to quality control standards for Urban Science and client organizations.
•Other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Needs to have a fundamental understanding of database concepts which require gathering and manipulating data manually from multiple databases.Needs to have a fundamental understanding of MS Excel for charting and graphing of data, writing formulas within cells, and/or filtering, sorting, and formatting data.Ability to prioritize competing demands, manage multiple concurrent tasks and adapt to changing prioritiesAbility to collaborate, possess team orientation, and have dedication to meeting and exceeding the expectations of other team membersStrong organizational skills and attention to detailCollege level math skills and solid mathematical grounding required.Skills to execute simple statistical analysis software program and create scatter plots, bar charts and histograms.Knowledge of basic descriptive statisticsKnowledge of relational database fundamentals, including creating and executing queries, creating scripts, importing/exporting data, and manipulating dataStrong commitment to Urban Science Mission and ability to represent Urban Science in client and/or external situationsOral communication skills necessary to express ideas clearly to individuals and groups, including clients, preferably in English and the local area languageWritten communication skills necessary to effectively communicate ideas in a clear, concise manner at a level appropriate for the audienceAbility to analyze problems and identify alternative solutions, applying appropriate Urban Science methodology
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:Enrolment in Baccalaureate degree in a technical field (engineering, applied math, computer science, applied science, MIS, or other).Knowledge of SQL is preferred. If candidate does not have minimum SQL knowledge, they must have some fundamental computer programming knowledge and math skills.Technical skills necessary to support Urban Science systems. Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel skills are required