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Lead Data Scientist

| Austin

We are empowering our clients with actionable analytics in order to positively impact peoples' lives. The insights we gain from our analyses guide our strategic path forward as we empower non-profit and public-sector organizations to build prescriptive paths forward for the people they serve. The data Science team proactively leads and collaborates to identify the most valuable problems to solve, constructs a Roadmap to delivery, and executes our plan. The Lead Data Scientist role will have an empowered role to build the Data Science Roadmap in conjunction with the Product team at Social Solutions. All the outputs from the Data Science team models will feed into the Product portfolio, aiding thousands of internal and external stakeholders in their decision-making processes. The Lead Data Scientist will be a player/coach on the team, mentoring and leading analysts while delivering these incredibly valuable outputs across our organization.

What You'll Do

  • Aid in the development of predictive modeling and machine learning solutions that continually improve with the collection of real-time program results from our product portfolio
  • Lead a team of data analysts as a player-coach, mentoring each individual to continue to develop their personal skill sets while contributing to model development as needed
  • Coordinate KPI goals and delivery dates with senior leadership, ensuring our results are measurable and delivered on time
  • Work in an Agile environment with team members, delivering solutions quickly and continuously exploring ways to improve our results
  • Actively seek out new potential problems to solve, building out our future Roadmap while simultaneously executing our present analyses
  • Work closely with colleagues in Product, Operations, and Sales to structure problems and understand the impact across various departments within the company
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in a quantitative field. If you can tell a story related to how you can leverage your educational background on a data science team, we are all ears
  • 5+ years in a Data Science position, building predictive models and leading teams
  • Experience designing and implementing a broad range of Regression techniques
  • Experience designing and implementing Machine Learning models (preferable)
  • Experience coding with R, Python, and SQL languages
  • Familiarity with Spark and Amazon Web Services (preferable)
  • Ability to clearly explain findings from complex analyses in case studies and power point
  • Be a collaborative teammate, sharing knowledge and learning from others while working through complex problems
  • Confidence, hustle, energy, and drive – accountability is key and the impact of your work is crucial to our success
  • You are always ready for the next challenge, always one step ahead, looking for creative ways to improve upon processes

Why We're Awesome

At Social Solutions, we're mission focused and results oriented! We're a diverse team of innovators, creatives, and digital architects that come together to help organizations transform lives. Social Solutions' software (SaaS) helps some of the most vulnerable human beings in our society. Our software for Nonprofits allows them to spend less time on compliance and more time on ensuring the effectiveness of their service programs for the people who rely on them. Since our software was designed by direct service works for direct service providers, it also helps them to demonstrate impact to stakeholders.

What You'll Get

  • Amazing coworkers
  • 100% employer paid benefits for employees
  • 8 hours per quarter of volunteer time
  • Company sponsored events and happy hours
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • That's not all, folks! 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • ZendFrameworks
    • TrustRadiusAnalytics
    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • ZapierCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • DrawloopCRM
    • TenfoldCRM
    • DocuSignCRM
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    • MarketoLead Gen
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Location

10801 North Mopac Expressway, Austin, TX 78759

An Insider's view of Social Solutions

How does your team reward individual success?

Leadership recognizes hard work and talent and rewards their top performing employees - I've been promoted, named "Rookie of the Year", and been placed into a program to accelerate my growth even further with my other high potential colleagues.

Joel

Software Engineer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

I joined Social Solutions Global to work on updating and innovating a key part of the product offering. My team is handling the inefficiency of developing for parallel monoliths by introducing cutting edge tools and cloud scaling. The technical potential will enable great rewards for our clients!

Chris

Software Developer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since joining Social Solutions, I’ve been pushed to learn & develop faster than in any previous role. I was paired with a mentor to guide my development and make sure I was focusing on the right areas. This lead to my promotion into a team lead role where I’m being tasked with managing a team while continuing to thrive in my day-to-day duties.”

Michael

Team Lead, Renewals

What is your vision for the company?

As the leading provider of outcomes software to the philanthropic community, we are changing the way that data and analytics are used. We're able to do this because we hire smart and passionate employees. We envision a world where organizations can see their impact in real time, and can take action on those insights to transform human lives.

Kristin

CEO

What does career growth look like on your team?

My favorite part of working at Social Solutions is that I get to stay connected to my nonprofit roots while working at a rapidly growing tech company. There’s so much room for professional growth and promotion which is highly motivating!”

Sarah

Mission Sales Specialist

What are Social Solutions Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
The Dependent Care FSA allows you to set aside up to $5,000 per plan year to cover expenses such as day care, after-school programs, and mroe so you and your spouse can work or go to school.
Disability Insurance
Our benefits include short and long-term disability, as well as $50K of coverage provided by the company for employees.
Dental Benefits
We pay 100% of medical insurance for employees. Dental and vision is free for employees and family. We offer an HSA match for employees and family.
Vision Benefits
We pay 100% of medical insurance for employees. Dental and vision is free for employees and family. We offer an HSA match for employees and family.
Health Insurance Benefits
We pay 100% of medical insurance for employees. Dental and vision is free for employees and family. We offer an HSA match for employees and family.
Life Insurance
Our benefits include short and long-term disability, as well as $50K of coverage provided by the company for employees.
Wellness Programs
Our Wise and Well program offers monthly events incorporating physical, intellectual, emotion, financial and social well-being – like chair massages, financial planning workshops, and happy hours.
Onsite Gym
Our building, Braker Point, is currently building an onsite gym.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We offer a 401K match to help our employees invest in their future retirement.
401(K) Matching
Social Solutions' 401(K) retirement plan matches 50% of an employee's contributions up to 3% of their annual base salary.
Performance Bonus
Many individual contributor roles at Social Solutions are eligible for an annual performance bonus. Bonuses are based on a percentage of the employee's salary and are paid during performance reviews.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We recognize the importance of bonding with a new baby, so new mothers receive 6 weeks of fully paid maternity leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Social Solutions employees are encouraged to work with their manager to establish a schedule that works both for them and for the business.
Family Medical Leave
Social Solutions will provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job protected leave to eligible employees for a variety of reasons.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
To enhance our work hard, play hard culture we offer a Flexible PTO policy which means that employees are able to take as many days off as they need, provided they have pre-approval from their manager
Paid Volunteer Time
Social Solutions provides each employee with 8 hours of paid volunteer time per quarter. Employees are encouraged to volunteer with an organization of their choice.
Paid Holidays
Social Solutions offers all employees 9 paid holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Social Solutions employees are able to take paid sick days as a part of our Flexible PTO policy.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Social Solutions is expanding our Austin office and has plans to have draft beer available on both floors in our office.
Casual Dress
Social Solutions' culture is laid back and our dress code matches that. Employees dress in casual clothing every day.
Company Outings
Social Solutions has an annual summer party and a holiday party for all employees and a guest. Past parties have included a casino night, a shrimp boil, and of course eating BBQ.
Game Room
The Social Solutions break room includes an arcade machine with over 1000 games, a ping pong table, pop a shot basketball, and corn hole. We're very competitive and regularly hold gaming tournaments.
Happy Hours
We work hard and we play hard. Social Solutions hosts happy hours once per month either in our office break room or at a local bar.
Parking
We recognize that Austin isn't known for it's public transportation, so we have on-site parking for all employees.
Recreational Clubs
Social Solutions offers a variety of groups for employees to join that range from sports leagues to breakfast clubs and book clubs.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
We offer a 2-Day New Hire Orientation, monthly professional development training, a High Potential program that accelerates growth of our top talent, and the LEAD program which is offered to managers.
Tuition Reimbursement
Social Solutions offers $1,500 per year toward role related graduate and undergraduate programs or $500 per year for continued education courses.
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