Junior Data Scientist

 L2 is looking for a Junior Data Scientist to work collaboratively with our Research team on projects ranging from data collection to reporting to visualization. This person will be tasked with developing new capabilities for our data platform, as well as supporting the ongoing work of the Research team. A typical week may involve writing a custom data transformation script, creating a new reporting dashboard, and collecting data from a third party API. The ideal candidate should feel comfortable juggling multiple projects and working as part of a cross-discipline team of data scientists, engineers, and researchers to solve problems.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Data Collection: Write scripts and/or use third party tools to collect data from APIs and websites
  • Data Transformation: Convert raw data into usable metrics. Can include cleaning, interpolation, rollups, stats, and mashups of multiple data sources
  • Analysis: Ad hoc scripts to extract meaning from the underlying data and answer relevant business questions
  • Reporting & Visualization: Surface data via custom reporting dashboards, interactive D3.js visualizations, and third party platforms
  • Automation: Deploy software to AWS to execute on a regular schedule
  • Data Architecture: Work with Research team to define and implement relevant metadata
  • R&D: Experiment with computer vision, sentiment analysis, and other technology initiatives


Required Skills:

  • 1-2 years of experience
  • Experience with digital data such as display advertising, web analytics, e-commerce or social data
  • Implementation of code into production, not only for analysis purposes
  • Strong SQL skills
  • Strong Python/Pandas skills
  • Ability to conduct basic statistical analysis such as ANOVA, Linear Regressions, t-tests
  • Strong communication skills
  • MySQL or Postgres is a plus
  • Tableau or other reporting platform is a plus
  • Experience tapping APIs for data collection is a plus


About L2:

L2 is a subscription-based business intelligence service that benchmarks the digital competence of brands. We provide our member brands with actionable, data-driven insights on their digital performance at a fraction of the cost of traditional consulting. We achieve this through our proprietary Digital IQ Index® research.


The L2 Digital IQ Index® is the global benchmark for digital performance of consumer brands. By analyzing more than 850 data points across dimensions including – Site & E-Commerce, Digital Marketing, Social Media, and Mobile & Tablets – we quantitatively diagnose brands’ digital strengths and weaknesses and rank peer-to-peer performance.


Across all roles and levels within L2, we emphasize the following traits amongst our team members:

  • Analytical: understands the quantitative process for research and analysis and is passionate about the examination of how data in digital is disrupting marketing
  • Strong Communicator: the key is in distilling data down to understandable and consumable bites, using the data to craft a narrative in speech, writing, or analysis
  • Entrepreneurial: L2 is moving quickly much like the industry we cover. Must be comfortable with constant change
  • Innovative: We are constantly looking to make L2 better and more successful and need people who are always seeking to find the new and better way
  • Quick Learner: Things move quickly at L2 and we want folks who can keep up and drive our success
  • A doer: Must be someone who executes on plans, someone who can multitask, someone who takes pride in high-level results, and above all else, someone who can get things done

For those who qualify, L2 offers:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits (health/dental/vision/disability/life insurance)
  • Weekly "Champagne Friday" happy hour
  • Bagel Mondays
  • Daily breakfast foods (cereal, fruit, oatmeal, etc.)
  • Friday catered team lunches
  • 15 days vacation, 5 sick days
  • A buddy/mentorship program
  • Monthly social outings (Yankee games, trivia nights, rooftop parties, etc.)
  • Fully stocked fridge and pantry #snacks
  • The best coworkers this side of the East River

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