Chief Data Scientist

TransRisk
Chattanooga - United States
S: Competitive

TransRisk, a trucking financial instruments and market data analytics startup is looking for a Chief Data Scientist. .

Founded by a group of successful transportation technology executives- TransRisk is focused on helping transportation companies mitigate market price volatility and providing a real-time supply/demand map of the US transportation market.

You will be surrounded by a group of strategic thinkers in creating a new marketplace and should be comfortable with dynamic changes in role and processes. You will be developing the models that trucking companies and shippers will use to make actionable decisions on the real-time changes in the US trucking market.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Manage and build the quant team, identifying and nurturing talent, driving collaboration and setting direction for the team

Personally and through the team and other company resources, create data and insights content that is published on freightwaves.com or through media

Develop methodologies for how market indices get published

Interpret the data that our market indices indicate and publish those results

Oversee the production of 22+ market indices, pulling data in from over 150 market sources

Respond to media requests for interviews and ensure fulfillment of media requests for data on a timely basis

Foster partnerships with Comms, Editorial, Marketing, Industry Relations, Sales, Events, and product teams to publish research, represent and enhance the TransFX brand, and add value to existing products

Partner and collaborate with other leading economists across the trucking and transportation landscape

Participate in academic partnerships and research studies on the impact of volatility drivers in trucking: https://www.freightwaves.com/news/truck-market-volatility-drivers

Education, Skills & Experience:

Bachelor degree in statistics, economics, business, computer science or a related area. Masters degree or PhD preferred.

5+ years of experience in business/data analysis and economic research.

Strong quantitative orientation with excellent research and analytic skills that will support strong market analysis

Ability to assimilate large amounts of information and data and create a compelling story supported by the facts

Comfort presenting to live audiences and articulating thoughts on the spot

Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

Strong media presence and large group presentation skills

Media experience, formal training for interacting with media and existing media relationships preferred

Deep knowledge of housing and economic datasets

Ability to partner with individuals and groups from multiple functions and organizations, especially ability to collaborate with other real estate analysts

Outstanding stage presence and ability to communicate appropriately and effectively to a consumer television or radio audience as well as a large in-person meeting of industry peers

Ability to convey difficult subjects to ideas and sound bites that the average layperson can understand and attract media attention

Ability to speak to a "truckify" economics

WE OFFER:

An excellent start-up work environment, flat hierarchies and short decision paths.

Competitive salary and bonus potential packages.

A generous benefits package including 100% employer paid health, dental, life and vision insurance, unlimited vacation plan, workout benefits, industry education and company-paid travel to industry events, student-loan reimbursement, pet insurance, family bank account, merchant discount program, and much more!

Stock options

Training programs and career development opportunities.

Flexible working hours and work-life-balance options

Job summary

Employer:

TransRisk

Location:

Chattanooga, United States

Education:

Master's Degree

Sector:

Economist

Salary:

Competitive

Job Type:

Permanent

Hours:

Full-Time

Posted:

4th October 2017

Apply By:

3rd November 2017

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