Data Scientist

Oregon Lottery - Salem, OR2.5

Full-time$63,000 - $100,000 a year
About us:
The Oregon State Lottery is modernizing its technology, processes and gaming offers to better meet the needs of a digital world. We're looking for experienced and motivated talent who want to turn data into insights to create better decision-making across the enterprise.

We are looking to fill two Data Scientist positions to assist Oregon Lottery with market and customer insights across product management and marketing functions.

About the Role:
Department Description

The Oregon Lottery’s Business Analytics and Insights Team serves as a center of excellence for promoting data-driven decision-making throughout the organization. As business consultants and partners to the enterprise, we integrate business intelligence, advanced analytics, market research and market intelligence into program discovery, development, implementation, and ongoing performance management. We partner closely with IT to lead the agency’s Enterprise Information Management program to ensure data governance, sound information architecture, data quality, and distributed access to business intelligence. This is a highly collaborative environment and we aim to achieve relevant insights.

Position Description

Data Scientists collaborate with business partners to identify data requirements, develop dashboards to support real-time business tracking and translate data into insights. The Lottery is looking for two Data Scientists who will partner and consult with Lottery’s Digital Marketing, Product, and Retail Sales teams to analyze and use data as part of the Lottery’s digital analytics and product management programs. You are an accomplished data analyst and communicator who enjoys taking the initiative to explore data and share insights. You will report to the Supervisor, Market Intelligence.

You Will:
Identify opportunities to enhance the depth and value of the Lottery’s digital and product data.
Identify and integrate data from multiple sources to better understand customer segments and preferences.
Partner with Marketing, Product, and Sales teams to establish analytic programs that analyze digital and retail experiences to inform strategy.
Produce performance and measurement dashboards to monitor performance, act on opportunities, and address pain points.
Ensure consistency of data across all dashboards, metrics, and analysis.

You Have:
Knowledge, Skills, Experience

Business analytics and consulting
Work with databases, data warehouses, and large data sets
Access data and create reports based on a SQL database
Compile, clean, transform, and tabulate data
Excellent interpersonal skills - able to gain the trust and respect of marketing and product partners by understanding their strategies and helping them connect insights to actions
Prioritize assignments within specified timelines
Continuous Improvement orientation
Minimum Work Experience

Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) years of analytics experience that includes at least two (2) years of writing complex SQL queries to access data from SQL databases; OR
Eight (8) years of analytics experience that includes at least two (2) years of writing complex SQL queries to access data from SQL databases.
Desired Experience

Degree in a closely related field with data analysis orientation
Use a business analytics platform, such as Power BI or Tableau, to visualize and share insights (training is provided).

Desired strength in at least one of the following areas:
Proficiency using marketing and web analytics tools such as Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, Adobe Analytics, etc. Understand digital marketing best practices and social media marketing.
A product analytics and equipment management background, with proficiency analyzing high volume data.
Highly proficient in Windows, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
Proficient in statistical tools such as R, Python, or SPSS a plus.
Work for a digital gaming platform or content provider, such as mobile, video, sports, or online casino, a plus.
Experience with geospatial analytics software a plus.

Our Benefits:As an employee, you will enjoy:
Work/life balance
Vacation Leave: 10 hours per month, with increased accruals every 5 years
Sick Leave: 8 hours per month
Personal Business Leave: 24 hours per year
11 Holidays per year
Telework and flexible schedules for eligible positions
Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and prescription benefits with low monthly premiums
Life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, accidental death, long-term care, and pre-tax flexible spending accounts
Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) - retirement program includes defined benefit (pension) and defined contribution (retirement savings)
Oregon Savings Growth Plan 457(b) deferred compensation plan that provides additional savings for retirement; post tax, pre-tax options available
Free parking

The results of this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

The Oregon Lottery® reserves the right to change, withdraw, close, or re-post job announcements.

ORS 461.150 (5) states, "No person will be employed by the state lottery who has been convicted of a felony or any gambling related offense." A background investigation is required before job offer which includes fingerprinting, criminal history, credit history (based on the position), tax records, driving record, affiliation with the gaming industry, and checking employment references and character references.

All employees and members of their immediate family, regardless of where they live, are prohibited-by-law from playing Oregon Lottery® games.

According to the American with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities who believe they need reasonable accommodation, or help to apply for this position, may call 503-540-1315 or email