The Data Scientist
How does Praelexis define a data scientist?
We see data scientists as passionate crafters.
We see them as curious people who enjoy diving deep into data to find answers. To us, they are people who have a natural desire to go beneath the surface of a problem. Data scientists are confident with their tools, because they often deal with situations where there is uncertainty. They are patient and meticulous in finding the value in massive data sets, but also creative with new technology.
Data scientists at Praelexis should have statistical, mathematical, predictive modelling, and business strategy skills to build the algorithms necessary to ask the right questions and find the right answers. In other words, we say they are thinkers. They have to be able to communicate findings orally and visually. They understand how products are developed. More importantly, because big data touches the privacy of consumers, they understand their ethical responsibilities.