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  • Posted: Jul 28, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • CrossBoundary is a mission driven investment firm committed to unlocking the power of capital to make a strong return while creating a lasting difference in frontier markets.
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    Data Scientist

    Who You Are

    • A self-starter who is passionate about creating lasting change in frontier markets
    • Seeks to take on new types of work, even without prior experience/direct supervision
    • Shows willingness to work, travel, and live in a sometimes-challenging environment
    • Has comfort with ambiguity and an ability to operate effectively in a changing context
    • Can build strong relationships with clients and colleagues in stressful environments
    • Applies a “hacker mindset” towards challenges and unsolved problems

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Management of data sets relevant to individual projects
    • Analysis of historical data to identify past and current patterns as well as causal relationships
    • Creation of predictive models, “What-if” scenarios, and time-series predictions
    • Design of recommendation algorithms to select optimal choices from universe of options
    • Co-teaming with advisory and other teams and driving them to connect the data to valuable insights
    • Management of relationships with stakeholders to create trust in the project deliverables


    The ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:

    • 3 years of work experience (or applicable post-graduate education), with 1 year of experience working in high-caliber data science or consulting organizations
    • Experience working in developing countries will be regarded favorably
    • Expertise in at least one data-focused programming language (e.g.: Python, R, MATLAB)
    • Expertise in advanced statistical applications: non-parametric regression and classification, Bayesian methods, etc.
    • Expertise in visualization libraries (e.g.: Plotly, ggplot2, Tableau)
    • Experience in version control (e.g.: Git/GitHub) is a plus
    • Experience manipulating and transforming large data sets (e.g.: SQL, Spark, HDFS) is a plus
    • Experience in numerical optimization (e.g.: gradient-based techniques and MILP) is a plus
    • Experience with GIS tools (e.g.: ArcGIS, QGIS) is a plus
    • Ability to work independently and to learn new skills with minimal supervision
    • Excellent presentation skills; ability to communicate clearly and effectively with diverse audiences

    Method of Application

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