Sirius XM Radio Inc. Intern, Advanced Analytics - Part-Time in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Intern, Advanced Analytics - Part-Time


District Of Columbia



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Job Description

Position Type: Internship

Session: Fall 2018 ( September 19 - December 7, 2018)

Location: Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

SiriusXM interns don't just make coffee, they're on-air, on projects and making valuable contributions to SiriusXM. Join our internship program and learn about the world of radio and get hands-on experience in your field of study.

SiriusXM's Advanced Analytics team is looking for a Data Science intern to help perform analytics that will drive business strategies within the organization. The Advanced Analytics Data Science Intern will assist with developing data-driven solutions and will communicate results to various stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be an active listener in requirements discussions with business stakeholders to understand the scope, expectations, and data/algorithmic requirements for performing analytics requests.

  • Identify what data sources should be used for analyses and collaborate with SXM subject matter experts to understand context and data artifacts.

  • Develop experimental design approaches to validate findings or test hypotheses.

  • Perform basic data manipulation, extraction and pre-processing of data sources to capture the necessary levels of information required for analyses.

  • Research available algorithms and coding packages to understand dependencies, limitations, assumptions, and mathematical or statistical constructs that determine appropriate usage.

  • Develop and well-document steps performed in each analysis, including preprocessing methods, assumptions, decisions made with regards to data manipulations and calculations as well as processes and packages used.

  • Present findings in small group setting to key business stakeholders with the aid of visualization tools to illustrate analysis process and outcomes in small group setting.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • You must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Must be enrolled in a U.S. based college or university to qualify.

  • Minimum of 3+ years of college education with a STEM major or focus, coursework or enrollment in a data science intensive program.

Requirements and General Skills:

  • R, Python, SQL for data extraction, preparation, analysis and visualization

  • Statistics and probability (difference between parametric and non-parametric models, various statistical distributions, hypothesis testing, sampling/resampling)

  • Data Modeling (various classification and regression algorithms, such as linear and logistic regression, decision trees, support vector machines, neural networks, unsupervised learning (such as k-means clustering)

  • Interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levels.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Ability to pay attention to details and be organized.

  • Ability to project professionalism over the phone and in person.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

  • Commitment to "internal client" and customer service principles.

  • Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects.

  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.

  • Data modeling: Deep learning, recurrent neural networks, Natural language processing, reinforcement learning

  • Regularization methods (ridge regression, lasso, early stopping, dropout, etc)data

  • Spark, Hadoop, other high performance and/or distributive computing languages/environments.

  • Parallel/Cluster computing in R

  • Advanced data visualization in R, focused on interactive web graphics

Technical Skills:

  • R, Python, Matlab, Perl or other computer language.

  • Experience with SQL.

  • Thorough knowledge of MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).

Please note that all SiriusXM internships are paid.

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.

Company EEO Statement

Our goal at SiriusXM is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.