Data Scientist

/Client Services

Hi there!

We're looking for several data scientists to join our Client Services Team at Primary Notes.

Are you interested in being the analytical lead for one of our data science analytics teams where you’ll maximize the use of data, technology and math to help our awesome customers get insights to their toughest challenges and biggest opportunities? If so then please read on…

This role is to oversee the analytical strategy development and deployment process on behalf of clients. Quality and repeatability are important elements of this role.

You’ll be developing analytical strategies, overseeing experiment design, implementation and testing for myriad clients. You combine strong technical skills in a diverse set of technologies (SQL, Python, R, SAS, Tableau, D3 and other) with the leadership skills and compassion to lead a team.

This is a remote position where you’ll be in contact with your team and clients via chat, email, phone and video conference.  If you’re in the US then you may be asked to do occasional travel to client sites for kickoff meetings, presentations and deliverables.

This position is contract and contract to hire.


  • Lead an Analytics Team in client deliverables by seeing the analytics cycle from end-to-end beginning with analytical strategy and experiment design through data visualization and communication. You’ll inspire the other team members to do creative and meaningful work, expand their skills and deliver for clients and the team.

  • Manage the work of the team’s data analysts

  • Work with a large volume of data, linking databases and data sets, to effectively inform clients

  • Implement a full range of data analysis including developing research methodology, implementing appropriate statistical techniques, managing a number of projects, and processing and reporting on data accurately

  • Adapt freeware solutions such as R, and modular solutions for maximum flexibility

  • Produce both technical and informal writings about data and the analysis

  • Troubleshoot data inconsistencies within projects, administrative and scientific data sets, and workflow

  • Develop and deliver knowledge transfer to clients and other team members as needed

Qualities we look for:

  • BA/BS or MS/MBA desired

  • Minimum 2-3 years experience in data science as an internal team lead or as a consultant

  • Strong written, verbal and visual presentation skills

  • Proven ability to apply quantitative and analytical skills to solve real world problems

  • Experience with building data products using open source programming languages, including Python, R, KNIME and ElasticSearch

  • Proven ability to influence and lead a cross functional team

  • Strong project management and performance management skills

We’re a startup so it’s good to expect that you’ll get your hands involved in many other aspects of the business as well. If you have a proven background in analytics and are interested in working with some fantastic clients that are making a real impact in this world, we would love to hear from you.

About Primary Notes

Primary Notes is the only outsourced analytics company that delivers fractional use of a fully staffed and dedicated data science analytics team. Modern organizations turn to Primary Notes to help them identify and take advantage of their greatest opportunities using data, analytics and data visualizations. By partnering with Primary Notes these companies are propelling forward their industries, business models and the nature of competition.

Based in Washington DC with fully remote analytical teams, Primary Notes has built core service offerings for clients who strive to maximize the benefit of their data, innovate for success and stay close to their customers.

Our approach to complex problem solving is in emphasizing skill and creativity, individual and team responsibility and grit and determination. We love innovative approaches that are elegant and efficient and foster experimentation and personal growth. We look to hire people who are creators and are energized by using data, analytics and visualization to boost our client’s success.  

Launched in 2019, Primary Notes works primarily in four markets - Marketing, Healthcare, Journalism and Supply Chain.