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Organization Overview Obama for America (“The Campaign” or “OFA”) is the official campaign vehicle through which President Obama is conducting his re-election bid for President of the United States.
City Chicago
Office - State Illinois [IL]
Title Analytics - Statistical Modeling Analyst
Responsibilities The Obama for America Analytics Department analyzes the campaign's data to guide election strategy and develop quantitative, actionable insights that drive our decision-making. Our team's products help direct work on the ground, online and on the air. We are a multi-disciplinary team of statisticians, mathematicians, software developers, general analysts and organizers - all striving for a single goal: re-electing President Obama. We are looking for staff at all levels to join our department from now through Election Day 2012 at our Chicago, IL headquarters.

Statistical Modeling Analysts are charged with predicting electoral outcomes using statistical models. These models will be instrumental in helping the campaign determine how to most effectively use its resources.
Requirements A successful applicant should have:
• B.S. degree (M.S./PhD preferred for senior positions) in statistics, mathematics, quantitative methods, computer science, or related field
• Experience organizing and analyzing big, complicated data sets
• Application of advanced statistical, and/or advanced data analytics techniques to real-world problems
• Proven creativity and problem-solving skills
Required Software:
Applicants must have demonstrated, extensive experience (professional or academic) with any major statistical / advanced analytics package (R, STATA, SPSS, Weka, KNIME, etc.). Other desired software skills would include:
• Any SQL-based query language
• Programming experience desirable but not required for all positions (HTML, XML, Python, Ruby, Java, C++)
• Strong MS Excel skills also desired

Obama for America is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. Obama for America is an equal opportunity employer and it is Obama for America’s policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. Obama for America will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.
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