Director of Analystics

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
11 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Apr 2019
Ref
07-30949
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The World’s First Business School
JOSEPH WHARTON, FOUNDER
In 1881, American entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Wharton established the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Wharton’s pioneering vision was to produce graduates who would become ‘pillars of the state, whether in private or in public life.’ The Wharton School maintains a long tradition of educating visionary business leaders in academia, business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.
Today, Wharton has expanded the scope of this vision to become the most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world – with over 225 faculty members, 95,000 alumni, 5,000 students across 10 academic departments, 20 research centers, and more than 9,000 executive education participants annually. https://www.wharton.upenn.edu/

This position at the Penn Wharton Budget Model is responsible for overseeing the further development of our static model, including the management of our static model team, our Social Security team, and the processing of datasets essential to PWBM research. Management of these teams includes establishing goals for team members, regularly reviewing progress/proving guidance, and documenting progress for reporting purposes. Together with his or her management of PWBM’s static model, he or she will provide programming support to PWBM’s dynamic model as well. He or she will also architect, implement, and monitor the technology and infrastructure needs of all branches of model in order to produce the group’s aggregated data and economic modeling results. All tasks mentioned above will require a significant amount of programming work and familiarity with economic modelling. In addition to his or her work on the PWBM model, he or she will be expected to conduct complementary independent research and write papers to document findings or techniques used.
A PhD in Economics and 5 plus years of economic modeling experience required. The successful candidate will have five or more years of C#, C++, C regressing, Java, JavaScript, Python, Visual Basic, and FORTRAN, including the ability to think in an objected-oriented way. Applicant should have prior experience with statistical modelling and software development. It is helpful to have some knowledge of Sql server and/or Mysql. It is also advantageous if applicant has experience working with JavaScript and related libraries/ platforms such as jQuery, Ember.js, AngularJS or Backbone.js.
Position is contingent on continued funding.

A PhD in Economics and 5 plus years of economic modeling experience required. The successful candidate will have five or more years of C#, C++, C regressing, Java, JavaScript, Python, Visual Basic, and FORTRAN, including the ability to think in an objected-oriented way. Applicant should have prior experience with statistical modelling and software development. It is helpful to have some knowledge of Sql server and/or Mysql. It is also advantageous if applicant has experience working with JavaScript and related libraries/ platforms such as jQuery, Ember.js, AngularJS or Backbone.js.

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