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American Electric Power.

Data Scientist

American Electric Power. - Columbus, OH

Data Scientist

American Electric Power



Job #662518005



Data Scientist

Job Description:

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for working on data analysis projects that gather and integrate large volumes of data, performs analysis, interprets results, and develop actionable insights and recommendations for use across the company. This includes data mining, data auditing, aggregation, validation, reconciliation, and visualization. This position must have a working knowledge of analytics and statistical software such as SQL, R, Python, Excel, Hadoop, Tableau, SAS, SPSS and others to perform analysis and interpret data.

The position will support the Shared Services organization and all AEP Operating Companies with a focus on data integration, analytic development and solution management.

The ideal candidate will have experience working on data science projects utilizing a DS framework, as well as extensive knowledge of data management practices and data driven story-telling.

Principal Accountabilities:

Essential function:

Develop moderately complex analytical tools to solve high-value business problems across AEP - working on moderately complex projects


Proficiently utilize analytical tools and data management skills to provide actionable business intelligence

Acquire business knowledge across the organization and utilize knowledge to devise meaningful analyses

Identify and acquire data pertinent to solving a business problems

Develop components of predictive and prescriptive systems to optimize operations and support strategic initiatives.

Apply data visualization tools to large data sets to enhance data understanding. Perform research to keep abreast of industry practices.

Essential function:

Consult with business unit partners to identify, prioritize, and develop actionable, insight providing analyses across a variety of core business areas


Utilize inquiry skills to obtain a clear understanding of business processes and needs.

Work with stakeholders to determine value that additional information derived from proper analyses could provide.

Collaborate with Information Technology partners to develop data acquisition and data management practices.

Essential function:

Provide meaningful, concise reporting of analytic results.


Develop concise meaningful written reports and provide oral presentation of information.

Develop reporting dashboards that meet business needs for status, trends, and variances.

Collaborate with IT and business units to operationalize meaningful reports and dashboards.

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Columbus, OH

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Job Category:

Customer Service and Call Center

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum Requirements for Data Scientist:


Bachelor degree in mathematics, operations research, applied statistics, economics, data science or a related quantitative discipline.



years’ experience applying quantitative, business analytics, and computational skills.

Additional requirements:

1) Competence with analytic software packages such as SAS, R, SPSS

2) Knowledge of database concepts and practices

3) Ability to work in a collaborative, team oriented environment.

4) Ability to apply strong analytical and complex problem solving and critical thinking skills

5) Excellent oral and written communication skills.

6) Willingness for occasional travel

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in


, operations research, applied statistics, data mining, data science or a related quantitative discipline.

Experience with large data environments, such as Hadoop.

Experience with reporting tools such as Cognos or Tableau.

Equal Opportunity Employer | Minorities/Females/Disability/Vets

Updated 05/10/2018

10 days 15 hours ago

American Electric Power.


Data Scientist American Electric Power. - Columbus, OH, United States


Location: Columbus, OH

Company Profile:
At AEP, we dedicate ourselves to providing reliable, affordable service and shareholder value, with a continued focus on safety.