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Principal Data Scientist at Citizens Bank (Columbus, OH)

This Principal Data Scientist will be responsible for developing analytical insights and/or statistical models that optimize business and marketing spend, identify new business/marketing opportunities and/or provide strategic direction to senior management.

This position will collaborate directly with business partners to play a key role in the development and application of models, insights and data intelligence that supports business and marketing programs, customer analytics and operational improvements. 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Researching growing market trends and mine the Citizens data intelligence to develop new insights that can guide the strategic direction of the Citizens Bank lines of business
  • Analyzing current business processes and programs and developing models/strategies/insights that can lead to a more optimal business performance and spend of marketing dollars.
  • Documenting and communicating technical/analytic results for a non-technical audience

Location is not a barrier for this role and while our preference would be to have a chosen candidate with onsite capabilities in one of our corporate headquarters ‚Äď we are open to remote employment within the United States for an experienced candidate.


Required Skills/Experience:

  • 5 - 10 years of experience in Analytics/Database Marketing, with experience in Financial Services preferred
  • 5 - 10 years of experience¬†in SAS and/or related programming languages
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required with an ability to successfully communicate analytic results, business insights and resulting business implications to non-technical business partners
  • Ability¬†to work in a team environment¬†and¬†collaborate with colleagues who have a background in statistics, database development/maintenance, and information technology¬†
  • Strong¬†programming skills and¬†ability to utilize a variety of data/analytic software languages/tools (e.g., SQL, SAS, R, Python, Splus, etc.)
  • Deep knowledge of a variety of statistical concepts and procedures, including: generalized linear models, machine learning algorithms, experimental design, stochastic processes, markov process modeling, response surface methodology, and statistical graphics

Education, Certifications and/or Other Professional Credentials:

  • Master's Degree in Statistics/Mathematics/Applied Math required, PhD preferred

Hours & Work Schedule

Hours per Week:  40

Work Schedule:  Monday-Friday 8am-5pm


Why Work for Us

At Citizens, you'll find a customer-centric culture built around helping our customers and giving back to our local communities. When you join our team, you are part of a supportive and collaborative workforce, with access to training and tools to accelerate your potential and maximize your career growth.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of Citizens to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, colleague or a dependent’s reproductive health decision making, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, genetic characteristic, citizenship, veteran or military status, marital or domestic partner status, family status/parenthood, victim of domestic violence, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

Equal Employment and Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veteran

Citizens is a brand name of Citizens Bank, N.A. and each of its respective affiliates.

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