Rarefied talent in big data technology and analytics

Data Scientist

Oregon State Lottery

Job Description

About Us:

The Oregon State Lottery is modernizing its technology, processes and gaming offers to better meet the needs of a digital world. We're looking for experienced and motivated talent who want to turn data into insights to create better decision-making across the enterprise.


About the Role:

The Oregon Lottery’s Research & Analytics (R&A) Team serves as a center of excellence for promoting data-driven decision making throughout the organization. As business consultants and partners to the enterprise, we integrate business intelligence, advanced analytics, market research and market intelligence into program discovery, development, implementation, and ongoing performance management. We partner closely with IT to lead the agency’s Enterprise Information Management program to ensure data governance, sound information architecture, data quality, and distributed access to business intelligence. This is a highly collaborative environment and we aim to achieve relevant insights.


Data Scientists collaborate with business partners to identify data requirements, develop dashboards to support real-time business tracking and translate data into insights. The Lottery is looking for a Data Scientist who will partner and consulting with Lottery’s Digital Marketing, Product, and Retail Sales teams to access, analyze, and use data as part of the Lottery’s mobile and web analytics program. You are an accomplished data analyst and communicator who enjoys taking the initiative to explore data and share insights.


You Will:

  • Identify opportunities to enhance the depth and value of the Lottery’s mobile app, website, and social media data
  • Identify and integrate data from multiple sources to better understand customer segments and preferences
  • Partner with the marketing team and other functions to establish an analytic program that analyzes digital experiences to create relevant insights
  • Produce performance and measurement dashboards to monitor performance, act on opportunities, and address pain points
  • Ensure consistency of data across all dashboards, metrics, and analysis


You Have:

Knowledge, Skills, Experience

  • Business analytics and consulting
  • Work with databases, data warehouses, and large datasets
  • Access data and create reports based on a SQL database
  • Compile, clean, transform, and tabulate data
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent communicator
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - able to gain the trust and respect of marketing and product partners by understanding their strategies and helping them connect insights to actions
  • Prioritize assignments within specified timelines
  • Continuous Improvement orientation

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Five (5) years of hands-on proficiency writing complex SQL queries to access data from SQL databases
  • Proficiency using web analytics tools such as Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, Adobe Analytics, etc.

Desired Experience

  • Degree in a closely related field with data analysis orientation
  • Use a business analytics platform, such as Power BI or Tableau, to visualize and share insights (training is provided).
  • Understand digital marketing best practices and social media marketing.
  • Highly proficient in Windows, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Proficient in statistical tools such as R, Python, or SPSS a plus.
  • Work for a digital gaming platform or content provider, such as mobile, video, sports, or online casino, a plus.
  • Experience with geospatial analytics software a plus.

Our Benefits:

As an employee, you will enjoy:

  • Vacation Leave: 10 hours per month, with increased accruals every 5 years
  • Sick Leave: 8 hours per month
  • Personal Business Leave: 24 hours per year
  • 11 Holidays per year
  • Telework and flexible schedules for eligible positions
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and prescription benefits with low monthly premiums
  • Life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, accidental death, long-term care, and pre-tax flexible spending accounts
  • Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) - retirement program includes defined benefit (pension) and defined contribution (retirement savings)
  • Oregon Savings Growth Plan 457(b) deferred compensation plan that provides additional savings for retirement; post tax, pre-tax options available
Interested in this position?
Job Location
Salem, OR
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Additional Job Details
Employment Type:
Full Time

Salary range:
$75,000 – $100,000