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Data Engineer

The Opportunity
Join the team of talented Software Engineers, Data Engineers, Data Analysts, and Linguists at Ethnic Technologies in creating the best-in-class predictive demographic software.

This is an opportunity to use your knowledge of SQL to deliver measurable impact in product development at a small, established firm where you know your colleagues and enjoy open dialogue as we build interesting data-driven products together.

Responsibilities
- Normalize and manipulate large amounts of data through SQL to support our suite of demographic products.

- Analyze and test product enhancements by querying large databases to build test files and identify data patterns and inconsistencies.

- Design and implement internal process improvements in data access and data management including automating manual processes and optimizing data delivery.

- Discover opportunities for new data acquisition.

Through this work, the Data Engineer continues to create and improve a suite of predictive demographic software products. The E-Tech products use first name, surname, and geographic intelligence to predict an individual’s ethnicity, religion, language preference, and similar variables.

Required Skills and Competencies
- 2+ years experience working with relational databases, advanced working SQL knowledge, query authoring (SQL); experience with MySQL or MariaDB is a plus.

- 2+ years experience working with large data sets, comfortable analyzing datasets of 10+ million records

- Background in Computer Science, Math, Statistics, Data Analytics, or similar

- Strong English written and verbal communication skills.

Desired Skills and Competencies
- A successful history of manipulating, processing, and analysis of large datasets

- Experience with Data Visualization and Descriptive Statistics.

- Familiarity with analytics programs, machine learning, and statistical methods to use data in predictive and prescriptive modeling.

- Experience programming in Python; shell scripting is a plus

- Experience with Linux and scripting in Linux.

- Competent in Microsoft Excel, experience building macros

- Interest in or knowledge of the US Census and American Community Survey data.

- Interest in peoples social sciences, cultures, diversity, languages, names, and ethnicity.

- Interest in learning new programming skills and languages.

- Self-driven and self-motivated; works independently within set objectives.

- Creative, puzzle-solver, solutions-oriented personality.

Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Math, Statistics, Data Analytics, or similar or equivalent work experience.

Must have a minimum of 2 years work experience in the United States.

Must be able to work full time from the Ethnic Technologies office in South Hackensack, NJ.

Application
Submit an application on Indeed or email Lisa Spira at lspira@ethnictechnologies.com with the subject line “Data Analyst/Software Engineer”.

Please include (1) a brief cover letter describing your background and interest (not to exceed one page) and (2) a resume. Do not submit an academic CV. Please name your attachments clearly with your own name and "cover letter" or "resume."


Product Design Analyst

The Opportunity
Ethnic Technologies seeks a Product Design Analyst with a background/interest in Applied Onomastics to join the Research and Product Development Department.

Responsibilities
- Classifying names by ethnicity
- Finding patterns within databases of names
- Analyzing large textual data sets
- Defining rules that will further classify patterns

Through this work, the Product Design Analyst continues to create and improve a suite of predictive demographic software products. The E-Tech products use first name, surname, and geographic intelligence to predict an individuals’ ethnicity, religion, language preference, and similar variables.

Qualifications
- Bachelor Degree or equivalent required.
- The ideal candidate has a background in Linguistics, particularly in Onomastics.

Required Skills and Competencies
- Expert Microsoft Excel skills
- Experience with text pattern recognition
- Background in linguistics, particularly morphology
- Strong English written and verbal communication skills

Desired Skills and Competencies
- Basic knowledge of SQL
- Experience working with large databases
- Programming experience, especially in Python
- Fluency or competency in at least one foreign language
- Knowledge of American FactFinder
- Interest in Geography, Ancestry, History, Sociology, Demography, Culture, and People
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Self-driven and self-motivated
- Creative, puzzle-solver, solutions-oriented personality

Compensation
Ethnic Technologies offers a competitive base salary with health benefits and a 401k program.

Application
Submit an application to Lisa Spira at lspira@ethnictechnologies.com with the subject line “Product Design Analyst”.

Please include (1) a brief cover letter describing your background and interest (not to exceed one page) and (2) a resume. Do not submit an academic CV. Please name your attachments clearly with your own name and "cover letter" or "resume."

Please only apply if you are interested in a full time position, located in South Hackensack, NJ. No telecommuting.

Application Deadline:
Open until filled


Internships

Research & Product Development Internship in Applied Linguistics

Description
Ethnic Technologies is offering an opportunity to apply linguistic principles to data analysis in a business setting. As an intern, your tasks will consist of:

- Classifying first and last names by ethnicity

- Identifying morphological patterns within lists of names

- Defining rules from visible patterns

- Improving the logic that incorporates name intelligence into a predictive software product

- Working with large data sets and developing data analysis skills

Test theoretical ideas with real-world data. Apply language principles to industry leading software.

Qualifications
- Current undergraduate or graduate student

- Currently living and studying in the United States

- Strong written and verbal communication skills in English

- Background in at least one second language

- Self-driven and self-motivated; works independently within set objectives

- Basic computer programming skills and knowledge of database software beneficial

Commitment
This internship requires a minimum of 8 hours per week from mid-September through mid-December.

Interns must work from the company office in South Hackensack, NJ.

Application
To apply, submit as email attachments:

(1) a brief cover letter describing your background and interest and (2) a resume. These can be emailed to Lisa Spira at lspira@ethnictechnologies.com

Neither attachment should exceed one page; do NOT submit an academic CV. Please name your attachments clearly with your own name and "cover letter" or "resume".

In your application material, please identify your current location and explicitly state that you can work in Northern NJ for the summer. Note that Ethnic Technologies does NOT provide relocation assistance.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, August 15, 2019.

Contact
Lisa Spira
Director of Research & Product Development
lspira@ethnictechnologies.com