Data Scientist/Economist

US - MA - Remote Ref #12580 28-Nov-2022

Job Description

One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the globe communicate. We’re looking for people who think big, act fearlessly, and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team.

Are you ready to take the next step in your career where you will thrive and enjoy coming to work? We are in need of a Data Scientist with expertise in economic thinking and policy. We're looking for someone who enjoys solving tough problems using data. As a Data Scientist, you will employ the latest technologies (Spark, Kafka, Impala, Hadoop), you will partner with existing economic and policy experts on the team to address business and technical problems. You will analyze the Petabytes of data our operational systems produce to conduct exploratory analysis, create visualizations to effectively convey discoveries, and design and analyze experiments.


  • Architect design and build data analysis pipelines working with large and complex data sets.
  • Create visualizations to effectively convey the information discovered through analysis.
  • Design and analyze experiments, build dashboards, and evaluate & define metrics to improve business performance.


  • Experience with data analysis tools such as R, Python, Matlab, QGIS, ESRI
  • Proven leadership in analysis through presentations of research or peer-reviewed publications
  • Excellent understanding of statistical and machine learning models
  • Familiarity with Big Data technologies such as Spark, Impala, Hadoop, Trino
  • Ability to travel up to 25%:
  • Master's degree


  • Engineering experience
  • Data warehouse experience
  • Amazon Web Services and Cloud computing or interest in learning this skill
  • PhD Degree

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Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education
Masters Degree
Years of Experience
Up to 25%
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