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Data Scientist

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

San Francisco, CA
IT
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

Are you a data scientist who thrives in professional services environments? Do
you love working with smart, dynamic, & collaborative teams? This may the
opportunity for you!

Orrick currently has an excellent opportunity for a Data Scientist.This
position could be located in any of ourUS offices.

In your role as a Data Scientist, you will continue to develop tools and
processes to help us make informed, data-driven business decisions in areas
such as pricing, profitability, spend management, talent management and return
on investment. The ideal candidate will be a critical leader in identifying and
executing on opportunities to utilize data to improve the firm s performanc

In this role you will:
* Work collaboratively with the firm s growing Business Intelligence
team, helping to develop enterprise data analytics and business
intelligence strategies in collaboration with executive-level operational
and functional leaders.
* Interpret the data needs of senior management and design, develop and
deploy analytical tools to improve and optimize business decisions and
performance.
* Work cross-functionally across a number of different areas of the firm,
including Pricing, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Sales, as well as
across the firm s global geographical footprint.
* Handle special projects on request under the direction of the CEO, COO
and other senior executive staff.
* Lead efforts on data visualization and presentation, including the
development of in-house tools and/or evaluation of third party products
that best align with the firm s current analytical reporting structur
and future business intelligence projects as well as the more general use
of graphical images to convey data within presentations. Participate in
the development and implementation of firm-wide data visualization and
reporting standards
* Collaborate with various departments to ensure that new data systems are
engineered for greater flexibility and reuse and meet a variety of needs.
* Plan, configure and maintain analytical systems to perform macro- and
micro-level data analyses and predictive analytics. Responsible for
extracting, cleaning, interpreting and analyzing trends and patterns in
data. Verify the mathematical accuracy of analytical systems.
* Implement firm-wide data assessment to evaluate data sources and their
quality. Catalogue data and data dictionaries and other reference
material.
* Develop methods to connect disparate data sources; create new processes
to link datasets; and rethink and improve current systems to develop new
data connections.
* Automate manual data analysis processes and streamline current data
intake and analytics.
* Include open-source datasets (e.g., government or cohort datasets) to
provide baseline data comparisons and augment the strength of the
insights provided.
* Assist the firm s Technology and Innovation teams in assessing new
tools and technologies that rely on data analytics and machine learning.
* Explore projects that will add value to the firm. Such projects include
but are not limited to the following: space utilization, client
engagement intelligence, competitive intelligence, recruitment and
retention, travel and cost analysis, department and practice growth,
client business profitability and trends, and project cost and time
forecasting.
* Continue situational awareness of current and forthcoming data science
and business intelligence processes, tools, technologies and trends as
they relate to technology, data analytics and machine learning in support
of the legal services industry.
* Serve as a mentor to other reporting and analytics-focused team members
as we continue our transition to a more data-driven organization.

Qualifications:
* Advanced degree or equivalent work experience
* Knowledge of statistics and machine learning
* Ability to comprehend and communicate data
* Accurately perform advanced mathematical functions
* Project management experience
* Experience with SQL, R and Python
* Experience with data visualization tools such as Power BI, Excel and
PowerPoint

Who is Orrick?Orrick is a global law firm focused on serving the technology &
innovation, energy & infrastructure and finance sectors. Founded more than 150
years ago in San Francisco, Orrick today has offices in 25+ markets worldwide.
Financial Times has selected Orrick as the Most Innovative Law Firm in North
America from 2016-2018 and named us runner-up in 2019. The American Lawyer gave
the firm its first Legal Innovation Award and in 2019 recognized us for Be
Use of Technology. For the fifth year in a row, Fortune named Orrick to it
2020 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Orrick offers a collaborative work environment, competitive salary, and
excellent benefits, including lots of extra perks like free biometric
screenings, paid time to participate in community service activities and the
day off for your birthday.

Please visit for more information about the firm.

How to : If you are searching for a chance to create an impact, you have a
little grit and you love working with a team, we want to talk with you. To
submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please visit our Staff
and Paralegal Opportunities Listings at

No phone calls please.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Consistent with the SF Fair Chance Ordinance, an arrest and conviction record
will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant from consideration.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the
position in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair
Chance Initiative for Hiring
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