Urban Science

  • Internship Up to 40hrs per week Spring/Summer 2018

    Location US-TN-Franklin
    Posted Date 9 months ago(8/17/2018 5:47 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Local Account Management
  • Overview and Summary

    Urban Science is a company that is focused on leveraging data and logic to solve real world business problems.  Urban Science leverages cutting edge analytics, proprietary software solutions, and years of industry experience to help our clients to create strategies and solutions that make their customers the focal point of their efforts. 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Assigned to one or different projects, the intern will help with:

    • Manage client databases utilizing Urban Science proprietary software
    • Use SQL Server to extract and manipulate data by writing queries, joining data sources, etc.
    • Responsible for creating and generating reports that will be used as a monthly sales evaluation tool.  The client will use this tool to determine what the optimal results should be for their dealer network
    • Focus on improving new and existing processes to effectively and efficiently communicate data from various sources such as dealership sales and financials, vehicle registrations, customer satisfaction, demographics, economics, etc.
    • Plan, organize, develop and deliver client-requested projects and ad hoc requests within in prescribed time schedule. The client-requested projects  and requests will be used to communicate dealership performance to find profit, sales and efficiency opportunities
    • Track, process, analyze and verify data using Microsoft products, such as Excel and Access
    • Adhere to quality control standards for Urban Science and the client
    • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications - Education and Experience

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Needs to have a fundamental understanding of database concepts in order to complete client requests that fall outside of MarketSmarts® capabilities, which require gathering and manipulating data manually from multiple databases
    • Needs to have a fundamental understanding of MS Excel for charting and graphing of data, writing formulas within cells, and/or filtering, sorting, and formatting data
    • Knowledge of SQL is required.  If candidate does not have minimum SQL knowledge, they must have some fundamental computer programming knowledge and skills.
    • Ability to prioritize competing demands, manage multiple concurrent tasks and adapt to changing priorities
    • Ability to collaborate with other team members and have dedication to meeting and exceeding their expectations
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • College level math skills and solid mathematical grounding required
    • Skills to execute simple statistical analysis software programs and create scatter plots, bar charts and histograms
    • Knowledge of basic descriptive statistics
    • Knowledge of relational database fundamentals, including creating and executing queries, creating scripts, importing/exporting data, and manipulating data
    • Strong commitment to the Urban Science Mission to provide state-of the art solutions to our customers’ problems worldwide, utilizing scientific problem solving tools and computer technology driven by real-world experiences
    • Oral communication skills necessary to express ideas clearly to individuals and groups, including clients.
    • Written communication skills necessary to effectively communicate ideas in a clear, concise manner at a level appropriate for the audience
    • Ability to analyze problems and identify alternative solutions, applying appropriate Urban Science methodology 


    • Current enrollment in a Baccalaureate or Master’s program in a technical field (engineering, applied math, computer science, applied science, MIS, or other) at an accredited U.S. college or university, or equivalent foreign institution is required
    • Technical skills necessary to support Urban Science systems 
    • Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint skills required
    • Knowledge of SQL required
    • Must have demonstrated programming proficiency, preferably in .NET or C#



    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




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