Urban Science

  • Graduate: Analyst for Local Account Management (Client oriented analytical and business consulting)

    Location US-VA-Herndon
    Posted Date 1 year ago(8/17/2018 5:49 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Local Account Management
  • Overview and Summary

    Local Account Management teams analyze data and leverage technical and consulting skills to independently execute high quality solutions for local Urban Science clients. Analysts are responsible for analyzing data from various sources such as demographic information, vehicle registrations, dealership sales and financials, etc. to determine and deliver optimal network, dealer performance, and customer solutions.


    Urban Science is a business-solutions company focused on supporting the needs of the sales and marketing function of the automotive industry. We leverage a scientific methodology to help our client partners sell more vehicles, improve profitability and increase customer loyalty. And we do that by helping solve their toughest challenges including planning an optimal dealership network, improving individual dealer performance, and efficiently converting sales leads into sales. In short, we guide business through science—and we've been doing this since 1977.


    Career opportunities are available to recent college graduates throughout our locations in the United States (Michigan, Tennessee, Northern Virginia, Georgia, Northern New Jersey, and Southern California).



    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • With guidance regarding methodology and approach, program and implement new functionality for various software applications (including design, coding, code reviews, unit testing, and configuration)
    • Provide technical support to internal Urban Science clients currently utilizing software applications, including assisting with system set up and local application customization/development
    • Review, analyze, process, integrate and make actionable data from various sources including demographics, vehicle registrations, dealership sales and financials, etc.
    • Perform application coding and testing functions associated with the development of custom client software
    • Write SQL queries ensuring optimization and accuracy
    • Support multiple client teams by creating and generating client reports and deliverables associated with our network, site, and customer practice areas
    • Implement, document and improve new and existing processes, thereby institutionalizing group knowledge and driving efficiency and quality
    • Use Urban Science proprietary and third party software to extract, process, analyze, verify, and manipulate data from various sources
    • Provide general help desk support; including but not limited to answering questions regarding registration data, geography, maps, reports, and Microsoft products (Exce- advanced levell, Access, Word)
    • Plan, organize, develop and deliver client-requested projects and ad hoc requests on time and within budget
    • Adhere to quality control standards for Urban Science and client organizations
    • 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.

    • Ability to prioritize to competing demands, manage multiple concurrent tasks and adapt to changing priorities
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Above average college level engineering and math skills are required
    • Ability to perform statistical analysis with software programs in order to 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 is preferred
    • Strong commitment to 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
    • Possesses a can-do attitude illustrated by the ability, willingness, and passion to exceed client expectations
    • Excellent team player
    • Oral and written English communication skills necessary to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively to individuals and groups, including clients
    • Ability to analyze problems and identify alternative solutions, applying appropriate Urban Science methodology



    • Baccalaureate degree in a technical field (engineering, applied math, computer science, applied science, MIS , or other) from an accredited U.S. college or university, or equivalent foreign institution
    • Microsoft Word, Access and Excel skills are required
    • SQL Server experience is preferred
    • The following technical skills are preferred:  VB, ASP.Net, C#, Visual Studio
    • Previous internship experience is preferred




    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.


    The job may require additional hours over the normal 40-hour workweek.  The job may require some out of town travel.


    This description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this position.  It is NOT an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.


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