Data Scientist

Job Locations US-NE-Lincoln | US-CO-Highlands Ranch
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/30/2018 4:33 PM)
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This role will provide key management personnel recommendations and implications of potential business decisions including recommending changes to resource deployment to improve loan portfolio performance. The right candidate through data analysis will provide solutions to the most challenging business problems creating the most value for the company. Preference will be given to those familiar with advanced statistical concepts and those whom have advanced data mining experience through the use of SQL and other database tools to combine and connect disparate data sources.    


  1. Build complex analytical and forecasting models that drive decision making
  2. Be the subject matter expert in regards to scenarios and potential implications of strategic decisions
  3. Provide executive reporting on historical performance with informative interpretation of results
  4. Interpret and utilize historical portfolio level and initiative level performance to project initiative success/failure and project future results
  5. Create analysis to evaluate and track the costs of services and to assist in development of strategic plans and monitoring of performance
  6. Develop reporting packages that target metrics and thresholds
  7. Key player and contributor for new implementations around strategic initiatives



Bachelor’s degree required in Finance, Accounting, Mathematics, Actuarial Science or Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting or Finance.



2+ years of related analysis experience, with a proven record of success. Experience analyzing big data preferred.



  1. Knowledge of basic accounting theories, practices, and financial concepts
  2. Energy, Drive, and Motivation: Embraces challenges enthusiastically, then executes persistently
  3. Consistent, High Quality Results: Establishes credibility and finance leadership by producing timely, accurate and insightful analysis, consistently. Earns the respect of others through effective interaction with all teams.
  4. Effectively and confidently communicates with and engages all levels of the organization verbally, in writing and through presentation and report creation
  5. Highly accountable and inquisitive, able to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced dynamic environment
  6. Excellent skills in analytic problem solving, including discretion
  7. Expert in MSWord, PowerPoint and Access or similar database tools (SQL experience preferred)

EEO Statement

Nelnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer, complies with Executive Order 11246, and takes affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, national origin, gender, or sex, marital status, age, disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance. Qualified individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to apply or compete for positions at Nelnet may request such accommodations by contacting Nelnet Talent Acquisition & Recruiting.

Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.


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