Grand Casino

Data Scientist

Company: Grand Casino

Location: Onamia, MN 56359, United States

Posted on: August 09

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  • $91.9K - $116K a year is Indeed's estimated salary for this role in Onamia, MN.

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.


The data scientist is responsible for modeling complex Institute problems, discovering Institute insights and identifying opportunities through the use of statistical, algorithmic, mining, machine learning and visualization techniques. They are intricately involved in running analytical experiments in a methodical manner and will regularly evaluate alternate models via theoretical approaches. In addition, this role will be integrating and preparing large, varied datasets, architecting specialized database, and computing environments, and communicating results.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Responsibilities listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability needed to effectively execute this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.


  • Work with the business stakeholders to identify the business requirements and the expected outcome.
  • Model and frame business scenarios that are meaningful and which impact on critical processes and/or decisions.
  • Identify what data is available and relevant, including internal and external data sources.
  • Process, cleanse, and verify the integrity of the data used for analysis.
  • Design, train, and implement machine learning algorithms.
  • Develop A/B testing framework and evaluate the results.
  • Validate analysis by including experimental and flexible design approaches with testing methods.
  • Communicate results and ideas to key decision makers using storytelling techniques.
  • Make recommendations on improvements to methods that lead to findings, including new information.
  • Educate the business on novel approaches, such as testing and validation of results to drive organizational buy-in.
  • Maintains current understanding of trends with data science capabilities and tools to stay relevant.
  • Held accountable, to the highest degree, for the control, accuracy and thoroughness of all records, and reports.
  • Ensure information used follows compliance, access management and control policies of the organization and that it meets qualification and assurance requirements of the business.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Masters degree from an accredited school in data science, business analytics, mathematics, statistics, or related field.
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience in data mining, machine learning and statistical analysis, with mathematical and causal modeling skills.
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience with the following:
    • Relational databases, such as SQL
    • Data science toolkits, such as R, Python, Scikit-learn, etc. Excellence in at least one of these is highly preferred.
    • Data visualization tools, such as Matplotlib, Plotly, Power BI, Tableau, etc.
    • Querying database languages, such as SQL, Cypher etc.
  • Experience working with large data sets, experience working with distributed computing tools, such as Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, etc. is preferred.
  • Experience with scripting and programming languages, such as JavaScript, etc. is preferred.
  • Experience with Azure Synapse is preferred.
  • Experience with Graph databases, such as Neo4j is preferred.
  • Marketing experience is preferred.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.


  • Data-oriented personality with a strong passion for empirical research and for answering challenging questions with data.
  • Must have the ability to produce solutions to loosely defined business problems by leveraging pattern detection over potentially large datasets.
  • If required, must be able to pass company pre-employment Drug and Alcohol test.
  • Must be able to secure license from Gaming Regulatory Authority and follow all relevant DGRs.
  • Mille Lacs Band Member and Native American preference will be exercised in the hiring process.


  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have ability to communicate with the business to understand requirements and present back findings and recommendations.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate in one-on-one, small group situations, and to moderate-sized gatherings of associates, executives and/or community leaders.

The company requires every associate to:

  • Maintain a consistent and regular attendance record.
  • Encourage mutual respect among Associates by setting positive examples consistent with company policies.
  • Maintain an attitude and philosophy consistent with the company mission, vision, and values.
  • Maintain a professional reputation in the company and community.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

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