Data Analytics & Visualization Associate
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Applications have closed

Website Ropes & Gray Insights Lab

Who we are:

R&G Insights Lab is the legal industry’s first – and only – analytics and behavioral science consulting group.  We take a data-driven and human-centered approach to solving complex legal and business challenges. The Lab uses analytics to drive informed decision-making; behavioral science to confront the realities of human bias; and the principles of human-centered design to develop creative solutions that prioritize individual experiences.  Areas of client focus include: compliance, ethics and risk management; organizational culture; diversity, equity and inclusion; and other areas of corporate social responsibility. Put simply, we help our clients achieve their business goals, while also living their values.  R&G Insights Lab is the legal consulting arm of Ropes & Gray, a preeminent global law firm with approximately 1,400 lawyers and legal professionals in New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul.

Job summary:

We’re looking for a motivated and entrepreneurial individual to help us break new ground in an area with immense untapped potential. You will play a significant role in the development of innovative Lab products and services; advise clients on the use of data and analytics to drive more effective decision-making; and play an integral role on multidisciplinary teams that design bespoke client solutions.   You will also be deeply involved in the development of the analytics work bench used by the Lab’s growing analytics team. This is a unique opportunity to play an important role in building a business that has a start-up mentality – with the resources and reach of one of the world’s preeminent law firms.  We are open to having this person sit in any of our US offices, and offer significant flexibility for those who prefer remote work.

Essential functions:

  • Design visually engaging dashboards that transform potentially complicated statistical analyses into simple, actionable insights that drive decision-making.
  • Collect, ingest, manage, combine, analyze and visualize data for client projects.
  • Develop statistical models to identify risk and drive client decision-making.
  • Advise clients on strategies for building their own internal data and analytics capabilities.

The person:

The Insights Lab is looking for an analytics and visualization expert who shows up with ideas.  The ideal candidate will have strong business-acumen and a demonstrated track record of designing and delivering innovative, analytically-powered products and services. You should also have strong communication skills (writing, interpersonal, public), be comfortable with statistical fundamentals, and possess the drive to come up with an idea and then deliver high quality results quickly. You must also be comfortable translating often complex methods and insights into a language that is easily consumable to audiences not as well-versed in analytics (including attorneys and clients). The ideal candidate will be part data analyst, part data wrangler, and part storyteller.

Desired skillset:

  • Proven experience in a similar role.
  • Experience with Tableau, MicroStrategy, PowerBI, or similar visualization tools required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in statistics, computer science, engineering, applied mathematics or a similar quantitative field required; advanced degree (with a focus on machine learning, artificial intelligence, or a related specialty) welcome, but not required.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas is a plus: ethical decision-making (compliance, ethics, risk management); diversity, equity and inclusion; organizational culture; and / or corporate social responsibility.
  • Experience in developing algorithms, building analytical models, and employing regression and machine learning techniques (supervised and unsupervised) to address business challenges.
  • Substantive experience with data extraction / manipulation using Python and/or R.
  • Must be creative, strategic and business-minded – with strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills.