Data Scientist/Analyst

Provident Financial Services Jersey City , NJ 07097

Posted 1 week ago

Iselin, NJ

Provident Bank, a multi-billion dollar NJ bank with branches in NJ and Eastern PA is seeking a talented Data Scientist for an opportunity at our Iselin, NJ administrative office. Qualified candidates must have at least 10 years of experience in diverse roles and with increasing leadership responsibilities across major data projects and programs. VISA SPONSORSHIP IS NOT AVAILABLE.

We offer a competitive compensation program that includes medical/dental/life insurances, 401(k) with match, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Student Loan Paydown program and more!


First and foremost, Data Scientist/Analysts are passionate about analyzing and interpreting data to help our Bank make data-driven decisions that will drive growth. Veteran Data Scientist/Analysts are excellent communicators with a perfect blend of business acumen/ industry knowledge and big data technical skills. As a bridge to the Bank's lines of business, Data Scientist/Analysts never lose sight of the number one objective: helping the Bank gain actionable insights from data that will allow them to make better, faster, smarter decisions.


  • Work directly with business leaders throughout the Bank to oversee all aspects of a project: from understanding their business challenges through data collection, data analysis, presentation of results and recommendations, and working with our data science third party partners.

  • Perform data analysis using cutting-edge data science and data visualization software; identify trends and patterns; extract key insights, recommendations, and conclusions; and communicate those points succinctly.

  • Analyze results, review data for anomalies, investigate to identify and determine causes, and correct data inaccuracies and inconsistencies as necessary.

  • Prepare and present reports for executive-level clients with compelling visualizations that effectively summarize data findings and lay out key insights, recommendations, and conclusions.

  • Develop and document processes to support best practice analyses.

  • Establish data analytics as a core competency and a competitive advantage within the Bank.

  • Follow company policy and procedures which protect sensitive data and maintain compliance with established security standards and best practices.


The position will start with one or two direct reports. Part of the job expectation is that the selected candidate will build a data organization that he/she will lead. This is a green field position and as such, the selected candidate should be able to demonstrate experience indicating how such an organization would be developed, grown and used to establish a competitive advantage.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to communicate technical concepts in terms that a wide audience can understand, regardless of their technical aptitude.

Sharp technical skills/ aptitude, complimented by strong business experience/ industry knowledge.

Advanced Microsoft Excel skills with an ability to demonstrate effective use of formulas, tables, conditional formatting, advanced charting, pivot tables, and macros.

Strong analytical and statistical skills

Ability to learn new skills quickly.

Ability to thrive in an uncertain, fast-paced, ever-changing environment with a frequently demanding schedule.

Experience with at least one data visualization tool, preferably Tableau.


Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred.

10 or more years in diverse roles and increasing leadership responsibilities across major data projects and programs.

Bank experience preferred, but not required.

Previous consulting or client service experience preferred, but not required.


The work is performed mainly in a normal office environment. Noise levels are usually moderate.


The hazards are mainly those present in a normal office setting

This job description may not be all-inclusive. Employees are expected to perform other duties as assigned and directed by management. Job descriptions and duties may be modified when deemed appropriate by management.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Data Scientist/Analyst

Provident Financial Services