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Intern
StreetLight Data
Richmond, VA
StreetLight pioneered the use of Big Data analytics to shed light on how people, goods, and services move, empowering smarter, data-driven transportation decisions. The company applies proprietary machine-learning algorithms and data processing resources to measure travel patterns of vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians that enable complex transportation problem solving using analytics available on SaaS platform, StreetLight InSight®. Acquired by Jacobs as a subsidiary in February 2022, StreetLight continues to provide innovative digital solutions to help communities reduce congestion, improve safe and equitable transportation, and maximize the positive impact of infrastructure investment.

StreetLight Data  is seeking out an energetic, responsible intern to help carry out our mission of creating better data for better transportation decisions. You will have an opportunity to make an impact, develop personally and professionally, and learn from people who are experts in their fields. Whether you work with our mobility experts, data scientists or business services teams, our hope is that you find the duties and projects to be fulfilling and that your Internship with us is rewarding and positive.

Candidates may be located remotely or in one of our offices in the San Francisco, CA or Richmond, VA regions.

Responsibilities:

    • Actively contribute to meaningful projects and work closely with the team to which they are assigned 
    • Fulfill tasks as set out by supervisors 
    • Perform research at team's request
    • Assist with event handling/preparation
    • Understand the overall concept of the company, including the brand, customer, product goals, and all other aspects of service
    • Accepts designated, business-focus projects to research, propose ideas and solutions, and present final project during the internship
    • Provide suggestions to management for improving customer service and internal processesLearns and becomes proficient on internal software systems
    • Assist in preparing information and research materials; create and maintain PowerPoint presentations
    • Manage databases and input information, data, and records
    • Research and gather documentation on company position in the industry
    • Attend company functions

Qualifications

    • Must be 18 years of age
    • Currently enrolled as a junior or senior in a four year college
    • Minimum GPA of 3.5
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Works well on teams
    • Has a strong work ethic and attention to detail 
    • Must be a self-motivated problem solver and a desire to learn new technologies
    • Should have the ability to research and understanding of how to apply various technical resources
    • Ability to prioritize tasks and efficiently manage time
    • Ability to exercise good judgment and effectiveness in working with a high performing team
    • Eager to tackle new projects and ideas

Benefits

    • Gain hands-on experience in an IT, Marketing, Sales or Operations position
    • Shadowing and training experiences with knowledgeable professionals
    • Opportunity to attend company meetings
    • Flexible schedule for students
    • Compensation available
StreetLight Data is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. StreetLight provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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Data Scientist, Services
StreetLight Data
Remote
StreetLight pioneered the use of Big Data analytics to shed light on how people, goods, and services move, empowering smarter, data-driven transportation decisions. The company applies proprietary machine-learning algorithms and data processing resources to measure travel patterns of vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians that enable complex transportation problem solving using analytics available on SaaS platform, StreetLight InSight®. Acquired by Jacobs as a subsidiary in February 2022, StreetLight continues to provide innovative digital solutions to help communities reduce congestion, improve safe and equitable transportation, and maximize the positive impact of infrastructure investment.

As a Data Scientist on our Services team, your role will be vital in shaping our services offerings. You will directly influence the success of our customers by developing data-driven solutions tailored to their unique needs. Utilizing your data science expertise, you will be tasked not only with the creation of these solutions but also with the proactive identification and validation of potential new services offerings. 
 
In this role, you will harness the power of StreetLight's extensive repository of transportation data, formulating efficient queries to deliver the answers our customers seek. Employing innovative visualization techniques and synthesizing diverse data sets, you willprovide comprehensive insights. As a key contributor to our lean launch program, your data insights will enable the identification, prototyping, and validation of new product concepts. 
  
Location: We are flexible on the location of this position - it could be in any one of our corporate offices, or remote within the US or Canada. 

Key Responsibilities

    • Design and refine algorithms to infer key transportation patterns from various data sources, including both StreetLight's proprietary data and metrics, as well as external data. Apply these insights to explore and validate potential new services offerings.
    • Research, implement, and optimize suitable strategies for tackling data science problems
    • Use advanced statistical tools for the analysis and validation of results, ensuring the viability of potential new services and lean launch prototypes.
    • Effectively communicate final results to stakeholders, providing thorough documentation and supporting interactive visualizations of data for informed decision-making.
    • Collaborate closely with Sales, Solutions Engineers, and Account Management to translate customer requests into clearly defined, timely outputs that exceed customer expectations.
    • As part of a dynamic team at StreetLight, proactively identify opportunities for process improvements and contribute to the evolution of our service offerings.

Qualification & Skills

    • BS / MS in Computer Science, Mathematics, or an Engineering discipline from a top university.
    • Proficiency in Python with 5+ years of experience, including familiarity with data-focused libraries such as pandas, NumPy, SciPy, and scikit-learn.
    • Experience with relational databases and SQL, including a strong understanding of concepts. Familiarity with BigQuery is preferred.
    • Solid understanding of techniques in data science, including machine learning algorithms, forecasting, regression analysis, etc.
    • Expertise in data visualization, preferably with experience using ArcGIS for web mapping and interactive dashboard creation.
    • Ability to accurately estimate the time requirements for complex tasks, meet those targets, and make compromises to enable scalability and productization of algorithms.
    • Familiarity with software engineering principles, reflecting an understanding of how robust, scalable systems are built.
    • Knowledge of geospatial data, statistics, and experience with geospatial databases such as PostGIS is a plus.
    • Experience with transportation data/industry is a plus. This includes working in a transportation-focused role within government, consulting, private-sector mobility, or a non-profit.
    • Strong communication skills - written, visual (presentations, charts, maps), and verbal.
The base salary range for this position is $140,000 to $150,000. This range reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations (remote). Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

Interested? StreetLight Data offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

StreetLight Data is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. StreetLight provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Full-time
Mid Level