Arkansas Center for Data Sciences

ACDS serves as a non-profit dedicated to recruiting and training top Data Science and IT talent for corporations in the State of Arkansas. We partner with companies large and small across all industries to facilitate apprenticeship programs in occupations such as: Cyber Security, Data Analyst, Data Developers, SQL Analyst & other IT related jobs. 

Arkansas Center for Data Sciences (ACDS) provides the curriculum to teach the required general skills, with a customized portion of the curriculum allowing individual corporations to teach its own specific culture, processes and tools.

Our vision is for Arkansas to be a global leader in the transformation of existing industries through the application of data analytics and related computing capabilities involving the integration of technical and business skills, advancement of talent pipelines and ongoing upgrades to relevant workforce skills.

 

Our strategic priorities include:

  • ​Bridging the gap between corporate Arkansas’ growing tech demand and the talent available to supply it.
  • Aligning a ready-to-contribute tech supply to corporate Arkansas’ ever-increasing tech demand.
  • Building awareness on the advantages of using apprenticeships to identify and develop specific IT talent.

 

The Arkansas Center for Data Sciences (ACDS) began with the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission and is considered critical to the success of Arkansas as having its leading industries and companies competing in data analytics and computing.

 

Arkansas Center for Data Sciences Conway, AR, USA
11/18/2019
Full time
Arkansas Center for Data Sciences (ACDS)   Developer Apprentice Program   is a full-time paid job opportunity for opportunity for passionate, aspiring software engineers from a non-traditional background to gain the knowledge, tools, and skills to thrive as a software engineer.  An apprenticeship is all about learning. We’re seeking candidates who have the following requirements, but we know you’re just getting your career started, and the program with help you learn and grow. If you’ve had some experience with coding or development in the past, you’re exactly the type of candidate we’re looking for. Ideal candidate profile: Experience writing code using languages such as (and not limited to) COBOL, PL/1, Java, C, C++, C#, VB.Net. Basic Understanding of RDBMS databases such SQL Server and Oracle. Basic understanding of modern software design and development methodologies (e.g., OO). Experience using (or an understanding of the use of) an Integrated Development Environment (e.g., Eclipse, Visual Studio).  Understanding of quality and security standards. Good verbal and written communication skills   Requirements: Basic programming skills Personal computer and business solutions software skills  Must have the ability to work in the United States without a current or future need for visa sponsorship. Must have personal drive and eagerness to learn. Good Communication skills is a must.   Who should apply? Recent (or soon-to-be) graduates  in one of the following: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Assurance or other IT related program. Current company employees wanting a career change into development; Incumbent employees wanting to up-tool current skill set.  Self-taught individuals passionate about a career in development. Service members within 6 months of military-to-civilian transition.   How does the interview process work?   ACDS will conduct an initial phone interview and assessment. ACDS will send selected resumes to companies that match the candidate’s skills and interest. Our corporate partner companies will decide which resumes to bring in for an onsite interview with the IT manager. Company selects final candidate for job offer. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship. Candidates must have the ability to work in the United States without a current or future need for visa sponsorship. No relocation is available for this position.  Learn more about us @   www.acds.co   & socialize with us on   Facebook   &   LinkedIn .
Arkansas Center for Data Sciences Little Rock, AR, USA
10/21/2019
Full time
Are you someone that has a foundational understanding of development or programming concepts, but want to take a less traditional path to achieve it? Arkansas Center for Data Sciences (ACDS)   Developer Apprentice Program   is a full-time paid job opportunity for opportunity for passionate, aspiring software engineers from a non-traditional background to gain the knowledge, tools, and skills to thrive as a software engineer. The first 10-16 weeks will be in classroom learning setting and on-the-job training at the company.  An apprenticeship is all about learning. We’re seeking candidates who have the following requirements, but we know you’re just getting your career started, and the program with help you learn and grow. If you’ve had some experience with coding or development in the past, you’re exactly the type of candidate we’re looking for. Ideal candidate profile: Beginner level Java development experience with Spring framework Hands-on experience with APIs, Microservices and Service-Oriented Architecture from school or personal projects. Experience in developing REST services Skilled at writing clean and concise code Demonstrated success in building design patterns and software engineering best practice Textbook understanding of CI/CD systems such as Jenkins Solid understanding of Agile methodologies and DevOps concepts Basic understanding of NoSQL and its data modeling Entry level knowledge of JDA WMS Applications or other WMS applications Have made and worked on coding projects, including work that you may have done during school project or on your own   Requirements: Must have the ability to work in the United States without a current or future need for visa sponsorship. Must have personal drive and eagerness to learn. Good Communication skills is a must.   Who should apply? Individuals currently pursuing a degree or graduates in one of the following: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Assurance or other IT related program. Current company employees wanting a career change into development; Incumbent employees wanting to up-tool current skill set.  Self-taught individuals passionate about a career in development. Service members within 6 months of military-to-civilian transition.   How does the interview process work?   ACDS will conduct an initial phone interview and assessment. ACDS will send selected resumes to companies that match the candidate’s skills and interest. Our corporate partner companies will decide which resumes to bring in for an onsite interview with the IT manager. Company selects final candidate for job offer. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship. Candidates must have the ability to work in the United States without a current or future need for visa sponsorship. No relocation is available for this position.   Learn more about us @   www.acds.co   & socialize with us on   Facebook   &   LinkedIn .
Arkansas Center for Data Sciences Rogers, AR, USA
10/21/2019
Full time
Are you someone that has a foundational understanding of development or programming concepts, but want to take a less traditional path to achieve it? Arkansas Center for Data Sciences (ACDS)   Developer Apprentice Program   is a full-time paid job opportunity for opportunity for passionate, aspiring software engineers from a non-traditional background to gain the knowledge, tools, and skills to thrive as a software engineer. The first 10-16 weeks will be in classroom learning setting and on-the-job training at the company.  An apprenticeship is all about learning. We’re seeking candidates who have the following requirements, but we know you’re just getting your career started, and the program with help you learn and grow. If you’ve had some experience with coding or development in the past, you’re exactly the type of candidate we’re looking for. Ideal candidate profile: Beginner level Java development experience with Spring framework Hands-on experience with APIs, Microservices and Service-Oriented Architecture from school or personal projects. Experience in developing REST services Skilled at writing clean and concise code Demonstrated success in building design patterns and software engineering best practice Textbook understanding of CI/CD systems such as Jenkins Solid understanding of Agile methodologies and DevOps concepts Basic understanding of NoSQL and its data modeling Entry level knowledge of JDA WMS Applications or other WMS applications Have made and worked on coding projects, including work that you may have done during school project or on your own   Requirements: Must have the ability to work in the United States without a current or future need for visa sponsorship. Must have personal drive and eagerness to learn. Good Communication skills is a must.   Who should apply? Individuals currently pursuing a degree or graduates in one of the following: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Assurance or other IT related program. Current company employees wanting a career change into development; Incumbent employees wanting to up-tool current skill set.  Self-taught individuals passionate about a career in development. Service members within 6 months of military-to-civilian transition.   How does the interview process work?   ACDS will conduct an initial phone interview and assessment. ACDS will send selected resumes to companies that match the candidate’s skills and interest. Our corporate partner companies will decide which resumes to bring in for an onsite interview with the IT manager. Company selects final candidate for job offer. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship. Candidates must have the ability to work in the United States without a current or future need for visa sponsorship. No relocation is available for this position.   Learn more about us @   www.acds.co   & socialize with us on   Facebook   &   LinkedIn .
Arkansas Center for Data Sciences Rogers, AR, USA
10/21/2019
Full time
Arkansas Center for Data Sciences   is looking for students, recent graduates, new hires and current employees wanting to advance their career as a Data Analyst. Training is  16 weeks , comprised of  full immersion training  with  on-keyboard active simulation ,  classroom instruction  and  field experience . This is a paid apprenticeship program tied to a full-time position. Must be able to attend training M-F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Northwest Arkansas .  Who should apply? Individuals currently pursuing a degree in one of the following: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Data Analytics, MIS, Statistics, Mathematics, Information Assurance or other IT related program. Individuals currently pursuing or achieved certification in business analytics, data mining, or statistical analysis. Current company employees wanting a career change into Data Analytics; Incumbent employees wanting to up-tool current skill set.  Service members within 6 months of military-to-civilian transition. General Job Responsibilities (We will train you to perform the duties listed below): Gathering and analyzing various types of data; Create, build and audit ad-hoc reports and analysis based on requirements Defining, documenting, and improving business processes; Proactively identifies issues and opportunities to enhance data management and reporting through detailed and high-level problem solving to ensure consistent delivery Develop dashboards, analysis and reporting to be utilized cross functionally to understand business performance Compile, model and present data insights to key stakeholders Requirements: Strong oral and written communication skills Must be detailed oriented, organized and have multi-tasking skills Strong computer software skills – word processing, spreadsheets, database management and presentation Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship  Desired Skills & Abilities (Nice to have not required): Knowledge of common database architectures and how to extract and transform complex datasets Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, graphs, macros, etc.) Textbook knowledge of machine Learning techniques and algorithms. Academic or work experience with ETL tools (SSRS, SSIS or equivalent) Beginner level experience with Microsoft, Oracle, or DB2 SQL Languages Experience with SAP, Tableau, HANA, Power BI, SAS or other BI tools(writing and troubleshooting queries, extracting and transforming data, etc.) Who we are .....ACDS is a non-profit dedicated to building and retaining top Data Science and IT talent in the state of Arkansas. We partner with companies large and small across all industries to facilitate apprenticeship programs such as: Cybersecurity, Data Analyst, Developers, SQL Analyst, & other IT related programs. We're leading the charge to grow and enhance IT in Arkansas.  How does the interview process work?   ACDS will conduct an initial phone interview and assessment. ACDS will send selected resumes to companies that match the candidate’s skills and interest. Our corporate partner companies will decide which resumes to bring in for an onsite interview with the IT manager. Company selects final candidate for job offer. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship. Candidates must have the ability to work in the United States without a current or future need for visa sponsorship. No relocation assistance is available for this position. Learn more about us @   www.acds.co   & socialize with us on   Facebook   &   LinkedIn .
Arkansas Center for Data Sciences Little Rock, AR, USA
08/21/2019
Full time
Arkansas Center for Data Sciences   is looking for students, recent graduates, new hires and current employees wanting to advance their career as a Data Analyst. Training is  16 weeks , comprised of  full immersion training  with  on-keyboard active simulation ,  classroom instruction  and  field experience . This is a paid apprenticeship program tied to a full-time position. Must be able to attend training M-F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Little Rock. Tentative start date: Fall 2019. Who should apply? Individuals currently pursuing a degree in one of the following: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Data Analytics, MIS, Statistics, Mathematics, Information Assurance or other IT related program. Individuals currently pursuing or achieved certification in business analytics, data mining, or statistical analysis. Current company employees wanting a career change into Data Analytics; Incumbent employees wanting to up-tool current skill set.  Service members within 6 months of military-to-civilian transition. General Job Responsibilities (We will train you to perform the duties listed below): Gathering and analyzing various types of data; Create, build and audit ad-hoc reports and analysis based on requirements Defining, documenting, and improving business processes; Proactively identifies issues and opportunities to enhance data management and reporting through detailed and high-level problem solving to ensure consistent delivery Develop dashboards, analysis and reporting to be utilized cross functionally to understand business performance Compile, model and present data insights to key stakeholders Requirements: Strong oral and written communication skills Must be detailed oriented, organized and have multi-tasking skills Strong computer software skills – word processing, spreadsheets, database management and presentation Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship  Desired Skills & Abilities (Nice to have not required): Knowledge of common database architectures and how to extract and transform complex datasets Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, graphs, macros, etc.) Textbook knowledge of machine Learning techniques and algorithms. Academic or work experience with ETL tools (SSRS, SSIS or equivalent) Beginner level experience with Microsoft, Oracle, or DB2 SQL Languages Experience with SAP, Tableau, HANA, Power BI, SAS or other BI tools(writing and troubleshooting queries, extracting and transforming data, etc.)