Data Operations Specialist

Sentient Decision Science is a behavioral science-based research and consulting firm. Sentient was created to bring the visionary advances from the behavioral sciences to the business community in a practical and accessible form in order to move global business forward.

Sentient Decision Science is seeking a Data Operations Specialist to join our team of researchers, behavioral scientists and technologists in our Portsmouth, NH or Scottsdale, AZ locations. The Data Operations Specialist is someone who loves data and is motivated to produce exceptional work based on strong technical skills, and a passion for detail and precision. An advanced ability to program surveys and understand the structure of the data that will be derived from surveys is critical to success in this role.


  • Survey Programming:
    • Program surveys using commercial survey platforms (Sawtooth Lighthouse, Qualtrics) and specialized software for consumer choice, implicit response, eye tracking and emotional response testing.
    • Apply logic criteria to screening questions and sampling quotas to ensure representation of the target audience and to capture readable sub-groups.
    • Implement randomization and/or conditional criteria in programming for questions, answer lists and exercises.
  • Fundamental quantitative data processing, including::
    • Cleaning data
    • Writing syntax
    • Weighting data
    • Writing and running advanced predictive algorithms
    • Creating data simulators
    • Creating tables
    • Processing advanced behavioral science-based data (eye tracking, facial coding, implicit index scores)

Report creation:

  • Populating PowerPoint, Excel and Online Dashboard based reports
  • Executing standard reporting structure including data, text and visualization requirements
  • Proofing data integrity in reports 


Competitive compensation and excellent benefits including 401K Plan and profit sharing, health, dental, and disability insurance.


  • • Strong data processing and programming skills required. Experience with statistical packages necessary.
  • • Strong attention to detail
  • • Ability to be fully engaged in work, demonstrate creative problem solving, inspire others with work output, and focused on personal and professional growth a must


Degree from a two or four-year program at a recognized college or university, or equivalent combination of education and experience


Beautiful and charming Portsmouth, NH, or the booming desert metropolis of Scottsdale, AZ. 

Portsmouth, NH

Portsmouth’s unique geographic location offers endless opportunities for recreation. Spend the day at the beach, sailing out to the Isles of Shoals, or enjoying a lobster dinner on one of the local piers.

Scottsdale, Arizona

Sitting at the base of Camelback Mountain, the office offers views of the McDowall Sonoran Preserve, the largest “urban park” in the United States, encompassing more than 30,500 acres and over 180 miles of trails.

London, England

Two decades ago, the area was decidedly grittier, edgier and rougher – today it is the unrivaled creative hub of the East End. In fact, Old Street’s Silicon Roundabout is the third largest technology start-up cluster after San Francisco and New York City.

Niche Grade for Portsmouth, NH

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Niche Grade for Scottsdale, NH

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About Sentient Decision Science

Sentient Decision Science, Inc. is headquartered in Portsmouth, NH. Portsmouth is an Atlantic coastal city an hour north of Boston and 45 minutes from Portland, ME. The city is a cultural hub for the surrounding Seacoast area with a world-class restaurant and arts scene. Portsmouth is an idyllic New England micro-city that offers a high standard of living and is an outdoor activity playground with easy access to hiking and skiing in the mountains of NH and kayaking on the rivers, lakes and ocean. Sentient has additional corporate offices in Scottsdale, AZ the fifth largest metro area in the US, with access to Phoenix, the Arizona State University and the unique natural beauty of the Sonoran desert.

For more information about Sentient Decision Science and our groundbreaking research please contact us.