National Storage Affiliates Trust

Data Scientist


Data Scientist

National Storage Affiliates Trust is a real estate investment trust headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, focused on the ownership, operation and acquisition of self storage properties located within the top 100 metropolitan statistical areas throughout the United States. As of March 31, 2021, the Company held ownership interests in and operated 844 self storage properties located in 36 states and Puerto Rico with approximately 53.5 million rentable square feet. NSA is one of the largest owners and operators of self storage properties among public and private companies in the United States. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at NSA is included in the MSCI US REIT Index (RMS/RMZ), the Russell 2000 Index of Companies and the S&P MidCap 400 Index.

Job Summary:

The data scientist will use data to drive decision making in our pricing, marketing, and acquisition efforts. The data scientist will have the opportunity to develop their skillset while making an immediate impact within a growing company. The data scientist will work within a collaborative team, assisting with exploratory data analysis, data cleaning and validation, model development and deployment, and ad hoc analyses. We’re looking for a high integrity, motivated individual who wants to contribute to a great company.

Reports to: Vice President, Business Intelligence and FP&A Analysis


  • Proficient in Python (if you use R instead and think you can learn Python quickly you should still apply for the job).
  • Proficient with SQL – writing queries to collecting relevant data.
  • Exposure to Machine Learning - experience deploying machine learning models is a plus.
  • Experience with Business Intelligence and Visualization tools are a plus (Alteryx, Tableau, Power BI, etc.)
  • Proficiency with GIT version control is a plus.
  • Comfortable with MS Office applications (especially Excel)
  • 1-4 years of applicable work experience (Entry Level)


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with strong interpersonal skills (ability to skillfully communicate insights to a non-technical audience).
  • Strong initiative, decision making, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong attention to detail.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited university or college in a related discipline (statistics, mathematics, computer science, data science)

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers and filing cabinets.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit, stand and walk. This position may be required to sit, stand or walk for extended periods of time.

Compensation Range: $70,000 - $90,000 plus bonus

FLSA Status: Exempt


National Storage Affiliates Trust offers full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401(K)
  • Accrued Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discount Program

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work for the position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All personnel may be required to duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. All job descriptions are subject to change. Job functions and/or responsibilities can be amended at any time at management discretion.

At this time sponsorship is not available. Only permanent residents and citizens will be considered.

NSA OP, LP is an equal opportunity employer. Employment and promotional decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a covered veteran or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal law. No question in our application process is used for the process of limiting or excluding any applicant's consideration for employment on such grounds.

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