Data Scientist

Atlanta, GA | Contract To Hire

Post Date: 06/14/2017 Job ID: 45765 Industry: Data Scientist

The Data Scientist is a team responsible for developing and integrating statistical models into the overall solution.  The Data Scientist has a deep understanding of statistics and machine learning algorithms, experience working with large datasets, and an ability to communicate actionable insights directly to non-technical audiences.  Additionally, he or she will work closely with Product Owners and Development to ensure the appropriate architecture is in place to operationalize the models.

Our goal is to have our clients view our delivery teams as a valuable partner in assisting them in achieving business value through the software solutions we provide.

Our goal is nothing less than creating unparalleled experiences for our clients and staff.  Successful delivery of the intended solution is paramount, but enduring value lies in executing in a way that cannot be found with any other provider, and leaving the client with the best possible feeling of success.

 

What you’ ll be doing:
  • Works with product and machine learning team to understand and/or define project requirements
  • Feature engineering research for existing and new predictive models
  • Develop classification models using statistical languages such R or Python
  • Develop text analytics solutions leveraging Vowpal Wabbit
  • Providing data science write-ups to inform business of key findings
  • Collaborate with development to ensure successful integration of Machine Learning artifacts

 

How you’ ll get the job done:
  • Accountability for value in the work you perform and the service you provide
  • Establish credibility by the sharing of knowledge related to your personal experiences and work with the team to maintain strong communication throughout each relationship
  • Sticking to the game plan.  If something gets committed, ensuring it gets done
  • Making it your job to know the particular product being delivered and how it will provide business value
  • Something will always come up, and it’ s better to play like you’ re catching up than to play like you’ ve already won
  • Whether it’ s when you need help or when you’ re unsure of an outcome, when in doubt, call out
  • When something is standing in your way of providing a successful solution, you have the responsibility to bring the impediment to the attention of the team
  • Stepping out of your comfort zone at times
  • Taking pride in the work you have accomplished and showing it to the customer
  • Avoiding the desire to take shortcuts at times instead maintain the consistency in how we approach solutions to ensure successful outcomes.  Avoid the temptation to think that a difficult situation will be resolved simply by the passage of time and without the hard work of addressing root causes

 

What you’ ll need to succeed:
  • Strong foundation in statistical methods and techniques
  • Well versed in R or equivalent statistical language such as SAS or Python
  • Excellent data visualization skills leveraging statistical language
  • Experience with unstructured text mining techniques such as bag of words, TF-IDF, Named Entity Recognition, Sentiment Analysis, Language Detection, Word2vec, etc.
  • Ability to explain key drivers of model, model performance and other attributes of Machine Learning to non-technical and technical audience
  • Understanding of agile software development and instill best practices into the process
  • BS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or equivalent

 

Preferred Skills:
  • Familiar with Audit/Assurance practices within the Big 4
  • Background or experience in software development (C#, SQL)
  • Experience with AzureML
  • MS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or equivalent
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