Staff Data Scientist

Staff Data Scientist

  • Location SUNNYVALE, CA
  • Career Area Technology & Software Development
  • Job Function Software Development and Engineering
  • Employment Type -
  • Position Type -
  • Requisition 885363BR

What you'll do

Join us if you want to be spending your time on:
- Gathering and analyzing data, identifying key prediction/classification problems, devising solutions and building prototypes;
- Formulating machine learning approaches while paying attention to business metrics, designing features from the rich data available from many sources, training, evaluating, and deploying models;
- Researching and implementing methodologies to measure the impact of the technologies;
- Initiating and proposing unique and promising modeling projects, developing new and innovative algorithms and technologies, pursuing patents where appropriate;
- Developing high-performance algorithms for precision targeting, testing and implementing these algorithms in scalable, product-ready code; Interacting with other teams to define interfaces and understanding and resolving dependencies;
- Staying current on published data mining, machine learning and modeling techniques and competing technologies and sharing these findings with scientists and engineers in the organization;
- Maintaining world-class academic credentials through publications, presentations, external collaborations and service to the research community.

Minimum Qualifications

- Masters or equivalent degree in a computational science with 4+ years of experience in Machine Learning or Data Science or PhD with 2+ yrs of relevant exp
- Experience with traditional as well as modern statistical techniques, including Regression, Support Vector Machines, Regularization, Boosting, Random Forests, and other Ensemble Methods;
- Strong implementation experience with high-level languages, such as R, Python, Perl, Ruby, Scala or similar scripting languages;
- Familiarity with Linux/Unix/Shell environments;
- Strong hands-on skills in sourcing, cleaning, manipulating and analyzing large volumes of data;
- Strong written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in a computational science with an emphasis in Machine Learning; Bachelors or higher in Computer Science;
- 2+ years of experience of writing production quality code;
- Experience with end-to-end modeling projects emerging from research efforts;
- Excellent academic or industrial track record of proposing, conducting and reporting results of original research, plus collaborative research with publications;
- Knowledge of data processing on Hadoop programming environments (e.g. Spark/Hive/Pig).
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