Data Scientist

El Segundo, CA 90245

Employment Type: Perm Job Category: Big Data Job Number: 18667

Job Description

Our client is looking for an experienced Data Scientist to help lead their machine learning effort.   The ideal candidate has a practical background in machine learning, with experience in natural language understanding, information retrieval, knowledge extraction, or deep learning. The role is in sunny El Segundo, and you’ ll be working closely with the company’ s business units in Seattle, New Jersey, and Austin.   You will be helping to lead the machine learning effort, working with product engineers and data scientists in building content recommendation, personalization, and business intelligence models to enhance our customer experience and business intelligence capabilities.

  • Selecting features, building and optimizing classifiers using machine learning techniques
  • Data mining using state-of-the-art methods
  • Extending company’ s data with third party sources of information when needed
  • Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis.
  • Doing ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner
  • Apply machine learning, collaborative filtering, NLP, and deep learning methods to massive data sets
  • Collaborate with cross-functional agile teams of software engineers, domain experts, and others to build new product features for multiple business units of the company
  • Collaborate with data scientists across a variety of businesses to prioritize and promote the company’ s machine learning efforts

Skills and Qualifications:
  • B.S., M.S. or PhD in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Electrical Engineering, Physics or related fields or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests, etc.
  • Experience with common data science toolkits, such as R, Scikit-learn, NumPy, TensorFlow
  • Strong knowledge in POS tagger, shallow and deep parser, feature scaling, dimensionality reduction & data compression techniques, TF-IDF, SVM, Ensemble models (Bagging, Boosting), model tuning using grid-search etc.
  • 5+ years of software development experience in NLP development & or text analytics.
  • 5+ years of experience implementing machine learning systems at scale in Python (preferred), Scala, or Java.
  • You care about agile software processes, data-driven development, reliability, and responsible experimentation.
  • You preferably have machine learning publications or work on open source to share with us.
  • Excellence in at least one of these is highly desirable:
    - Experience with data visualization tools, such as D3.js, GGplot, etc.
    - Proficiency in using query languages such as SQL.
    - Experience with NoSQL databases.
    - Experience with data processing and storage frameworks like Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc.


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