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Jr Data Scientist
City: New York (or remote) Province: New_York Country: USA
Posted: 7/18/2018 Expires: 9/18/2018 Start: ASAP
Type: Permanent Travel: Dress Code:
Job Description:

We now have a need for junior Data Scientist(s) in the NY area (or remote).

The successful candidate will join a team who is responsible for maintaining the competitiveness of our client's predictive models. As well as contributing to the R&D agenda, the role will involve working closely with a variety of internal stakeholders, ensuring the alignment of priorities and maximising the usage of our insights.

Skills & Experience required

- Exceptional numerical ability and creative thinker/problem solver.
- Experience using some of the major data science tools e.g. Python (preferable), and/or R
- Organized, autonomous, and a drive / commitment
- Excellent interpersonal skills: the candidate would be expected to work across and between existing teams.
- Strong communication and presentation skills, including the ability to translate analyses to non-technical audiences.

Desirable Skills

- Proficiency in statistical modelling and machine learning techniques e.g. k-means, decision trees, neural networks, ensemble learning, etc.
- Good working knowledge of PostgreSQL and understanding of data modelling and relational databases.
- Experience of machine learning libraries e.g. scikit-learn, Tensor Flow.
- Experience in feature engineering and designing robust model tuning approaches.

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