Senior Data Scientist

SMS Assist, LLC - Chicago, IL2.6

Full-timeEstimated: $72,000 - $95,000 a year

Be the thought leader for data science, AI and ML for the team’s
Provide leadership, guidance and mentoring to junior data scientists and practitioners in our product and delivery teams
Define features, tooling and improvements to our products and processes
Help grow our data science team for the future
Keep pulse of the latest development in AI/ML, big data, and the tools and products data scientists and businesses uses
Role Specific Skills

Strong problem-solving skills with an emphasis on product development
Experience using scripting languages and tools (Python, R, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large datasets
Experience working with and creating data architectures
Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree, neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks.
Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etc.) and experience with applications
A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques

Familiar with the following software/tools/platforms:
Coding knowledge and experience with several languages: C#, C++, Java, JavaScript, etc.
Knowledge and experience in statistical and data mining techniques: GLM/Regression, Random Forest, Boosting, Trees, text mining, social network analysis, etc.
Experience querying databases and using scripting languages: Python, SQL, etc.
Experience with cloud computing (ML) platforms (AWS, Azure, etc.)
Experience with distributed data/computing tools: MapReduce, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, etc.
Experience creating and using advanced machine learning algorithms and statistics: Regression, simulation, scenario analysis, modeling, clustering, decision trees, neural networks, etc.
Experience with data visualization tools and presenting data to stakeholders
Professional Skills

These are the professional skills we would expect from an individual fully established in this role.

Customer Service - Proficient
Verbal Communication - Advanced
Written Communication - Advanced
Teamwork - Advanced
Relationships – Advanced
Learning Agility - Expert
Analysis - Expert
Problem Solving - Expert
Process Orientation - Expert
Prioritization - Advanced

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s or PHD in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or another quantitative field (Preferred)
At least 3 years of experience in developing and applying advanced analytics and machine learning techniques to software product development and creating high-impact business analytics initiatives
Other Relevant Qualifications

Experience building production services, preferably as part of a product development team. A track record of implementing data-driven products is ideal.

Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities, and schedule may change at any time with or without notice.

SMS Assist is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and/or expression, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reasons prohibited by law.