Data Scientist

South Bay, CA | Direct Hire

Post Date: 08/05/2015 Job ID: 8024 Industry: IT
We are seeking a data scientist with at least 1 year of experience working with large data sets and 7 years of total professional experience. This role is expected to translate business objectives into actionable data analysis and communicate findings clearly to technical and non-technical audiences.
 
-         Searching for data sets matching data analytics requirements;
-         Applying transformations to cleanse and shape data set prior to analysis;
-         Performing exploratory data analysis;
-         Applying techniques for selecting representative data set features ;
-         Defining the most suitable machine learning method based on data product requirements;
-         Applying statistical methods to solve domain problems;
-         Applying data sampling techniques;
-         Developing and testing statistical models;
-         Defining procedures for obtaining data, ensuring validity and accuracy;
-         Collaborating with business units to elicit data analytics requirements;
Required
-         Analytical thinking;
-         Understanding of statistics fundamentals;
-         In-depth knowledge on the Hadoop stack (Map reduce, HDFS, Hive, Pig);
-         In-depth knowledge on machine learning methods;
-         Experience with scripting languages such as Python;
-         Understanding of main statistical methods;
-         Understanding of sampling techniques;
-         Understanding of descriptive and inferential statistics concepts;
-         Business domain experience in one of the following areas: retail,  enterprise mobility, healthcare;
-         Ph.D in Mathematics or Statistics preferred. If not B.Sc. degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or related field is required or M.Sc. degree in related field is desirable with 5+ years’ experience in machine and data analytics space.

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