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Data Scientist in Boston, MA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 6/11/2019

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Job Description

Job #:  920249
Apex combines with parent company On Assignment to make it the 2nd largest IT staffing agency in the country.

Apex has an opportunity for a Data Scientist  for a client in Boston, MA.
The details for the opportunity are below. If interested, please send an updated resume in MS Word format back to Meredith Furtado, Technical Recruiter  at
Position: Data Scientist
Location: Boston, MA
Rate: Negotiable based on experience
Duration: 1+ year contract
Day to Day Responsibilities: 
Data scientists combine knowledge of statistical and machine learning practices with practical programming skills to provide data-driven solutions to real world problems.  We are looking for data scientists who will be able to work in a team composed of data scientists and data engineers to support a variety of software development teams who are building applications for the modern warfighter.  The ideal candidate will be able to work with product teams to identify rich data science opportunities, develop data-centric solutions, and deploy those solutions to a secure production environment.


  • Work with product teams, users, and other stakeholders to identify opportunities for data-driven solutions.
  • Help build sophisticated optimization models, and create algorithms for quickly producing near optimal solutions according to those models.
  • Use supervised and unsupervised machine learning approaches to develop insights and provide recommendations or predictions for future events.
  • Generate hypotheses, design
  •  experiments, gather, review and transform data, and test the hypotheses using modern and statistically rigorous methodologies.
  • Develop new techniques and applications in optimization, statistics, and machine learning fields and present those findings to the academic community.

Must haves:
  •  Theoretical and background in statistical analysis, machine learning, predictive modeling, and/or optimization.
  • Experience in commonly used for data analysis such as Python, R, Julia, or SAS.
  • Experience working databases such as SQL or MongoDB

Nice to haves:
- Ability to start with messy unstructured problem, identify specific research questions from it, and propose data and model-driven solutions that would create value for end-users and other stakeholders.
- Experience working on front-back-end, or full-stack web development projects.
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