Project Specialist in Sunnyvale, CA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 4/27/2018

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Job Description

Job #:  826103

If interested, please contact Nichole directly.

Title: Junior Data Scientist

Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Duration: 6 month contract


Project Overview:

Were hiring a Junior Data Scientist to work on the Kaggles Competitions Platform! As a Kaggle Data Scientist, you will be crucial to the company’s mission. You will work with customers from both the commercial and research worlds to prepare their competitions and address a range of challenges from problem identification to data cleaning and exploration. Your role will go to the heart of Kaggles value in the data science world. You will learn from other data scientists on the team and be exposed to state-of-the-art machine learning methods in our competitions. Kaggle data scientists have access to a huge range of data sets and customers. Over the few years, we have worked on data sets relating to: -Airline flight arrivals and flight route optimization -Energy disaggregation to predict which household appliances are in use -Brain imaging for: seizure detection; schizophrenia detection; stimuli detection -Whale song classification to help locate right whales in the wild.


Overall Responsibilities:

You will also develop first-hand experience for which techniques work well on which data sets and prepare competitions for some of the world’s best data scientists.


Top 3 Daily Responsibilities:

On a typical day, a Kaggle data scientist will:

-Work with a customer to structure their competition

-Perform analysis to evaluate whether a dataset and the problem is suitable for a competition

-Partner with a customer to advise on how to prepare & clean their data and minimize leakage

-Create a basic benchmark in R or Python

-Interact with the Kaggle community on our forums


Job Requirements

- BA/BS in Engineering, Computer Sciences, Finance or equivalent experience

- 0-3 years of experience in data analyzation or related field

- Competed in any Kaggle competitions

- Ability to tell if a problem is two-class classification, multi-label problem, or regression problem

- Fluent data processing skills and a strong sense for what good data looks like for a data scientist

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills to both technical and non-technical audiences - Interest in engaging with the Kaggle data science community

- Interest in a fast-paced environment

Nice to have Skills/Not Required:

- MA/MS or Ph.D in Engineering, Computer Sciences, Finance or equivalent experience - Machine Learning experience is a plus

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