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Data Scientist

Job Type: Contract
Job Location: Onsite
Job-Status: Closed

Job description

NOTE: W2 only. No C2C, please.

NOTE: Prefer candidates that can work at the client facility in Urbandale, IA. Remote for only the most qualified of candidates.

NOTE: Sponsorship is not available for this role, now or in the future. Thank you.

Data Scientist

This role will be working for Aquent Studios as a Data Scientist for one of our top clients’ Intelligent Services Group. The team leverages petabyte-scale datasets for advanced analytics and model building to enable intelligent, automated equipment and improved decisions by farmers. The team also partners with product managers and data engineers to design, scale, and deliver full stack data science solutions. Join a passionate team making a difference by applying innovative technology to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.

In this role, the candidate will:

  • Communicate with impact findings and methodologies to stakeholders with a variety of backgrounds.
  • Work with high resolution machine and agronomic data in the development and testing of predictive models.
  • Develop and deliver production-ready machine learning approaches to yield insights and recommendations from precision agriculture data.
  • Define, quantify, and analyze Key Performance Indicators that define successful customer outcomes.
  • Work closely with the Data Engineering teams to ensure data is stored efficiently and can support the required analytics.

Relevant skills include:

  • Demonstrated competency in developing production-ready models in an Object-Oriented Programming language such as Python.
  • Demonstrated competency in using data-access technologies such as SQL, Spark, Databricks, etc.
  • Experience with Visualization tools such as Tableau, etc.
  • Experience with Data Modeling techniques such as Normalization, data quality and coverage assessment, attribute analysis, performance management, etc.
  • Experience building machine learning models such as Regression, supervised learning, unsupervised learning, probabilistic inference, natural language modeling, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills. Able to effectively lead meetings, to document work for reproduction, to write persuasively, to communicate proof-of-concepts, and to effectively take notes.

What makes candidates stand-out are skills such as:

  • Additional experience with other languages such as R, JavaScript, Scala, etc.
  • Experience with Geospatial data search and analysis, geo-indexing techniques, vector and raster data structures.
  • Experience with remote sensing and GIS tools.
  • Experience with CVML
  • Examples of professional work such as publications, patents, a portfolio of relevant project-work, etc.
  • Familiarity with Distributed Datasets
  • Experienced with a variety of data structures such as time-series, geo-tagged, text, structured, and unstructured.
  • Experience with simulations such as Monte Carlo simulation, Gibbs sampling, etc.
  • Experience with model validation, measuring model bias, measuring model drift, etc.
  • Experience collaborating with stakeholders from disciplines such as Product, Sales, Finance, etc.
  • Ability to communicate complex analytical insights in a manner which is clearly understandable by nontechnical audiences.

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