Data Scientist - Python, SQL

Company: Optello
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 03.MAY.2021


If you are a Data Scientist with Python & SQL experience, please read on! Job Title: Data Scientist - Python, SQL Job Location: Pittsburgh,...


If you are a Data Scientist with Python & SQL experience, please read on!

Job Title: Data Scientist - Python, SQL
Job Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Compensation: $100K - $150K Depending on Experience

We are a decision science firm dedicated to transforming the business of national security through data science and machine learning. Through our data and analytic platform, we deliver objective, decision-grade information at scale to the national security enterprise, so that leaders can better direct investments to innovation and modernization.

Top Reasons to Work with Us

  • Competitive Compensation ($100K - $150K DOE)
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package including bonus, equity, and matching 401K!
  • The chance to join an exciting big data and analytics firm committed to transforming the business of government through data science!
What You Will Be Doing

We are seeking an inquisitive data scientist to join our team and work with our various datasets to find connections, knowledge, and potential issues in order to help our government clients make more informed decisions. Your role on the Decision Science team will be primarily focused on our large datasets, and you will design and implement scalable statistical systems based on your analysis. You will have the opportunity to expand and grow data-driven research across our company, and lead new areas to apply advanced analytics to drive business results.
  • Design experiments, test hypotheses, and build models for advanced data analysis and complex algorithms
  • Apply advanced statistical and predictive modeling techniques to build, maintain, and improve on multiple real-time decision systems
  • Make strategic recommendations on data collection, integration and retention requirements, incorporating business requirements and knowledge of data industry best practices
  • Model and frame business scenarios that are meaningful and which impact critical processes and decisions; transform, standardize, and integrate datasets for client use cases
  • Convert custom, complex and manual client data analysis tasks into repeatable, configurable processes for consistent and scalable use within our SaaS platform
  • Optimize processes for maximum speed, performance and accuracy; craft clean, testable, and maintainable code
  • Partner with our internal business analysts and external client teams to seek out the best solutions regarding data-driven problem solving
  • Participate in end-to-end software development, on an agile team in a scrum process, collaborating closely with fellow software, machine learning, data and QA engineers
What You Need for this Position

BS degree in Computer Science, Math, Statistics, or equivalent (Master's or PhD preferred) with 3+ years experience with:
  • Data Science
  • Python
  • SQL
  • Data-Driven Analytics
  • Statistical analysis, quantitative analytics, forecasting/predictive analytics, multivariate testing, and optimization algorithms
  • Proven ability to develop solutions to loosely defined business problems by leveraging pattern detection over large datasets
  • Machine Learning Algorithms (e.g., gradient-boosted machines, neural networks)
  • Experience building datasets from common database tools using flavors of SQL
  • NLP frameworks (spaCy, fasttext, BERT etc.)
  • Automation and/or streaming data
  • Big data frameworks (e.g., HDFS, Spark etc.) and AWS
  • Git source control management
  • Experience working in agile/scrums teams
  • Experience in or exposure to the nuances of a startup or other entrepreneurial environment
  • Current possession of a U.S. security clearance or the ability to obtain one
So, if you are a Data Scientist with experience, please apply today! or send an updated copy of your resume to for immediate consideration!

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