Applied Research, Sr. Data Scientist

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SparkCognition is an AI leader that offers business-critical solutions for customers in energy, manufacturing, finance, aerospace, defense, and security. A highly awarded company recognized for cutting-edge technology, SparkCognition develops AI-powered, cyber-physical software for the safety, security, reliability, and optimization of IT, OT, and the Industrial IoT. We deliver value to our customers by providing solutions that address complex customer problems.
The Applied Research team addresses hard, novel challenges that arise in product development or customer engagements. As a Senior Data Scientist, you'll bring your knowledge and proven data science expertise to conduct research in machine learning-based solutions that improve our products and help our customers.
Qualified candidates are deeply analytical with a keen understanding of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science. They are experienced researchers who know how to design worthwhile experiments and empirically derive conclusions. They have the ability, inclination, and experience to conduct research that solves practical problems. They have the communication skills to work closely with both research colleagues and customers.
Responsibilities
  • Independently and effectively engage with internal product developers, external customers, and subject matter experts to understand and solve critical technical challenges through the application of cutting-edge artificial intelligence
  • Conduct research and design technical solutions that improve models for commercial and industrial applications, such as anomaly detection, prescriptive maintenance, and fraud detection
  • Conduct research on core challenges facing applications of artificial intelligence, such as transparency, explainability, transferability and continuous learning
  • Pioneer procedures and/or automated toolsets to more efficiently and effectively perform data science activities
  • Contribute to AI product development and key data science research areas, internally and externally
  • Propose new projects or initiatives that will yield business benefits and evaluate project plans and proposals
  • Evaluate and respond to RFPs related to artificial intelligence
  • Conduct research and write patent applications and technical publications
  • Serve as a people manager to other data scientists, as needed

Requirements
  • Strong understanding of Data Science, including machine learning, statistics, probability, and modeling.
  • Significant experience with Data Science programming languages, such as Python, R, Matlab
  • Significant experience with machine learning frameworks, such as PyTorch, TensorFlow, Theano, and Keras.
  • Applied knowledge of ML techniques/algorithms including linear models, neural networks, decision trees, Bayesian techniques, clustering, and anomaly detection
  • Significant experience managing large volumes of data (terabytes or more)
  • Experience with leading project teams, specifically data science teams
  • Strong written and verbal communications, ability to translate complex technical topics to internal and external stakeholders
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Location

Our office is located near the Domain and the Arboretum in Northwest Austin. Plenty of restaurants, shopping centers, gyms, and grocery stores nearby.

What are SparkCognition Perks + Benefits

SparkCognition Benefits Overview

SparkCognition offers a combination of benefits + perks that align with our brand and culture. This includes: competitive medical benefits, HSA contribution, employer paid STD & Life Insurance, 401k match, 4+ weeks of PTO, and parental leave. In addition we strive for our team to be active in our communities and to focus on leading supportive and healthy lifestyles. As we are in a high-growth stage, we offer support and encouragement for employees' career development, including mentorship opportunities, online course subscriptions, and more.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
SparkCognition participates in local volunteer activities, most notably with Austin Sunshine Camps.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
SparkCognition has a cross-departmental Culture Committee that ensures the company represents our values and mission. They plan events, launch initiatives, and represent the employees of the company.
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
SparkCognition offers group-term life insurance with a potential payout of 2X an employee's annual salary for the duration of employment.
Wellness Programs
SparkCognition's current health and wellness program provides a Lifetime gym stipend to all employees of SparkCognition.
Mental Health Benefits
SparkCognition offers a unique service called First Stop Health. This is a company that puts mental health resources front and center for our employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
SparkCognition's 401(k) retirement plan matches 50% of an employee's contribution up to 6% of their annual base salary, with a 3-year vesting schedule for matched contributions.
Company Equity
SparkCognition offers stock options for all employees as a part of the incentive package, including vesting over a four-year period.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We offer up to 10 weeks of parental leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
SparkCognition offers flexible schedules, allowing each employee to work with their team to determine hours.
Remote Work Program
Our post-pandemic return to office policy will allow employees and their managers to work together and determine if their role will be fully remote, a hybrid work model, or fully in-office.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
No matter what time of the year a new employee joins, we believe strongly in rest & relaxation and encourage employees to utilize flexible PTO.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Catered Friday lunches and Taco Tuesdays!
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

At SparkCognition, we're been focused on adding and improving perks and benefits. Some of these include offering prorated PTO throughout the year, 401k matching, a cell phone subsidy for all employees, parental leave (up to 10 weeks), and a choice between Mac or PC work laptops. Additionally as we look to return to the office, we are offering all employees a hybrid or fully remote work model, and we are actively hiring remote employees nationwide.

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