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We are looking for an innovative Data Scientist to join our team to help create the next generation of analytics and artificial intelligence solutions. In this role, you will immerse yourself in cutting-edge research and work with the latest technologies to deliver value to our Predictive Analytics product, SparkPredict
If you were already working for us, you would be:
  • Leading all phases of a model development process from data processing, feature selection, and engineering, model training and testing, and synthesizing information in reports
  • Designing and conducting quantitative experiments to characterize algorithms
  • Using and building automated tools that enable the data scientist to more effectively perform tasks such as data exploration/visualization, data cleaning, feature generation, feature selection, model building, and model validation
  • Contributing to product development and deployment as well as key research areas

You may be a great fit for our team if you have:
  • A graduate degree or above (or equivalent industry experience), in Computer Science, Statistics, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, or a related scientific discipline
  • A strong understanding and experience using machine learning techniques and algorithms, including but not limited to Linear Models, Neural Networks, Decision Trees, Bayesian Techniques, Clustering, and Anomaly Detection
  • Proficiency with Unix shell commands
  • Experience with data science programming using Python
  • Experience with machine learning frameworks, such as sci-kit-learn, PyTorch, TensorFlow, and Keras
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • The ability to partner with and guide other data scientists in developing and applying ML expertise in developing and delivering novel solutions
  • Proficiency in sound software development practices and processes
  • Independent thinking skills and the desire to learn new techniques/technologies
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to translate complex technical topics to internal and external stakeholders

It would be great if you had:
  • Experience developing algorithms in a distributed environment (e.g. Dask, Ray, etc.)
  • Experience managing large volumes of data (terabytes or more)
  • Experience with Big Data Analytics, and Graphing techniques
  • Prior work experience in one or more of the following industries: Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Packaged Goods, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Oil & Gas, Utilities
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Technology we use

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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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