Sr. Data Scientist at Studio X

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General Overview

We are an ever-growing global team of the world’s most remarkable entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, venture architects, product experts, and investors. Our venture creates a strategic advantage for the most important global companies. 

Backed by a Fortune 500 conglomerate with deep ties to this industry, this venture is uniquely positioned to disrupt a multi-billion-dollar geo-exploration services industry. Through the application of cutting-edge technology, product advantages and deep market relationships, we will provide a smart digital experience.

We are looking for a Senior Data scientist. In this role, you will be working on subsurface exploration projects, building and optimizing machine learning models, creating/refining training data and testing results on industry quality data. You will utilize Python, Java, R and other languages and libraries in order to prototype and exhaustively test models with legacy and novel integrated data types in order to solve subsurface data analysis problems. As a key contributor, you will explore for new ways to apply data science algorithms to subsurface data, share your learnings in a collaborative way to enable cross functional learning, and ultimately contribute to an automated machine learning framework that will transform the way we explore the subsurface. 

Lastly, it would be nice if you are capable of performing in a research like environment, where you may be expected to prototype fast, let projects fail, identify when there is potential for further optimization… and be uncomfortable all at the same time :)  

What you should have:

  • Get your hands dirty and implement a set of prototypes/experiments to aggressively de-risk projects.
  • Capable of end to end data science prototype implementation including data analysis, holdout testing and performance framework implementation
  • Able to carry out independent algorithm research around current and future data types in order to seek optimal model architectures and new technologies
  • Be a team player, contributing and enabling team success
  • Excited to make the world a better place through technology, and wanting to be part of a team that makes it happen

What it would be nice to have: 

  • Experience building machine learning models on geophysical data 
  • Seismic, well logs, documents, mag/gravity/EM, satellite, etc...
  • Can generate research ideas and make progress independently, following through to concept select
  • Strong communication skills.
  • MS/PhD degree or equivalent practical experience. BS minimum
  • Ability to work and manage across cross-functional teams who do not report into the team to get things done
  • Communicate effectively to deliver clearly annotated prototypes to engineering team and interact effectively

Additional Attributes:

  • Minimum five years of related work experience
  • Working experience and deep knowledge of Python, R, Java, Julia, etc…
  • Amazon AWS Experience 
  • Capable of carrying out model performance testing
  • Comfortable with the experimental design process, and capturing scientific processes in concise, clear way
  • Experience solving complex research problems
  • AWS Sagemaker experience

Time Commitment / Travel Requirements

  • Contract 
  • Startup hours, which includes some nights/weekends


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We're in the heart of Austin's most eclectic neighborhood on the east side. Located a half block away from Plaza Saltillo and well-known hot spots.

An Insider's view of Studio X

What's something quirky about your company?

When we didn't have a name for the company, we called it Pluto. Today employees are called plutos as a nod to the past. Each week we name a "Pluto of the Week" to recognize someone or give what we call "kudos" for crushing it.

Christie Post

Marketing Guru

What projects are you most excited about?

The projects I am most excited about use innovative technology to develop new ways of working. For example, Studio X allows renewable energy projects to move quickly, matching state-of-the-art technology with the right talent. The impact of meeting aggressive Energy demands in this space is felt immediately and is very rewarding

Alice Hildick

Program Director, XCover

What makes someone successful on your team?

Someone who has strong opinions, which are loosely held. They encourage dissent even just for the sake of argument and celebrate the individuals who push the team's thinking. They're also willing to raise their hand to pitch in whether they're the expert or not.

Paul Genberg

Interim CEO & Head of Product

What are some social events your company does?

We have a weekly happy hour (currently virtual) where the "Pluto of the Week" gets to pick the theme. Sometimes we play games like Codenames or discuss our favorite Disney movies. One time we pulled up live streams from zoos and animal sanctuaries around the world for a Zoom Safari!

Jessica Noglows

Program Director, Xeek

What are Studio X Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Studio X is committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion throughout all facets of its business, from hiring practices to partnerships to marketing campaigns.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Continuing Education stipend
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