Data Scientist



Data Science
Ashburn, VA, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

Unacast is a global location intelligence and insights company transforming our understanding of human activity in the physical world. Using state-of-the-art machine learning and artificial intelligence, Unacast extracts valuable information from location data, delivering trustworthy, reliable, and privacy-friendly location intelligence. Companies across industries, at every stage of growth, rely on Unacast’s actionable human mobility insights to make more informed decisions that better align with the world around them.

We are hiring for a Data Scientist

Are you ready to dive into the world of big data and complex algorithms? We’re seeking a dynamic Data Scientist to become a key player on our Complex Algorithm Team. If you're passionate about solving business problems, streamlining data processes, and transforming intricate data into actionable insights, this is the opportunity for you! You’ll be working alongside a talented development team, using your top-notch SQL skills and expertise in data visualization, statistical analysis, and machine learning models to help us build innovative data products and solutions.

You will have a teamwork orientation who is excited to deploy and expand their skills with a growing company in a dynamic industry.

What you will be doing

  • Produce models, insights and analytics from the analysis of our Geo-Signals Cloud (big data) in support of the development of our data products.
  • Support data improvement and data quality efforts by highlighting and communicating data issues observed when producing data and analytics products.

Who we think you are

  • 3+ years experience of complex data analysis or data science.
  • You have demonstrated experience with production data: the ability to access data and use data extracts, construct and manipulate data sets of structured and unstructured data sources.
  • Expert SQL skills for data manipulation and extraction.
  • Strong proficiency in Python or R, and relevant libraries.
  • You have demonstrated responsibility for collection, cleaning and transforming of data to meet project needs and includes implementing frameworks and libraries for product development and machine learning to perform robust analytics.
  • Familiarity with cloud computing platforms (e.g., AWS) and big data technologies (e.g., Spark).
  • You are well versed in Microsoft Excel and analysis in general and are also versed in statistical analysis.
  • You are comfortable with Snowflake, Tableau, Sisense, ArcGIS, CartoDB, QGIS or other analytics tools.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with fluency in English, with the ability to translate complex data insights into actionable recommendations.
  • A positive and adaptable attitude, with a collaborative approach to teamwork.
  • Intellectual curiosity, a passion for problem-solving, and a drive to continuously learn and improve.

... and it is a positive if

  • You have an understanding of Agile methodologies.
  • You have experience working with geospatial data.
  • You've had some exposure to other programming languages (Java, Scala, Kotlin, etc.).
  • You believe that simple approaches are better than complex, whenever possible.

What we expect of you

  • Demonstrate a proactive and entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Contribute to a positive and enjoyable work environment.
  • We are a startup, so things change fast, you need to be agile and proactive on this journey.

Other Info

This a remote position that may require occasional travel. Preference for candidates on EST or CST time zones who reside in the following states: CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, MD, MI, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TX, VA, WV

We offer competitive salaries and benefits and unlimited PTO. The typical base salary range for this role is $100,000 to $120,000. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, job level, internal equity and budget. Exact salary offers will be determined by factors such as the candidate's skills, qualifications, experience and geographic location.

Unacast is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Unacast is committed to making the job application process accessible to everyone. If you are living with a disability (visible or not visible), we will provide a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process. To request an accommodation in connection with the application or recruiting process, please contact Human Resources at 703-840-8850. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.

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