Senior Data Scientist

VC5 Consulting
Houston, Texas
Jun 18, 2024
Jun 28, 2024
Engineering, Software
Position Type
Scientist, Data
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Consulting
Position: Senior Data Scientist

Citizenship: Must be a citizen of the US, UK, EU, CA, AU or NZ

Location: Houston, TX greatly preferred; otherwise US preferred or UK, EU, CA, AU or NZ

Position Type: Full-time

Job Description:
We are seeking a talented Data Scientist with expertise in algorithm development, Google Cloud Platform, geospatial data analysis, and relational databases to join our team
As a Senior Data Scientist, you will play a leading role in developing solutions for industry disrupting analytics software
To succeed in this role you will be highly motivated and adaptable to changing needs as our company grows.

  • Collaborate with analysts and domain experts to understand business requirements and translate them into technical product solutions.
  • Design and implement probabilistic and deterministic algorithms for information extraction and fusion from a variety of remote sensing and proprietary data sources.
  • Perform exploratory data analysis for problem definition and refinement
    Develop and test candidate algorithms to demonstrate tradeoffs for final selection.
  • Assemble and clean training and test datasets.
  • Perform model training
    Iterate to meet model performance requirements.
  • Develop and maintain Python-based applications for processing volatile live data streams on Google Cloud Platform.
  • Work closely with relational databases and execute complex queries to extract actionable insights from geospatial data.
  • Optimize application performance and scalability to ensure flawless operation under heavy load conditions.
  • Implement best practices for code quality, testing, and deployment automation in a continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) environment.
  • Stay updated on emerging technologies and industry trends related to real-time data processing, algorithms, machine learning, geospatial analysis, and cloud computing.

  • PhD or MS degree in Computer Science (preferred), or STEM field.
  • Ability to apply machine learning, statistics, and optimization principles to problem solving.
  • 5 years minimum experience in a Data Scientist role.
  • Hands-on experience building Google Cloud Platform highly scalable data processing pipelines for volatile live data streams.
  • Ability to take ownership of project tasks through to completion, producing positive outcomes despite unforeseen complexity.
  • Knowledge of geospatial data formats (e.g., GeoJSON, Shapefiles), libraries (e.g., Geopandas, GDAL, Fiona, Shapely) and spatial database query syntax (e.g., PostGIS)
  • Proficient in image processing, algorithm and machine learning libraries (SciPy, Pytorch, Tensorflow, Scikit-Image, Scikit-Learn, OpenCV)
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment with remotely located staff in different time zones, demonstrating strong communication and coordination skills.
What We Offer:
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career growth.
  • A dynamic and collaborative work environment where innovation is encouraged.
  • Access to the latest tools and technologies.