Waterford, CT

Senior Data Scientist

Sonalysts, Inc. is seeking a Senior Data Scientist to perform the following roles on a wide variety of projects:

  • Conduct data science (DS) and machine learning/artificial intelligence (ML/AI) work independently and as a member of a team, including:Lead DS and ML/AI teams: Designing the workflow, making large-scale decisions, and supervising other analysts and engineers.

    • Fundamental DS activities of acquiring, preparing, analyzing and acting on data.
    • Engaging in various forms of ML: Regression, clustering, classification, recommendation.
  • Lead internally-directed DS/ML efforts to sharpen team skills and increase capabilities.

  • Pursue DS/ML/AI-related government contract opportunities through SBIRs, STTRs, BAAs, and more, including leading proposals and supporting other projects.

  • Frame business problems, determine whether a DS/ML/AI solution will apply, and if so, selecting and applying the appropriate method.

  • Provide innovative analytical approaches to solve complex problems.

  • Work with a broad array of stakeholders and teams with different backgrounds.

  • Explain complex technical material in easily understood terms through both written and verbal methods.


What’s In It For You?

  • Work on exciting, challenging, cutting-edge projects.

  • Ability to define your work and pursue your passions.

  • Become an integral part of an innovative, employee-owned company, which provides a full range of benefits including paid vacation time, tuition reimbursement program, health and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), and 401(k) plans.


Required Qualifications:

  • An M.S. from a statistics, mathematics, computer science, data science, analytics, or operations research program. Advanced degrees from other programs will be considered, as long as candidates have significant demonstrable statistical and computational experience and skills.

  • Experience with a variety of DH and ML/AI techniques, when to apply them and their advantages/drawbacks.

  • Experience with advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, hypothesis tests and their proper usage, Bayesian statistics, etc.)

  • Experience with either Python or R.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen eligible for a government security clearance.

Please verify U.S. citizenship in your resume or cover letter.  Submissions without a statement verifying U.S. citizenship will not be considered.


Strongly Desired and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD security clearance.

  • PhD in any of the aforementioned fields.

  • Certification such as CAP®, Certified Data Science Analyst, SAS Certified Big Data Expert, or Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics (CSPA).

  • Experience with Semantic Web, Ontologies, and/or Natural Language Processing (NLP).

  • Experience with deep learning (including on GPUs), CNNs, LSTMs, RNNs, NLP, adversarial ML, ensemble methods.

  • Big data experience using tools such as Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive, Spark  and others to perform data gathering, data cleaning, data mining, and data visualization.

  • Experience in Operations Research, Decision Sciences, Game Theory, Network/Graph Analysis

  • Experience in Matlab, Java, Julia, TensorFlow, numpy, SciPy, matplotlib, pandas, scikit-learn, Jupyter notebooks.

  • Experience in conducting research.

  • Experience in reviewing and creating effective technical documents and project plans such as academic/white papers.

  • Knowledge of government-funded research processes and initiatives.

  • Experience with military applications.


Send resume as .pdf or .doc to recruiting@sonalysts.com or Sonalysts, Inc., 215 Parkway North, Waterford, CT 06385.  Reply to Ad 7818.

Sonalysts, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, disability, or other basis protected by law.

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