Data Scientist (Principal)

Job ID: 2861
Salary: $150,000

Data Scientist- Principal 

Our client in the product and service industry is looking is seeking a Principal Data Scientist. In this role you will be responsible to lead client analytics engagements. This will include but not limited to: 

  • Lead planning, analysis, review, and design sessions with a group of senior data scientists
  • Assess and challenge existing approaches, suggest alternatives
  • Lead a small group of data scientists in design of analytical tests, and in design & implementation of prototypes
  • Apply state of the art Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques
  • Prepare and deliver results presentations to both analytical and business executive audiences
  • Implementing solutions in either client or company’s environments
  • Understand business context of analytics solution: Current state, problem, goals/objectives and their business value, obstacles, and impacted client constituents
  • Lead teams (core delivery team, client teams, or both) in translating business problems faced by clients into analytics solution requirements; building mathematical algorithms and models that provide an analytical framework to analyzing and solving business problems; and developing working knowledge of new analytics models and solution techniques
  • Provide client-specific thought leadership for defining modeling and measurement techniques and utilizing mathematics, statistical methods, engineering methods, operational mathematical techniques to estimate benefits from using analytical models
  • Lead teams of data scientists, analysts, and software engineers in performing analysis (applying multi-variable, complex statistical analysis on large data sets to gain useful insights into the data, detect trends and outliers/invalid data conditions that exist in data sets) and delivering analytics solutions that are of high quality and scaled to client need in terms of sophistication
  • Effectively present analysis, models, results, and insights at the right level of detail to client teams (executive-level to user-level) 
  • Facilitate a critical communications role by interacting with analytics solution users (business domain), core delivery team members (project domain), and development personnel (technical domain)
  • Efficiently navigate and lead core delivery team and client (both business and technical domains) through ambiguity of business process, organization change, and detailed requirements
  • Provide internal teams with thought leadership for brainstorming, developing, delivering, and testing service-oriented software or subscription offerings for targeted clients / industry verticals
  • Support sales and business development activities for both existing and new clients

Job Requirements:

  • Min of 5 years experience with PHD or 7 years with Master Degree in Data Science, Business Analytics, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science or Mathmetics.  Expertise in two or more of the following areas: math programming, probability, statistics, forecasting, machine learning, artificial intelligence, or other heuristics
  • Effective communication (written and verbal); Excellent presentation skills; Mindset of “own it all the way through solution”
  • Minimum 3 years of hands-on experience in 2 or more of the following: R, SAS, Python, CPLEX/Gurobi, MATLAB
  • Functional Skills: Ability to structure and analyze large data sets; Highly proficient in Microsoft Office applications; Good working knowledge of Data Visualization tools (Tableau and Power BI are preferred)
  • Project Management: using SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle), PMI, and Agile methodologies
  • Ability to travel as dictated by business needs- to International locations 


  • Market rate pay, with full benefits 
  • Matching 401K, fully paid medical 

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