Uptake is a platform of answers built for industry, with industry. We are looking for smart, curious and insanely talented people who can help us break into new territory, take on massive problems and build fast. If that sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you.

Data Scientist Lead at Uptake
What We Do:

Uptake is a Chicago-based predictive analytics SaaS platform provider that empowers major industry leaders to optimize performance, reduce asset failures and enhance safety. At Uptake, we combine our strengths—machine learning, analytics, data visualization and software development—with the expertise of our industrial partners. The result is enormous savings in development time and resources for Uptake’s partners and a proven industrial grade software platform that delivers value to partners and their end customers. 

What You'll Do:

  • Collaborate with our Vertical Lead’s to develop a Data Science roadmap
  • Manage projects consisting of cross functional teams including Data Scientist, Software Engineering and Solutions Engineering
  • Work on building out Uptake’s suite of cutting-edge data science tools
  • Collaborate with the Data Science team members to identify common problems and areas for automation and standardization
  • Apply cutting-edge machine learning techniques at large scale to streaming data
  • Conduct research into advancements in algorithms, computing and statistics and apply those insights to Uptake
  • Communicate results to clients and end users. Incorporate their feedback into future Data Science projects


  • 5+ years experience as a Data Scientist, Predictive Modeler, Analytics Professional or similar role
  • Industry experience in one of the following areas
    • Industrial technology
    • Agriculture
    • Mining
    • Energy
    • Transportation
  • One or more published academic papers
  • Previous contributions to patents are a plus
  • Deep knowledge of open source statistical modeling tools such as R or Python
  • Previous experience with Scala, Java and/or Spark is preferred
  • Knowledge of Git or ability to learn it quickly is required
  • Ability to frame problems and execute on them independently is a must
  • Masters or Phd in a quantitative field, such as:
    • Statistics
    • Computer Science
    • Physics
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Operations Research

Company Reviews

It’s inspiring to see, in real time, how our collaborative work is impacting people for the better.
Jess Sattell
at Uptake
What binds us is a passion for tackling hard problems and having a lot of fun along the way.
Nick Singh
UX Researcher
at Uptake
I love it here because I get to lead by example. I believe in our vision and our mission, and I get to share it everyday, both internally and externally.
Nusreth Baig
Business Development Manager
at Uptake
We have access to resources the moment we need them, and we can tap into an amazing talent pool at a moment’s notice.
Brad Nicholas
Lead Innovation Architect
at Uptake
I loving being the first person who welcomes new employees to the team and answer any and all of their immediate questions.
Bridget McInerney
Office Manager
at Uptake
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Perks & Benefits
Health/dental/vision coverage
401(k) match
Open PTO policy
Parental leave
Commuter benefits
Philosophy class
Speaker series
Lunch stipend
Catered Friday lunch
Winter party
Happy hours

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