Uptake is the actionable insights platform that makes the world more productive, safe, secure and reliable. We create products and solutions to achieve measurable results and outcomes to enable insight and predictive analytics across key industries by leveraging a common platform.

Data Scientist - Weather Specialist 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

As a Weather Specialist on the Data Science team, you’ll collaborate across teams to build Uptake’s suite of cutting-edge weather tools. The tools you create will help to generate weather analytics to be used by our partners across multiple industries. The ideal candidate has a background in statistical analysis and meteorology.

  • Collaborate within multidisciplinary teams to build Uptake’s suite of cutting-edge weather tools
  • Generate weather analytics research to tackle industry problems
  • Write codes/scripts to build and visualize atmospheric datasets
  • Build and test remote-sensing retrievals
  • Implement machine learning algorithms

With slightly less frequency, the individual may

  • Work with software developers and implementation engineers to specify operational implementation of databases, retrievals, and algorithms.
  • Perform web scraping
  • Write technical reports
  • Participate in job-related training events

  • Required:

  • Experience with signal processing and geospatial analysis using weather satellites and/or radar meteorology
  • Knowledge of Python and shell scripting
  • Experience working with large meteorological datasets
  • Ability to frame problems, learn quickly, and execute independently
  • Solid communication skills
  • Comfortable working in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Graduate degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science or related field
  • Preferred:
    • Experience contributing to open source software
    • Familiarity with any or all of the following techniques:
      • Optical flow
      • Lasso and Ridge regularization
      • Ensemble methods
      • Time series analysis
      • Bayesian inference
      • Gaussian process
      • Demonstrated project experience as shown on Github or a personal website
  • Why Work Here

    We build and deliver, then explore to build more. Curiosity and flexibility enable everything we do, and we get stronger as we make each new industry smarter. As a team, we bring our diverse backgrounds, beliefs and experiences to solve problems no one has yet to solve, at a speed no one has yet to experience. We support and challenge one another to bring out a new best in each of us, and we might have a little fun along the way.

    Company Reviews

    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
    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
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    Perks & Benefits
    Health/dental/vision coverage
    401(k) match
    Open PTO policy
    Parental leave
    Commuter benefits
    Speaker series
    Lunch stipend
    Happy hours

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