Data Scientist Lead (Manager or Director Level position)

| Chicago
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
  • Depending on candidate's experience level and demonstrated level of proficiency, may manage team up of up to 20 data scientists
  • Required:
    • 5+ years experience as a Data Scientist, Predictive Modeler, Analytics Professional or similar role
    • Deep knowledge of open source statistical modeling tools such as R or Python
    • Knowledge of Git or ability to learn it quickly
    • Ability to frame problems and execute on them independently is a must
  • Preferred:
    • 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
    • Masters or Phd in a quantitative field, such as:
      • Statistics
      • Computer Science
      • Physics
      • Industrial Engineering
      • Operations Research
    • Previous experience with Scala, Java and/or Spark

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.

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600 W Chicago Ave Suite 620, Chicago, IL 60654
600 W Chicago Ave Suite 620, Chicago, IL 60654

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