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Data Scientist

| Chicago

As a Data Scientist,  you'll have the opportunity to work on engagements with a wide range of clients. We have opportunities to create impact on real business problems with a wide variety of data in Healthcare, Retail, Manufacturing, Financial industries and more.


About You

You are passionate, flexible, and ready to collaborate with strategists, designers, and engineers to craft brilliant solutions from even bigger ideas.


Job Responsibilities

  • Communicate Business Insights derived from data to business leaders and product implementers.
  • Responsible for consulting with clients to advise on creative ways to implement Data Science to achieve the desired business outcomes.
  • Document key aspects of a project for the client and other team members.
  • Contribute to our collective brain power through innovation and peer review.
  • Find meaningful patterns in data utilizing Python, R, or SAS.
  • Work with Data Engineers and Software Engineers to implement production versions of models.
  • Create prototypes in Python, R, SAS or other languages to create models from real world data and evaluate their effectiveness.
  • Responsible for implementation and adoption of market leading approaches through professional development and change leadership.



Must have:

  • Hands-on experience deriving insights from data using languages such as Python or R
  • Notebook experience with tools such as Jupyter, Spark or Databricks
  • Strong SQL skills and mathematics background (stats, calculus, linear algebra)
  • Knowledge of predictive modeling and data mining techniques
  • Experience with Machine Learning (ML) tools such as TensorFlow, SageMaker, or MxNet
  • Knowledge of data warehousing tools such as Amazon Redshift or Apache Hive
  • Ability to:
    • design data lakes using tools such as object storage, databases, and data warehouses
    • query a data lake using a tool like Amazon Athena
    • provide technical feedback and leadership to other team members
  • Client-facing presentation skills adaptable to both technical and business audiences
  • Be a clever problem solver with the ability to think on your feet when needed
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically with clients to understand business needs and create technical solutions in a problem-solving environment
  • Review and intake assets from our partners and provide feedback on the technical implications


Nice to have:

  • Enterprise-level Elastic MapReduce or Hadoop and Apache Pig experience
  • Experience with data visualization / business intelligence (BI) tools such as Amazon QuickSight, Tableau, Power BI, etc.
  • Experience with non-relational databases such as Cassandra, MongoDB, Redis, etc.
  • Master's degree or higher in Data Science, Informatics, Analytics, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, or equivalent field of study
  • Video, image, audio and/or text processing (NLP) and chatbot experience using tools such as Alexa Skill Kit, Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, Amazon Rekognition, etc.
  • Desire to participate in an AWS DeepRacer competition
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Our company is located in the booming West Loop. We are close to the Blue Line Halsted stop, have nearby paid parking and also a bike room.

An Insider's view of Nerdery

What’s the vibe like in the office?

What I appreciate the most is the solution-focused attitude. Projects inherently have risk and problems will happen. When they do, there is no energy wasted on assigning blame. Everyone involved, from president to engineer, asks 'how can we solve this?' and 'how can we learn from it?' We solve it and move forward as a whole.



What projects are you most excited about?

I'm excited to be embedded within large clients. The Nerdery is a driving force for change and it's cool to be at the forefront of that. We're responsible for bringing a client's code and development practices up to date with modern standards. It's not always fast or easy, but is rewarding.



How does the company support your career growth?

I've been able to stretch my learning muscles on a variety of interesting projects centered around my discipline. The folks on other teams are also excited to talk to about the work that they are doing. Personal growth appears in many forms. Continued success through specialized focus and discussions of polyglot natures are both supported here.



How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I feel that my job is to hire really talented people and then get the heck out of their way. At The Nerdery we are always encouraging our teams to build on their curiosity through office projects, meetups, training and more. My role in this is to be the advocate for our Nerds in supporting this growth.

Gregg Walrod

Head of Engineering

What are Nerdery Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

We encourage our team to be Nerds. On top of all the things listed above we have over 300 clubs including board games, Magic, beer and more. We have a softball team and a hockey team, themed conference rooms, and Lego building. We host multiple Meetups and two of our own events, Nerd Therapy and Nerd Interface. We have weekly gatherings we call Bottlecap where we celebrate cool work at the end of the week and get updates. Plus, special events to encourage Nerd gatherings and bringing in your kids aka Kidzcap.

We feel we are one big family and encourage every Nerd to come as who their are and put their dent on Nerd culture.

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