Senior Data Scientist at Quantium

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Since 2002, Quantium have combined the best of human and artificial intelligence to power possibilities for individuals, organizations and society. Whether it be building forecasting engines that are driving down food wastage or creating tools to support campaigns that combat human trafficking, Quantium believes in better goods, services, experiences, and championing the benefits of data science and AI for a brighter future. 


The opportunity


Quantium is uniquely positioned to continue to grow and invest in building our team, driven by our goals to look after the health and safety of our people and to deliver exceptional solutions and services for our client’s growing needs.


Our teams in Chicago, San Francisco and Bentonville, AR are currently working on a variety of projects, and we are seeking Senior Data Scientists who are passionate about solving complex, unprecedented problems with impactful results. If you are ready to take a step up and start working on unsolved and challenging problems in data science for a growing company, we would love to hear from you.




What will I be doing as a senior data scientist at Quantium?


Your role will likely change and grow as we continue to grow, and we wouldn't want you to feel pigeon-holed either. As a quick overview for now - you will be working in a team to develop end-to-end data science solutions for our clients, deploying complex models and decision-making engines into their everyday business processes. The current opportunity in the Chicago and Bentonville region is working with a very large North American retailer with some of the biggest datasets in the industry. Our projects have included optimization of marketing and personalization, inventory forecasting, complex pricing, range / assortment and more.


You will also bring your client facing capabilities to play a more senior role in client engagement and a team leadership role in coaching and guiding junior team members.


What tools will I be using?


Keeping in mind that we always ensure the tools we are using are fit for purpose, for our current projects, we are typically using Spark / Scala or Teradata for data preparation and Spark / Scala, R and Python for advanced analytics. 


Why should I be excited about this opportunity?


With our Americas team being established about three years ago, this is a unique opportunity to join an exciting, high growth environment where each person can contribute in their own unique way and have a big impact on the success of the team, whilst knowing that you have global capability (proven products and solutions built over 17 years) to back you. Quantium’s years of experience has demonstrated our success and growth through a multiplicity of environments.


Today in the US, we are working with some of the biggest companies in the world and have built some uniquely strong relationships with our clients. Working within a collaborative team environment with a flat structure, you will be working closely with the rest of our team and be given as much additional accountability as you are capable and motivated to take on. The ceiling on your growth is completely up to you.


What is the team culture like?


We are a team of diverse and fun data scientists, consultants and sales professionals working in an environment where colleagues quickly become friends. Working in small, cross-functional project teams, you will have lots of opportunity to learn from senior leaders and share your learnings with the team too. Our teams are currently working remotely and are staying connected through virtual bootcamps, trivia, coffee catch ups and more. 


You've mentioned consulting work. Tell me more about the current travel and work arrangements


Currently, due to COVID-19, our team is working remotely from home and continuing to connect with each other and our clients virtually. All interviewing and on-boarding will be done under this arrangement until it is safe to return to our offices.


With our key client based in Bentonville, in a normal working week, we would partner closely with our clients by working on site with them in their offices. Depending on where you are based, you will need to be open to some travel to Bentonville as required in this position. 


What is Quantium looking for in the ideal candidate?


Firstly, you can be anybody, from any walk of life. Before we get to your skills we want you to know that we actively try to foster an environment where all our employees feel safe, welcomed and celebrated. We look for the same in all people we hire.


At Quantium, our team are solving problems that haven’t previously been tackled in these industries. With multiple teams and projects on a massive scale, you’ll be a pragmatist and a true innovator who loves to solve complex issues and doesn’t shy away from ambiguity.


  • 4+ years of hands-on experience in a highly technical analytics environment, carrying out data analytics and building predictive models with large, complex datasets
  • Experience with using one or more of the following in a commercial environment is desirable: GBM/XG Boost, GLM (logistic regression), Clustering, Neural nets/deep Learning /deep nets, Multivariate regression 
  • Experience in designing technical solutions on large-scale projects is desirable 
  • Experience in one of R, Python, Spark / Scala, with the ability and desire to pick up new languages and techniques 
  • Strong consulting and project management skills are desirable
  • People leadership experience will be highly regarded
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience
  • A degree in a quantitative discipline e.g. actuarial studies, mathematics / statistics, engineering, computer science etc  


What else can I look forward to?


  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, eligible from day one
  • Flexible spending account
  • Commuter tax benefit
  • Retirement 401(k) plan with 6% employer contribution 
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Annual company overnight trip and plenty of other team events
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