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Senior Data Scientist

| Chicago

WHO WE NEED: SwipeSense handles large-scale distributed IOT hardware networks that produce massive amounts of real-time sensor data. We’re looking for someone who is excited about designing and building with the future of big data solutions in-mind. We are looking for an experienced engineer who relishes putting the latest advances in algorithms and machine learning to use, to make sense of multi-sensor data streams. 

PRIMARY ROLE: Responsible for the development and implementation of algorithms and machine learning methods to convert multiple sensor data streams, originating from a distributed sensor network, into accurate activity predictions. 

  • Develop distributed streaming algorithms to analyze and process high-volume sensor data in real time.
  • Optimize decision making algorithms to provide high-accuracy location and movement decisions using signal strength and other sensor data from a mesh network of low energy bluetooth devices.
  • Develop methods to analyze algorithm performance and grant insights into edge case and failure scenarios.
  • Oversee development of scoring scripts to guide algorithm improvements.
  • Create real-time performance metrics to accelerate iteration cycles and allow rapid prototyping.
  • Collaborate with embedded team on new sensor development to ensure sensor output meets algorithmic needs.
  • Collaborate with Data Engineers team to implement algorithms in production environment.


  • Strong modern algorithm fundamentals: pattern recognition, machine learning, multi-sensor fusion, image processing, probabilistic modelling, etc.
  • Strong physics fundamentals, understanding of RF systems
  • Signal Processing & information theory
  • Experience with cloud based distributed computing platforms like hadoop or spark
  • Knowledge of distributed data storage with Hadoop, Cassandra, or equivalent
  • Knowledge of data streaming technologies such as Kafka or Amazon kinesis
  • Deep understanding of big O notation and algorithm complexity analysis
  • Comfort with Linux, bash, and open source tools.



  • MS or PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field.
  • No higher degree must be compensated by previous work experience.


Please note: position is full-time, at our Chicago headquarters. Must be legally authorized to work in the USA. SwipeSense offers competitive compensation, stock options and excellent medical and dental benefits. M/F/D/V

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We're right off the Montrose Brown Line stop, have bike racks and free parking. Numerous restaurants and Mariano's close by for lunch options!

What are SwipeSense Perks + Benefits

Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Ambassadors of fun plan events throughout the year for the entire team!
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
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