Senior Data Scientist at Syndigo

| Chicago
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The senior data scientist will take on complex requests and transform them into clean, data solutions while integrating it with the architecture used across the company. We are looking for a hands-on data enthusiast and ML practitioner passionate about data quality and automation. This role will also be actively involved in evaluating and implementing new tools, and frameworks or extending existing ones by leveraging the on premise and cloud services while supporting the company’s data science, data warehousing and visualization initiatives.

This role will be based in Syndigo's office in downtown Chicago.

Key responsibilities and activities:

  • Champion the effort to design and implement algorithmic solutions at scale that deals with unpredictable data patterns while maintaining and monitoring data integrity.
  • Passionate about automation and work towards identifying opportunities for increasing efficiencies across the organization.
  • Partner with cross functional teams to identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns (outliers, anomalies) in complex data sets and make recommendations.
  • Communicate findings from exploratory and predictive data analysis broadly to data stewards and the data custodians.
  • Create Insights via dashboards and reports to aid in reporting KPIs and optimizing workflows
  • Be the visible face of the data science team to internal partners, external customers and prospects, and the data scientist community at large


  • Deep understanding of supervised, unsupervised machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree, neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks.
  • Lead all phases of the end to end Machine Learning Pipeline/Lifecycle: data preparation, cleansing, modeling and fine-tuning to build accurate, robust, and reliable statistical results
  • Expertise in data structures and algorithms with expertise in working with structured, semi structured and unstructured datasets
  • Deep experience with R or Python, SQL and running ETL jobs; exposure to additional languages preferred.
  • Proficient understanding of distributed computing principles and integration of data from multiple data sources and formats
  • Leverage data mining, statistics, and machine learning to develop best-in-class analysis techniques & data visualizations that answer strategic client / category questions
  • Knowledge of various ETL techniques and frameworks, such as Flume, Talend, Spoon and various messaging systems, such as Kafka
  • Understanding of the theory and application of Continuous Integration/Delivery
  • Experience with SQL & NoSQL databases, such as MSSQL, PostGres, MongoDB, Cassandra, Neo4J
  • Good understanding of cloud platforms (Azure/ AWS) and serverless Architecture, along with its advantages and drawbacks
  • Advanced Degree (PhD or Master’s) in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, or equivalent.
  • 4+ years in ML Engineering working with structured and unstructured data formats.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with development and deployment of models in on premise and cloud environments.
  • Strong consultative skills to establish relationships across the broader organization
  • Comfort communicating and interacting with cross functional teams, as well as understanding and translating the science of data to a more general audience
  • Desire to “roll up the sleeves” and get into the heart of the business
  • Demonstrable ability to work across a global matrix and ability to put strong communication, leadership and influencing skills to work to be successful

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases


We are located in the Board of Trade building which is centrally located in the loop providing easy access to most train lines.

An Insider's view of Syndigo

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I love the passion of everyone who works in the Chicago office, never a dull day! We are a fast moving organization and it doesn't matter if you work in finance, sales, marketing or IT we help and support each other as we grow. The passion is infectious to be around.


Director, Sales Enablement

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I love the energy and willingness of other teams and departments to help my team succeed. The camaraderie between business development and other departments is outstanding and we know we are working to achieve one goal. That winning attitude of everyone at Syndigo has created a special culture that inspires my team.


Vice President, Business Development

How does the company support your career growth?

Syndigo has expanded my career by offering opportunities to meet face to face, conveying how our solutions solve unique & complex challenges, with prospects & clients that are trailblazers in their industries. I have established a foundation in a fast-paced & young organization and now direct a team of exceptional Business Development Executives.


Manager, Business Development

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Innovation & Empowerment are two of our core company values. We push team members to look at what ‘value’ means in new ways. Our Inspire program brings together those that are working towards the next step in their career, specifically in leadership. We have had great initiatives come out of the group that are moving the company forward.


Vice President, Client Development

What are Syndigo Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
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
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Syndigo provides 4 weeks of paid maternity leave and 1 week of paid paternity leave.
Adoption Assistance
Syndigo offers up to 4 weeks of paid leave for Adoption Leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Syndigo offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Game Room
Our game room, adjacent to our rooftop deck, includes Pool Table, Foosball and game table.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Syndigo offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
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