Data Scientist

KForce   •  

Miami, FL

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 29 days ago


Kforce has a client that is seeking a Data Scientist in Miami, Florida (FL). Position Summary: The client is seeking a talented, experienced and inquisitive Data Scientist to design and implement cutting edge solutions across a breadth of domain areas. The ideal candidate is well grounded in a mathematical, statistical and probability background, with a broad knowledge of machine learning techniques and cognitive services. This Data Scientist will focus on architecting, deploying and evaluating the performance of predictive solutions as part of a growing Data Science team within the company. This individual will work with a multidisciplinary team of driven people to deliver end to end solutions that improve guest experience and address pain points of the business across applications such as Metrics Forecasting, Customer Behavior Prediction, Clustering, Regression, Deep Learning, Model Maintenance and Tuning, and/or statistical modelling. Essential Duties:

  • A successful candidate will possess a strong background or operational familiarity in statistics, mathematics, modeling (predictive, forecasting, optimization); The candidate should demonstrate a progressive maturation of prior predictive projects from ad-hoc requests to fully automated and parameterized solutions architected into broader IT systems
  • Train and mentor colleagues on the proper training, development and deployment of predictive and forecasting models
  • This individual will be responsible for analytical support, data mining, scripting / programming, mentorship and stakeholder presentation within the framework of implementing, utilizing and expanding predictive capabilities within the broader Data Science team
  • Apply several forms of statistical (hypothesis testing, sampling, modeling, probability, time-series) and machine learning (neural networks / deep networks, ensemble methods, and natural language
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Master's degree in Statistics, Operations Research, Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Chemical Engineering or field of comparable foundations in mathematical and statistical analysis through the use of models, algorithms or programmed solutions
  • 2+ years' experience with any of the following programming languages: R, Python, Java, C++, C#, Scala, SAS or similar scriptinglanguages; Similar experience and proficiency with SQL required
  • 2+ years' experience with predictive and forecasting techniques and tools including time-series analysis (Autocorrelation plots, ARIMA / ARIMAX, Vector Auto Regressions, Recurrent Neural Networks), machine learning model development (grid searching, cross validation, parameter tuning and optimization), and appropriate model evaluation (ROC analysis, confusion-matrices, error rate logging)
  • Experience with data mining processes (SEMMA, CRISP-DM), data preparation, consolidation, imputation, transformation, interaction, variable reduction, modeling, maintenance, and post-mortem analysis
  • Experience with statistical methods such t-test of means, Tukey-HSD tests of means on groups, ANOVA, Proportion tests, data normalization and scaling, univariate and multivariate outlier detection

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Agile Software Development
  • Experience in a large corporation or consulting firm with focus in marketing strategies, modeling, CRM and management sciences/statistics highly desired

JobID: 1772798-EQG