Senior Data Scientist

KForce   •  

Houston, TX

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 29 days ago


Kforce is immediately seeking a Senior Data Scientist for their global client in downtown Houston, Texas (TX). Essential Job Functions:

  • Analyze customers' business problems and design solutions based on Computational Knowledge Graphs; Solutions range from NLP and predictive analytics to more common rules-based systems, all based on multiple data sources with varying degrees of complexity

In the course of a customer engagement, you will:

  • Work with your team members (analysts, developers, project managers and data scientists) to understand the problem space and design a solution that meets the customer's needs
  • Work directly with the customer to gain information and share results
  • Provide technical/analytics leadership
  • Perform data assessment, cleaning, and analysis
  • Develop the analytics required for the solution
  • Create production-ready code, test, document and deploy

It is anticipated that you will work on more than one project at a time and take an active role in assessing potential projects for fit. In addition, you will provide mentoring and development guidance to junior members of the team as they join.


  • MS or PhD in quantitative discipline (e.g. Mathematics, Computer Science, Biostatistics)
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience as a Data Scientist including data assessment and cleansing, model development and reporting
  • Deep experience in text mining and NLP; proficiency in at least one standard toolset such as Stanford CoreNLP or NLTK
  • Demonstrated knowledge of common ML algorithms and usage
  • Proficiency with at least one of (Python, Java, Scala)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate with non-analytics audiences

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with Microservices, REST, GraphQL
  • Experience with semantic technologies such as W3C, graph databases, and knowledge representations

JobID: 1783130-WQG