Data Scientist

Job Purpose:

DealerSocket is seeking strong, experienced professionals who can use their experience to help grow and improve our teams. You will be a key player in engineering activities. You must be a quick learner and love challenging yourself to constantly improve while also sharing your knowledge to empower others. Helping others improve is as much a focus as helping yourself so that the team can strive for more. This role requires strong problem-solving skills, an aptitude for team collaboration and open communication. Innovative thinking and and well designed products with an emphasis on performance are a necessity to give our users the best experience we can.

Having recently started incorporating AI and Machine Learning to take its platform to the next level by leveraging the vast volumes of Data that the firm possesses, DealerSocket is looking for a mid-level Data Scientist to work closely with its product management and engineering teams.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Be the key driver for company AI/ML initiatives
  • Evaluate our current data to identify new opportunities for the company - both within and outside of existing products and offerings
  • Analyze and visualize data to draw insights and validate hypotheses
  • Specify data requirements to solve a given use case
  • Design and develop machine learning algorithms related to different aspects of the business ranging from the CRM to inventory management solutions
  • Prototype algorithms using Python and/or other languages with appropriate libraries and frameworks
  • Work with our product management team to define product roadmaps and priorities
  • Work with our engineering team to define parameters for implementation/deployment, provide technical oversight of development, and assist in the verification of implemented models
  • Evaluate and assist in ways to source external data and guide the engineering team on setting up data pipelines


Experience:
  • Deep knowledge and experience of feature extraction and various ML algorithms such as regression, classification, clustering, dimensionality reduction
  • Experience working with Time Series data analysis
  • Deep understanding of model evaluation techniques like cross-validation strategies, ROC, A/B Testing and various evaluation metrics
  • Demonstrable experience in Exploratory Data Analysis, Data Wrangling and Data Storytelling
  • Experience working with structured and unstructured data
  • Hands-on Python coding skills and familiarity with common Python tools used in Data Science
  • Hands-on experience with one or more major cloud based ML platforms: Azure / GCP / AWS preferred
  • Strong interest in the automotive industry and a passion for innovation
  • Ability to lead and mentor software developers as they implement AI/ML initiatives
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal, written and presentation
  • Masters in Computer Science with min 1-3 year of relevant work experience, or Bachelors in Computer Science with min 3-5 years of relevant work experience

Other Abilities:
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • Works effectively in a team setting
  • Works efficiently across distributed teams
  • High aptitude for learning new technologies and concepts
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize
  • Manage several activities in parallel
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Able to translate customer and business needs to technical solutions
  • The natural ability to be a champion for change

Education:
  • BS level technical degree; Data or Computer Science with Data Science focus preferred or equivalent experience

Physical Demands (Travel, etc:)
  • Occasional travel required (up to 20%)
  • The ability to sit for prolonged period of time and view computer screen


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