Senior Data Scientist



Job Description

Job Description

Become a Lead Data Scientist on VMware's Enterprise Data & Analytics (EDA) team! We are looking for a strong technical data scientist to develop and apply state-of-the-art data science solutions to drive business optimization & transformation across the core VMware business units, Marketing, and R&D functions. You would be responsible for executing our strategic data science, machine learning and deep learning roadmap for these functions, leveraging both operational and human-generated datasets.

This role will be based in Palo Alto, California

Your Responsibilities Will Include

  • Developing machine learning/deep learning models to discover and predict trends in customer behavior, marketing campaigns, customers' journey experiences, product development quality and etc.
  • Tackling highly challenging but interesting data problems, from data cleaning to feature extractions, to model design and selections, validation and test, and productization of data science solutions in iterations.
  • Collaborating with fellow data scientists in finding patterns and business insights within structured and unstructured data.
  • Working side-by-side with your business partner and stakeholders to understand, process map, and solve complex business problems through the lens of data science.
  • Continuous researching and prototyping state-of-the-art deep learning algorithms to apply to our business problems.
  • Presenting/communicating results across the stakeholder organization.


Required Skills
  • Minimum of 2+ years' experience as a hand-on data scientist on high-performing analytics teams.
  • Solid fundamentals, knowledge of supervised, unsupervised machine learning and deep learning algorithms, such as classifiers, cluster analysis, dimension reduction, regression, CNN, RNN, DQN, temporal difference methods
  • An expert in at least one of the machine learning frameworks - Tensorflow, PyTorch, etc, as well as programming language such as python, Java, and statistical tools such as R
  • Passion in reaching a deep understanding of business problems and solving them by applying machine learning solutions.
  • Highly motivated, team player with an entrepreneurial spirit and strong communication and collaboration skills. Leadership skills to guide the team to master new technologies and clearly communicate results to a technical and non-technical audience.
  • Comfortable collaborating with cross-geo teams.
  • Strong understanding of the deployment of data science models in enterprise B2B technology environments.
  • Masters or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Applied Math, or similar disciplines.


Preferred Skills
  • Proficiency in big data technologies such as Hadoop, Spark or Fllink etc, and parallelization tools in enterprise Big Data Platform stack, technologies, and ecosystem is a strong plus.
  • Strong understanding of enterprise master data, data governance a strong plus.


This job requisition is not eligible for employment-based immigration sponsored by VMware

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