Data Scientist

Atlanta, Georgia | Freelance | Job ID #52845 |
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Onward Search is looking for a Data Scientist to join our corporate client in Atlanta for an onsite contract-to-hire role! Benefits are available throughout the life of the engagement.

Position Scope:

  • This is a W2 contract-to-hire role expected to last for 3-6 months before converting into a permanent role
  • All work must be completed onsite at the company offices in the Buckhead area of Atlanta
  • Total expected weekly workload is 40 hours/week

Position Summary:

  • As a Data Scientist on our analytics and data science team, you will leverage your deep experience in data analysis and data mining to drive significant traffic and user engagement growth for various digital properties
  • We are counting on you to bring a genuine curiosity about how consumers search for information, and pair that with a strong technical aptitude and ability to analyze large datasets, uncover trends and insights, then turn those findings into actionable recommendations

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Understanding business objectives and developing analytical solutions that help achieve them, along with metrics to track their progress
  • Enhancing data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems
  • Designing and analyzing AB tests and Multivariate tests
  • Performing various exploratory data analysis to uncover trends, insights and develop strategies
  • Data mining and modeling using state-of-the-art methods
  • Analyzing data and developing predictive models using machine learning and deep learning
  • Collaborate cross-functionally across internal teams (marketing, product, technology, research, etc.) to evaluate opportunities that deliver business goals via data analysis and machine learning
  • Develop and promote a data driven approach by proactively identifying new potential analysis projects and highlight key opportunities to drive our organization forward
  • Share results and conclusions you draw to derive meaning from the data, and what business actions you think should be taken as a result of the analysis
  • Identify learnings from your analysis for how we can improve the collection and upkeep of our datasets
  • Coordinate across departments and with our analytics providers to establish best practices and adhere to common naming conversions, and work through your plans with others to troubleshoot potential issues upfront
  • Act as a role model throughout our team, but also our organization by maintaining the highest professional standards, promoting data governance, data management, creative thinking and pushing us to always be our best

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science, Business Analytics, Data Analytics, or Data Science, Machine Learning, or related field strongly preferred. Bachelor's Degree with 2+ years of professional work experience in data analysis and machine learning
  • 5+ years of in-house or agency work experience focused on SEO with a proven track-record of growing organic visibility and traffic for industry leading brands in competitive search landscapes
  • Proficient in SQL, writing queries, and reporting
  • Excellent scripting and programming skills with Python, R, etc with hands-on experience
  • Expertise in running exploratory data analysis, statistical modeling and data mining
  • Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.
  • Experience with designing and analyzing statistical test (AB tests and Multivariate tests)
  • Excellent understanding of supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, K-Means, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests, Neural Networks, etc.
  • Experience developing recommendation engines using different techniques like collaborative filtering, content-based filtering, deep learning-based approaches, etc.
  • Proficiency with Python and common data science toolkits such as Jupyter Notebooks, Numpy, Pandas, Scikit-learn, MatplotLib, Seaborn, NLTK, OpenCV, etc.
  • Proficiency with a deep learning framework such as TensorFlow or Keras
  • Project experience with data visualisation tools, such as Tableau, PowerBI, and DataStudio
  • Ability to run automated jobs to manipulate and store data from APIs via Google Compute Engine, Google App Engine, Google Cloud Storage, EC2, S3, etc.
  • Hands-on experience working with large data sets

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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