Data Scientist

Bradenton, Florida | Freelance | Job ID #48152 |
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Onward Search is looking for a Data Scientist needed for an ongoing contract with a prestigious client in the Tampa Florida general area.

The Data Scientist leads the team in developing sophisticated predictive models, mining large data sets for insights, building scalable data products, and growing the overall Data Science capability. This individual serves as the senior member on project teams, often creating solutions from scratch, or, applying known and proven techniques effectively. This role is well versed in multiple analytical techniques, and can seamlessly transition between projects, data types, and problems.


  • Accesses data from a variety of sources, including RDMS, NoSQL, or API.
  • Performs data aggregations, joins, manipulations, and cleaning to ensure data integrity throughout the entire analytical process.
  • Applies supervised and unsupervised modeling techniques to data to generate predictions and uncover patterns.
  • Develops hypothesis statements and applies statistical testing to determine causality and generalize observations.
  • Solves problems by applying a variety of predictive modeling/machine learning/deep learning techniques.
  • Maintains a comprehensive understanding of the current analytical landscape, including developing technologies and methods.
  • Works closely with the Data Engineering and Product teams to ensure the successful completion of projects.
  • Decomposes problem statements into specific deliverables and requirements.
  • Supports the Product Owners in developing sprint goals and roadmaps.
  • Continuously scans the Data Science landscape for recent developments and opportunities to ingrate new methodologies into the existing project portfolio.
  • Creates presentations and delivers results to colleagues, stakeholders, and executive leadership.
  • Leads peer review sessions and collaborative exercises to build the team's overall analytical capability.
  • Thoroughly understands the retail business model and can seamlessly connect data, context, and analytical solutions.
  • Mentors junior team members and provides constructive critique on specific projects.

Requirements and Technical Skills:

  • Data Analysis/Statistical Analysis: Hypothesis Test, ANOVA, Survival Analysis,
  • Longitudinal Analysis, Experimental Design and Sample Determination, A/B Test, Z-Test, T-Test
  • Machine Learning: Ensemble Methods(Random forest, gradient boosting, XG Boost, ADA Boost, etc.) SVM, KNN, Naïve Bayes, Logistic/Linear regression, Decision Tree(CART/Information Gain), Fuzzy/K-means/Modes clustering, Hierarchical clustering, TensorFlow, Caffe, Neon.
  • Visualization tools: Tableau, Pentaho, Obiee, R shiny, Seaborn, Matplotib,
  • Programming Languages: SPSS, SAS Base, SAS Eminer, SAS Marcos, Python, R, Matlab, Scala, AWS, Java, PHP, XML, SQL, PL/SQL, Scala, HiveSQL.

Does this sound like your skill set and experience? Apply today! 



  • 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.
  • 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.
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Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.

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, nationally and internationally. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V