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Data Scientist

Remote | Los Angeles, California
Freelance | Job ID #68898 | Posted Last Month

Our client, a gaming company is looking to bring on a Data Scientist.

  • Data Scientists combine their wide technical expertise across data processing, automation, machine learning ("ML"), artificial intelligence ("AI"), and experimental design to inform decisions and develop robust research prototypes and inform data powered products
  • The Technology Research team performs applied research to accelerate the pace of building amazing player experiences
  • As a Senior Software Engineer focused on content, you’ll contribute to a research team who is looking to improve the pace at which we generate content for future titles
  • We work closely with these teams to understand their content pipelines, where the pain points exist, and how research can improve their quality of life
  • To this end, your team will track the latest research in relevant areas, work closely with teams to prioritize the most promising research, build prototypes to highlight the value of the research, and in certain cases partner with game teams to create robust and efficient production versions of your prototypes

Day to Day:

  • Propose, implement, and evaluate new algorithms that expand our content generation capabilities (examples include: diffusion models, sketch to model, and dynamic ML driven animation)
  • Work closely with game designers, engineers, and leadership to understand their needs and gather datasets, build prototypes, and look for innovative ways to leverage large language models for game development
  • Stay up to date on the latest academic advances & industry trends within your area of specialization
  • Inform and manage stakeholders on game teams

Must Haves:

  • Proficiency in C, C++, or Python
  • Expertise with Tensorflow or Pytorch
  • Experience with computer vision and/or content focused models
  • Ph.D. in Machine Learning, AI, Statistics, Math, or related Computer Science/Quantitative field, or equivalent experience (i.e., M.Sc. with over three years of relevant experience, or B.Sc. with over six years of relevant experience, etc.)
  • 2+ years experience in deep learning or algorithmic foundations of optimization

Nice to Have:

  • Kubernetes, Docker, Databricks, SQL, Redis
  • Distributed computing systems design
  • C++, Unreal Engine

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.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search 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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