Data Scientist

Location: Singapore
Job Type: Permanent
Reference: 02_300919
Sector: Technology

A fun start-up hat has raised US$50+ million is looking for an exceptional data scientist with an aptitude to learn and implement using new technologies in Singapore. In this role, you would be responsible for creating, developing, maintaining and testing big data solutions for our client's advanced analytics projects. The role will require you to create various automatic machine learning models on Big Data and deploying learned models for ongoing scoring and prediction. 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and testing of hypotheses across all functional areas
  • Play a key role as a member of the analytics team
  • Manage a team through the process of defining problems, designing their solution, and delivering high-quality work
  • Lead the research design of their projects, including statistical and data management methods, soliciting input from subject matter experts when needed
  • Design, implement and analyse algorithms which substantially impact features
  • Participate in the development of prototypes and guide solutions into production
  • Serve as a primary person to consult on complex data science issues, contributing key ideas
  • Guide a team of Data Scientists and Analysts

Requirements:

  • Bachelors/Masters/PhD in computer science, stats or related field
  • At least 6 years of academic /corporate hands-on experience in core analytics & machine learning with at least 1-2 years of experience in managing a team
  • Experience with large scale algorithm challenges in the consumer Internet space
  • Knowledge of recommender systems
  • Comfort working within a modern engineering environment (System architecture, Java, MySQL, cloud programming)
  • Ability to script experimental solutions and use off-the-shelf statistical analysis tools (Python, R)
  • Hands-on experience with Apache Spark and its components (Streaming, SQL, MLlib) is a definite advantage
  • Familiarity with relational databases and SQL
  • Proven research background, in academic or industrial work, with an emphasis on delivering practical research that has a critical impact on multiple projects
  • Awareness of business objectives and the ability to apply this understanding to recommend and implement product development for difficult and complex technical issues
  • Strong results-driven personality, with a high level of enthusiasm, energy, and confidence

Critical thinking: Ability to track down complex data and engineering issues, evaluate different algorithmic approaches and analyse data to solve problems

Creativity: You can conceive of new data-driven products, features, and technologies

Salary Offered: - SG$8000 - SG$10,000/ month