Senior Data Scientist
Implement and deploy robust, state-of-the-art algorithms for the curation and calibration of user-profiles, recommendation systems, and natural language interfaces
Data modelling, ML Application Deployment
Global (remote)
Company Size
10-50 employees
More than 5 years
Employment Type
3 months ago

About The Room

The Room is the world’s first talent agency for ambitious, mission-driven professionals. Just like superstar athletes have agents that work alongside them to build great careers and achieve phenomenal success, The Room partners with the world’s doers by providing access to hidden opportunities that fuel their ambition and accelerate their impact. Our aim is to grow The Room's membership to 10-15 million of the world's most talented people and work with them to achieve their full potential while catalyzing collaborations that will transform the world.

About the job - Your mission is to:

  • Implement and deploy robust, state-of-the-art algorithms in one or more of creation, curation and calibration of user-profiles, recommendation systems, and machine-learned search and retrieval systems using natural language interfaces
  • Convert analytical objectives to well-defined data requirements. Extract, clean, and transform data for purposes of analysis, modelling and reporting
  • Define, test, validate, and refine hypotheses to establish viable product use cases
  • Translate, document and communicate (written and verbal) statistical and analytical results and provide conclusions and recommendations based on data to internal/external stakeholders, oftentimes with a non-technical background
  • Work closely with other data scientists and data engineers, while collaborating productively with the Technology, Product, Marketing, and Business teams.

Your Strengths

  • 5+ years industry experience in data science and machine learning
  • Bachelors/Masters in Computer Science or Applied Mathematics, Statistics
  • Fluent in Python, SQL
  • Solid fundamentals of probability, statistics, mathematical optimization, and machine learning.
  • Proficient with Python data science libraries (numpy, scipy, spacy, etc.)
  • Proficient with R, Matlab or other statistical computing languages
  • Familiarity with deep learning frameworks like Tensorflow, Keras, PyTorch, etc.
  • Familiarity with big data technologies like map-reduce, NoSQL, Spark, HBase, Hive
  • A record of published patents and/or peer-reviewed conference/journal publications will be considered a big plus
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills to work with across teams

You will love this job if you...

  • Humanity Centered: You believe in humanity’s ability to self-improve, and are passionate about leveraging technology to solve human-centric problems
  • Impact Creation Mindset: You seek to create lasting impact by solving problems that address systemic growth challenges
  • Accountability: You have an “owner’s approach” to be able to deliver on minimal supervision
  • Think Big: You have the ability to think in terms of ambitious goals that span years and not months
  • Structure: You have the discipline to take audacious goals and break down years-long roadmaps into near tterm deliverables that provide value to business stakeholders
  • Coaching: You enjoy educating your peers and business partners about what it means to be data-oriented and cultivating engineering best practices

You will thrive in this job if you have...

  • Courage & Initiative: You have an owners’ approach to deliver on our plans & ideas and the entrepreneurial mindsetto take risks and embrace failure
  • Humility & Adaptability: You have a beginners’ mindset and always seek to learn and you are flexible and embrace pivoting
  • Possibility & Adventure: You are passionate about life and have a growth mindset, focusing on the solutions to drive scale and achieve ambitious goals
  • Resilience: You tackle difficult situations with a can-do attitudeand are relentlessin the pursuit of your goals
  • Emergent leadership & Emotional Intelligence: You are self-aware and can manage your emotions and you have an empathic, collaborative approach to leadership and love working with others

Our Employee value proposition

  • Purpose: You want to add meaning to your life by joimning the movement that is transforming Africa, and the World, and experience your personal impact
  • Culture: You want to join a Fun and Flexible (remote friendly!) and Fearless work environment that empowers employees to be be bold and disruptive
  • Growth: You want to be part of a world-c;lass team from around the planet and create a career within the organozation with vertical and lateral opportunities