Position: Senior Data Scientist

JobID: 002
Team: Data Science & Analytics

Locations: All Offices, Remote. 

The target locations for this position are: New York, Boston, San Francisco, Portland, Toronto, Seattle, Austin, Denver, Chicago, or remote in neighboring areas. 

Please send cover letter, CV or resume to hr@sflscientific.com.

SFL Scientific is expanding our Data Science Consulting team and we are seeking highly skilled, creative, and driven Senior and Lead Data Scientists to design and build breakthrough approaches and solutions for our clients. 

As a Senior Data Scientist, you will be work directly with our clients to deliver data-driven solutions for a whole range of data science and data engineering projects. You will work on projects that bridge the gap between business and machine learning. Our ideal candidate is an accomplished expert with deep technical credibility and implementation skills – he/she designs, prototypes, develops, and fields predictive models and analytical approaches that power a critical business function. 

The role of the Senior Data Scientist will include the entire workflow of a data science project: From ensuring data quality throughout all stages of acquisition and processing to the cleaning, visualizing, analyzing, predicting with the data, and creation of a final product/model/report. 
Job Role & Strengths:

Strong primary expertise as data scientist, with the ability to stretch beyond one’s core field of expertise. Successful candidates share the following requirements:

  • Track record of diving into data to discover hidden patterns and conducting error/deviation analysis
  • High-level knowledge of various machine learning techniques and key parameters that affect their performance
  • Ability to develop experimental and analytic plans for data modeling processes
  • Use of strong baselines, ability to accurately determine cause and effect relations
  • Understanding of relevant statistical measures such as confidence intervals, significance of error measurements, development and evaluation data sets, etc.
  • Strong client management skills – ability to lead and persuade, positive energy, relentless focus on business impact

Core Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Physics, or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years experience building secure, concurrent, distributed applications
  • Experience in Computer Vision and Deep Learning (e.g., TensorFlow, Keras, Caffe, Torch, CNTK, MXNet)
  • Proficient in SQL, NoSQL databases, and GNU Linux (e.g., MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis, MySQL, PostgreSQL)
  • Proficient in data science, analytics, or big data solutions (Hadoop, Spark, AWS, Python, etc)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's or Ph.D in related discipline
  • Expert in deep learning, distributed systems, and working with 'big' image data
  • Model data and metadata to support dashboards, ad-hoc, and pre-build reporting
  • Experience querying and administering big data storage services (Redshift, Teradata, Aurora, DynamoDB, etc.)
  • Experience with general software release cycles / shipping machine learning or predictive analytics models at scale


You must be authorized to work in the US (we cannot hire anyone on a student visa at this time). We support flexible work hours and paid professional development. 

Please send cover letter, CV or resume to hr@sflscientific.com

About SFL Scientific

SFL Scientific is a US-based data science consulting and services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in data engineering, big data, machine learning, and Artificial Intelligence. SFL works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for stakeholders using custom algorithm development and data-driven solutions. We are industry agnostic and instead focus on solving complex, R&D, and challenging business problems.