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Vaco Technology

Data Scientist

Post Date:Mar 20, 2017Type:Full-Time
Start Date:3/20/2017Salary:
Location:US-AZ-Scottsdale Job Reference:RV1317DS
As a Data Analyst, you must be an excellent communicator and have strong analytical, interpretive and interpersonal skills. You must be highly organized and able to work efficiently in a team environment.

Other requirements of the position include:

• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, preferred
• 5 years of related experience
• 2 years of query and report writing experience, strongly preferred
• Strong knowledge of query and report writing
• Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office products

Job Description:


The Data Scientist will be tasked with helping every part of the business derive actionable insight from data. This role will act as a key subject-matter expert in the domains of machine learning, applied statistics, data visualization and data-driven problem solving.

You will be working directly with the business to help them scope and define their problem statements, perform their analyses and evaluate their results. This is a role with lots of variety and at any given time you may be acting as an internal consultant to support business-led data science efforts; guiding the BI team in their development or leading your own analytics projects autonomously. As part of our broader strategy around data you will be expected to act as a champion of an analytics-driven culture and should be someone who has natural curiosity, enthusiasm and a hunger to learn.


  • Analyze and understand the disparate sources of industry data
  • Apply data-mining and machine learning techniques to large structured and unstructured datasets
  • Iterate to push the boundaries on what problems can be solved through data analytics
  • Scaling from ad-hoc advanced analytics prototypes to large-scale learning solutions in live systems
  • Clearly communicate analysis methods and results to the project stakeholders
  • Collaborate closely with the Marketing/Engagement team and other application developers to translate business objectives into new features and products
  • Data validation, testing and dashboard creation in Mircrosoft Power BI



* BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science, Engineering or related field

* At least 5 years' experience building descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive models with data.

* Expertise with scripting languages such as R, Python, MDX and SQL.

* Experience working with Azure cloud computing technologies.

* Experience working with Azure Machine Learning Studio

* Experience working with Microsoft Power BI

* Experience applying data mining and machine learning techniques in a professional context.

* Strong familiarity with data preparation, processing classification, and prediction.

* Knowledge of data mining and machine learning algorithms, theories, principles and practices.

* Track record of delivering analytical solutions to poorly scoped problems

* Possess a strong blend of technology and analytical skill

* Demonstrable successes in delivering analytical projects, including structuring and conducting analyses to generate business insights and recommendations

* Solution/Delivery-oriented team player willing to go above and beyond

* Excellent written and oral communication skills.

* Sincere interest in working at a startup and scaling with the company as we grow

* High motivation, work ethic, and self-discipline to organize and complete tasks

* Ability to work beyond familiar algorithms - to get out of one's comfort zone and earnestly seek to integrate the best solutions to business challenges

Nice to Have

* Familiarity with the Apache Hadoop ecosystem.

* Experience with version control platforms (git, svn, etc.)

* Experience working in the intelligence community and using data to inform intelligence.

* Experience working with Agile development methodology

* Experience in the insurance industry

Contact Information
Vaco Technology
Name: Vaco - Phoenix

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