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Data Scientist (remote)

Company: Skylight
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Skylight is at the forefront of a civic movement to reinvent how the government serves the public in a digital world.

We're looking for a Data Scientist to join our talented team of technologists in driving this movement forward.

You'll be a key part of our small, but rapidly growing team, which consists of former Presidential Innovation Fellows, founders of 18F, and members of the U.S. Digital Service.

We work in small, fast, agile teams to create exceptional customer experiences and enduring solutions out of the government's most complex design and technology challenges. The work is challenging, but highly rewarding.


What you'll do:
Identify valuable data sources and automate collection processes
Undertake preprocessing of structured and unstructured data
Analyze large amounts of information to discover trends and patterns
Build predictive models and machine-learning algorithms
Combine models through ensemble modeling
Present information using data visualization techniques
Propose solutions and strategies to business challenges
Select and use the right tools, frameworks, languages, and technologies for the job, with a preference for open-source solutions
Collaborate with others as part of a cross-functional team that includes user experience researchers and designers, product managers, engineers, and other functional specialists
Represent Skylight's culture of delivery when interacting with government stakeholders and other contractors

What we're looking for:
In-depth knowledge of computer science, statistics, and/or mathematics
Experience using advanced statistical and data-mining techniques such as regression, properties of distributions, and statistical tests
Expertise in programming languages/frameworks such as Java/Scala, R, Python, and SQL
Experience with distributed data/computing tools such as Spark, Hadoop, and Hive
Experience using web services such as Redshift and S3
Expertise in machine learning and deep-learning libraries such as Scikit-Learn, TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch, and Apache Spark MLlib
Experience using business intelligence tools such as Tableau, SAS, Microstrategy, and Looker
Experience working with notebooks such as Jupyter, Zeppelin, and Databricks Notebook
Experience visualizing/presenting data to stakeholders using tools such as Matplotlib, Seaborn, and D3
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong business acumen and curiosity
A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques
Ability to select and use the right tools for the job, particularly open-source solutions
Ability to communicate clearly to technical and non-technical audiences
Experience working within a multidisciplinary, agile team format
A mindset and work approach that aligns with our core values
Ability to travel from time to time (when it's safe)


We focus on supporting you in a variety of ways:
Competitive salary
Medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance
Short-term and long-term disability insurance
Life and AD&D insurance
Dependent care FSA, healthcare FSA, health savings account
Dollar-for-dollar 401(k) match up to 10% of your salary
Paid time off, including 15 accrued vacation days, 11 federal holidays, 5 floating holidays, and flexible sick leave
Minimum of 9 weeks paid time off for all eligible new birth, adoption, or foster parents
Performance rewards, including annual salary increase, annual performance bonus, spot bonuses, and stock options
Business development / sales bonuses
Referral bonuses
Annual $2,000 allowance for professional development
Annual $750 allowance for tech-related purchases
Annual swag budget of $100 to display your Skylight pride with some merchandise (hoodies, hats, and more)
Dollar-for-dollar charity donation matching, up to $500 per year
Access up to $1,000 before payday to cover emergency expenses
Remote-friendly work environment
An environment that empowers you to unleash your superpowers for public good

We participate in E-Verify and upon hire, will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

We're an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination.

Keywords: Skylight, Seattle , Data Scientist (remote), Other , Seattle, Washington

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