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Principal Data Scientist

Company: Kforce
Location: Irving
Posted on: October 12, 2019

Job Description:

RESPONSIBILITIES:Kforce has a client in search of a Principal Data Scientist in Irving, Texas (TX).


  • Develop, install, maintain, and modify advanced scientific and/or engineering application programs, business application programs, or integrated programs
  • Identify and analyze user requirements and recommend appropriate applications or modifications
  • Will primarily develop machine learning solutions that will predict a customer's needs/intentions in real-time at the moment of interaction, in batch prior to the event, or in batch after the event for analytical labeling/categorization; the outputs of these models will then be used to determine the optimal engagement and experience to provide to the customer
  • Will partner with functional and channel stakeholders to define use cases and model targets
  • Work with domain experts to understand data sources and complete feature engineering
  • Design and execute experiments with training data sets to determine the best models to apply and perform cross validation to test the efficiency of the resulting algorithms; when algorithms reach adequate efficiency thresholds, partner with production engineers to deploy models for run-time scoring; compare the live performance of models to expectations and evaluate any gaps
  • Independently or within a team, need to build solutions to support the overall project, including label generation, data schemas, ad hoc analytics, output structure/packaging, or end-to-end prototype demos; Responsible for presenting work to team members, peers, and leadership, and will build any visualizations or presentations necessary for those communications


    • Masters in Statistics, Math, Economics, Engineering, Computer Science, Business Analytics, Data Science, or a related field
    • 5 to 7 years of experience
    • Proficiency in Python, SQL, and Linux Shell/equivalent, and familiarity with HDFS

    • Experience leading the end-to-end design, development, and deployment of predictive modeling solutions

    • Experience and knowledge of NLP including NER and text summarization

    • Experience and knowledge of deep neural networks, including CNN and RNN

    • Experience with text parsing/regular expressions

      Desired Skills:

      • 6+ years of relevant work experience

      • Deep expertise in applying machine learning to solve a class of AI problems such as NLU/NLP, Reinforcement Learning, Voice Biometrics, Text Mining, and Intelligent Process Automation

      • Experience with using big data to develop models

      • Experience with Spark

      • Strong problem solving, analytical, and research capabilities

      • Strong verbal and written communication skills

      • Experience presenting to and influencing functional leaders and stakeholders

        Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Kforce, Irving , Principal Data Scientist, Other , Irving, Texas

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