• Competitive
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 2019-02-17

Data Scientist

Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

The Data Intelligence Team has a requirement for a data scientist. We are looking for fearless, resourceful and creative person with strong quantitative experience in the data and analytics space.
The Assistant Director-Data Scientist must be motivated to design, develop state-of-art machine learning solutions to the finance industry.

On any day, the candidate could be doing any or all of the following:

• Research emerging ML, deep learning and NLP solutions applied to natural language (text) and unstructured data and be conversant with latest developments in these fields
• Perform large-scale data analysis and develop effective statistical models for segmentation, classification, optimization, time series, etc.
• Implement, NLP, text analytics, and document understanding, using latest deep learning tools and framework (such as Tensorflow, PyTorch, etc.,) and develop, demonstrate, and validate NLP solutions in a hands-on role,
• Evaluate custom, scalable deep learning and NLP solutions through prototyping, POCs and quantitative metrics, and handing off solutions to system engineers and stakeholder teams as needed
• Develop new systems for evaluating NLP/NLU accuracy and performance and work with the data engineers in building better-annotated training corpora by assessing data collection and annotation processes
• Explain complex models to non-experts, in layperson terminology to clients, stakeholders and managers, while also being able to discuss intricacies of complex algorithms with experts in the field
• Assess alternative non-traditional data sources for developing ML models that generate sentiment scores, social scores, other and aggregate metrics

Required • Masters degree in a quantitative field such as Financial Engineering, CS, EE, Information sciences, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Operations Research, or related, with focus on Quantitative Finance, Machine Learning , AI , NLP , deep learning, and/or / data-driven statistical analysis & modeling
• Strong and proven programming skills in Python, R, C/C++ and with machine learning frameworks such as tensorflow, PyTorch etc.,
• Experience beyond using open source tools as-is, and writing custom code on top of, or in addition to, existing open source frameworks

• 1+ years of experience with NLP and machine-learning-based algorithms, solutions and frameworks for natural language understanding, document classification, entity recognition, document understanding, parameter extraction, and/or representation learning, as well as with the creation and evaluation of annotated training corpora.
• Familiarity with NLP models and frameworks such as NLTK, Stanford NLP, SpaCy, and others.
• Experience deploying machine learning models in a production environment.

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