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Data Scientist

Company Name: DISH
Location: Englewood, CO
Date Posted: 26th Nov, 2016

The Data Scientist role will entail gathering and interpreting business needs, architecting and executing production data science solutions, and managing data analysts and data scientists.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Balancing bandwidth within the team and providing technical guidance
  • Managing team of data analysts and scientists
  • Explaining technical results in down-to-earth ways to customers within the enterprise is critical
  • An ideal candidate will display deep technical knowledge and be able to communicate it to a wide audience
  • Projects come from all corners of the enterprise, and thus the solutions may require many of the sub-genres of data science

A successful Data Scientist will have the following:

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; four years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • The team is heavily invested in R, so a candidate must have extensive experience using it
  • Typical data sources are truly "big", and thus working knowledge of Hadoop is a must
  • Extensive experience with machine learning and statistical modeling are imperative; text mining and topic modeling are plus
  • Experience with: SQL \ Relational databases\ MapReduce and the Hadoop ecosystem (e.g., Hive, Impala, Oozie)
  • Python or other languages are a plus/ Experience using streaming techniques is a plus