Senior Data Scientist

Mumbai, India

Full-time


SQL Python AWS

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About us:upGrad is an IIT Delhi alumni and Ronnie Screwvala founded company where we focus on enabling universities to take their programs online. Given team's background in education and media sectors, we understand what it takes to offer quality online programs, and at upGrad - we invest alongside universities to build and deliver quality online programs (content, platform, technology, industry collaboration, delivery, and grading infrastructure).You can read about some of our press releases at -

  • upGrad was earlier selected as one of the top ten most innovative companies in India by FastCompany.
  • We were also covered by the Financial Times along with other disruptors in Ed-Tech
  • upGrad is the official education partner for Government of India - Startup India program too
  • We were also ranked as one of the top 25 Startups in India 2018

Our program with IIIT B has been ranked #1 program in the country in the domain of Artificial Intelligence and Machine LearningAt upGrad - we have partnered with leading universities such as IIIT Bangalore, BITS Pilani, MICA Ahmedabad, IMT Ghaziabad and Cambridge University's Judge Business School to offer programs in the domains of Data, Technology and Management

 

Job Description:

Are you excited by the challenge and the opportunity of applying data-science and data-analytics techniques to the fast developing education technology domain? Do you look forward to, the sense of ownership and achievement that comes with innovating and creating data products from scratch and pushing it live into Production systems? Do you want to work with a team of highly motivated members who are on a mission to empower individuals through education?

If this is you, come join us and become a part of the upGrad technology team. At upGrad the technology team enables all the facets of the business - whether it’s bringing efficiency to our marketing and sales initiatives, to enhancing our student learning experience, to empowering our content, delivery and student success teams, to aiding our student’s for their desired career outcomes. We play the part of bringing together data & tech to solve these business problems and opportunities at hand.

We are looking for an highly skilled, experienced and passionate data-scientist who can come on-board and help create the next generation of data-powered education tech product. The ideal candidate would be someone who has worked in a Data Science role before wherein he/she is comfortable working with unknowns, evaluating the data and the feasibility of applying scientific techniques to business problems and products, and have a track record of developing and deploying data-science models into live applications. Someone with a strong math, stats, data-science background, comfortable handling data (structured+unstructured) as well as strong engineering know-how to implement/support such data products in Production environment.

Ours is a highly iterative and fast-paced environment, hence being flexible, communicating well and attention-to-detail are very important too. The ideal candidate should be passionate about the customer impact and comfortable working with multiple stakeholders across the company.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in analytics, data science, machine learning or comparable role
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Data Science/Data Analytics, Math/Statistics or related discipline
  • Experience in building  and deploying Machine Learning models in Production systems
  • Strong analytical skills: ability to make sense out of a variety of data and its relation/applicability to the business problem or opportunity at hand
  • Strong programming skills: comfortable with Python - pandas, numpy, scipy, matplotlib; Databases - SQL and noSQL
  • Strong communication skills: ability to both formulate/understand the business problem at hand as well as ability to discuss with non data-science background stakeholders
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity and competing objectives

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Text Analytics, Natural Language Processing
  • Advanced degree in Data Science/Data Analytics or Math/Statistics
  • Comfortable with data-visualization tools and techniques
  • Knowledge of AWS and Data Warehousing
  • Passion for building data-products for Production systems - a strong desire to impact the product through data-science techniques

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