Senior Data Scientist

  • Listed: January 2, 2017 6:26 am
  • Expires: This ad has expired
  • Company Name: Isharat Ltd
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Salary Package: Negotiable
  • Required Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Minimum Education: PhD
  • Emirates: Dubai
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • Employer Website:


Full-time, Contract
Isharat Ltd is investing in new age innovative Big Data and open source technologies to build a comprehensive platform consisting of value added data and analytics services that deliver commercial business benefits. We are looking for the best technical and data science brains in the industry to join us and help realise our vision. The candidate will play a pivotal role in defining and building the foundation for the company and will have the opportunity to make a visible difference to the wider community through software engineering and data analytics to power innovative data driven analytical applications driving real commercial value.

Take the lead in conceptualising and implementing ground-breaking visionary ideas to deliver Data science products. Define and build new algorithms to realize data value and embed these algorithms to build comprehensive products.
Design and deploy data-science and technology based algorithmic solutions to address business opportunities. Interpret and provide solutions to business & systems problems using data analysis, data mining, optimization tools, and machine learning techniques and statistics
Deliver quick working prototypes to prove hypothesis by building complex statistical models using a range of tools including R, Python, Spark or any other technologies.
Design large highly scalable, configurable and reusable models using a variety of methods inclusive of but not limited to: Logistic Regression, Linear Models, Family models, Time-series models etc recommender systems, collaborative filtering techniques, propensity modelling, neural networks, support vector machines, assembling and other artificial intelligence techniques, Natural Language Processing, machine learning and genetic algorithms in aiding towards building intelligent applications & software
Provide consultative subject matter expertise; make suggestions for improvement
Advocate best practices surrounding the data science activities
Experience and Qualifications
M.S. or Ph.D in math, advanced statistics, economics, physics, bio statistics, bio science, operations research and/or computer science
Entrepreneurial spirit and visionary thinking: An independent worker, that is motivated, goal oriented and excited about a non-hierarchical, challenging and innovative environment. Hunger for continuous improvements in your approach to life.
Has a positive mind-set who demonstrates a can-do-attitude rather than exhibiting blockers as possible disrupting agents in meeting delivery and quality targets,
Highly results driven, shows exceptional commitment to deliver on time and on budget, takes full accountability for his/her work
Analytical mind-set, a data person, open-minded and practical as opposed to being a puritan, out of the box thinking
Strong technical skills and the ability to work cross-functionally with engineers, product managers as well as with sales, business development and clients/customers.
Experience designing algorithms on Hadoop or any other distributed ecosystem
Hands on experience with large datasets and distributed systems architectures with broad experience in open source development and build tools, especially around Apache.
Ability to map business needs to technical implementation, and present findings in a visually appealing and commercially effective manner
A strong passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data.
Expert in machine learning algorithms, AI systems for use on large data sets, Expert level proficiency in statistical packages like R, Expert skills in SQL, Python, Perl, Linux/Unix
Exposure to implementing supervised machine learning algorithms at scale.
Experience designing and developing automated analytic software, techniques, and algorithms;
Strong knowledge of data structures e.g. graph and columnar, parallel computing algorithms, enterprise systems, and asynchronous architectures. Proficient in graph operations.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal including experience in high-level commercial discussions with senior stakeholders.
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