Data Scientist Senior
Posted on: November 3, 2019
Purpose of JobData Scientist Senior uses advanced techniques that
integrate traditional and non-traditional datasets to enable
analytical solutions; Applies predictive analytics, machine
learning, simulation, and optimization techniques to generate
management insights and enable customer-facing applications; Builds
analytical solutions leveraging internal and external applications
to deliver value and create competitive advantage; Translates
complex analytical and technical concepts to non-technical
We are currently seeking a talented Data Scientist Senior for the
San Antonio Home Office or the Phoenix Office.
--- Partners with business leaders across the organization to
define business problems and research questions;
--- Serves as key resource and Subject Matter Expert (SME) on cross
functional, matrixed teams to solve highly complex work critical to
--- Builds large and complex information sets; Integrates and
extracts relevant information from large amounts of both structured
and unstructured data (internal and external) to enable analytical
--- Conducts advanced analytics leveraging predictive modeling,
machine learning, simulation, optimization and other techniques to
deliver insights or develop analytical solutions to achieve
--- Serves as key resource and Subject Matter Expert (SME) on
efforts to develop scalable, efficient, automated solutions for
large scale data analyses, model development, model validation and
--- Works with IT to translate prototypes into new products,
services, and features.
--- Builds and maintains a robust library of reusable algorithms
and supporting code such that research efforts are based on the
highest quality data, are transparently conducted, are able to be
productionized and are reproducible.
--- Translates complex analytical and technical concepts to
non-technical employees to enable understanding and drive informed
--- Maintains academic and industry relationships for the purposes
of research; Maintains expertise and awareness of cutting-edge
techniques, technologies and potential business solutions.
--- Master's degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics,
Quantitative Economics, Statistics, or related field (6 additional
years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be
substituted in lieu of a degree.)
--- 6 or more Years in predictive modeling, large data analysis and
--- Experience in stochastic modeling, machine learning, and other
advanced mathematical techniques (e.g., neural nets, simulation,
--- Solid experience in at least one compiled language (e.g., Java,
C or more or more) and one dynamic scripting language (Python,
*Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level*
When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer
some initial questions. This will take approximately 5 minutes.
Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at
a later time and you will not able to change your responses.
--- PhD in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Quantitative
Economics, Operations Research, Statistics, or related field with
coursework in advanced Machine Learning techniques (Natural
Language Processing, Deep Neural Networks, etc.).
--- Highly competent at data wrangling and data engineering in SQL
and SAS as well as advanced machine learning (ML) techniques using
Python; comfortable in cloud computing environments (Azure, GCP,
--- Hands-on experience developing products that utilize advanced
machine learning techniques like deep learning in areas such as
computer vision, Natural Language Processing (NLP), sensor data
from the Internet of Things (IoT), and recommender systems; along
with transitioning those solutions from the development environment
into the production environment for full-time use.
--- Fluent in deep learning frameworks and libraries (TensorFlow,
Keras, PyTorch, etc.).
--- Highly skilled in handling Big Data (Hadoop, Hive, Spark,
--- Familiarity with model risk management.
--- Minimal two years of experiences developing traditional
The above description reflects the details considered necessary to
describe the principal functions of the job and should not be
construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements
that may be performed in the job.
At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits packages in
the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress
environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along
with wellness and wealth building programs. Additionally, our
career path planning and continuing education will assist you with
your professional goals.
Relocation assistance is available for this position.
For Internal Candidates:
Must complete 12 months in current position (from date of hire or
date of placement) or must have manager--------s approval prior to
Last day for internal candidates to apply to the opening is
10/17/19 by 11:59 pm CST time.
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