Data Scientist

Location: Chicago, IL

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ELEKS Data Science Office is looking for Data Scientist in our Chicago location


We are working together with one of the biggest health insurance companies in the US with HQ in Chicago. The project portfolio contains various projects connected to writing, combining, and integrating APIs from partners, clients, etc. Mostly all of them are built using a microservices architecture. Some of the projects developed using the XP methodology with all necessary ceremonies as TDD, pair programming, a lot of communication, and frequent releases. Now we are also working on an update of the application for the members where people can find all information on their health insurance. The main goal of this MVP is to develop a virtual audio assistant chatbot.


  • Getting insight into the business problem, understanding the opportunity and value of analytical models for the customer
  • Collecting, transforming, and preprocessing raw data to prepare it for analysis
  • Deriving descriptive statistics out of the preprocessed data
  • Building statistical and probabilistic models
  • Designing, developing, training, and testing data mining, machine learning, and artificial intelligence models and algorithms
  • Providing comparative research on different algorithms and models
  • Implementing the model in a form that can be easily used by engineers, documenting its interfaces
  • Delivering the model in a form that can be easily deployable and maintained


  • Experience with Conversational AI
  • Ability to deliver MVP and work with multiple stakeholders
  • Understanding theoretical concepts of statistics/probability, data mining, machine learning
  • Understanding how these theoretical concepts could be applied to real-world problems
  • Ability to understand the nature of business problems and see the place of analytical models in the solution
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with one or more of the following: Matlab/Octave, R, Python
  • Familiarity with the concept of HPC, parallel computing
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with one or more of the following for data analytics: Spark/Theano/TensorFlow/Caffee


  • Strong English verbal and written communication skills
  • Deep analytical skills
  • Self-organization, self-management
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to handle multi-tasking activities
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Following academic research and trends as a habit
  • Initiative and pro-active skills and flexibility


  • Master degree in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or similar
  • In lieu of degree: pieces of evidence of having a relevant level of theoretical knowledge in statistics/probability, data mining and machine learning


  • Track record in data analysis, data science, artificial intelligence


  • Passion for learning and education
  • Business orientation
  • Result orientation


  • Customer-facing role
  • Sole responsibility over the analytical project
  • High level of responsibility
  • Simultaneous handling and fast processing of multiple tasks
  • Lots of educational and self-educational activities
  • Culture of knowledge sharing

What will you get with ELEKS

  • Above average compensation and competitive Social package
  • Close cooperation with a customer
  • Business trips
  • Challenging tasks
  • Competence development
  • Ability to influence project technologies
  • Projects from scratch
  • Team of professionals
  • Dynamic environment with low level of bureaucracy
  • Medical insurance


ELEKS is a custom software development company. We deliver value to our clients, thanks to our expertise and experience gained from working as a software innovation partner since 1991.

Our 1,600+ professionals located in the Delivery Centers across Eastern Europe and sales offices in Europe and North America, provide our clients with a full range of software engineering services. These include product development, QA, R&D, design, technology consulting and dedicated teams.

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