Sierra Solutions Group

Machine Learning Engineer (Data Scientist) - REMOT...

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Job Summary

We are looking for a Machine Learning Engineer (Data Scientist) on behalf of our Pharmaceutical client for a remote position. As a member of the Analytics Platform team you will be responsible for developing analytics and machine learning applications that leverage and build upon the Analytics platform. This role will also contribute to the research and development work for the Analytics platform, with special focus on artificial intelligence applications to enhance the platform’s analytic capabilities. Ideal candidates will require experience in the following areas: research using statistical modeling, machine learning, and general data analytics methodologies. Some experience with cloud-based analytics technologies and an understanding of healthcare data is strongly recommended. The candidate must have a research-oriented mindset. They must be able to adjust their communication style to diverse types of stakeholders (analyst, business, technical).

Primary Responsibilities
  • The Machine Learning Platform Engineer is a cross-disciplinary role on the Analytics team where the candidate will use a background in ML research and technical skills to contribute to new analytics product development.
  • The research aspects of the role include the study and application of state-of-the-art machine learning methods in the context of the Analytics Platform. The candidate will work with leadership and research teams to help guide new and existing predictive analytics efforts; the candidate will provide up-to-date literature reviews and appropriate methodological knowledge for complex predictive analytics problems.
  • The development aspects of the role involve the translation of the research into new analytics functionality for the platform. The candidate will support the building of predictive analytics capacity for the platform. This means direct feedback to leadership on appropriate methods, techniques, and feasibility of developing machine learning applications. The willingness to explore and deeply understand the data worked with is a must. The candidate will require the ability to propose methods for solving predictive analytics problems and provide experience-based solutions. The candidate will require the ability to convey complex ideas, learn on the fly, and to put newly acquired knowledge into practice. The candidate will work closely with the following groups: Advanced Analytics, Software Engineering, and other clinical and commercial teams.

Education And Experience

Qualifications Required
  • Experience with Python and one or more ML libraries, i.e., TensorFlow, PyTorch, scikit-learn
  • Experience in data pre-processing techniques for statistical and machine learning applications
  • Experience developing and defending rationale for analytics research
  • Experience driving the development of new research technology
  • Experience with creating data visualizations to support communication of ideas
  • Excellent communicator
  • BA/BS Degree

  • Experience with cloud-based, distributed data systems, i.e., Snowflake, Hadoop, Spark
  • Experience in the healthcare industry
  • Experience with population-level analytics
  • Experience developing presentations to convey ideas (story telling)
  • Authorship in machine learning literature or publication
  • Academic and/or industry research experience
  • Degree in Quantitative Discipline (e.g. physics, engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, etc.)

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