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We are looking for a Data Scientist to join our global Data Science & Machine Learning Team in San Francisco. You will have the opportunity to work alongside a high functioning group tackling Ancestry’s toughest and most exciting data science challenges while working with unique text data spanning decades across a variety of media channels. You will...
Use data science to drive product innovation, customer success, content creation and more across our Family History business.
Champion a data-driven culture and push long-term business value creation through development of best-in-class Data Science capabilities.
Leverage Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision to extract value and insights from our billions of genealogical records and from the Newspapers.com archives.
Leverage deep learning and machine learning on big data resources and develop scalable, and stable systems.
Who you are...
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, or other data-related field coupled with 4 + years industry experience in machine learning and statistical modeling OR
Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, or other data-related field coupled with 2+ years industry experience in machine learning and statistical modeling OR
PhD in Computer Science, Statistics, or other data-related field coupled in machine learning and statistical modeling
Experience with machine learning and deep learning
Proven track record of completing multiple data science projects end-to-end; from idea generation, objectives formulation, to implementation and deliverables
Strong proficiency in Python
Experience with Java, SQL, and multi-threaded programming preferred
Experience building deep learning models using tools like TensorFlow and Pytorch
Experience with top-tier publications in machine learning domains preferred e.g. ICML, NeurIPS, KDD, etc.
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