Unit8 SA

Data Scientist (Wroclaw, Poland)

Job description

Founded in 2017, Unit8 is a fast-growing Swiss AI and data analytics company dedicated to solving complex problems of traditional industries like automotive, chemical, finance, manufacturing and pharma. We work with some of the biggest organisations in the world to solve the challenges that directly affect their business, be it operations, finance, manufacturing or R&D. Since our foundation we have successfully delivered more than 50 projects.

Unit8’s mission is to drive the adoption of AI and Data Science in the non-digital industries and to help accelerate their digital transformation. Among its activities, Unit8 dedicates a part of its resources and time on projects that deeply matter to us - that includes collaboration on pro-bono and “engineering for good” cases.

We are opening new office in Wroclaw and looking for new talents to join our team


Are You the team member we are looking for?

Unit8 is looking for a Data Scientist to join our team in Wroclaw. As a member of agile project teams, your mission will be to build solutions and infrastructure aiming at solving business problems with data science and state-of-the-art technology.

  • MSc or PhD level in the field of Computer Science, Machine Learning, Applied Statistics, Mathematics, or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience in statistical modeling and machine learning techniques and applying those to real-world business problems.
  • Programming experience in one of the following languages: Python, R, Scala, Java.
  • Pragmatic attitude; not afraid in taking an active part in the engineering aspects of projects.
  • Good presentation and communication skills, with the ability to explain complex analytical concepts to people from other fields.
  • You understand the value of teamwork.
  • Ability to travel 20% required (mainly in Europe and outside covid time).
  • You are a proficient software engineer who knows the fundamentals of computer science and you master at least one widely adopted programming language (Python, Java, C#, C++).
  • You know how to write distributed services and work with high-volume heterogeneous data, preferably with distributed systems such as Spark.
  • You are knowledgeable about ontology, data access, and data storage techniques.
  • You appreciate agile software processes, data-driven development, reliability, and responsible experimentation.
  • You understand the value of teamwork.
  • You have strong client-facing skills: comfortable interacting with clients (business & technical audience), deliver presentations, problem-solving mindset.
  • You are customer-focused and you have a service-oriented mindset.
  • You are willing to travel to meet with our clients and the team (mainly in Europe and outside covid time).
  • You are eligible to register as a sole trader (self-employment) in Poland. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to do the registration, we can help with that.

What You’ll Do

Unit8 is growing at a fast pace and your role can evolve and will depend on our clients’ challenges. In general, you will:

  • Apply your data science skills (machine learning, data analytics, optimization) to various concrete business problems.
  • Work with our customers to understand their challenges, design and implement solutions.
  • Evaluate, compare and present results to a technical and non-technical audience.
  • Contribute to the implementation and engineering of systems at different scales: from small proofs-of-concept to larger end-to-end data systems.
  • Closely collaborate with other data scientists, software engineers and business stakeholders.
  • Use software best practices in continuous integration and delivery, versioning and data evolution.
  • Work in multi-functional agile teams to continuously experiment, iterate and deliver on new product objectives.


What We Offer

  • Work on client projects that have a concrete impact on the business
  • Exposure to wide variety of projects, industries and technologies. Each client is different and provides unique opportunities to learn
  • Ability to contribute to internal open-source projects like Darts (https://github.com/unit8co/darts) or our MLOps platform
  • The opportunity to join a fast-growing service company with a start-up atmosphere
  • Self-employment flexibility linked with B2B contract
  • Tailor-made mentorship program
  • Learning activities such ML and Engineering Reading Groups
  • Knowledge sharing sessions with other engineers
  • Compensation package including base salary, yearly bonus based on the performance of the company
  • 10% of the time for self-development
  • 30 paid days off
  • Cross offices/company wide frequent events (off-site or on-line) as well as Fun Fund to spend with the team on after work activities

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