Data Scientist, Advanced Analytics

Location: Remote

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Title: Data Scientist, Advanced Analytics

Location: Remote in these states: AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MN, MO, NY, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, & WI

If you’re looking to be at the forefront of disrupting the ecommerce industry, wanting to make your mark and be continuously challenged to grow, your time has come.

ShipBob is recognized as #1 on Crain's 2020 “Fast 50” list of the fastest-growing companies in Chicago & Built In’s best mid-sized companies to work for in Chicago. With this growth, we are looking for top talent to help us reach the next level.

Role Description:

As Data Scientist you will be responsible for discovering and analyzing data across all aspects of ShipBob business, including supply-chain operations, logistics, sales, marketing and customer support.

About Us:

ShipBob is a tech enabled 3PL that partners with over 5,200+ e-commerce businesses to help them be more successful online. We offer a full suite of fulfillment solutions for our merchants, including the ability to improve their transit times, shipping costs and deliver best in class experience to their customers. With an almost 100% accuracy rate in fulfilling orders and orders shipped on time, our merchants can count on us to deliver excellent service.

ShipBob’s growing fulfillment network is powered by our proprietary technology and acts as a back office for logistics, providing merchants with full visibility into orders, inventory levels in real time, and access to advanced analytics, over 27 integrations and data reporting.

As one of the fastest growing tech companies in Chicago with over $130M+ raised from blue-chip investors like Menlo Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners and SoftBank Vision Fund 2, our goal is to continue to be the #1 best fulfillment technology in the industry. To help us meet this standard, we are scaling our entire team and looking for people who share our core values and have an entrepreneurial mindset.

About You:

At ShipBob, we’re looking to bring on board people who embody our core values:

  • Be Mission-Driven. We want team members that are passionate about helping entrepreneurs improve their business, and bring that passion every day.
  • Be Humble. We have ambitious goals, and our team members understand that success or failure depends on us working together and leaving egos at the door.
  • Be Resilient. Logistics is a complicated business. So is software. We value team members that never give up and keep iterating until a problem is solved.
  • Be a Creative Problem Solver. As a startup, we value smart, innovative solutions to complex problems. We fall in love with the problem, not our “favorite” solution.

What you’ll do:

This opportunity will allow team members to participate in the entire project lifecycle: from initial solution scoping requirements, all the way to delivering actual capabilities to internal and clients and stakeholders. The ideal candidate will be able thrive in a dynamic team environment to combine traditional data mining and machine learning techniques with unstructured data analysis and complete all work using Azure Machine Learning platform.

What you’ll bring to the table:

  • Strong Python programming skills
  • Proven ability to convert business problems into robust data science solutions
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Data visualization and data-storytelling skills
  • Working knowledge of AzureML
  • M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Data Science, Analytics, Computer Science, or equivalent work experience.

Required Technical Skills:

Skill Set


Minimum proficiency

Python for data science

Python programming skills

With web services frameworks: REST, APIs

Python for data science libraries: Pandas, NumPy, SciPy, Scikit-learn, XGBoost, StatsModels, Matplotlib, Bokeh, Scrapy, beautifulsoup4, etc.

1 - Advanced

Python for deep learning

TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch, Horovod

Foundational deep learning models: CNN, RNN (LSTM, GRU), Sequence-to-sequence RNNs, Recurrent-CNN

2 - Intermediate

Azure / AzureML

AzureML notebooks, Azure Blob Storage, Azure Data Lake Storage

1 - Advanced

Linear and nonlinear classification

Linear and logistic regression, neural networks, decision trees (CART, CHAID, boosted trees), naïve Bayes, Bayesian network, SVMs

2 - Intermediate

Timeseries analysis

ARIMA, Prophet, Boosted trees (LightGBM, XGBoost), ES-RNN, RNN (LSTM / GRU), GluonTS

2 - Intermediate


Topic modeling (TF-IDF, LDA, NLI)

Text classification (count vectorizers, Bi-GRUs / Bi-LSTM, CNN, BERT)

Word embedding / distributional semantics (Word2vec / Doc2Vec, GloVe, FastText)

Text summarization (extractive, abstractive using T5, BART, GPT-2, GPT-3, XLNet

Transformers and ktrain libraries

2 - Intermediate

Computer vision

Image classification (CNN, DenseNet, VGG16, ResNet, InceptionNet, U-Net, GANs)

Object detection (R-CNN, YOLO)

3 - Novice

Big Data

Hadoop, Spark, SparkML, Scala

2 - Intermediate


Model deployment and orchestration: Docker, Kubernetes, Airflow, Kubeflow

Kafka and / or Azure Event Hub

3 - Novice

Data visualization

PowerBI and/or Tableau

2 - Intermediate

SQL and relational databases

SQL / Azure SQL

1 - Advanced

We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and excellence; therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.

Perks & Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Basic Life Insurance
  • Variety of voluntary benefits, such as, short term disability
  • Competitive Salary, Performance Bonus & Stock Options
  • Paid Maternity/Parental Leave Program
  • Flexible Time Off Program
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Fun Culture >>> Check us out on Instagram

Classification: Salaried, Exempt

Reports to: Head of Data Science

ShipBob provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Internal Use Only, Requisition #: POPS-778


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