Lead Data Scientist

Location: Remote

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Description & Requirements


The primary mission of the Lead Data Scientist role is to help our business evolve into an insights-driven organization. The position sits in our Business Data & Analytics Operations (BDAO) organization, which is responsible for implementing standards across the organization for data, metrics, and analysis, delivering insights gleaned from data to drive business decisions, and monitoring the impact of those decisions to ensure they are driving the impact needed. Develop machine learning and natural language processing models to provide insights and recommendations to the business to improve internal operations, to understand customers, to provide smarter products and services, to create additional revenue, and to drive decision making.

  • Drive increased revenue/decreased cost/decreased risk through data science
  • Independently develop and maintain relationships with various business units (including senior leaders) and leverage understanding of organizational context and key strategies to generate and validate new opportunities to use data to drive meaningful business improvements
  • Define data science project objectives, deliverables, success criteria and project plan; lead the project team end-to-end in delivering solutions that have quantifiable and independently verifiable value
  • Drive continuous improvement through measurement and monitoring
  • Wrangle and integrate data from various data sources using sound software engineering practice
  • Build and operationalize predictive and prescriptive models for a variety of internal stakeholders using both structured and unstructured data sources
  • Lead team in support and maintenance of delivered models/solutions in production
  • Hypothesize, experiment and learn iteratively and quickly, without being afraid to fail, and build a culture of experimentation within the team
  • Guide best practices for hypothesis testing, including experimental design and driver analysis
  • Apply math and statistics background to develop novel algorithms, models, performance measures, and simulations
  • Tell stories with analytics and insights, adapting level of detail to the proper audience
  • Mentor junior team members on their projects and advise others in the company on data science questions
  • Drive the establishment of and team adherence to data science development best practices including version control and repeatable experiments and results
  • Quantify business problems for return on investment analyses to aid in the selection and/or prioritization of projects


  • 6+ years providing business insights through data science
  • 3+ years writing SQL
  • Expertise in programming languages used in data science, such as Python, R and Scala
  • Proficiency in building data pipelines to feed ML/NLP models
  • Proficiency in one or more visualization tools such as Tableau or PowerBI
  • Proficiency in machine learning frameworks such as scikit-learn, TensorFlow, Kera, H20.ai
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, or similar technologies
  • Master's degree or higher in Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Statistics, or related field, or Equivalent experience

Corporate overview

Here at UKG, Our Purpose Is People. UKG combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos, uniting two award-winning, employee-centered cultures. Our employees are an extraordinary group of talented, energetic, and innovative people who care about more than just work. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people. UKG has more than 13,000 employees around the globe and is known for its inclusive workplace culture. Ready to be inspired? Learn more at www.ukg.com/careers

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ultimate Kronos Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.

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