Data Scientist

Location: Irvine, CA 92618

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Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm that brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve the most pressing and complicated challenges facing stakeholders today. Our vision is to engage the brightest scientists and engineers to empower clients with solutions for a safe, healthy, sustainable and technologically complex world. We leverage over 50 years of experience in analyzing accidents and failures to advise clients as they innovate their technologically complex products and processes, ensure the safety and health of their users, and address the challenges of sustainability.

We offer opportunities for you to expand your engineering or scientific knowledge amidst experts from top programs at over 500 universities. At Exponent, you will apply your experience, technical skills, and prior academic research to a fulfilling career in consulting. You will have the opportunity to develop continuously through formal and informal development programs, coaching and mentoring, and involvement in a wide array of projects. We are excited about your interest in joining our growing team!

Key statistics:

  • 1100+ Team members
  • 900+ Consultants
  • 550+ Ph.D.s
  • 30+ Offices globally

We are currently seeking a Data Scientist for our Data Sciences Practice in Irvine, CA. In this role, will work as part of a team to rapidly implement and iterate algorithms, databases, analyses, and visualizations to support clients in the consumer electronic, utilities, and life sciences.

You will be responsible for:

  • Building and managing databases using a wide variety of data inputs and systems
  • Developing cloud-based storage, compute, and database pipelines including client facing visualizations of key decision metrics
  • Providing expertise in machine learning, data analytics, and software development for a wide range of data including text, images, medical records, and sensor data
  • Collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams to support data projects across many different industries

You will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related engineering/scientific field (such as Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computational Chemistry, Bioinformatics or Computational Biology)
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    • Data Engineering
    • Data Analysis and Visualization
    • Machine Learning
    • Deep Learning
    • Natural Language Processing
    • Computer Vision
    • Software Development
    • Resource Management
    • Distributed Systems
  • Proficiency with the following is required: Python, SQL
  • Experience with as many of the following is preferred: R, SAS, MATLAB, JupyterLab, Scala, Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, Qlik, TensorFlow, Keras
  • Experience with as many of the following is preferred: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Experience developing software for a range of platforms (PCs, Linux, mobile, embedded devices, etc.) is preferred
  • The desire to work with a diverse set of clients and engage in work outside of the traditional data science field
  • Strong practical engineering ability combined with leadership and project management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in multidisciplinary teams
  • Our contracts with the United States Government for this position require proof of U.S. citizenship and the possession of or ability to obtain a DoD security clearance

To learn more about life at Exponent and our impact, please visit the following links:

We value and encourage diversity and inclusivity across all facets of our firm. Having a team built of people with different backgrounds, skills and perspectives allows us to provide better value to our clients and enjoy an enriched work environment.

Our firm is committed to offering a variety of programs and resources to support health and well-being. We believe that providing competitive benefits as well as compensation and recognition programs empowers our staff to do work that makes a difference.

Exponent is a proud equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may call us at +1 (650) 688-6968 or email

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