Lead Data Scientist (3621)

Lead Data Scientist (3621)

31 Jan 2021
Minnesota, Richfield, 55423 Richfield USA

Lead Data Scientist (3621)

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Flexion is currently seeking a Lead Data Scientist for a direct hire/full-time employee role with our client in Minneapolis, MN. As a Lead Data Scientist, you'll take the reins leading technical efforts applying innovative statistical and machine learning methods in a scientifically rigorous manner to dive into the largest and most complex data across the enterprise to answer the most difficult questions that are foundational to driving real-world value by offering deep insight into every aspect of the business. In this role, you will have the opportunity to be involved in the most important strategic efforts providing technical and analytic thought leadership for a team that drives a data-grounded perspective to help our client think critically and differently about all aspects of our business to improve our core capabilities and unleash the next generation of customer experiences that will transform the way our client operates day-to-day.


  • Applying scientific methods to solve real-world business problems using data

  • Utilizing cutting edge statistical and machine learning methods to dig deep into complex data to deliver data-driven solutions across all areas of the business including inventory optimization, supply chain, marketing, healthcare, cybersecurity, etc

  • Employing broad and deep knowledge of statistics, analytics, and machine learning to contribute to and enhance core data science capabilities

  • Providing technical leadership for a team of junior data scientists while working with business partners to identify the biggest opportunities to bring our client to the next level and influence key decisions around real products that impact and improve the lives of millions of people

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in a highly quantitative field (e.g. Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Math, Operations Research, etc) or equivalent experience.

  • Strong understanding of at least one focus area of data science (e.g. statistics, operations research, design and analysis of experiments, machine learning, quantitative analysis, etc)

  • Strong data mining skills with ability to leverage distributed processing to scale to big data

  • Ability to direct data science technical efforts for a team working to answer some of our client's most difficult questions

  • Fluency with at least one data science/analytics programming language (e.g. Python, R, Julia)

  • 6 years of experience in data science, data analysis, data mining or other similar business functions. Advanced degrees in relevant fields may be counted towards experience requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or Ph.D in a highly quantitative field (e.g. Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Math, Operations Research, etc)

  • Experience using high performance machine learning and/or data mining frameworks

  • Experience building distributed data processing pipelines (e.g. Apache Spark, Apache Beam)

  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information to a wide spectrum of cross-functional team members

  • Experience mentoring and coaching junior team members

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