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  • Spark Insights - Chief Data Scientist

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/30/2019 9:58 AM)
    Job ID
    Spark Insights
    # of Openings
  • Overview


    Spark Insights is an early stage stealth mode company based in Boston on a mission to develop a broad range of solutions for the insurance industry using big data, advanced modeling, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. 


    We are looking for a talented computer vision and machine learning expert to lead the R&D direction of Spark Insights Machine Learning and Data Science team. You will be focused on building and leading a team developing and deploying image processing, machine learning and deep learning solutions that will have impact in the financial services and insurance industries.


    As Chief Data Scientist you will:

    • Lead and inspire a team to develop computer vision & machine learning systems from prototype to production.
    • Research, architect, implement, and deploy full-stack scalable computer vision, deep learning, and machine learning solutions to novel and R&D problems.
    • Keep up with state-of-the-art in computer vision, data science and deep learning and apply them to improve and create new solutions.
    • Develop and implement state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms for object detection, classification, segmentation, or recognition.
    • Translate business requirements into quick prototypes or proof of concept and work with customers directly to uncover operational objectives.


    Core Requirements:

    • Ph.D. or MS in computer science, machine learning, physics, or engineering
    • 8+ years satellite image related industry experience
    • Strong academic background with prominent research that’s been recognized at leading conferences and journals.
    • Track record of success building and leading a machine learning group at a recognized tech company or a successful startup.
    • Proficiency with TensorFlow, Keras, or other deep learning frameworks.
    • Proficiency in C/C++, Python and associated packages, and image pre-processing methods.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate effectively to both technical and nontechnical audiences.
    • Technical fluency; comfortable understanding and discussing architectural concepts and algorithms, assessing tradeoffs and new opportunities with technical team members.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Proficient with AWS or Azure cloud computing environments.
    • Proficient with a distributed computing platform (GeoMesa, GeoTrillis, Hadoop, Spark, etc.).
    • Experience with parallel/distributed computing or HPC systems.
    • Experience with prototyping on NVIDIA/DGX or equivalent architecture and hardware.
    • Experience in computer vision or machine learning for anomaly and defect detection applications.

    *You must be authorized to work in the US.


    Spark Insights is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference/orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law.


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