Data Scientist (India) - Research and Development

Data Science @ Tookitaki

The data science team is responsible for solving business problems with complex data. Data
complexity could be characterized in terms of volume, dimensionality and multiple
touchpoints/sources. We understand the data, ask fundamental-first-principle questions,
apply our analytical and machine learning skills to solve the problem in the best way
possible. We also encourage participation in competitions like Kaggle.

Our ideal candidate

We are looking for a junior data scientist who has a deep interest in theoretical and applied
machine learning and loves working in a fast-paced environment.
He/she should have 3-5 years’ work experience in predictive analytics/forecasting space and
have solved real-world problems. Candidates with experience in transactional anomaly
prediction, operational risk modelling would be given preference.

The role would be a client-facing one, hence good communication skills are a must. The
candidate should have the ability to communicate complex models and analysis in a clear
and a precise manner. The candidate would be responsible for:

  • Comprehending business problems properly – what to predict, how to build DV, what
    value addition he/she is bringing to the client, etc.
  • Understanding and analyzing large, complex, multi-dimensional datasets and build
    features relevant for business
  • Understanding the math behind algorithms and choosing one over another
  • Understanding approaches like stacking, ensemble and applying them correctly to
    increase accuracy

Desired technical requirements

  • Proficiency with Python and the ability to write production-ready codes. Experience
    in Scala would be a plus
  • Big data experience, e.g. familiarity with Spark, Hadoop, is highly preferred
  • Familiarity with SQL or other databases.

Desired Non-technical Requirements

  • Very strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong desire to work with start-ups

Job Perks

  • Attractive variable compensation package
  • Opportunity to work with an award-winning organization in the hottest space in tech –
    artificial intelligence and advanced machine learning