Data Scientist - Machine Learning

Fractal Analytics
  • Bangalore, Mumbai
  • Confidential
  • 5-10 years
  • 29 Jul 2015

  • Business Analytics

  • KPO/ Analytics
Job Description


Lead analytics engagements guiding overall analytical sophistication, validating and improving methodology in predictive statistical modeling activities that deliver value to our clients

Develop and implement analytical/ML methodologies, processes and solutions that integrate diverse techniques, tools and technologies to generate deeper analytical insights

Guide Big Data engineers in implementing PoC solutions in production with due emphasis on scalability, validation, reliability and maintainability, and make appropriate design changes to accommodate these factors

Identify and create business opportunities for the development and redesign of data-driven products and solutions

Present and project the analytical capability of Fractal to help clients improve their business performance and solve challenging problems

Firm Building And People Management

Mentor teams to develop expertise in core ML techniques and create streamlined ML processes and workflows

Contribute to Fractal Academy of Analytics & other business-centric or firm-centric initiatives

Exhibit thought-leadership internally and externally by publishing academic and white papers, contributing to Fractals IP, participating in discussion forums and seminars

Exhibit Fractal values & contribute by building a positive work environment

Contribute to the hiring process by interviewing and structuring data science teams

Client Value Creation

Results orientation Should be able to translate business questions into analytical problems, build focused models, ensure solutions address the question, have tangible impact and are actionable

Drive service transformation Enhance productivity and efficiencies in data science teams, meet/exceed SLAs, enhance the delivery processes and deployment platforms

Personal Effectiveness

Collaborative Ability and willingness to effectively coordinate and communicate with diverse clients, internal teams across international time zones

Leadership (in thought and action) - Learn, adapt and lead new business and technical solutions. Assume ownership, require minimal supervision and consistently deliver excellence and motivates others


Passion for detail and accuracy with excellent written and oral communication skills

Technical Effectiveness

A strong theoretical and applied background in ML is essential

Strong mathematical background with grounding in theoretical frameworks: PAC, VC, Bayesian inferential, decision-theoretic

Deep expertise in core ML techniques: data-preprocessing and feature engineering; supervised (classification, regression, regularization for cross-section, time series and spatial data), semi-supervised and unsupervised (clustering, linear and nonlinear dimensionality reduction) learning methods, including adaptive and nonparametric methods; model performance metrics, loss functions and generalization error; ability to adapt models to class imbalance, outliers and other data issues

Expertise in at least one current research area in ML: reinforcement learning, deep learning, active learning, kernel methods, online learning, ensemble methods, learning to rank, graph algorithms, probabilistic graphical models, Gaussian processes and functional data analysis, approximate inference, natural language processing or sequential data mining

Familiarity with optimization and numerical computing methods

Demonstrable interest in large-scale learning, and distributed/parallel implementations of algorithms

Technological skills

Expert-level proficiency in at least one data analysis language: R, Python, Octave/Matlab.

Familiarity with lower-level languages such as C/C++ (preferred), Java, F#; the Linux environment and command-line tools; and SQL

Familiarity with tools in the Big Data stack, such as Hadoop (especially the MapReduce algorithmic framework), Pig/Hive, HBase/Cassandra; tools for large-scale learning such as Mahout, Pattern, Blaze, Neo4j, or Vowpal Wabbit

Domain expertise in one or more of the following:

Digital marketing

Financial services and insurance

CPG & retail


Healthcare and pharmaceuticals

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