Data Scientist/Machine Learning

  • First Orion
  • Little Rock, AR, United States
  • 10/11/2018
Full time Information Technology Telecommunications

Job Description

First Orion is an industry-leading call protection and data provider, developing software and services to enable our customers to take complete control over their telecommunications, powered by world-class data and technology solutions. Our applications and in-network services provide call and text blocking, spam and robocall blocking, caller identification, directory assistance and complaint filing with regulatory agencies in US and abroad. With our help, customers have blocked over 200 million numbers and continue to file over 300,000 complaints monthly against offending callers directly to federal agencies. First Orion provides solutions to some of the largest mobile service process in the world and features leading brands in the communication industry including PrivacyStar and Accudata with offices in Washington, Arkansas, Texas and London, England.  

Job Description:

First Orion is seeking a talented Data Scientist to join a leading mobile software vendor in the Data Solutions Group. Individuals in this role will use their intense curiosity and data mining skills to dive into large data sets. They will be asked to use their discoveries to build and shape the products and solutions that will be the foundation for First Orion's success in the future.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Data discovery – identifying patterns and characteristics within the data warehouse(s)
  • Statistical model creation – creating scoring and predictive models utilizing statistical concepts paired with data discovery techniques
  • Data categorization – performing data aggregation functions and determining ways to categorize data components based upon existing and/or future client needs
  • Data requirements gathering for the creation of new models, solutions, or products
  • Data quality monitor – creating and monitoring the data quality metrics required to maintain defined quality thresholds
  • New product/solution planning – assist in defining new data products or solutions for future business opportunities

Required Skills:

  • Experience with Machine learning/statistical techniques and tools (Spark MLlib, Scikit-Learn, ML packages in R)
  • Experience with SQL / NoSQL systems
  • Programming expertise in a language of your choice (Java/Scala/Python preferred)
  • High curiosity for data discovery
  • Ability to perform verbal and visual storytelling with data
  • Self-starter able to work independently without constant supervision
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Economics (strong econometrics focus)

Nice to Have Skills:

  • Prior experience in the telecommunications industry
  • Amazon Web Services experience
  • Hadoop/Spark experience
  • AWS Redshift experience
  • Knowledge about big data platforms

Company Benefits:

At First Orion we offer a competitive salary, full benefit package including matching 401(k) and an open paid time off policy. Our work environment is energetic, focused, fun, and collaborative. We’ve created a special culture where trust and transparency are key and employees are empowered to make their own decisions. Our people are passionate about what we do and have an indomitable spirit to get things done. Everyone is a part of the big picture here.

First Orion Voted Great Place to Work US with Top Rankings in every category! Check out the full spread here:

First Orion is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply today!

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