As the Lead Data Scientist at Lucas Systems, you are at the forefront of innovation. Always challenging the status quo, your team is discovering new techniques to capture and transform data to inform, optimize and disrupt a rapidly changing and expanding industry. Our cross-functional team of experts know the only constant is change…and that excites them!
You enjoy the role of a data scientist and visionary. You’re experienced in setting strategy, have built and developed a team of practitioners, and you appreciate the rigor of hands-on execution as your team matures. You are passionate about uncovering treasure troves of information hidden in vast amounts of data. And, your ultimate satisfaction comes from knowing you’ve helped your customer make smarter decisions.
As a member of Lucas’ Product Development Group, you will lead a smaller but growing machine learning team and work in collaboration with some of the brightest, most talented software engineers in Pittsburgh. You’ll enjoy knowing that your team is making a recognizable impact to the growth of a profitable, established but entrepreneurial, software solutions company. Primary focus will be in applying data mining techniques, doing statistical analysis, and building high quality prediction systems integrated with our suite of products which will include predictive analytics. You’ll help define a roadmap of use cases and applications of this data that can be productized for the market as part of the entire Lucas platform and experience.
The Lead Data Scientist will be responsible for:
Building, leading, and mentoring a small but growing team of data scientists who use analytic methods and tools to explore and create high quality solutions that can be incorporated into Lucas products or spawn new products.
Hands-on development of algorithms, writing scripts, building predictive analytics, using automation, applying machine learning, and using the right combination of tools and frameworks to turn sets of disparate data points into objective answers to help Lucas’ customers make informed decisions.
Building scalable and reusable data science components, maintaining and evolving models, and tracking overall performance.
Actively engaging with domain experts and customers to understand the challenges that exist within the Supply Chain/Warehousing and Distribution space.
Working with product development team members to bring high integrity, analytic solutions that align with organizational and revenue goals to market.
Being the resident advisor to cross-functional teams with regard to analysis, insights and statistical methodologies. Clearly articulating the same to a wider audience as well (e.g., presenting at trade shows, writing white papers and blogs, etc.).
MS or PhD in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Data Science, Mathematics / Statistics or equivalent in a related, quantitative field.
Ideally, 7+ years of production level experience in developing deep learning algorithms and technologies along with 2+ years in a lead / supervisory role.
Proven experience setting vision and strategy while building and developing a high-performing team.
Inspires a culture of innovation by staying up-to-date on trends and developments in deep learning.
Experience with at least one major deep learning framework (TensorFlow, Caffe, Theano, Torch, CNTK, MxNet).
Strong knowledge of deep learning theory (CNNs, RNNs, LSTMs, etc.).
Strong Python programming experience.
Hands on experience with statistical modeling and machine learning software (SAS, SPSS, Python statistical and ML libraries, R, etc.).
Experience with database technologies and modeling (e.g. SQL, no-SQL, graph databases).
Experience with cloud-based solutions (preferably Azure and/or AWS).
Experience with containerized solutions (Docker/Kubernetes)
Biased toward action. Do what it takes to ramp up and solve problems quickly. Ability to synthesize large amounts of data to make informed decisions and act on them.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to clearly and concisely articulate complex ideas to various groups.
Commitment to producing high quality, well-designed and flexible solutions.
Additional Valued Experience:
Additional programming languages.
Experience with Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) or other supply chain software solutions.
Experience with FoundationDB or other tools for time series data
Experience with customer interaction to discuss requirements and use cases.
Internal Number: LEAD DS
About Lucas Systems Inc.
Lucas Systems, Inc. is the fastest-growing provider of mobile work execution solutions that enable retailers, wholesale distributors, and manufacturers to improve warehouse operations. Our software products provide a rapid return on investment for our customers by helping workers do their jobs more efficiently and accurately using real-time speech recognition software and other data capture technology running on mobile devices. Lucas software is used by Fortune 50 companies, large private distributors, and other industry leaders.
Founded in 1998, Lucas is a growing and consistently profitable organization with an expanding global presence. We offer a dynamic, collaborative, innovative and entrepreneurial work environment that continues to create opportunities for both personal and professional growth for high-performing individuals in both the US and UK.
The Lucas Systems culture has been as carefully managed as our growth and our products. We believe in what we do, as much as we believe in each other. We believe in rewarding great thinking and initiative. We attract high-quality people who like to work hard, and they stay with us for many years.
Lucas offers: Top... Notch Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance; 401(k) with Employer Match; Ten Paid Holidays; Free Parking; Flexible Work Hours; Casual Work Attire; Employee Recognition Program; State-of-the-art Office Space, Furniture and Equipment; Foosball, Ping Pong, Pool Table and More; Free Snacks and Beverages; and Cash Bonus for Employee-Referred Hire