Senior Data Scientist - Madison, WI
WSI Corporation - Madison, WI

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Partner collaboratively with the business and project teams to accomplish tasks/milestones/goals.
  • Research, recommend, and implement statistical post process correction techniques using proprietary forecasts.
  • Demonstrate solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, etc.
  • Improve operations by conducting systems analysis; recommending changes in policy and procedures.
  • Provide estimates of work effort and impact of projects and tasks, and provide team leadership, as required.
  • Continuously build your knowledge by studying new scientific methodologies and techniques.
  • Play an active role in the product requirements process, giving feedback to product management when challenges arise.
  • Qualifications
    • MS in Applied Statistics, Mathematics, Econometrics, or other discipline related to Time-Series Analysis, Machine learning and Forecasting, or other related discipline.
    • 3-5 years ofrelevant professional experience, with demonstrated achievements and progressive responsibilities.
    • Can demonstrate mastery of general scientific computing softwares such as R, MATLAB, Octave, etc.
    • Experience using/implementing non-parametric regression such as Neural Net, SVM, Random Forest, Projection Pursuit, MARS, Radial Basis Functions, AdaBoost, GLM
    • Experience in Predictive Modeling including Non-Parametric Regression, Bayesian Inference, Hidden Markov Models, Generalized ARMA, or Kalman Filtering is a plus.
    • Experience in non-linear optimisation including Simulated Annealing, Genetic Algorithm, Agent Based Modeling, Particle Swarm, Bee Colony is a plus but not necessary.
    • K nowledge of ensemble learning techniques and probabilistic forecasts is a plus.
    • Programming capabilities including C++, Java, Python is a plus but not necessary.
    • Knowledge of model ensemble techniques and probabilistic forecasts.
    • Can demonstrate mastery of scientific computing packages such as R, MATLAB, SAS, Scilab, Octave, etc.
    • Programming capabilities including C++, Java, Python is a plus but not necessary.
    • Ability to manage complex software development projects.
    Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or keyboard; reach with hands and arms; stoop, and talk or hear. The employee must be able to see differences in widths and lengths of lines such as those on graphs and be able to read, write and interpret written documents.

    Work Environment: Employee will work in a typical office environment, with minimal exposure to excessive noise or adverse environmental issues.

    About The Company: WSI Corporation (“WSI") is the world’s largest supplier of real-time weather data, imagery, and weather forecast services to commercial customers in the broadcast media, aviation, energy, insurance, and government markets. Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, with offices in Madison, Wisconsin and Birmingham, England, WSI Corporation is the professional division of The Weather Company and owned by a consortium made up of NBC Universal and the private equity firms, The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital. WSI is also the innovation engine of The Weather Channel, providing the display software and data services used continuously since their first day on the air.

    In 1978, WSI became the first private weather company to computerize raw weather data and package it into customized formats. Over the past 35 years, WSI has expanded upon this core competency to deliver state-of-the-art systems and value-added weather information that are unequaled in the industry. WSI holds over 35 U.S. patents and has produced a steady stream of notable industry innovations, including:
      • Developing the first national U.S. radar mosaic
      • Creating value-added charts from raw computer model data
      • Offering the marketplace the first international satellite imagery
      • Developing the first digital satellite network for briefing pilots
      • Providing the first complete, high-definition weather graphics system to television stations
      • Introducing comprehensive, Web-based weather information service for the aviation and energy marketplaces
      • Developing a professional systems-level product to track hurricanes and typhoons;
      • And now, successfully launching the most popular station-branded weather app in the world with more than 100 million viewer downloads and counting.
    WSI offers comprehensive benefits, generous PTO, and a development environment that is respectful of your work/life balance. We are an EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

    WSI is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or disability or protected veteran status, the presence of non-job related medical condition or handicap, or any legally protected status.

    About this company
    WSI Corporation is the world's leading provider of weather-driven business solutions for professionals in the energy, aviation and media...