Applied Data Scientist

| Greater LA Area
THE PURPOSE: 

The Applied Data Scientist will be part of Machine Intelligence & Analytics Department. This team works closely with all other teams to develop, deliver and maintain data driven products and backend analytics platforms for the discovery, interpretation, communication, and exploitation of meaningful patterns in data. In addition, this team will develop and maintain an analytic pipeline for acquisition, storage, and processing data types of interest to feed real-time artificial intelligent system behaviors. The Machine Intelligence & Analytics Department will architect data systems supporting machine learning applications, develop custom toolchains for analysis and exploration, and work with DevOps and IT to host and scale intelligent applications.

Ultimately, we will design reliable, scalable, real-time (or near-real time) applications that make Hyperloop a reality. We are seeking candidates with various levels of experience to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals at our Los Angeles facility. 
 
 
THE ROLE:
  • Perform extract, transform, and load operations on large datasets from many complex, heterogeneous data sources
  • Explore, interpret, and analyze datasets for patterns of interest and opportunities for incorporating data driven machine intelligence to vehicle, transportation, and logistics software systems
  • Research, evaluate, and determine the best fit of analytical tools and techniques
  • Develop or modify existing machine learning tools and libraries as needed
  • Develop visualizations of key parameters and relationships to provide insight into data and underlying system.
  • Develop, evaluate and adapt advanced machine learning algorithms to transportation and logistics problem domain
  • Design and create data mining architectures/models/protocols, statistical reporting, and data analysis methodologies
  • Enhance, scale, and deploy real-time analytics capabilities, models, and visualizations within production environment on production compute architecture
  • Develop metrics and evaluation criteria to characterize and quantify system performance and benefits of machine intelligence
  • Develop, update, and maintain design specification and end user documentation
  • Collaborate in a fast-changing environment and to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues who range from data scientists, developers, dev ops, hardware engineers, and product managers.
 
 
THE CANDIDATE:
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to conduct research into issues and products as required
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language and visuals
  • Highly self-motivated and directed
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
 
MINIMUM REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a highly quantitative discipline
  • 3-5 years of professional programming with Python or R, web-based technologies and RESTful Architecture
  • Strong knowledge in software engineering principles
  • Expertise in data pipelining methodologies, tools and practices
  • Expertise in SQL and Data Modelling
  • Fast prototyping skills, including comprehensive feature integration during all cycles of development
  • Hands on experience and expertise with cloud computing services (AWS, Azure, etc.)
  • Expertise in manipulating large data volumes with relevant open source, commercial, and scientific software packages
  • Self-starter with ability to work in a high paced dynamic environment with only general oversight and direction
  • Ability to provide solutions to a variety of technical problems of increasing scope and complexity
  • Excellent communication skills
 
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:
  • Master’s degree or PhD in Computer Science or a highly quantitative discipline.
  • Demonstrated success in applying computational and data expertise to solve real world challenges
  • Strong programming ability with C, C++ , Node.JS, Go
  • Expertise in data visualization with packages like plotly, D3.js, ggplot
  • Strong background in Linear Algebra, Statistics, Operations Research, Optimization, Computer Vision, Artificial Neural Networks, Bayesian Networks, Markov Decision Processes, Support Vector Machines, and other cutting edge machine learning and AI methodologies.
  • Experience with the following software packages: CUDA, Tableau, OpenCV, ROS, TensorFlow, Café, Alchemy, SAS, Genie, Deep Dive, PostgreSQL, NoSQL, Apache products (Spark, Hadoop, Hive, etc.)
  • Domain expertise and knowledge of transportation, logistics, and autonomous systems
 
 
 
Hyperloop One is an Equal Employment Employer; employment is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other protected status. Hyperloop One will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the “Ban the Box” legislation. We may access publicly available information as part of your application. For full information on how your personal information will be stored and processed, please click here.
 
To all recruitment agencies: Virgin Hyperloop One does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Virgin Hyperloop One employees or any other company location. Virgin Hyperloop One is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.
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What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office gives the feeling of excitement and energy every day. You can see it through the passionate discussions about engineering, marketing or any field. The people really bring a level of passion and energy that makes it one of the best places to work. The dog-friendly culture also helps soothe our nerves after any intense discussions!

Matt

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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My job is based around collaboration with other teams. When a team needs to optimize their workflow or day-to-day operations, I gather requirements from them to find solutions to best suit their needs. I love being able to make this easier and simpler for other teams.

Anne

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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I am probably a unique example having only worked for the company for six months and already having the opportunity to start in the Dubai office and then be seconded to the Los Angeles Headquarters. Relentless focus on making a difference, impacting positive change, and putting safety first have already given me great opportunities with VHO.

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What are some things you learned at the company?

I have learned how to model the dynamics of our pod and how the different EM systems generate forces that control its motion. I extended my knowledge into multi-body dynamics which is needed to simulate the motion of the vehicle through curvilinear trajectories. I have learned how to develop my own in-house simulation tools and use CAE tools.

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What are Virgin Hyperloop One Perks + Benefits

Virgin Hyperloop One Benefits Overview

We place great value in our employees' work-life balance, so our office is full of great perks to make you feel right at home. We've got catered lunches, snacks, coffee and drinks every day so employees can enjoy all three meals at work. Our office also has full showers, towels and lockers along with on-site barber visits, dry cleaning service, and mobile car wash services. Our employees enjoy premium quality medical insurance, as well as stock options with early exercise option. Also, we're dog-friendly!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
VHO employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary with no maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 3x an employee's annual salary. Additionally, we offer the ability to purchase additional Supplemental Life & AD&D insurance to protect yourself, your spouse & children.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We have employee-lead group workout sessions after work!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
VHO offers up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave to eligible employees who become parents through birth, surrogacy, adoption, or foster care
Flexible Work Schedule
VHO provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Hourly employees receive between 15 and 20 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 48 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Virgin Hyperloop One hosts company outings semi-annually. Our most recent team-building was at a Dodgers game!
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Eligible company positions are offered relocation assistance.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Our lunch and learns focus on our recent technology, business opportunities, and potential partnerships.
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