Data Scientist

Job Locations US-TX-Plano
Posted Date 3 months ago(11/4/2020 12:25 AM)
Data Science


Position Summary:  Data Scientists support decision making across Appen’s business by organizing, analyzing data and providing insights to internal teams and external clients. 

You are:

  • a truth seeker. You ask why, and you question every assumption. You probe assumptions, question the status quo, and follow up on unexpected data results.
  • a thought leader with a mission to drive efficiencies and improve processes that result in higher quality data delivered to our Clients.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Consolidate, cleanse and transform data to prepare for reporting and analyses.
  • Explore and operationalize the use of scoring such as inter-rater reliability, precision and recall, confusion matrices, etc.
  • Design and prepare periodic and ad hoc reports, presentations, and exploratory analysis that are designed to use raw data to provide key insights to members of the Client Services organization.
  • Work side-by-side with the client teams, advise on strategy optimization, and seek improved methods and processes for assessing the quality of data utilized both internally and delivered to customers.
  • Where necessary, complete additional tasks as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with statistical and machine learning methods, including the full modelling lifecycle.
  • Interest and aptitude in data, metrics, analysis and trends and applied knowledge of measurement, statistics and program evaluation.
  • Ability to translate analysis results into business recommendations, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Flexible, independent, motivated self-starter who can establish a course of action for self and others and drive initiatives to completion.
  • Innovative thinker who drives self and others in the development and implementation of new ideas; unafraid of taking risks to accomplish corporate level goals.
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills with acute attention to detail.
  • Passionate about learning new skills and technologies.
  • Experience managing client relationships with a demonstrated focus on delivering high level customer service and quality improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability to make difficult decisions by researching and carefully weighing all options.
  • Able to effectively coach and train peers and team members.



  • Advanced degree in Business, Operation Research, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or other Data Sciences; or an equivalent combination of education and 3+ years experience.
  • Industry experience with statistical software (e.g., R, Python) and database languages (e.g., SQL).
  • Experience with business intelligence tools such as Tableau, PowerBI or Mode Analytics.


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