Open Position: Data Science Engineer

Pittsburgh, PA  |  October 31 — Our Pittsburgh-based Cognistx team is looking for a Data Science Engineer to help develop and implement large-scale projects as a technical project leader. 


Job Title:
Data Science Engineer

Pittsburgh, PA

Job Description:
The role of Data Science Engineer is a critical one at Cognistx. This person will have strong technical and analytic skills as well as project leadership responsibilities across the entire product development life cycle, paired with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

Technical requirements:

  • Strong computer science foundation, with the ability to design and implement efficient large-scale analytic computations (course work and/or relevant real-world experience)
  • Familiarity with practical applications of machine learning methods on large-scale datasets
  • Responsible for all phases of analytic development, including requirements refinement, design, implementation, testing and optimization, and deployment to production

Other requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate with distributed teams, including a development team in India
  • Temperament that’s consistent with working in an uncertain and exciting startup environment
  • Based in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Willingness to work at home as well as occasional client travel

Daily Functions and Expectations:
Work closely with Chief Data Scientist, Product Development Manager, SVP Operations and Development Team to design, develop and implement large-scale projects as technical project leader

Supervised by:
Chief Data Scientist / SVP of Operations

To apply:
Successful candidates will present current CV, 3 professional references and samples/documentation of completed work to

Competitive salary and benefits.

About Cognistx:
Cognistx is an applied technology company harnessing the latest in data science – Big Data, advanced analytics, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence – to solve real world problems for our clients. Our SmartCognitives Engine is used to deliver individualized, intelligent content whether it’s an offer, article, dashboard, chat or recommendation and is technology-agnostic, so it’s easily integrated with existing apps, web sites, chat bots, POS systems and more.

Founded in 2015, Cognistx is privately-held with offices in Pittsburgh, PA; Raleigh, NC and Winston-Salem, NC. The company has been nominated for Startup of the Year by the Pittsburgh Technology Council and has just released its first cognitive-powered mobile app in late-October.

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Cognistx's CEO Sanjay Chopra In-Studio on Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland

Cognistx's CEO Sanjay Chopra In-Studio on Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland

Cognistx's CEO Sanjay Chopra In-Studio on Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland

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