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Location :
Northbrook, IL US
Level :
Senior Manager
Job Category :
Data Science & Analytics
Description :

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Job Description

The Data Science Senior Expert- Machine Vision is an internal consultant and strategist, responsible for application of technical/data science techniques to impact business results and decision making, particularly in the area of deep learning. The ideal candidate is experienced with deep learning techniques applied to the analysis of images and videos and can act as a leader to help us connect machine vision modeling with modeling on data sources other than images and videos while also generally advancing the team’s data science and machine learning projects. This role is accountable for leading opportunity identification along with both research and project based prioritization. The ideal candidate will proactively research and influence the implementation of new skillsets, tools and techniques to improve effectiveness and performance in the department with their unique, cutting-edge knowledge.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads the long-term machine vision strategy, definition of research needs and development of appropriate methodologies (develop solutions and tools to support diverse business needs)
  • Leverages expert knowledge and serves as a resource for the department on a variety of machine vision deep learning concepts, tools, and languages to achieve results
  • Uses best practices to develop statistical, machine learning techniques to build models that address business needs
  • Develops and builds alignment for frameworks/prototypes that integrate data and machine learning/predictive modeling to make business decisions
  • Champions the sharing and adoption of techniques and methodologies in an analytic environment
  • Identifies languages and tools that can bring efficiencies or needed techniques to the team
  • Provides thought leadership on opportunities to deliver on business goals and improve performance, leveraging machine vision approaches and methodologies
  • Actively seeks out opportunities to leverage new data sources for machine vision models and provides cost benefit analyses for such sources
  • Understands the characteristics and problems of customer-sourced image and video data
  • Provides insights to guide customer app-based data acquisition 
  • Leverages existing research to inform recommendations and decisions; identify new areas of research and techniques that can solve business problems
  • Follows current research activities of academic world leaders in machine vision
  • Collaborates with business units in order to improve the effectiveness of business decisions through the use of machine vision insights and methods
  • Communicates findings to ensure deliverables and results are well understood and incorporated into business processes
  • Presents business cases and/or research findings and influences senior leaders across the enterprise to take recommended actions
  • Influences and/or converts thinking of others or gains acceptance on complex ideas or new methodologies
  • Utilizes effective project planning techniques to break down complex projects into tasks, manage scope of projects, and ensure deadlines are kept with a small number of team members
  • Acts as an advisor, teacher and subject matter expert to provide support to individuals and teams across the department


Job Qualifications

  • 10+ Years of experience
  • Graduate degree strongly preferred in a related field such as computer science, deep-learning-based machine vision, engineering, applied math, physics etc.
  • Deep familiarity with literature in the discipline and ability to research new concepts and stay up-to-date
  • Experience applying deep-learning-based machine vision, image and video analysis, general artificial intelligence and machine learning in a business environment; can help to develop a competency in these areas
  • Experience with machine vision deep learning tools such as theano, tensorflow, keras, caffe
  • Experience with GPU hardware and the related software software stack (cuda, cudnn, cublas)
  • Experience with scalable parallelization of deep learning methods on large data sets  
  • Strong quantitative and analytical ability with advanced statistical and modeling technique
  • Proven experience in using statistical modeling and/or machine learning techniques to build models that have driven company decision making
  • Ability to develop and/or revise tactics to support changing business strategies and direction
  • Ability to provide written and oral interpretation of highly specialized terms and data and to present this data to audiences with various levels of expertise
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as a consultant and act as a liaison in area of expertise
  • Ability to manage a wide range of loosely defined moderate to complex situations, which require application of creativity and originality, where guidance and counsel may be unavailable
  • Demonstrated ability to code and develop models in languages such as Python, R, C/C++ etc.
  • A functional knowledge about business in general and seasoned, in-depth, multi-dimensional knowledge of industry and company economics
  • Ability to lead a project team of various skills levels

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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