Blackboard Hiring Machine Learning Engineer

Location: Chennai
Experience: 2+ Years
Skill: Knowledge for Machine Learning

Job Description:

  • Understanding the education domain and knowing what business problems we are trying to solve
  • Enabling the business to make decisions by arming them with quantified insights in addition to understanding the needs of their non-technical colleagues to wrangle the data appropriately; knowing how to create a storyline around the data to make it easy for anyone to understand
  • Providing analytics-based insights to help the marketing team optimize marketing spends
  • Implementing customer projects and internal product roadmap projects on Data Science
  • Guiding and mentoring less experience resources
  • Identifying the data analytics problems that offer the greatest opportunities to the organization
  • Collecting large sets of structured and unstructured data from disparate sources
  • Cleaning and validating the data to ensure accuracy, completeness, and uniformity
  • Devising and applying models and algorithms to mine the stores of big data
  • Analyzing the data to identify patterns and trends
  • Interpreting the data to discover solutions and opportunities
  • Communicating findings to stakeholders using visualization and other means
  • Developing processes and tools to monitor and analyze model performance and data accuracy

Required skills:

  • Master’s degree in Software Engineering or related field
  • Machine learning techniques in high-dimensional spaces including linear models, kernels, ensembles, regularization, dimensionality reduction, data mining, and clustering
  • Hands-on experience in Hadoop or Big Data querying
  • Strong programming skills using R, SQL, and Python
  • Familiarity with Scala, Java, or C++
  • Experience working on Prediction/Prescriptive analytics/Forecasting algorithm
  • Implementation experience of different Classification, Regression, Predictive, Anomaly detection algorithms
  • 2-4+ years of experience in Hadoop Ecosystem fluency (MapReduce, HBase, Kafka, etc.) and/or Apache Spark/PySpark 1.5+
  • Implementation knowledge of REST API and JSON for data exchange
  • Ability to deliver products in a timely manner with high quality
  • Familiarity with multiple software development practices and tools and the proven ability to adapt, champion, and institute good practices and tools
  • Ability to write and execute complex queries in SQL
  • Hands-on experience in Machine learning techniques such as supervised machine learning, decision trees, logistic regression, etc.