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Senior Data Scientist


Lowell - Massachusetts - USA



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UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group, formerly Kronos) is seeking a Senior-level Data Scientist to work within our Advanced Research Group. The role includes implementing cutting-edge AI solutions as well as "generating ideas": proposing new research efforts to gain unforeseen insights from workforce data. Principal or leadership positions are also possibilities for qualified candidates.


• Drive research initiatives to analyze workforce management data, identify meaningful business opportunities, and guide solution implementations
• Rapidly prototype data science and AI solutions for integration with workforce management products and services.
• Apply modern machine learning, deep learning, and AI algorithms, generating models that can be applied to the workforce management domain
• Implement Data Science methodologies at scale over extremely large datasets.
• Communicate insights and findings to internal and external stakeholders
• Enjoy working and learning in a fast paced and rapidly evolving environment
• Comfort organizing and leading projects in a research environment
• Ability to rapidly develop prototypes in various programming languages, such as Python, Java, and Scala.


• MS or PhD (PhD preferred) in Computer Science/Machine Learning, Statistics, Data Science or a quantitative field
• Substantial depth in at least 2 machine learning or AI subfields, including but not limited to regression, classification, deep learning, time-series analysis, clustering, automated planning, active learning, Bayesian inference, NLP, HCI, etc. Hands-on experience applying machine learning or AI techniques to real-world data
• Must have a high level of initiative and sound independent judgment.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Hands-on experience applying Big Data / Map Reduce techniques, including Spark and Hadoop distributed-computing platforms, to real-world problems.
• Experience applying AI beyond machine learning (including but not limited to Automated Planning, NLP, Multi-Agent Systems, etc.) or Operations Research techniques.
• Working knowledge of advanced ML frameworks such as TensorFlow, Torch, or Keras and deep learning techniques (RNNs, Auto-encoders, GAN, etc.).
•Familiarity and comfort with SQL and NoSQL databases
• Experience with public cloud infrastructures, especially GCP a plus.
• 5+ years' experience as a data scientist or AI specialist, though exceptional junior candidates will also be considered.


Corporate overview

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Kronos is a global provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos’ industry-specific workforce applications are purpose built for businesses, healthcare providers, educational institutions and government agencies of all sizes. Tens of thousands of organizations – including half of the Fortune 1000® - and more than 40 million people in over 100 countries use Kronos every day. 

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