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Senior Data Scientist

Engineering | Chicago, IL, United States
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Xylem zīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at​.

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Hispanic Origin & Latin Affinity, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

The Role: Xylem’s Decision Intelligence business unit is seeking candidates with a Machine Learning / Software Engineering background to join our team as a Sr. Data Scientist in North America. As a manager of the Data Science team, the incumbent will design, develop and test machine learning and data science workflows/applications to integrate with Digital Intelligence solutions and technologies. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to succeed in a fast-paced, fluid environment, while ensuring that product initiatives are met.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Develop well-architected data-driven models, including optimization, machine learning, statistical analysis, parametric and non-parametric statistical models and techniques to empower Digital Intelligence Solutions’ products.
  • Responsible for communicating analytics model behavior/results by providing profound quantitative and qualitative insights around each development.
  • Write a high degree of documentation to support the development and deployment in the future.
  • Ensure the implementation of best practices for data science, including code development and model train, validation, and test.
  • Responsible for the design of algorithms that require different models/methods to be used together and desire to build game-changing analytics tools and fulfill research needs.
  • Responsible for building proper unit tests for testing all components of models
  • Strong sense of ownership to complete all product deliverables.
  • Passionate about applications, analytics, storage and distributed systems
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced agile environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Participation in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Master of Science degree or higher in a conventional field like Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics/Statistics, Data Science or equivalent and 4-5 years related work experience. 
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines/schedules.
  • Experience with real-world software engineering using Python, Scala, or a similar language.
  • Experience applying Machine Learning to real-world problems through either higher-level academic research or real-world environment work experience.
  • Experience using Linux and open source technologies
  • Openness towards learning the AWS Cloud ecosystem of web services
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment of data scientists/engineers to meet aggressive goals and high-quality standards
  • Demonstrated experience working with cross-functional teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with ML packages/tools like Scikit, Tensorflow, Sagemaker, Keras, etc.
  • Experience using SQL, Mongo DB, & Postgres in a real-world environment.
  • Experience working directly with non-technical stakeholders to explain complex topics/findings and deliver presentations.
  • Ability to work on open ended research problems

Physical Demands:

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility

Work Environment:

(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Will work in a team of motivated individuals who are eager to provide the best and most cost-effective solutions to our clients.
  • Will be supporting exciting development teams throughout North America, Europe and Asia which might require some late night / early morning meetings.
  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Further, if the Company determines this role may be performed in or from Colorado, the minimum salary for this position is $127,600 plus bonus. Final compensation will be dependent on various factors such as location, qualifications, certifications, relevant work experience and other factors, consistent with applicable law. We offer a generous benefit package, including Medical, Dental, Vision plans, 401(k) with company contribution, paid time off, paid parental leave and tuition reimbursement. 


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