Data Scientist

Boost Labs is currently seeking a Data Scientist with experience in the travel and hospitality industry. We are looking for an energetic team member with a desire to explore, innovate and drive industry disruptive change through next level insights of data analytics using modern deep learning techniques and tools.. You’ll be wrangling huge data sets and communicating the key insights to our team of talented designers and engineers to create industry leading products for our clients.

The ideal candidate will understand a range of programming languages, statistical methodologies, databases, and data science tools. There’s no data set too difficult to organize because you’re a meticulous data expert.

As a company, Boost Labs is made up of a passionate group of devoted teammates who push for improving data-centric applications. Our culture is devoted to helping one another bring out the best through camaraderie, mentorship, training/learning, and of course, challenging projects. We focus on a fine balance between beauty and function without letting one compromise the other.

What would you be doing?

  • Work closely with our clients to create a strategy that extracts the maximum possible value from their available data
  • Be integrated throughout client interactions from discovery to final deployment
  • Critically assess the type and quality of customer data and work with them to match the appropriate methodology to solve their toughest problems
  • Work with our team to develop modeling strategies
  • Creating new Machine Learning and AI models

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in relevant fields such as Statistics, Mathematics, Machine Learning, Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence focus. PHD in Statistics, Sociology, or Data Science a plus
  • Past experience/performance with travel or hospitality data
  • Pragmatic coding ability – with fluency in at least one relevant programming language and the openness to learn and adapt to a variety of languages and tools (Python, R, Jupyter, scikit-learn, SPSS, etc.)
  • Extensive experience with SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Strong background in delivery of technical, data-rich projects, ideally for external clients
  • Be organized and thorough, learn quickly like a cyborg
  • Experienced Machine learning and AI practitioner with expertise in common ML frameworks.
  • Be able to manage stress and multitask
  • Have good communication skills — both written and spoken
  • Have the ability to collaborate as part of a team and be a team player
  • Possess a strong sense of responsibility and drive
  • Be able to get shit done no matter what
  • Be able to to take constructive criticism
  • Cross functional product development team experience
  • Be self-motivated, we don’t believe in micromanaging!

Brownie Points:

  • Musical Background — +50
  • Love of Video Games — +50
  • Love of Sushi — +1,000
  • Sense of Humor — +10,000

Does this sound like something you’d be interested in? Please provide a résumé, samples of work, and rate.
This position is open for LOCAL candidates, freelance or contract-to-hire.
(We are in Gaithersburg, MD and Atlanta, GA)

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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