As could be expected when you look for data science jobs online, you’ll find opportunities at high-tech, data-driven companies like Google, Oracle, Microsoft, and the like. What you may be surprised to find is the wide variety of organizations that have joined the search.
Employers seeking data scientists include banks and financial services firms, retailers, research labs, government entities, universities, health care organizations, and more. Data scientists can find opportunities in cities throughout the United States as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, India, Israel, Germany, Mexico, Hong Kong, Japan, China, and New Zealand.
At the time of this writing, some of the most popular online openings in big data include:
- Data scientist at Twitter
- Health informatics data scientist at Merck
- Data scientist at Walmart Labs
- Network data scientist at Georgetown University
- Data engineering at Dropbox
- Predictive modeler at Allstate
- Data scientist at Greenplum (EMC)
- Data scientist role at PlayStation
- Machine learning at Spotify
- Data scientist at Disney
- Data scientist for City of Chicago
- Data scientist for “most exciting startup in Silicon Valley”
- Salaried PhD/research position in machine learning at University of Konstanz, Germany
- Data scientist for Microsoft Bing Information Platform Team
- Data operations analyst for Expedia
Here are a couple of really exciting job opening profiles:
Data Scientist, U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
“Do you have a passion for creating data-driven solutions to the world’s most difficult problems? The CIA needs technically savvy specialists to organize and interpret Big Data to inform US decision makers, drive successful operations, and shape CIA technology and resource investments.” That opening quickly garnered several thousand applications.
And if that didn’t grab you, how about this? “The agency has access to unique data sets that can be analyzed in one computational environment.”
Data Scientist wanted (full time, freelance or advisor) for innovative Silicon Valley startup
“We are looking for a Data Scientist to be part of our rock star team either on a full-time, freelance or advisory basis.” This fledgling big player is creating investment software to uncover new opportunities by leveraging big data. They’re seeking candidates with a “highly quantitative advanced degree, experience in mathematics and statistics, and an absolute love for hacking and tinkering with data.”
Data Scientist (all levels) – “Help Us Fix Healthcare!”
Accretive Health, a Chicago-based healthcare consulting firm, works with hospitals to help them maximize revenue. That undertaking involves pouring through streams of data in search of blips, glitches, and inconsistencies. As such, Accretive Health is looking to hire quantitative experts to join a team tasked with fixing “some fundamental problems in the healthcare industry.”
Data scientists at Accretive Health will “leverage a proprietary dataset and connections to a large set of hospital systems to quickly create huge financial and societal benefit.” The job description goes on to outline some of the complex issues facing the industry and the organization, before adding, “data products are at the core of the solution to these problems and are where our team is going.”
For the right candidate in Chicago or San Francisco, the position promises “tremendous career development and growth” as well as a highly competitive salary, equity, and bonus.