Data Scientist


Saratoga Springs, NY

Fingerpaint is looking for an inquisitive, scientific thinker to join our growing Shift Performance team in the Saratoga Springs, New York office. This person will utilize their analytical, statistical, and programming skills to collect, analyze, and interpret large sets of data. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are essential as is a passion for machine-learning and research. The ideal candidate will also be a mentor and thought leader across the organization.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain machine learning algorithms
  • Apply data and algorithmic thinking to solve business problems
  • Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis
  • Performing ad hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner
  • Advance our reporting and data visualization efforts
  • Lead internal data warehouse efforts
  • Assisting in new business presentations

What It Takes:

  • Undergraduate degree in computer science, mathematics, statistics, or equivalent combination of training and experience required. Graduate degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in data analysis and machine learning
  • Deep SQL and Python expertise
  • Hands-on experience with machine learning tools, techniques, and frameworks (SageMaker, R, NumPy, etc)
  • Versed in mainstream business intelligence tools (Tableau, Power BI, etc)
  • Knowledge and experience in statistical and data mining techniques (GLM/regression, random forest, social network analysis, etc)
  • Working knowledge of statistics
  • Understanding of big data and related data management technologies
  • Understand all aspects of the data ecosystem, spanning from data ingestion, data engineering, data quality, and usage/consumption to data privacy considerations and governance
  • Articulate, detail-oriented communication skills
  • Ability to stay current on new technology advancements and analytical trends
  • A sense of humor and collaborative approach

Bonus Points:

  • Agency or pharma experience
  • Experience with popular data warehouse platforms: Redshift, Snowflake, or equivalent
  • Experience managing and mentoring team members

All Fingerpainters are currently working safely from their homes but we look forward to the day we can all be back together in our offices. If you have any specific questions on working remotely now or in the future, please feel free to drop us a line in your application.