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Principal Data Scientist

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Equifax is looking for a Principal Data Scientist to join our world-class Data and Analytics Center of Excellence (D&A COE).We are looking to hire a brilliant, highly inspired, hands-on, innovation minded leader to initiate and lead innovative projects in machine learning and AI.  

What you’ll do

  • Research and propose  innovative projects in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) both inside our organization and within the global markets we operate

  • Define and lead full scale AI/ML projects from inception that include massive structured and unstructured data, algorithm development, distributed computation, and run time performance tuning with the goal of deployment and market introduction

  • Provide technical leadership developing various analytics related AI solutions (descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive) in a cloud based delivery model

What experience you need 

  • Ph.D./M.S. degree preferred in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Computational Statistics, Operations Research, Machine Learning or equivalent.

  • 7+ years of hands-on experience in developing industry AI/ML solutions

  • 2+ years of experience developing AI/ML cloud solutions (GCP, AWS, Azure)

  • 3+ years experience Executive-level large and small presentations, and dynamic cross functional collaboration skills

What could set you apart

  • Experience engineering innovative features for predictive models

  • Experience with unstructured data, including time-series analysis and text-based data (Natural Language Processing), especially to generate new features for predictive models

  • Experience with neural networks, both shallow and deep (e.g. Convolutional Neural Networks)

  • Experience working with bank and credit data and analytic models, as well as understanding the basic constraints on data and modeling in the credit industry

  • Experience with the Google Vertex AI Platform components ( BigQuery, Jupyter, Tensorflow, Python, MLOps, Kubeflow, Vizier, AI Prediction, and Continuous Evaluation)

  • Experience with intellectual property portfolio creation and filing new patents

We offer comprehensive compensation and healthcare packages, 401k matching, paid time off, and organizational growth potential through our online learning platform with guided career tracks.

If this sounds like somewhere you want to work, don’t delay, apply today - we’re looking for you!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Who is Equifax? 

At Equifax, we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping employers, employees, financial institutions and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. ​​​​​​​ 

We work to help create seamless and positive experiences during life’s pivotal moments: applying for jobs or a mortgage, financing an education or buying a car. Our impact is real and to accomplish our goals we focus on nurturing our people for career advancement and their learning and development, supporting our next generation of leaders, maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment, and regularly engaging and recognizing our employees. Regardless of location or role, the individual and collective work of our employees makes a difference and we are looking for talented team players to join us as we help people live their financial best. 

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