Customer-Facing Data Scientist (Remote-Texas or California)

Mark Cuban Foundation
Published
June 18, 2022
Location
San Antonio, TX
Category
Job Type

Description

Please note this is NOT a traditional Data Science role and we are only able to hire in Texas or California.

The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of statistics, mathematics, and data science programming languages (e.g., SQL, R, Python) and knowledge of other programming languages (especially front-end application development) (e.g., JavaScript, Java, C#)  

Your primary responsibilities will be updating the technical aspects of technology and lab exercises for the MCF AI Bootcamps program. This role will help design, develop, aggregate, and implement materials to include a bootcamp curriculum for high school students.  

The Customer-Facing Data Scientist should have a basic understanding of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

You must be comfortable in client-facing settings to include co-leading technical training for corporate bootcamp mentors. You must be self-driven to explore and learn new technologies and languages and must be able to incorporate these innovative technologies into our curriculum at a rapid pace.  

The Customer-Facing Data Scientist will be expected to maintain and improve our data infrastructure and tools & assist with additional technical projects/technical support at MCF as needed. 

Customer-Facing Data Scientist Responsibilities include:  

  • You will be responsible for assisting in analysis, design, and or sourcing high-quality content for technical learning programs at MCF. These can be open-source materials.   
  • Test student lessons and labs for usability and errors.  
  • Design, develop, and maintain course materials to include instructor-led presentations, student and mentor guides, hands-on Microsoft Azure lab exercises and Python notebooks  
  • Own the end-to-end production of one or more training offerings. 
  • Lead technical training for bootcamp mentors.  
  • Identify potential problems and points of friction in program processes/procedures and work to find solutions to maximize efficiency. 
  • Effectively and independently manage multiple projects and initiatives from analysis to evaluation  
  • Use feedback and survey data from students, mentors and Bootcamp leaders to improve existing courses and develop new course content.  
  • Continuously self-educate on recent technologies and languages and on the latest trends and practices in AI development.   
  • Continually look for ways to extend and improve our courses to support new technology  
  • Assist with multiple additional technical projects and provide technical support for bootcamps mentors, students and staff as needed.  
  • Help promote a company culture that encourages teamwork, flexibility, top performance, and high morale.  

Customer-Facing Data Scientist Requirements:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in data science, computer science or a related engineering discipline OR equivalent education in a software or technology-related field and 2+ years experience  
  • A passion for explaining technical concepts in easy-to-understand formats  
  • Proficiency in all Data science programming languages (e.g., SQL, R, Python) 
  • Basic understanding of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning concepts 
  • Must be a team player willing to engage with internal and external (less frequent) stakeholders as needed 
  • Superb verbal and written communication skills  
  • Solid time management and excellent organization skills. 
  • Knowledge of other programming languages (especially front-end application development) is ideal (e.g., JavaScript, Java, C#)  
  • Proficient in working with API Integrations 
  • Comfortable and familiar with modern software development practices and infrastructure  
  • Experience using one or more database technologies  
  • Self-driven exploration and education on modern technologies and languages, can adapt to innovative technologies and learn quickly in a fast-paced environment  
  • Must be willing to work the 4 consecutive Saturdays of Bootcamp each fall for which you will be granted additional PTO.  
  • Remote but must already live in Texas or California. 
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