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Jr. Data Scientist at Understory, Inc (Madison, WI)

Does designing solutions to unique and novel problems and working with a collaborative, multidisciplinary, caring team excite you? Do you love fast-paced, flexible, and fun environments? If so, we have a career for you! An Understory Junior Data Scientist assists in the analysis of weather station and air quality sensor data to improve our understanding of weather and air quality.  They work closely with engineers and software developers to advance pattern detection algorithms, data analysis, prototyping systems, and large-scale applications that help produce interesting and meaningful weather products for our customers.

Your main role responsibilities will include:

    • Build models using data from Understory’s networks in unique and interesting ways
    • Monitor our hundreds of stations to find interesting patterns and weather events
    • Explore new uses of our one-of-a-kind dataset
    • Analyze how different weather impacts people and property
    • Support our data science team and business development teams with data collection and analysis

You're exactly what we're looking for if you have:

    • Bachelor’s in meteorology, mathematics, computer science, finance, economics, or science-related field
    • Master’s is highly preferred
    • Experience with Python, regression analysis, clustering, and predictive models
    • Experience with information retrieval and large data sets
    • Familiarity with machine learning algorithms
    • Independent with the ability to work well as part of a team
    • Excited to work in a fast-paced and dynamic professional environment

Compensation includes:

    • Base salary commensurate with experience 
    • Full-time benefits 

Company details: Understory detects rain, hail, wind, and other weather events where the risk to life and property is the greatest – directly at the earth’s surface. Understory's ground-truth detection provides weather data that leads the industry in resolution and fidelity, which has tremendous potential value and application throughout the country as $485 billion of the U.S. economy fluctuates with weather, touching industries such as insurance, agriculture, and broadcast. Currently, Understory is an early-stage company consisting of twenty awesome team members and is venture backed by $20M+ in financing. Our team works hard, but also makes time for team and family fun!