Data Scientist - Machine Learning

Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Data Mining, Diagnostic, Foundation, Hadoop, Java, Management, Mathematical, Matlab, Modeling, MySQL, mysql, NoSQL, Oracle, Physics, Programming, Python, Research, SAS, Sales, SQL
Full Time
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Job Description

Job Description

Outstanding opportunity for a Data Scientist to join a growing, global company whose innovation and strong execution has helped shape the dynamic Pet Health sector and drive fantastic shareholder returns!

This data scientist will join an accomplished team of Clinical Information Services specialists driving continual advancements in pet health technology and big data. This is a great opportunity to apply machine learning and data science techniques to a broad variety of clinical and sales and marketing data we bring together from thousands of practices and animal clinics to enhance the health and wellbeing of pets and their owners.

Summary of duties:

  • Research, design, implement and validate cutting-edge algorithms using new statistical or other mathematical methodologies to analyze diverse sources of data to achieve targeted outcomes.

  • Develop, enhance and maintain advanced analytic models that generate new business insights or deliver predictive services to applications/teams within IDEXX.

  • Perform predictive modeling using machine learning techniques including aspects of data sourcing, data cleaning, data transformation, feature extraction/generation, model tuning, model selection, model evaluation and production deployment.

  • Collaborate with product management and engineering departments to understand company needs and devise possible solutions.

  • Work with cross-functional team members to identify and prioritize actionable, high-impact data insights across a variety of core business areas.

  • Keep up to date with latest trends in machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data mining and solutions.

  • Acts as internal consultant, advocate, mentor and change agent.

  • Collaborate and communicate with software developers in the translation of research model to production code.

  • Translate and effectively communicate complex concepts to a broad audience.

  • Collaborate and communicate with data integration teams when data quality issues are discovered.

  • Communicate results and ideas to key decision makers.

  • Maintains appropriate knowledge of clinical systems used across veterinary healthcare industry.

Job Qualifications


  • PhD or Master’s Degree in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or other quantitative field or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • 3+ years of experience with general machine learning (use to build AI systems).

  • Experience with Big Data (Hadoop a plus).

  • Programming experience (R, Python, Java).

Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven experience with data formats, structures and common methods in data transformation (CSV, XLS, JSON, Avro, Parquet as well as in relational and NoSQL databases such as MySQL, Oracle and HBase); data sources (cloud systems, AWS, MySQL, Oracle); SQL and data manipulation; big data tools (Spark, Hadoop).

  • Experience using core data science tools such as R, SAS, Python, Matlab, Java; boutique machine learning tools (TensorFlow, Theano, H2O Machine Learning).

  • Strong statistical foundation with broad knowledge of deterministic and probabilistic statistical methods.

IDEXX  is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and information technology-based products and services. IDEXX products enhance the ability of veterinarians to provide advanced medical care, improve staff efficiency and to build more economically successful practices. IDEXX is also a worldwide leader in providing diagnostic tests and information for the production animal industry and tests for the quality and safety of water and milk. Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX Laboratories employs over 8,000 people globally, offers products to customers in over 175 countries and recently joined the S&P 500!

IDEXX attracts, rewards and inspires exceptionally talented and motivated people who are eager to participate in two of the most important technological revolutions of our time - biotechnology and information technology.

We offer outstanding opportunities for personal growth and success, and support excellence, world-class standards, and continuous improvement.

IDEXX has a new state of the art, LEED certified, world campus which fosters an innovative and collaborative work environment and promotes wellness; offering an impressive onsite fitness center, health clinic, and many healthy dining choices! In support of health and wellness, IDEXX is also a tobacco free campus.

If you are looking for a challenging work environment that unleashes creativity and energy, is refreshingly honest and comfortably casual, and offers opportunities for unmatched personal growth, we want to hear from you!

We offer a fully loaded and highly competitive compensation and benefits plan.

About the Area: Portland, Maine recently ranked number 6 on Forbes magazine’slist of America’s Best Cities for Young Professionals,was ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of the best places to raise kids, was listed by as one of America’s Best Hipster Neighborhoods, was named the Foodiest city in the US by Bonappetit magazine, was ranked by as having one of the healthiest and most affordable housing markets,made the top 10 list of healthiest cities for women by Women’s Health Magazine, and has recently been nominated for “Best Town Ever” by Outside Magazine; the magazine chooses its top 10 places to live based on a balance of great culture, breathtaking scenery, reasonable home prices, low-stress living, and, of course, easy access to the outdoors!


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Position Id : 10130696
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