Data Scientist

Preferable Location(s): Boston, United States of America
Work Type: Full Time


About Salient Predictions

We help farmers, energy generators, and insurers make better decisions with exceptionally accurate 2-52 week weather forecasts.  Our award-winning machine learning is grounded in decades of research at MIT/WHOI to produce actionable insights. As a seed-stage venture-backed startup, we are growing rapidly and looking for curious and motivated creators so the world can forecast further.

Job Responsibilities

As a Data Scientist you will contribute to Salient's core long-range weather forecasting capabilities, collaborating with scientists on physical modeling and engineers to deliver results to customers:

 ● Characterize and advocate for creative opportunities for improvement

 ● Develop, improve, and test machine learning models to keep our capabilities on the cutting edge

 ● Validate models for accuracy and communicate results to a nontechnical audience

 ● Identify, filter, and clean internal and external data sources to support analytics

 ● Interface with the Product and Business teams to prioritize initiatives so we can deliver the most relevant insights


 ● Boston region preferred

 ● US remote OK

Job Requirements

  Minimum Qualifications:

   ● Knowledge of and commercial results with spatiotemporal machine learning methods

   ● Experience with Python (preferred), R, or MATLAB

   ● US work authorization (no visa sponsorship)

  Additional Qualifications:

   ● Understanding of atmosphere/ocean/climate dynamics
   ● Familiarity with our domain-specific tools:

     ● Deep learning platforms (e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch)

     ● Geospatial data (e.g. NetCDF, GeoTIFF, GeoJSON, PostGIS)

     ● Earth science (e.g. xarray, Dask)

     ● Cloud platforms (e.g. GCP, AWS, Azure) 

   ● Knowledge of source control, issue tracking, testing/CI, orchestration

   ● Previous experience with startups, agile/scrum, software teamwork 


 ● Health and dental insurance

 ● 401(k) with match

 ● Work from home technology stipend

 ● Unlimited vacation

Equal Opportunity

Salient Predictions embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. 

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