Associate Data Scientist

Afni is hiring an Associate Data Scientist who will be intricately involved in running analytical experiments in a supervised, methodical manner and will regularly evaluate alternate models via theoretical approaches. The Associate Data Scientist, under supervision, will develop analysis tools and techniques which will influence both our products and clients.

The Associate Data Scientist works with other data scientists to develop detailed requirements and coordinates the resolution of issues.

What you will be doing:

  • Research and develop statistical learning models for data analysis.
  • Operationalizes models for organization.
  • Collaborate with product management, business units, and engineering departments to understand company needs and devise possible solutions.
  • Keep up-to-date with latest technology trends.
  • Software evaluations, research and development.
  • Work on scrum teams with Machine Learning or Advanced Analytical needs.


What you will need:
  • Master's or PhD Degree in Data Analytics, Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Math or related field desired. Bachelor's degree with additional course work or equivalent experience
  • Practical experience with SAS or SPSS, ETL, data processing, database programming and data analytics
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills
  • Practical experience in data mining and statistical analysis
  • Able to understand various data structures and common methods in data transformation
  • Experience with Data Lakes, Big Data, Hadoop Clusters, in the Cloud AWS or Azure a plus
  • Detailed understanding of Microsoft SQL Server and/or Oracle and/or DB/2 data access methods and tuning is preferred
  • Experience with relational and non-relational (NOSQL) database systems is preferred
  • Excellent pattern recognition and predictive modeling skills
  • Knowledge of business units' functions and data are preferred
  • Experience with statistical programming languages such as Python, R, or other statistical languages an asset
  • Experience with Databricks preferred
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multi task with attention to detail and meet deadlines simultaneously required
  • Practical knowledge of various data modeling and statistical testing techniques such as GLM, K-Means, ANOVA, SVM, Deep Learning, kNN, Naïve Bayes, CART, Pearson Correlation, Regression, Decision Trees, Neural Nets
  • Practical knowledge and ability to explain descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics.
  • Experience with AI and RPA a plus

Looking for a fun place where you can fit in, fuel your passions, help people, and take charge of your career? You’re in the right place. Join the Afni family and be part of our talented global team passionate about helping people and pursuing the life we dream about.  

Do Your Best Work and Grow Your Career

When you join Afni, we'll instantly make you part of our global family of friendly people focused on making really good customer experiences happen. If you're like us, you want to belong to something special, have meaningful work to do, and know how to achieve your career and life goals. 

Our award-winning training and development programs get you ready to work and grow. If you’re the kind of person who wants to build a career and learn new things, we’ll provide the path and the tools to get you there. You bring the motivation and commitment. 

Work in and Support the Bloomington-Normal Community

Are you the kind of person who loves to get involved in community events and non-profit organizations? We love it and make it a habit to respond to the needs of the Bloomington-Normal community through fund raisers, community events, and other service opportunities. 

When you work here, you’ll have plenty of chances to get involved. In Bloomington-Normal, we regularly support the United Way, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Easter Seals, American Heart Association, CISAR Animal Shelter, and more.

The Perks

Incentives + Bonus
Incentives + Bonus
Competitive Pay
Competitive Pay
Dress for Your Day
Dress for Your Day
Paid Time Off
Paid Time Off
Tuition Reimbursement
Tuition Reimbursement
Fun Events
Fun Events
Referral Bonus
Referral Bonus