Data Scientist

Location: Madison, WI

Department: Data Science

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Do you love fast-paced, fun, and ever-changing environments? Are you passionate about using data to solve challenging problems? Do you enjoy supporting team efforts, as well as working independently?


If so, we have a career for you!


Working as one of Understory's Data Scientists, you will leverage your knowledge of data analysis and machine learning techniques together with Understory’s unique datastream to revolutionize weather analytics. While you rock this role, you will work alongside incredibly talented, driven team members who deliver disruptive products that bring together custom-built hardware, unique data analytics, and user-friendly cloud platforms.


Your main role responsibilities will include:

  • Refining sensor data at the device level through time-series analysis
  • Building models to interpolate measurements between our weather stations
  • Working with academic institutions to maximize Understory credibility
  • Communicating results effectively to team members in engineering and business development


If you have at least one year of experience as a data scientist and are eager to work in an agile and highly collaborative organization that works to bring the most advanced weather data and technology to the market, you're a great fit for our team!


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

  • Have a degree in a quantitative field like mathematics, computer science, or physics
  • Have significant experience prototyping algorithms in Python to solve real-world problems
  • Are proficient in geospatial analysis or digital signal processing
  • Are an excellent communicator with strong attention to detail
  • Are comfortable with remote working environments
  • Are enthusiastic, disciplined, and comfortable learning and adopting new technologies
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to work in an early-stage company
  • Have strong interpersonal skills


We’ll be even more excited if you:

  • Understand Bayesian inference and have experience using it to solve problems
  • Are comfortable collaborating with academics on peer-reviewed publications
  • Have experience with unsupervised learning methods
  • Are passionate about meteorology


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 start-up consisting of twelve awesome team members and is venture backed. Our team works hard, but also makes time for team and family fun!

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