Data Scientist

Data Scientist

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What we do

Uptake is the premier Industrial Intelligence company, providing industrial analytics and data software-as-a-service (SaaS) that empowers major industry leaders to optimize performance, reduce asset failures, and enhance safety. At Uptake, we combine our strengths — machine learning, analytics, data visualization, and software development — to deliver actionable insights that make the industry more reliable, productive, safe, and secure.

What Data Scientists Do Here

Data science is at the core of what we do at Uptake. We collaborate with engineering, UX, product, and other teams to contribute insights and data science best practices to all parts of the business.

Typical day to day tasks for a data scientist might include:

  • Collaborate with teams to analyze problems
  • Build, test, and deploy supervised or unsupervised learning models
  • Write data analysis reports for internal use
  • Build tools to enable other data scientists to scale their knowledge and increase impact
  • Work with customers to develop analyses that help them solve business problems and drive value
  • Learn a new programming language or data science technique - we continually build our skills and explore new things.

What We Are Looking For

  • Passion for data science! We want candidates who love data science and are excited about what they do.
    • Some ways previous successful candidates have demonstrated this are:
      • Expressing detailed knowledge of and genuine interest in Uptake’s unique methods, products, data, and technology within a cover letter.
      • Active participant in relevant online communities
      • Recognized via professional or academic awards (example: Most Valuable Employee, scholastic grants)
      • Actively writes relevant blog posts and/or articles
  • Ability to write sophisticated machine learning and data analysis code in python or R
    • Some ways previous successful candidates have demonstrated this are:
      • By describing a data science model they developed that is deployed in a live setting within a resume or cover letter
      • Made a high quality data science project available in a public forum like GitHub or Kaggle
      • Contributing to influential Open Source Projects like sklearn, XGBoost, tidyverse, Tensorflow, pytorch, Kafka, Spark, Elasticsearch etc.
      • Published work in Data Science related journals or conferences such as ICML, NIPS, JML, KDD, and INFORMS
  • Experience communicating effectively with people at all levels of an organization. Our data scientists regularly share complex insights with all kinds of people.
    • Some ways previous successful candidates have demonstrated this are:
      • Elaborating in a cover letter or resume ways that they have professionally collaborated with others in the organization and the impact that collaboration had on the organizations KPIs
      • Teaching data science to non-data scientists in an academic or professional setting
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a quantitative or relevant field
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the US.

Nice to Have

  • Internship experience in an analytics-focused role
  • Experience working with IoT systems, ranging from DIY home projects to industrial IoT deployments
  • Have made substantive contributions to open source projects in the areas of data science or machine learning
  • Experience developing software projects with large teams using technologies like; git, jenkins, travis, jira, etc.
  • Master’s degree or PhD in a quantitative or relevant field

Why Work Here

Uptake is a values-driven organization, and we are excited about what we do! We’re flexible, honest, hardworking, and collaborative. As a team, we bring our diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences together to solve tough, important problems. We support and challenge one another to bring out the best in each of us, and we have fun along the way. We are proud to have been named as a Best Large Company to work for in Chicago on Built In Chicago’s Best Places to Work list in 2022 as well as #6 on the tenth annual Crain’s Chicago Business Most Innovative Companies List.

We offer generous benefits including health, dental, vision, parental leave, 401K match, unlimited PTO, and an annual stipend for continuing education, to name a few. Uptake's benefits foster the work-life balance that we know is essential to building a collaborative and authentic culture, and to the impact that we make on our customers day in and day out. We are also proud to be recognized by Purpose Jobs for Best Benefits at a Mid-Size Tech Company in 2022. Learn more at

Uptake welcomes and encourages applications from all individuals, without regard to any prohibited ground of discrimination, including from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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