Data Scientist (Ocean Modeling)

Data Scientist (Ocean Modeling)

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Millions of people around the world depend on Surfline Wavetrak’s products to enrich their experiences in and around the ocean. For 35 years, our company has connected people with the ocean. Starting with surfers and expanding to offshore cruisers, anglers and a myriad of other boating, fishing and surfing enthusiasts, we’ve made it our mission to deliver peak maritime experiences. We provide those who work and play in the ocean with all the advanced tools, personalized insights and immersive content to make their lives better -- supplying them with the information they need to make smarter decisions, seek out new experiences and gain valuable knowledge.


As a Data Scientist at Surfline Wavetrak, you will work to help create actionable insights for surfers from our extensive wave model and sensor data catalogs and feeds. You'll use sensor data to improve our physical models, use both to drive new insights and couple this with data derived from our camera network to help create products that surfers need.

What You'll Do:

  • Leverage machine learning techniques in order to develop high-value proprietary data sets

  • Process, cleanse, and validate the integrity of data used in our products

  • Combine sensor and physical model data to improve timeliness, accuracy and develop new insights.

What We're Looking For:

  • A BS/MS in Computer Science or related degree or equivalent experience

  • Extensive experience working with Python

  • An understanding and experience with time series data and specifically in the weather or ocean science space.

  • Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms

  • Extensive experience with common data science toolkits, including: Pytorch, Keras, Tensorflow, and Google ML Cloud

  • A solid understanding of math and statistics and handling large data sets.

  • Genuine interest in deriving data sets that help answer the questions surfers ask

You May Also Have:

  • A passion for surfing and ocean-going activities

Inclusion at Surfline Wavetrak:

Surfline Wavetrak believes the ocean is for everyone, that the magic of riding waves should be shared by all, and diversity and inclusion must be reflected in everything we do. In fact, the company is committed to making surfing a more inclusive culture, lifestyle, and community.

We are dedicated to bringing people together across the globe, and we champion and encourage those who bring different perspectives, ideas, and creativity. Surfline Wavetrak recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, gender identity, gender expression, age, veteran status, and any other protected status.

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