• Data Science Research Engineer

    Job ID
    Product & Strategy
  • About the Job

    Job Summary


    The BI and Strategic Analytics team at 8x8 is transforming the way the company does business.

    The vision for this team is simple: provide insight and visibility into customers, prospects, partners, and competition - leveraging data, machine learning, and advanced analytics to help direct the company future and outsmart the competition.


    Today, only a small percent of companies are truly “data-driven” in every aspect of their decision making - but 100% of the companies that thrive ten years from now will be data driven in the truest sense of the word. This change is not an easy one to make, anywhere - but 8x8 is proudly leading the charge. We are looking for smart, capable, and driven individuals with a problem-solving and positive attitude, to help us lead this transformation. Members of the BI team will themselves be “data evangelists” - helping to sell the value of sound data management and data-driven decision making across the company.


    Responsibilities - the Data Scientist who fills this position will:


    • Analyze complex data from various sources to build ML systems for sales, marketing and financial data, to support business decision making
    • Develop and integrate learning models into the production environment
    • Estimate the effort involved and skills needed from a machine learning perspective for a specific customer engagement
    • Understanding industry processes and incorporate them in production solutions
    • Maintain a high standard of quality, and adhere to best coding practices.
    • Coordinate and work collaboratively with remote teams to ensure smooth delivery
    • Be responsible for measuring and optimizing the quality of his/her algorithms
    • Interface directly with internal customers, stakeholders, and cross-functional teams


    Qualifications - Required


    • Demonstrable experience with Data Science centered projects
    • Deep Functional knowledge of relevant machine learning algorithms
    • MS degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related discipline
    • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience (7+ preferred)
    • Development experience with scripting languages such as Java, Python, and shell scripts
    • Strong interest in, and knowledge of Artificial Intelligence and its subfields
    • Experience with open-source ML/math toolkits
    • Such as: scikit-learn, Tensorflow / Keras / Theano / Torch, etc.
    • Experience developing solutions and putting them into production, with Amazon AWS.
    • Ability to collaborate with the R&D team to develop new algorithms that are not available in popular toolkits.
    • Experience with knowledge graphs, optimization, decision theory or signal processing is a plus.
    • Experience developing automated testing solutions
    • Experience with agile methodology


    Soft Skills


    • Strong verbal and written communication; position will involve direct and significant engagement with internal stakeholders, as well as internal algorithm sciences team
    • Strong organizational, multi-tasking and time management skills
    • High-energy, detail-oriented, and proactive with the ability to function under pressure in an independent environment
    • Strong ability to collaborate with a global development team
    • Experience working with international development teams and internal customers
    • Strong understanding of business processes


    Qualifications - Preferred:


    • Experience with ML APIs from IBM Watson
    • Prior working experience with SaaS business model

    About the Company

    ABOUT 8x8

    8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) ​is the trusted provider of secure and reliable enterprise cloud communications solutions to more than 45,000 businesses operating in over 100 countries across six continents. 8x8's out-of-the-box cloud solutions replace traditional on-premises PBX hardware and software-based systems with a flexible and scalable Software as a Service (SaaS) alternative, encompassing cloud business phone service, contact center solutions, and conferencing. 


    ​In today’s competitive market 8x8 continues to deliver service excellence, with a consistent, innovative, cohesive, progressive and dynamic culture.


    For additional information, visit www.8x8.com, www.8x8.com/UK or connect with 8x8 on LinkedIn,

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    Additional Information

    8x8 is proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


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