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makepath

Director of Engineering

Remote / Full Time

August 30


Responsibilities

Are you passionate about Data Science and Software Engineering? Do you want to grow your career as leader of a team that is passionate about open source software and working on complex client problems?


Do you have the technical chops with a dash of the soft skills to make an engine of top-notch data scientists hum like a well-tuned machine?


We are looking for a superb technical leader to help us continue grow makepath into an elite data science shop.


Soft Skills:

  • Teamwork. Developing software for our clients means continuous interaction with other members of the makepath team and considering client input and requirements.
  • Communication. As a remote job, good virtual communication is essential for a good relationship with other team members.
  • Be detail-oriented. Yes, we are design-driven and want the perfect pixel! Without giving up agility, of course.
  • Creativity. 'Out of the box' thinking results in innovative solutions for our customers' problems.
  • Problem-solving. Keep an open mind to learn all the time.
  • Ownership and proactivity. You have full autonomy to think of solutions, as long as they are delivered with responsibility and organization.


Requirements

Prerequisites:

  • Excellent knowledge and skills in Data Science, with at least 6 years of experience, and be passionate about clean code and teamwork.
  • A degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Software Engineering, Physical sciences, Mathematics or Statistics, is preferred; extensive academic and/or industry experience is mandatory.
  • We offer flexible work hours, but you are expected to be available for meetings and general interactions from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (Central US Time Zone)


Must-Have Skills:

  • Proven leadership ability managing high-performing teams
  • Ability to develop machine learning applications/models according to requirements from our Data Science team
  • Fluency in Python 3
  • Fluency in using the Scientific Python stack with technologies like NumPy, Pandas, Keras/TensorFlow, PyTorch, SciKit-Learn
  • Advanced analytics in Spark, Hadoop and Hive;
  • Ability to assess and improve ML model accuracy
  • Ability to express technical details in documentation
  • Familiarity with Git and Linux


Bonus Points:

  • M.S. / Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Math, Statistics, or Machine Learning
  • Contribution to Open Source libraries within the Python / PyData ecosystem


Research & Development Areas:

  • Data visualization
  • Artificial Intelligence


Company Background

makepath is a geospatial data science company that helps companies visualize what is hiding in their geospatial data. We help clients unearth key insights through a strong background in software development and an emphasis on storytelling through beautiful visualizations. We are actively involved in the open source community and create and contribute to several projects including Xarray-Spatial, Datashader, Bokeh and mapshader.


As a fully remote company, we value and promote a healthy work-life balance, supporting employees in giving back to their communities through activities that are important to them, and championing the growth and professional development of each team member.

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