BlackRock Inc.

Data Scientist in Atlanta, GA

Data Scientist in Atlanta, GA

Posted 2019-03-12

Job Description

The BlackRock Organizational Research & HR Innovation team was established to help transform Human Resources with science, technology and human intelligence. Our team uses machine learning and other data science techniques to derive insights that inform our people strategy, build innovative A.I. based technology solutions and we partner with internal teams on large strategic and transformational projects, helping them develop more standardized, rigorous and scientifically driven talent processes.

We are looking for a data scientist who can help us apply cutting edge NLP and machine learning techniques to our rich data set. You will be solving complex data problems with a multi-disciplinary team of scientist, engineers and talent management experts. You will be working in partnership with renowned professors and psychologists who will help guide your work based on well-established research studies.

Basic Qualifications:
Minimum 3 years’ experience in a machine learning/NLP role
Strong academic background (Ph.D. required) in a related field – Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or Mathematics
Solid background in statistical machine learning techniques for NLP (Deep Learning, HMMs, CRFs, SVMs, LDA, LSI, MRFs etc)
Experience with statistical modelling
Comprehensive coding experience in at least one object oriented programming language (Java, Scala, C++, Python)
Expertise in the design and analysis of data structures and algorithms
Excellent analytical skills – ability to analyze large datasets, detect and correct errors, interpret and report results to various audiences
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
Results-oriented – ability to handle multiple, time-sensitive projects while focusing on the quality
Team player – collaborative and focused on collective objectives and goals
Preferred Qualifications:

Expertise in building ontologies, taxonomies, and semantic relation frameworks
Experience in one or more of the following areas: entity/relation extraction, normalization, text summarization, semantic search, word/paragraph/document embedding, ranking, ontology-aware IR, question answering systems
BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

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Company summary

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management, and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide.


Personal wellness program; stock purchase plan.

Tech Stack

C++, Java, J2EE, C#, Sybase, MS SQL Server, Unix, Hibernate, Spring, Perl, Python, JavaScript

Interview process

HackerRank tech assessment (60-90 minutes); optional talk with a recruiter; onsite pool interview (hiring days where they bring in 8 candidates and let them meet with number of resources from BlackRock).

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