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Sr. Applied Scientist (PwC Labs)

Seattle, WA 98101

PwC Labs is focused on standardizing, automating, delivering tools and processes and exploring emerging technologies that drive efficiency and enable our people to reimagine the possible. Process improvement, transformation, effective use of innovative technology and data & analytics, and leveraging alternative delivery solutions are key areas of focus to drive additional value for our firm.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.
  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities and coach to help deliver results.
  • Develop new ideas and propose innovative solutions to problems.
  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from from current trends in business area.
  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.
  • Share relevant thought leadership.
  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing others.
  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality, diverse relationships.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Requirements and Preferences:

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum Degree Required:
Master Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:
3 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree Preferred:
Doctor of Philosophy

Preferred Fields of Study:
Computer and Information Science, Mathematics

Additional Educational Preferences:

In addition to a Masters Degree, Candidate will have at least 3 years of professional experience involving technology-focused process improvements, product development, transformations, and/or system implementations.

Degree Preferred:
PhD in applied or computer sciences, physics, mathematics, cognitive sciences, and other quantitative

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team leader in the following


  • Evaluating new technologies to quickly determine their long-term viability within PwC's enterprise wide technology stack, serving 50k+ professionals, and scale up to large enterprise commercial products;
  • Understanding a business problem and being able to translate the problem into a hypothesis that can be tested using various data science techniques;
  • Conducting research in a fast-paced product development environment;
  • Publishing work through AI institutes and journals;
  • Demonstrated thorough understanding of complex machine learning algorithms, data analysis techniques, and data science tools, to address a variety of challenging business problems in the areas of natural language understanding, computer vision, and unsupervised learning;
  • Experience in building a variety of machine learning models and more importantly, knowing when and why it is appropriate to use each technique: KNN, Logistic Regression, Naive Bayes, Random Forests, Support Vector Machines, XGBoost, Deep Neural Networks, K-means and Hierarchical Clustering etc.;
  • Building machine learning models, data pipelines, and autonomous systems, interpreting their output, and communicating the results to a non-technical audience; and,
  • Building scalable personalization systems for commercial products and services.

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success with a subset of the following technologies:

  • Programming including Python, R, Java, JavaScript, C++, Unix Hardware, sensors, robotics, GPU enabled machine learning, FPGAs, and Raspberry Pis, etc.;
  • Data Storage Technologies including SQL, NoSQL, Hadoop, cloud-based databases such as GCP BigQuery, and different storage formats (e.g. Parquet, etc.);
  • Data Processing Tools including Python (Numpy, Pandas, etc.), Spark, and cloud-based solutions such as GCP DataFlow;
  • Machine Learning Libraries including Python (scikit-learn, gensim, etc.), TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch, and Spark MLlib;
  • NLP and text extraction techniques including document topic analysis, document clustering and classification, named entity extraction/resolution, creating word/sentence embeddings (numerical vector representations), sentiment analysis etc.;
  • Visualization including Python (Matplotlib, Seaborn, Plotly, bokeh, etc.), and JavaScript (d3); and,
  • Code management, model productionization and containerization technologies including GitHub, Flask, Docker, and Kubernetes.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.


Posted: 2020-01-19 Expires: 2020-02-19

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