Thomson Reuters: Data Scientist

A passionate Data Scientist with a proven record of building data-driven insights to address complex business problems. Join our Data Innovation Lab and have a significant impact on our products.

Thomson Reuters Company: Thomson Reuters
Location: Boston, MA

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Thomson Reuters is the leading source of intelligent information for the world's businesses and professionals. Intelligent information is a unique synthesis of human intelligence, industry expertise and innovative technology that provides decision-makers with the knowledge to act, enabling them to make better decisions faster. We deliver this must-have insight to the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization.

The Data Innovation Lab partners with internal teams, customers and third parties, such as start-ups and academics, on new data-driven innovations.

We are currently seeking a passionate Scientist with a proven record of building data-driven insights to address complex business problems. In this role, you will have significant and direct impact on our company's products.

Key Responsibilities
  • Conceptualize new research ideas, prototypes and proofs of concepts in collaboration with other business units, organizations and data scientists
  • Conceive, develop, and test algorithms with tools like R, Python, MATLAB, etc
  • Collaborate with other groups to develop customer-ready prototypes
  • Develop novel ways to integrate disparate data sources utilizing a variety of technology resources
  • Attend local meet ups to stay current with the latest Big Data and Analytics developments as well as network with early adopters and like-minded domain experts
  • Engage with the user and developer communities on open source projects Required Qualifications
  • Master's Degree or PhD in relevant technical field, such as computer science, natural language processing, applied mathematics or a related discipline
  • Experience producing and rapidly delivering minimum viable products
  • 2+ years of industry experience in text mining, big data, or machine learning (extensive experience gained through academic research or internships meet this requirement)
  • Experience programming in an object oriented language (Scala, Java, C#, etc)
  • Experience working with scripting languages like Python,
  • Experience with one or more of the following:
    • Big data analytics (Hadoop, Hive, NoSQL, Spark, Shark, Hive, Mahout, Impala, Solr, HBase, Pig, Cascading)
    • Information extraction, data mining, or machine learning
    • Data Visualization

  • Comfortable in a fast paced environment and motivated by complex technical and business challenges
  • Self-sufficient when dealing with vast and unstructured data sets
  • Ability to track down complex data integration issues, evaluate different algorithmic approaches, and analyze data to solve problems
  • Results driven with the ability to prioritize and focus on ideas and features that will have significant, measurable impact as defined by your interaction with stakeholders inside and outside the company
  • Ability to set and meet project objectives & milestones

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With over 60,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

Intrigued by a challenge as large and fascinating as the world itself? Come join us.

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