Signal Ocean is the technology arm of the Signal Group, a diversified shipping services group with offices in London and Athens.
Our main product, The Signal Ocean Platform, allows ship charterers, brokers and owners to securely process, combine and analyse complex arrays of private and public shipping data.
Powered by sophisticated machine learning / artificial intelligence technologies, the platform delivers customised, exclusive insights that help our clients achieve performance and efficiency.
We are looking for a self-driven, inquisitive, fast-learning individual with a passion for science (mathematics, statistics, machine learning), technology, data, and business analysis to join our team in Athens as a Data Scientist.
Signal's Data Scientists work closely with engineering, data, product and business analysis professionals to develop robust, scalable data science models, tools and insights related to the highly entrepreneurial domains of shipping and commodities trading.
If you are interested in working at the intersection of artificial intelligence / machine learning, software engineering, and advanced business analytics and if you have the skills and drive to create and improve novel algorithms, models and, ultimately, technology products that professionals love, then we would love to hear from you.
Strict adherence to Confidentiality, Intellectual Property and Non-Compete provisions is expected.
All applications will be considered under the terms and conditions of confidentiality in accordance with the regulations of personal data protection.
What you will do in this role :
Research and identify valuable data sources, pre-process and automate collection processes for a wide variety of shipping-related information.
Analyze large amounts of information from company databases to discover trends and patterns, drive optimizations and improvement of product development and business strategies.
Work with stakeholders throughout the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive business solutions.
Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques.
Conduct mathematical / statistical research to propose algorithms, proofs-of-concept and full solutions for effective decision making
Develop processes and tools to monitor and analyze model performance and algorithm accuracy.
Collaborate with engineering and product development teams
Communicate business needs and findings in a clear and concse way, both verbally and in writing
Present modeling outcomes and valuable information in a clear and coherent way to wider audiences.
Stay curious and enthusiastic about using algorithms and state-of-the-art research to solve problems
Engage others while showing and proving the benefit of your work.
What you bring to the team :
Master's or / and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research or a related scientific field
3+ years of post-academic data science experience
Strong skills working with algorithms, computational complexity, statistics, and ML / AI techniques
Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, linear regression, etc.
Knowledge and experience in machine learning techniques, and algorithms, such as classification, clustering, and regression algorithms
Proven experience in statistical data mining techniques
Good understanding of computational complexity
Familiarity in working with data visualization tools
Advanced programming skills in Python and / or R skills, as well as in one or more strictly type-safe programming language, such as C++, JAVA, C#.Net
Experience in working with data wrangling on large datasets (SQL / NoSQL)
Geospatial / temporal data knowledge is welcome
Passionate and talented in quickly assimilating technology and science ideas
Problem-solving aptitude, analytical mind, and business acumen
Comfortable in acting as a point of contact; explaining complicated methods and data to non-technical colleagues / clients
Good organization skills and willingness to work in and help the team
Excellent command of written and spoken English (company's working language)
What we offer :
Opportunity to join a fast-growing company early on, work in a young, driven team and learn from experienced leaders with deep expertise in shipping
Competitive base salary with additional performance incentives
Coverage under the company's collective health insurance plan
Individual budget for training, seminars, conferences and related travel
Team events and activities (including company-wide hackathons)
Fun and well-equipped work environment that includes our in-house restaurant with healthy, freshly cooked lunches every day