Data Engineer/Scientist (Remote)

Date:  Sep 16, 2022

Princeton, NJ, US, 08540

Company:  NCA - NEC Corporation of America

Location: REMOTE - (United States or New Jersey) 



In this full-time consulting role, the Technical Advisor - Data Science Engineer, is involved in analysis, requirements definition, designing, developing, leading, training and promoting current and future phases of client projects to solve complex business problems by taking a new perspective using existing solutions for Business Intelligence - Data.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing technical advice for data science – business intelligence – big data including analyzing, testing, updating, installing, configuring, data architecture, data modeling, reporting standards and procedures, data definitions development, project issue resolving and reconciliation. and administering Big Data products.
  • Work collaboratively with team to identify and provide business intelligence solutions


Required Skills:

  • 7+ years of work experience with Business Intelligence/Data-warehousing products, specifically with installing, configuring, and administering Big Data products
  • Hands-on experience on Big Data Vendor products from Cloudera, Hortonworks, Pivotal, MapR, etc.
  • Hands-on knowledge of Big Data technologies such as Hive, Hbase, Zookeeper, Spark, Storm, etc.
  • Hands-on experience on Hadoop 2.0 components like Yarn and High-availability.
  • Hands-on experience in creating Clusters, HDFS backup and Migration.
  • Hands-on experience with cluster upgrades, migrating applications and customization.
  • Hands-on experience in Authentication/Authorization mechanism such as Kerberos and Sentry.
  • Experience in Tableau development.
  • Experience with production-level support for onsite and offshore teams a plus.
  • Experience on Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure a plus.
  • Infrastructure architecture experience, including hardware sizing, effort estimation and security design.
  • Strong DBA skills with at least one of the following: PostgreSQL, Oracle 11g, DB2 10.1 or SQL Server 2012 is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with at least one of the following is preferred: NoSQL DBs, Cognos, IBM DataStage, DB2, Teradata, Endeca, and SAS.
  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills, sound decision-making and organizational abilities.
  • Prior consulting experience -Consulting companies focused on Data Science / AI. 
    • Experience in developing analytical models using statistical, machine learning and data mining methodologies to drive business impact.
    • Ability to apply cleansing, imputation, selection and generalization techniques to create high quality features for modeling.
    • Practical knowledge coding in statistical and programming languages such as Python and others.
    • Skilled in interacting with big data, relational and non-relational data sources at the appropriate level of granularity to support personalization.
    • Ability to develop dashboards to visualize insights driven by predictive modeling and measure model performance.
    • Delivers accurate, clear, concise insights and visualizations leveraging predictive results.
    • Ability to derive insights or novel ideas from data and mathematical models using a hypothesis driven framework. Connect insights to desired research or business outcomes.
    • Familiarity with DevOps / MLOps culture.
    • Demonstrated a willingness to both teach others and learn new techniques.
    • Self-discipline in following project timelines and setting realistic deliverables.



  • Experience: A minimum of six years of Reporting and Information Delivery experience. Experience leading a team and interacting with client users.
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, or related technology discipline.
  • Travel: Ability to travel 75%.


Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • Language Skills: Professional Business English.
  • Reasoning Skills: Excellent Customer Service and communication skills.   
  • Computer and/or Technical Skills: Minimum 5 years Knowledge of Business Intelligence/Data.
    • Knowledge of Dashboard and Scorecard or Executive Information System (EIS) functionality and capabilities.
    • Relational, OLAP, Star Schema, Snowflake Schema, Multi-Dimensional database modeling and design skills.
    • Strong SQL query, data analysis and report writing skills.
    • Hands-on and theoretical knowledge of various Machine Learning algorithms and tools, e.g. XGBoost/LightGBM, Random Forests, SVMs, PCA, t-sne, kmeans, DBSCAN, etc.
      • Expertise with Time Series problems is a plus
      • Excellent knowledge of Python and/or R, knowledge of Spark
    • Deep Learning Frameworks like TensorFlow/PyTorch and high-level API like Keras
    • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases
    • Experience working with Linux, shell scripting and cloud environment



Headquartered in Irving, Texas, NEC Corporation of America (NEC) is a leading technology integrator providing solutions that improve the way people work and communicate. NEC creates the social values of safety, security, fairness and efficiency to promote a more sustainable world where everyone has the chance to reach their full potential.


With a global team of 100,000, and 64,000+ technology patents, we deliver one of the industry’s strongest and most innovative portfolios of communications, analytics, security, biometrics, and technology solutions that unleash customers’ productivity potential. Through these solutions, NEC combines its best-in-class solutions and technology to solve today’s most complex business problems. NEC Corporation of America is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology leader with a presence in 140 countries and $27 billion in revenues. Backed by 123 years of innovation and experience, NEC knows what it takes to change and stay ahead of technology's continuous evolution. It is our capability to leverage decades of award-winning technologies and research that has enabled NEC to remain an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) leader and through problem resolution, bring new value to people, organizations, and society.


NEC Corporation of America and its subsidiaries is committed to the maximum utilization of all human resources and the goal of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action. We provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, genetic characteristics, height, weight, arrest record pertaining to misdemeanors or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran, or any other class protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.


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