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Data Scientist

Date:  May 3, 2021

Beaverton, OR, US, 97006

Req ID:  21287
Onsite or Remote:  Onsite Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

Gigaphoton USA seeks a Data Scientist for a full-time position. This is an opportunity to build and deploy a series of machine learning models for a global manufacturing company. The job involves working with a team of software engineers and IT professionals to create predictive modeling and automation products to further optimize our manufacturing operation. This is a remote U.S. position.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets and depict the story via dashboards and reports (EDA, visual apps)
  • Apply existing knowledge, grid search and hyperparameter tuning to decide the best parameters to use for any given model
  • Build and deploy ML models into production using Python and its suite of libraries for data science
  • Collaborate with software team to implement a model deployment and monitoring platform
  • Monitor key model metrics, to determine when best to retrain models as a result of model drift once models are deployed to production. Investigate the source of changes in model performance and integrate that understanding into ongoing modeling decisions
  • Collaborate with R&D department and IT colleagues


  • Bachelors Degree in a quantitative discipline (math, statistics, economics, computer science, physics, engineering, data science, etc.)
  • 3-5 years of related work experience as a data scientist, predictive analyst, statistician, or quantitative analyst
  • Intermediate proficiency in Python (Note: R, Matlab, Knime, Alteryx, etc. are not acceptable substitutes). Proficiency collaborating in GitHub.
  • Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as Regression, SVM, Random Forest, Clustering, AutoML, etc.
  • Experience with common data science tools, such as NumPy, Scikit-Learn, Tensorflow, Dash/Streamlit/Gradio etc.
  • Hands-on experience in distributed computing and big data
  • Hands-on experience in pySpark, ML production experience, Docker, Kubernetes, gRPC, REST APIs, past experience modeling machine log data for predictive maintenance a plus
  • Experience with open-source big data ingestion and processing tools, namely Apache (e.g. Airflow, Sqoop, Hadoop, Spark)
  • Experience and comfort working with on-premises systems
  • Excellence in applying academic and scientific rigor to the business environment
  • Demonstrated ability to autonomously problem-solve by self-educating and initiating collaboration with colleagues to leverage their knowledge for the greater good
  • Candidate must be proactive, accountable, and a good communicator   
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Strong Collaborator – We value good listeners, skilled and proactive communicators, and professionals who are eager to share their knowledge with teammates.
  • Takes Ownership – We thrive on strong decision-making and produce work we can take pride in.
  • Master of your own craft – Everyone brings something unique to the team and owns their craft.

Additional Information

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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