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General Electric Staff Data Scientist in Chicago, Illinois

Job Description Summary

The Staff Data Scientist will work in teams addressing statistical, machine learning and data understanding problems in a commercial technology and consultancy development environment. In this role, you will contribute to the development and deployment of modern machine learning, operational research, semantic analysis, and statistical methods for finding structure in large data sets.

Job Description

As a Staff Data Scientist, you will be part of a data science or cross-disciplinary team on commercially-facing development projects, typically involving large, complex data sets. These teams typically include statisticians, computer scientists, software developers, engineers, product managers, and end users, working in concert with partners in GE business units. Potential application areas include remote monitoring and diagnostics across infrastructure and industrial sectors, risk assessment, and operations optimization.

In this role, you will:

  • Manage and execute entire projects or components of data science projects from start to finish including data gathering and manipulation, synthesis and modeling, problem solving, and communication of insights and recommendations.

  • Work with customers to capture data, analytics requirements, synthesize and present findings and insights.

  • Develop, verify, and validate analytics to address customer needs and opportunities.

  • Work alongside Software Developers, Software Engineers, Product Managers, Analytics Engineers to translate business requirements and algorithms into commercially viable products.

  • Work in technical teams for development, deployment, and application of applied analytics, predictive analytics, and prescriptive analytics.

  • Perform exploratory and targeted data analysis, design data simulations, using descriptive statistics and other methods.

  • Work with data engineers on data quality assessment, data cleansing and data analytics

  • Generate reports, annotated code, and other projects artifacts to document, archive, and communicate your work and outcomes.

  • Communicate methods, findings, and hypotheses with stakeholders.

Education Qualification:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) with minimum years of experience 6 years, master’s degree in STEM fields is preferred.

Eligibility Requirement:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. GE may agree to sponsor an individual for an employment visa now or in the future if there is a shortage of individuals with particular skills.

  • As a federal government contractor, GE requires U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless you receive an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Desired Characteristics:

Technical Expertise:

  • Demonstrated skills/experience in data management methods

  • Demonstrated skills/experience in Data munging/feature engineering

  • Demonstrated skills/experience in Diagnostics/Predictive/Prescriptive analytics design prototyping

  • Demonstrated skills/experience in Demonstrated skills/experience in Batch and real-time analytics deployment and scaling up.

  • Demonstrated skills/experience in One or more data scripting languages (ex: Python, R etc.) or statistical/mathematical software (e.g. R, SAS, or Matlab)

  • Demonstrated skills/experience in Experiment design involving algorithm development, machine learning, data mining, and use of other statistical approaches

  • Demonstrated skills/experience in using Cloud environments and technologies (Azure/AWS) ex: Redshift, Sagemaker, Athena, S3, EC2, QuickSight, Azure Data Factory, Azure Machine Learning, Azure Cognitive Services, Azure Databricks and Azure Synapse Analytics, etc.

  • Domain knowledge in one or more industry sectors where GE operates (ex: O&G, Power, Mining, Manufacturing, Grid, etc.) is a plus

Business Acumen:

  • Demonstrates the initiative to explore alternate technology and approaches to solving problems

  • Skilled in breaking down problems, documenting problem statements and estimating efforts

  • Demonstrates awareness about competitors and industry trends

  • Has the ability to analyze impact of technology choices


  • Demonstrated skill in critical thinking and problem solving methods

  • Ability to takes ownership of small and medium sized tasks and deliver while mentoring and helping team members

  • Ensures understanding of issues and presents clear rationale. Able to speak to mutual needs and win-win solutions. Uses two-way communication to influence outcomes and ongoing results

  • Identifies misalignments with goals, objectives, and work direction against the organizational strategy. Makes suggestions to course correct

  • Continuously measures deliverables of self and team against scheduled commitments. Effectively balances different, competing objectives

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong oral and written communication/presentation/influencing skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Effective team building and problem-solving abilities

  • Persists to completion, especially in the face of overwhelming odds and setbacks


GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes