Position Description

Data Scientist/Senior Data Scientist
ID 4477
Location Menlo Park, CA
Practice/Center Data Sciences
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Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm that brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve the most pressing and complicated challenges facing stakeholders today.  Our vision is to engage the brightest scientists and engineers to empower clients with solutions for a safe, healthy, sustainable and technologically complex world.  We leverage over 50 years of experience in analyzing accidents and failures to advise clients as they innovate their technologically complex products and processes, ensure the safety and health of their users, and address the challenges of sustainability. 

We offer opportunities for you to expand your engineering or scientific knowledge amidst experts from top programs at over 500 universities.  At Exponent, you will apply your experience, technical skills, and prior academic research to a fulfilling career in consulting.  You will have the opportunity to develop continuously through formal and informal development programs, coaching and mentoring, and involvement in a wide array of projects.  We are excited about your interest in joining our growing team!

Key statistics:

  • 1100+ Team members
  • 900+ Consultants
  • 550+ Ph.D.s
  • 30+ Offices globally

We are currently seeking a Data Scientist/Senior Data Scientist for our Data Sciences Practice in Menlo Park, CA. In this role, your primary work will revolve around helping Exponent’s team rapidly implement and iterate algorithms, analyses, and visualizations to support clients in the consumer electronic, utilities, and life sciences.

You will be responsible for:

  • Providing expertise in machine learning, data analytics, and software development for a wide range of data including text, images, medical records, and sensor data
  • Develop cloud-based storage and computation solutions including client facing visualizations of key decision metrics

You will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Statistics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related engineering/scientific field (such as Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Bioinformatics or Computational Biology)
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    • Machine learning
    • Natural Language Processing
    • Data Engineering
    • Data Analysis and Visualization
  • Proficiency with as many of the following is preferred: Python, R, C++, SQL, and Linux (RH 7+)  
  • Experience with as many of the following is preferred: AWS, Azure, and web services
  • Experience developing software for a range of platforms (PCs, mobile, embedded devices, etc.) is preferred
  • Strong practical engineering ability combined with leadership and project management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in multidisciplinary teams

To learn more about life at Exponent and our impact, please visit the following links:  



We value and encourage diversity and inclusivity across all facets of our firm.  Having a team built of people with different backgrounds, skills and perspectives allows us to provide better value to our clients and enjoy an enriched work environment. 

Our firm is committed to offering a variety of programs and resources to support health and well-being. We believe that providing competitive benefits as well as compensation and recognition programs empowers our staff to do work that makes a difference.

Exponent is a proud equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may call us at +1 (650) 688-6968 or email hr@exponent.com.

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