Position Description

Data Scientist
ID 4611
Location Los Angeles, 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 for our Data Sciences Practice in Los Angeles, CA or Menlo Park, CA. In this role, you will work as part of a team to plan and execute global data collection efforts, utilize and improve next-generation products, and optimize internal and external programs to support clients in the consumer electronic industry.

You will be responsible for:

  • Supporting a range of consulting activities related to large-scale global programs involving human subjects research including protocol development, data collection, data management, and analysis
  • Providing operational support for prototype hardware and software systems including system validation and troubleshooting
  • Actively solving technical and logistical problems in a fast-paced environment
  • Creating and leading ad hoc interdisciplinary teams comprised of consultants from Data Sciences, Human Factors, Health Sciences, and Engineering Sciences
  • Developing data analysis and visualization tools related to project management, demographics, and human-centered data

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, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Robotics)
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    • Advanced sensing technology
    • Data Analysis and Visualization
    • Prototyping
    • Operations optimization
    • Machine learning
  • The desire to work with a diverse set of clients and engage in work outside of the traditional data science field 
  • 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
  • Ability to travel to a variety of global locations to support project work (up to 30% travel)
  • Proficiency with a variety of programming languages, operating systems, and web services is preferred, such as: Linux, Python, R, C++, SQL, AWS, Azure, etc.

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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