FirstMile Ventures
FirstMile Ventures

Sr. Data Scientist I



Data Science
Arlington, VA, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 8, 2023
Pax8 is the leading value-added cloud-based SaaS distributor, simplifying the cloud journey for our partners by integrating technology, business intelligence and proactive service to deliver an unparalleled experience. Serving thousands of partners through the indirect sales channel, our mission is to be the world’s favorite place to buy cloud products. We are a fast-growing, dynamic and high-energy startup organization, allowing you to make a meaningful impact on the business. Culture is important to us, and at Pax8, it’s business, and it IS personal. We are passionate, creative and humorously offbeat. We work hard, keep it fun, and expect the best.
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No matter who you are, Pax8 is a place you can call home. We know there’s no such thing as a “perfect" candidate, so we don’t look for the right "fit" – instead, we look for the add. We encourage you to apply for a role at Pax8 even if you don’t meet 100% of the bullet points. We believe in cultivating an environment with a diversity of perspectives, in hopes that we can all thrive in an inclusive environment.

We are only as great as our people. And we have great people all over the world. No matter where you live and work, you’re a part of the Pax8 team. This means embracing hybrid- and remote-work whenever possible.

Position Summary:

The Sr. Data Scientist I designs, develops, tests, deploys, maintains, and improves comprehensive data science solutions. They deliver individual projects based upon deadlines and required deliverables. The Sr. Data Scientist builds complex models independently and collaborates with other teams to conduct model reviews. They develop and/or provide technical leadership in the development of machine learning models involving the application of new methods with significant technical risk. The Sr. Scientist prepares detailed plans, which may span over a year for complex projects. They determine model philosophy, goals, and objectives, and participate in the formation of project goals, scope, and schedule.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develops comprehensive data science solutions
  • Architects and builds machine learning infrastructure, deployment, and monitoring
  • Mentors junior and mid-level Data Scientists
  • Includes testing in all aspects of the development process
  • Participates in project planning and architecture discussions
  • Leads the adoption of new data science techniques and technologies
  • Works with stakeholders to determine the desired feature set and develop stable and scalable solutions
  • Creates descriptive reports and visualizations detailing the performance of advanced analytics projects
  • Analyzes potential problems and finds solutions to pressing data issues
  • Participates in on-call rotation

Ideal Skills, Experience, and Competencies:

  • At least four (4) years of relevant data science experience
  • Advanced experience with the Python data science stack (pandas, scikit-learn, keras, etc.)
  • Expert experience with SQL
  • Intermediate experience with Apache Spark or other distributed processing engines
  • Advanced experience with supervised and unsupervised machine learning models
  • Advanced experience with statistical methods
  • Effective problem solving and troubleshooting abilities
  • Ability to consistently achieve results, even under tough circumstances
  • Effective technical leadership abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with innovative application design and implementation
  • Ability to make sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems

Required Education & Certifications:

  • M.S./M.A. degree in a technical field; or equivalent work experience
  • Ph.D. degree in a technical field preferred


  • Qualified candidates can expect a salary beginning at $140,000 or more depending on experience

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*Note: Compensation is benchmarked on local Denver Metro area market rates. Qualified candidates in other locations can expect a salary package that may be adjusted based off applicable cost of wages in their respective location.
At Pax8 we believe that your Total Rewards should include a benefits package that shows how much we value our greatest assets. All FTE Pax8 people enjoy the following benefits:
  • Non-Commissioned Bonus Plans or Variable Commission
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employer Paid Short & Long Term Disability, Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Flexible, Open Vacation
  • Paid Sick Time Off
  • Extended Leave for Life events
  • RTD Eco Pass (For local Colorado Employees)
  • Career Development Programs
  • Stock Option Eligibility
  • Employee-led Resource Groups

Pax8 is an EEOC Employer.