Data Scientist - Railroad Experience Required

Location: Atlanta, GA

Department: Data Science

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced


Who we are

Predikto is a well-funded startup team based in Atlanta’s aspiring West Midtown area.  At Predikto we are passionate about solving real problems using our proprietary software platform that delivers actionable predictions to our customers. We love building software and using the latest tools and frameworks to get the job done.  We run fast and lean while delivering innovative solutions and excellent customer service.

What we do

We predict industrial equipment failures/events using sophisticated predictive analytics solutions to customers in Transportation, Manufacturing, and Production. We bring innovation to clients to help them be a player in the Industrial Internet of Things. We are growing and our customers are some of the most recognizable companies in the world. 

What we offer

Our team members enjoy a casual work environment, flexible hours, competitive salary, an excellent vacation policy, healthcare, stock options, free drinks and snacks, Friday beers and the opportunity to make a big impact as an early employee of the company.

What we need

The candidate for this position MUST HAVE experience and success as a data scientist and machine-learning practitioner working with RAIL/RAILROAD related data. This means that (s)he must have knowledge not only of machine learning for clustering and classification but must also demonstrate requisite programing skills and aptitude for creative feature engineering, complex data management, the logic of data structures, and the “art” behind applied analytics. Strong skills in an appropriate programming language/software set (e.g., R, Python, SAS, Stata, etc.) are a requirement. The candidate should be well rounded, must have exceptional communication skills, and above all be personable, highly motivated, and results driven. At least a masters degree within an appropriate discipline is required. Candidates with an undergraduate degree and RAIL/RAILROAD EXPERIENCE will also be considered. Applicants holding a Ph.D. are strongly encouraged to apply.


Assist in building predictive analytics/machine learning solutions from scratch/raw data.
Test varying analytics solutions.
Generate new ideas and new product outlooks
Manage/program raw data
Generate new ideas
Communicate and work directly with our Chief Science Officer.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience deploying/testing predictive analytic solutions (academic or practical) in RAIL/RAILROAD industry
Previous experience defining, driving and building a product from scratch.
Confident public speaker; you have experience speaking extemporaneously as well as with a script, and you enjoy writing your own presentations.
Demonstration of strong performance and growth in prior roles and academics.
Excellent listening, verbal, and written communication/presentation skills with strong ability to influence people at all levels and in various functions
Excellent understanding of data analytics and SaaS, including modern architecture, industry standards, and best practices
Startup experience highly desired.
Domain expertise in manufacturing, transportation, or other asset-intensive industries is a plus.
Expert skills in appropriate software (e.g., R, Python, Matlab, Stata, SAS, etc.).

This position is an full time on-premise position at Predikto's headquarters in Atlanta, GA (west mid-town).


A degree involving Machine Learning/Predictive Analytics is required with an MS and/or a PhD preferred. Experience specific to RAIL/RAILROAD may be substituted for an advanced degree.

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