Data Scientist

Sunnyvale, CA

Founded in 2015, Acubed is the Silicon Valley innovation center of Airbus. As a global leader in aerospace, Airbus aims to make things fly. Our mission is to provide a lens into the future for the industry, transforming risk into opportunity to build the future of flight now.

At Acubed, we strive to propel innovation to market faster, broaden the talent pool in emerging aerospace careers and simultaneously help drive a culture change across Airbus.

Monark

Monark is leveraging distributed, connected sensing to vastly improve weather forecasting and the sustainability of commercial aviation. To make weather and climate knowledge usable and applicable to Airbus products Monark combines Airbus’s product and market knowledge to build actionable data insights that improve strategic decisions across the company and for the aviation industry.

You are an explorer of obscure data sets. Your role as a Data Scientist will be in the core of an Engineering team that not only builds meaningful data analytics tools but also makes these available to a broad user spectrum. 

You will need to understand and help to build the analytics framework and business case the project is based on and advocate industrial and scalable development standards. You will work user centric and agile, reacting to business needs as they evolve. At the same time you will facilitate the transition of business-proven data products into deployable customer solutions.

In the core of the activity you will be responsible for the implementation of algorithms that enable understanding of weather data to improve the speed and quality of Airbus services and product design. 

The day-to-day specifics of the job involve a mixture of design, analytical, and execution skills. In order to be successful, you must navigate everything from ideation over prototype into a product.

Data Scientist 

Sunnyvale, CA

The Opportunity 

As a production based Data Scientist, you will report directly to the Director of Strategic Insights of Monark and be responsible for:

  • Initial role will be to migrate pre-existing software functions and make them available through Monark’s weather analytics  framework
  • Developing bespoke analytics functionality based on the arising customer needs and strategic targets of the Monark analytics work stream
  • Proactively manage interactions with external contracting partners as well as internal stakeholders 
  • Support API development on varying levels of the architectural analytics layers and in alignment with external data platforms
  • Cooperative data science work with other Data Scientists and external groups 
  • Proactive approach towards highly efficient and product ready software implementation.
  • Participation in code and architecture reviews as required
  • Interfacing with external partners and suppliers supporting development of our analysis capabilities
  • Close collaboration with partners across the wider Airbus group to quickly establish Proof of Concepts to resolve operational Use Cases
  • Implementing tests to validate results
  • Analyze data, develop reports and metrics, and extract insights from our data that will allow our teams and decision makers across Airbus to make better and more informed decisions
  • Understand nuances and structures of available data tables, and how those nuances impact our metric definitions
  • Condensing data and analytics results into easily comprehensible format that communicates clearly to a nontechnical audience

We expect that you will have: 

  • An advanced degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field
  • production based experience
  • A demonstrated track record in developing algorithms for data analysis or machine learning using R, TensorFlow, Matlab or another common framework
  • Prior experience in preparing data for analysis, building predictive models, and
    expertise in Python, Java, or C/C++
  • Drive and curiosity to research new modeling & analysis techniques and suggest improvements to the team
  • Experience with workflow managers and data pipelining tools (eg: Airflow)
  • Experience with big data processing and storage tools (Apache Spark, Hadoop)
  • Familiarity with deployment methods such as docker, kubernetes
  • Experience in building deep learning models is beneficial
  • Familiar and experienced with data analytics in larger, product-grade  analytics frameworks
  • Familiarity with analytics architectures and methods to bring products to scale
  • Ability to document and communicate your work
  • Software development experience in a production environment
  • Some expertise in the field of numerical meteorology
  • Some expertise in aviation, specifically towards flight performance modeling, flight envelope restrictions and numerical simulation
  • Passion for increasing the productivity and building the team spirit of an engineering team
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet sometimes aggressive deadlines
  • Interest in aviation is a must, a background in aviation is a plus
  • A little bit of a mad scientist mentality
  • Interest in weather is a must, some background in meteorology is a plus

Benefits

  • Daily lunch and snacks, happy hours; social outings
  • Exceptional PPO medical, dental and vision benefits 100% covered for employee and their family/dependents
  • Generous PTO of 5 weeks (25 days) in addition to 10 national holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement for professional development or $15,750 for flight training
  • 3 months paid parental leave from Day 1
  • Employee discounts through Airbus Tickets @Work, gym subsidy and more

Founded in 2015, Acubed is the Silicon Valley innovation center of Airbus. As a global leader in aerospace, Airbus aims to make things fly. Our mission is to provide a lens into the future for the industry, transforming risk into opportunity to build the future of flight now. 

At Acubed, we strive to propel innovation to market faster, broaden the talent pool in emerging aerospace careers and simultaneously help drive a culture change across Airbus. 

We’re a project-focused operation that employs the brightest minds to work at speed in order to help Airbus deliver impact at global scale. Our passion is to execute high-impact projects and foster technology partnerships that enable us to meet our ambitious objectives. #ComeFlyWithUs! 

A³ by Airbus is an equal opportunity employer in every category. The data is incontrovertible that diversity leads to better teams, better performance, and better results. Consequently, we actively seek candidates of all genders, backgrounds, and experiences.