Who You'll Work With

You’ll work in our Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro office and will be part of QuantumBlack. 

As a Data Scientist at QuantumBlack, you will work with other Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Machine Learning Engineers, Designers and Project Managers on interdisciplinary projects, using Maths, Stats and Machine Learning to derive structure and knowledge from raw data across various industry sectors.

Who You Are

You are highly collaborative individual who is capable of laying aside your own agenda, listening to and learning from colleagues, challenging thoughtfully and prioritizing impact. You search for ways to improve things and work collaboratively with colleagues. You believe in iterative change experimenting with new approaches, learning and improving to move forward quickly.

What You'll Do

You will solve the hardest business problems with our clients in multiple industries worldwide while leading research and development of state-of-the-art Machine Learning and statistical methods.

You will play a leading role in bringing the latest advances in deep learning to the world economy, collaborating with industry executives and QuantumbBlack experts to find and execute opportunities to improve business performance using data and advanced machine learning models.

The role is ideal for candidate with strong R&D background in machine learning, combined with a passion for bringing the latest research to real applications. We welcome candidates interested in transitioning from a pure academic R&D background into an applied industry role.

You will also have the opportunity to grow a team of data scientists in Spanish Latam that will live at the intersection of R&D and practical application of AI at scale, while collaborating with data science experts from other QuantumBlack hubs in Boston, Chicago, London, Sidney and Sao Paulo.

Role Responsibilities

  • Identify machine learning R&D initiatives that have high potential of applicability in industry
  • Work with Quantumblack leadership and client executives to understand business problems and map them to state-of-the-art analytics and AI solutions
  • Use the latest advances in deep learning, reinforcement learning and AI to solve business problems and derive key insights across various industry sectors
  • Work with the recruiting team to build a team of data scientists in Spanish Latam
  • Mentor other data scientists and help them grow their knowledge and skills
  • Work closely with data engineers, machine learning engineers and designers to build end-to-end analytics solutions for our clients that drive real impact in the real world
  • Influence and help shape the R&D roadmap for Quantumblack, especially on deep learning
  • Work in a multi-disciplinary environment mixing highly skilled people in data science, data engineering, business and design
  • Perhaps most importantly, you will work in one of the most talented and diverse data science teams in the world


  • MSc or PhD level in a relevant field (such as Computer Science, Machine Learning, Applied Statistics, Mathematics)
  • 8+ years of deep technical experience in distributed computing, machine learning, and statistics related work
  • Programming experience in languages such as: Python, R, Scala, SQL
  • Knowledge of distributed computing or NoSQL technologies is a bonus
  • Client-facing skills e.g. working in close-knit teams on topics such as data warehousing, machine learning
  • Proven application of advanced analytical, data science and statistical methods in the commercial world
  • Demonstrated leadership (thought leadership or people leadership e.g. managed project teams or direct reports)
  • Good presentation and communication skills, with a knack for explaining complex analytical concepts to people from other fields
  • Strong command of both English and Portuguese
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