Magnolia, Seattle, WA 98199, USA
Company SummaryJoin our team First American’s Database Solutions division is the leading national provider of property information to the title and settlement service industries. We deliver the real estate, homeownership and mortgage data, property reports and document images that help bring clarity and insight to business decisions. We are the premier innovator and leading provider of Data, Technology, Solutions, Services and Automation to the Title and Settlement services industries and we are looking to expand our employee base with candidates who will help shape the future of its data and information strategy with professionalism, confidence, and teamwork. Within the Database Solutions family are subdivisions consisting of DataTrace and DataTree. As a global leader in providing title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, First American (NYSE: FAF) is an ideal place to build your career. We have been entrusted with helping our customers achieve and protect their dream of homeownership since 1889. We believe that our people are the key to the company’s continued success, and we invest in diverse talents and backgrounds and empower our teams to achieve more than they could anywhere else. First American has created an award-winning culture and has been named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the fifth consecutive year and to more than 50 regional Best Places to Work lists. For more information, please visit www.datatracetitle.com/home and www.datatree.comJob SummaryHow would you like to work for one of Fortune’s top 100 Best Places to Work since 2016? At First American, we believe in People First – a simple idea that has endured since the founding of First American in 1889. A 130-year legacy of actively supporting our employee’s careers and wellbeing, and it shows in the passion and energy of our employees. We are seeking a Senior Valuations Data Scientist to join our multi-disciplinary team of scientists with diverse backgrounds and experience in physics, computer science, mathematics, statistics, engineering and economics. The ideal candidate will be intricately involved in development and deployment of innovative and unique machine-learning and AI solutions that strengthen the enterprise and create industry leading innovation by leveraging the quality and depth of our data assets and machine-learning with the diverse and deep technological strength of our team. We believe the marriage of First American’s deep eminent knowledge of our industry combined with our dedication to innovation, data assets and emergence of the latest AI capabilities represent a unique opportunity for industry-transforming innovation. This is a perfect opportunity for the successful candidate to join a start-up minded team within the safety of a 130-year old proven organization dedicated to using AI to support innovation and implementation of the most valuable business solutions for the entire organization.Sr. Data Scientist- ValuationsResponsible for independently developing statistical, machine-learning, and AI solutions including classification, regression, clustering, dimensionality reduction, forecasting, natural language processing (NLP) and deep learning associated to property valuation. Designs, develops and implements machine learning pipelines and models with high performance, scalability and quality for production environments. Identifies solutions by gathering requirements, performing exploratory analysis and maintaining relationships with business partners and interprets and independently communicates model results effectively.Essential Functions: Leverage skills and experience to develop data pipelines and statistical or machine-learning solutions for property valuation and implement them in production environments. Independently perform end-to-end activities within the model development life cycle from problem identification, feature engineering, model training and evaluation and deployment. Leverage skills and experience to perform exploratory analysis, construct relevant variables, and identify patterns and data anomalies. Identify opportunities for machine-learning, deep-learning and computer vision models to enable key success criteria. Experience with NLP a plus.Knowledge and Skills: Experience with large datasets and an understanding of real estate property information and data attributes Knowledge of underlying mathematical theory and experience with diverse statistical and machine learning methods (e.g. – GLM/Regression, Decision Trees, Clustering, PCA, SVM, Classification, Ensemble methods, NLP etc.) Demonstrated understanding of programming theory and proficiency with languages such as Python, R or C# Understanding of database technologies (SQL, No-SQL) and hands on experience developing high performance SQL queries Excellent verbal and written communication skillsEducation: MS or equivalent in Mathematics, Statistics, or Computer Science or related field PhD degree preferredTypical Range of Experience: PhD in a related quantitative field or an MS/MA in a related quantitative field and 3 or more years of experience building data pipelines and deploying statistical and machine learning modelsBased on eligibility, First American offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401K and other great benefits like an employee stock purchase plan. For more information about our Company and our dedication to putting People First, check out firstam.com/careers.First American invests in its employees’ development and well-being, empowers them to provide superior customer service and encourages them to serve the communities where they live and work. First American is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer.