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Volunteer Data Science Mentor

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ORGANIZATION: CONNECTED TO CULTURE INC

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We are seeking a passionate and experienced Volunteer Data Science Mentor to guide our group of data scientists. This volunteer position requires a 3-month commitment with the option to renew. The ideal candidate will mentor the data science team as they collaborate with our full stack developers to build recommendation models aimed at improving the user experience of our C2C travel app. This role requires expertise in model development, database management with MongoDB, and experience with Jira for project management.

**Key Responsibilities:**

- Mentor and guide a team of data scientists working on various data sources and APIs.

- Provide expertise in developing and implementing recommendation models to enhance user experience.

- Collaborate closely with full stack developers to integrate data-driven solutions within the app.

- Ensure best practices in data science methodologies and model development.

- Oversee the management and optimization of databases, with a focus on MongoDB.

- Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to data processing and model performance.

- Utilize Jira for project management and tracking tasks.

- Stay updated with the latest advancements in data science and recommend new tools and technologies.

- Maintain comprehensive documentation for all data science processes and models.

**Requirements:**

- Proven experience as a Data Scientist or similar role.

- Strong background in machine learning, data mining, and statistical analysis.

- Proficiency in programming languages such as Python or R.

- Hands-on experience with model development and deployment.

- Expertise in database management, particularly with MongoDB.

- Experience with Jira for project management.

- Familiarity with cloud services like AWS or Google Cloud is a plus.

- Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

- Strong communication skills and the ability to mentor and guide a team.

- Bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, or a related field (or equivalent experience).

**Preferred Qualifications:**

- Experience with building and deploying recommendation systems.

- Knowledge of big data technologies and frameworks.

- Familiarity with Agile or Scrum development methodologies.

**What We Offer:**

- Opportunity to contribute to a product that is making a real impact in the consumer-to-consumer market.

- Flexible working hours and remote work options.

- Experience working in a collaborative and inclusive work environment.

- Professional development opportunities and support for continuous learning.

- Potential for role extension and long-term collaboration.

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Location:

Martin Luther King Jr Ave SW, WASHINGTON, DC 20032, US

Mission Statement

Connected to Culture, Inc.’s mission is to build community through cultural exchange. The organization provides tech-enabled tools and resources that inspire cultural exploration of all 54 African countries. Through tech, story-telling, cultural exchange and travel, Connected to Culture, Inc bridges the gap between the Motherland and Diaspora.

Description

From Afrobeats topping the music charts to Marvel’s Black Panther movies selling out movie theaters, African culture is the newest pop culture phenomena worldwide. This new appreciation for African culture has sparked a new found interest in the food we eat, the clothes we wear and how we live our lives. For far too long, what is portrayed about African culture has been told from the lens of outsiders with very little connection to the people who live on the land. With advancements in DNA research, people all over the world are able to accurately find out if they have African ancestry. This is life changing for some many people who’s history was practically erased as a result of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
International
Arts & Culture, International

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SKILLS

  • Information Architecture
  • Database Administration

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