Principal Data Scientist

Remote - USA Product Engineering Full-time
Cision employs the brightest, most passionate people in the tech industry. We’d love for you to join our growing team! We invest in our people through training and professional development while supporting you along the way—all so you can meet your career goals. To us, the most important measure of our success is yours.

Cision analyzes massive amounts of data to help public relations teams better manage their brands and is investing in data science to improve the products we offer. You have a chance to be a part of this at an early stage - helping drive significant value by working on highly visible projects that involve challenging machine learning problems.

As a Principal Data Scientist, your primary focus will be leading machine learning projects that build high-quality prediction systems that integrate with our products.  This will require expert machine learning knowledge, the ability to perform thorough data analysis takes, and a proven ability to effectively work cross-functionality across teams.

On any given day you’ll be…

  • Setting up and running distributed training and inference cycles using AWS Sage Maker
  • Building scalable ETL pipelines using various AWS services like S3, EMR, Lambdas, etc.
  • Building model inference pipelines to better understand the efficacy of models in production or for compliance reporting
  • Searching for open sourced models to solve various NLP tasks


  • Lead the development of complex machine learning solutions
  • Analyze data, design, build and deploy machine learning models
  • Work independently to build tools and services to exploit insights discovered
  • Work closely with product managers, engineers, and other analysts to translate your prototypes into production
  • Design large scale data processing pipelines ML workflows
  • Contributes to team’s technical vision, and design and direction for marquee features
  • Demonstrates sound judgement in taking risks, managing workload, escalating issues and concerns
  • Provides mentorship and guidance to others on numerous aspects of machine learning, software development and data science as needed


  • Experience delivering machine learning solutions in products
  • Advanced degree in a relevant quantitative field (e.g. mathematics, statistics, economics, etc.)
  • Expertise in statistical analysis software (Pandas, Numpy, Sklearn, R) and database programming languages (such as SQL)
  • Proficient with several ML/NLP frameworks (scikit-learn, TensorFlow, PyTorch, Theano)
  • Proficiency in at least one of the general purpose programming languages such as Python, Java, or C++
  • Innate curiosity regarding how to use big data to answer big questions and inform decisions
  • Ability to communicate highly technical information and concepts in a way that resonates with non-technical audiences
  • Minimum of 8 years of professional experience, preferably in a software development environment
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience applying advanced mathematical and statistical techniques to business problems
As a global leader in PR, marketing and social media management technology and intelligence, Cision helps brands and organizations to identify, connect and engage with customers and stakeholders to drive business results. PR Newswire, a network of over 1.1 billion influencers, in-depth monitoring, analytics and its Brandwatch and social media platforms headline a premier suite of solutions. Cision has offices in 24 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and APAC. For more information about Cision's award-winning solutions, including its next-gen Cision Communications Cloud®, visit and follow @Cision on Twitter.
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