Data Scientist at Cognitive Space

| Houston, TX +1 more | Remote
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You are skilled in data science, knowledgeable in machine learning (ML), and interested in building intelligent space systems to modernize satellites' operations. In this role, you should be highly analytical with a knack for analysis, math, and statistics. We want to see a passion for machine learning and research. Your goal will be to help our company analyze trends to enable our customers to optimize their satellite operations. You must be comfortable taking ideas from theory into deployment. As a data scientist you will also:

  • Break down and understand complex business problems, define a solution and implement it using advanced quantitative methods.
  • Collect data and develop metrics to track business and customer objectives.
  • Explore and visualize aerospace simulation data to support ML feature engineering.
  • Building tools to automate data collection and analysis.
  • Support and manage data pipelines for continuous ML training.
  • Collaborate with aerospace domain experts, and software developers to understand customer needs.


      • US Citizenship required.
      • 2+ years of professional experience as a Data Scientist, Machine Learning Engineer, Applied Scientist, or similar role.
      • Bachelor’s, Master’s degree, or Ph.D. in a relevant field: Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computational Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, etc.
      • Comprehensive knowledge of numerical methods, probability, and statistics.
      • Proficiency with Python and data science libraries such as Numpy, and Pandas.
      • Familiarity with a machine learning framework, such as TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch, or similar.
      • Basic knowledge of software development principles and architecture.
      • Proficiency in Jupyter Notebook or similar for development, testing, and communicating results.
      • Proficiency with Linux development environment.
      • Ability to communicate complex data in a simple, actionable way
      • Ability to work in a team and work collaboratively on complex tasks.
      • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills.


      One of the most interesting aspects of working at a startup company is gaining equity in the company, which means our success is your success. In addition to equity in the form of options, we also offer:

      • Unlimited Time-Off policy, company holidays, and company retreat
      • Cost-effective health care, dental, and vision with company contributions.
      • 401K plan
      • Life insurance
      • Short term and long-term disability
      • Office Amenities (if working in Houston)

      Work Location:
      This position is based in Houston TX. The work location is flexible if approved by the Company.

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      Technology we use

      • Engineering
        • C++Languages
        • JavascriptLanguages
        • PythonLanguages
        • DjangoFrameworks
        • JupyterFrameworks
        • TensorFlowFrameworks
        • Vue.jsFrameworks
        • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Frameworks
        • PostgreSQLDatabases

      An Insider's view of Cognitive Space

      What are some social events your company does?

      Since we're a distributed team with staff in TX, CO, MO, VA, and WA we bring the team together once a quarter at our HQ in Houston, TX. The "On-Site" weeks often feature group dinners, bowling, escape rooms, retro arcade visits and other fun activities. We also have an annual company retreat where we plan our next 12 months' strategy and have fun!


      VP Business Development & Operations

      What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

      What used to be a high-touch, human-in-the-loop activity, tasking individual spacecraft by tail number over hours and days is no more. We must now complete dynamic automated tasking of fleets of thousands of spacecraft, both individually and as a holistic system, in mere minutes. AI and ML are key to unlocking this potential.


      VP Business Development & Operations

      What makes someone successful on your team?

      Living our company values is how individuals succeed at Cognitive Space. Our values are:

      Seek Excellence
      Lead with Grit
      Celebrate Victories
      Build Trust
      Execute Fiercely

      Be sure to ask us about these during your interview!


      VP Business Development & Operations

      What are Cognitive Space Perks + Benefits

      Eat lunch together
      Group brainstorming sessions
      Open office floor plan
      Unconscious bias training
      Cognitive Space is implementing training by Search Inside Yourself, a program born at Google scientifically proven to build psychological safety and while increasing empathy and lowering bias.
      Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
      Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
      Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
      Disability Insurance
      Dental Benefits
      Vision Benefits
      Health Insurance Benefits
      Life Insurance
      Mental Health Benefits
      Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
      401(K) Matching
      Company Equity
      Performance Bonus
      Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
      Generous Parental Leave
      Up to 8 weeks of paid maternity leave, plus 2 weeks paid child bonding leave for new parents following birth or adoption, and 4 weeks part time PTO for new parents to ramp back into full time work.
      Flexible Work Schedule
      Remote Work Program
      Unless the position requires to be Houston HQ-based, employees work remotely.
      Return-to-work program post parental leave
      Vacation & Time Off Benefits
      Unlimited Vacation Policy
      Paid Holidays
      Paid Sick Days
      Perks & Discounts
      Casual Dress
      Company Outings
      Pet Friendly
      Relocation Assistance
      Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
      Professional Development Benefits
      Promote from within

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