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Senior Data Scientist

Child Growth Monitor , Anywhere, Mumbai · childgrowthmonitor.org · Freelance or consulting · Programming

5.6M child deaths are caused by malnutrition each year. Millions of children are suffering from the long-term consequences of malnutrition. Therefore, the United Nations have set the goal of Zero Hunger by 2030. In the fight against malnutrition, detection is one important step. But detection is not easy. Measuring children with traditional methods is still a complex, slow and expensive task, frequently resulting in poor data and wrong assessments of the situation.

Our mission

To solve those problems, we are developing an innovative tool that will change the traditional way of detecting malnutrition of children. Our solution will replace unreliable hardware with software. This is a game-changer in the industry and will help saving millions of children's lives. 

Our solution

The Child Growth Monitor uses augmented reality enabled smartphones to record 3D scans of children. Artificial Intelligence is used to predict their height, weight and middle upper-arm circumference.

We are looking for experienced IT experts who like the idea of working for a non-profit, open source, social cause. You will start working in a dedicated team of IT specialists as 

Senior Data Scientist / Machine Learning Engineer (m/f)

Globally, preferably in India (Mumbai)

This posting concerns a short-time assignment of 4-5 month (option of full time extension) working for Welthungerhilfe in a freelance capacity in order to help us develop our app.

Your experience:

  • 3-5 years proven work experience in this or similar position
  • Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Science, Data Science, Machine Learning or related field
  • Experience working with advanced analytics, ML, Computer Vision and 3D point clouds and AI methods
  • Knowledge of Python, SQL, Tensorflow/Keras and 3D visualization
  • Very good English language and communication skills 

Soft Skills:

  • Well-organized and focused on the important tasks at hand
  • Team player / valuable addition to our scrum team
  • Self-learner with curious mind-set

What we offer:

  • Working on one of the most urgent problems of mankind: solving the world hunger by 2030
  • Working in an international, vibrant team
  • Learning from renowned and experienced AI experts and IT specialists
  • Pioneer work in the field of anthropometric measurement via AI
  • Remote work, esp. if you don’t live in Mumbai or Berlin

Project Time Frame:

  • asap until Mid-2020 (extension for longer time frame possible)

Your qualifications will include:

  • Degree in IT, engineering or comparable; or studies like statistics, operations research, mathematics, bioinformatics
  • Experience in agile projects with at least 5 years of work experience
  • Good English communication skills

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