Big ML

Data Analyst

Remote   |   Full Time

Working at Thinking Machines

Thinking Machines is a technology consultancy building AI & data problems to solve high impact problems for our client. Our vision is for the Philippines to become a global hub for data science. To do that, we create data cultures, one organization at a time.

We’re a company made up of intellectually curious, civic-minded, forever-learning individuals. We believe that great data science products are built with care for people, and that the best way to drive inclusive innovation is to start with a diverse team.

Our field of work is incredibly dynamic, so we want to work with people who are committed to growing with us. We want to hire people who can demonstrate an ability to learn, then provide them with personalized coaching, growth opportunities, and a great working environment to get them to world-class.

Role Description

This entry-level position is a great opportunity for newcomers to the data science industry looking to learn by doing in the company of a high-performance team. 

This job is a great fit for fresh graduates, career shifters, and people with 1-2 years of professional experience looking to understand and commit to specializing in Machine Learning. We welcome people from a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences to apply. Your college major (or whether you went at all) matters much less than code projects you’ve built recently. 

This job demands learning agility, creativity, critical thinking, and a focus on delivering excellent work. You’ll be expected to absorb guidance quickly, and translate it into quality output day-to-day. Expect to work alongside more senior Machine Learning Researchers on ongoing projects, where you will build your skills in fundamental data analysis. As you expand your skillset and deepen your proficiency, you will work with your manager and mentors on how to progress into a full Machine Learning Researcher.

We’re a growing startup with constantly shifting responsibilities, and even more so for this role. We are looking for someone who is up for any kind of challenge and has the initiative to seek out ways to be useful. We move fast, and we expect you to keep up!


We’re looking for someone who has the following:

  • Learning agility — We do not expect you to know everything, but we need you to quickly assimilate knowledge to deliver as you are thrown into unfamiliar tasks. Demonstrate this by showing us your capacity to learn independently and problem-solve. Show us something cool you’ve built, online coursework you’ve taken, an academic paper you’ve written. 

  • Quantitative critical thinking and curiosity — You ask a lot of the right questions. Find a surprising correlation? Dig into the raw data to validate it. Fascinated by the automated ETL pipeline? Pick it apart and learn how it works!

  • Comfort with code — You can use your local machine to scrape, load, and parse through datasets. You’ve run analytical code before. 

  • Clear communication — We help clients get the most out of their data, so we diagnose their needs effectively, do the analysis correctly, and communicate our findings in a way that leads to understanding and action. At minimum, you need to have the ability to articulate your points logically, and have to be willing to learn this skill set as you grow with us. 

  • Enjoys both teaching and learning — We believe that data science is an incredible field to be in today. There’s a huge amount of new material to learn, we all want to learn it, and we’re looking for someone who wants to contribute to everyone’s growth.

  • Strong sense of initiative — You’re always looking for ways to be useful and you hate having nothing to do.

  • Social intelligence — It’s extremely important that you work well with others and thrive in an environment with lots of teamwork and interpersonal interaction.

High preference for candidates that have some of the following skills:

  • Scientific Python libraries — Data analysis with pandas, matplotlib, NumPy, scikit-learn, etc.

  • Machine learning — Taken classes in classic machine learning regression and classification techniques 

  • Code on the Cloud — Deploying code on Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud Platform

  • Standard business analytics — Time series forecasting, A/B testing, tests of statistical significance, cohort analysis, etc

Benefits and Perks

We offer the following compensation and benefits:

  • Competitive salary — the compensation amount is positively correlated with the difficulty of the job, relevant experience, fit, and skill factors.

  • Fully remote — due to the global pandemic, we have shifted to a fully remote company for the foreseeable future while we monitor the situation.

  • Individual professional development budget— an annual budget for conferences, training courses, books, and software is available to sharpen your skills and build new ones to help you grow in your role.

  • Full health benefits — generous health insurance package

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