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Job Title: Data ScientistLocation: Minneapolis, MNDuration: 6 -12 Months Contract  Mandatory Skills:  Hadoop, Spark, Python, R , AI Job DescriptionExperience: 9+Experience-Education (Required):Bachelor''s or Master’s degree in data science, cognitive computing, Mathematics, Statistics, or related field.Strong knowledge around statistical techniques such as linear regression, time series modelling, clustering etc.Strong development experience in open source technology such as Hadoop, Spark,Strong programming experience in Python, RExperience using one of TensorFlow, MXNet, Theano, Caffe and other open source frameworks. Solid understanding of underlying concepts of Tensor Flow (as an example) to understand/enhance the inner workings of an AI framework of choiceStrong background in one or more of: Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Recommendation Systems, Pattern Recognition, Large Scale Data Mining or Artificial Intelligence.Experience using AI offering such as IBM Watson, Azure cognitive services, Amazon Alexa, Google ML etcnbsp;Primary Job ResponsibilitiesAcquiring, manipulating, transforming, and visualizing datasetsProfile data to measure quality, integrity, accuracy, and completenessUnderstanding business problems, and formulating statistical models and evaluation metricsDeveloping machine learning, AI or other modeling solutions as requiredEvaluating algorithms and recommending value driven AI solutions that are innovative and deployable in real world scenarios.Articulate business problem and explain ML/AI solution to stakeholders Competencies-Skills (Required):Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to present compelling proposals to business partners, technical teams, and executive leaders.Able to effectively work in team environment with other software engineers, data scientist and program managers to design and drive business use cases around analytics.Contribute to group knowledge sharing platforms and best practicesDedicated, with a demonstrated ability to take on hard business problems and translate that to technical solutions.Delivery of a previous AI based project with success and failure stories from a real-world scenario.Data scientist who is highly motivated, passionate, and quality-oriented with strong analytical and troubleshooting skillsnbsp;Ability to handle multiple competing prioritiesnbsp;Experience-Education (Preferred):Specialization/experience in Agriculture, CPG, Marketing and/or Supply Chain a plus.EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled. Land O’Lakes, Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.Please send your profiles to