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Title:  Principal Data Scientist, AI-ML, D&T

Requisition ID:  45480
Date:  Jun 29, 2022

Bangalore, Karnataka, IN

Department:  Digtl & Transfrmtion



Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.


At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.


Job Summary:


The Principal Data Scientist, AI-ML, Digital & Transformation will be responsible for managing the innovative data-driven analytical products and solutions for complex business problems using advanced analytics, data mining, and machine learning and bringing Artificial Intelligence features in digital products and services within West. This role will also drive the development of novel AI solutions and deployment on embedded devices and research, documentations, testing, and enhancement of highly available, distributed, scalable and secure computer vision and robotics solutions while working closely with the business stakeholders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Possesses solid understanding of the overall vision, product road maps, business needs and the solution architecture across different products and use this in-depth knowledge to solve complex problems.
• Work closely with stakeholders throughout the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging novel statistical and machine learning techniques on data problems to solve strategic business questions.
• Manage the Data Science & Computer Vision teams and drive the strategy by leading, executing and managing all aspects.
• Strategize and drive AI solutions deployments on embedded hardware devices.
• Drive and execute key initiatives for the Data Science Platform.
• Manage the retrieving, compiling, and formatting of large volumes of data from internal and external sources.
• Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of data sources and data gathering techniques.
• Perform data mining on large datasets (structured and unstructured), design algorithms, build models, and do analysis using advance modeling techniques to qualitatively understand the data and use results to implement change.
• Establish scalable, efficient automated processes for large-scale data analyses, model development, model validation, and model implementation.
• Develop processes and tools to monitor and analyze model performance and data accuracy.
• Communicate data-driven insights and recommendations to a broad range of stakeholders.
• Visualize data for concise, clear delivery of highly relevant insights
• Collaborate closely with internal experts to operationalize data-driven solutions.
• Working with other product teams and implementing Artificial Intelligence features in digital products and services within West.
• Work with the team to brainstorm new and innovative growth strategies.
• Coach and mentor the team; also act as a mentor for individual contributors
• Driving innovation through application of data science and machine learning and explore new business opportunities.
• Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s in computer science/math/stats or other quantitative field with around 8-10 years of experience with strong academic background.


Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Hands on experience with Python, C/C++/C# , Node.js or any other equivalent programming language
• Experience in machine learning technologies
• Experience with some machine learning frameworks – Scikit, MLPack, TF, SparkMLib, Caffe, …
• Experience in building, validating and evaluating of machine learning model
• Experience in building feature selection for machine learning
• Experience in building distributed systems
• Should have a strong background and skill-sets related to programming and software development
• Should have a product development mindset and work in a fast paced and agile environment
• Knowledge of working with R, Anaconda environment or Jupyter notebooks or related tools
• Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks.
• Experience with OpenCV , OpenCL, TensorFlow or equivalent computer vision library a plus.
• Experience programming for raspberry pi, NVIDIA Jetson, Google Coral, or similar a plus.
• Experience Programming in writing Machine Learning Algorithms.
• Experience on working with Image processing applications is a plus.
• Experience on AI projects is a plus
• Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etc.) and experience with applications.
• Ability to lead and work with cross functional and global teams and drive progress.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Expertise in Python Scripting
• Classification methods - Decision Trees, K-Nearest Neighbor, Naive Bayes Classifier, Support Vector Machines, Neural Networks
• Regression Methods: Linear, Multiple, Logistic Regression, Gamma Regression, Random Forest
• Unsupervised Machine Learning: K-Means Clustering, PCA, Hierarchical Clustering
• Time-Series Modeling: AR, ARMA, GARCH, Exponential Smoothing,
• Statistical Analysis: Hypothesis Testing, Experiment Design,
• Advanced and modern algorithms related to Natural Language Processing (NLP)
• Advanced and modern algorithms related to Computer Vision
• Practical exposure to Deep Learning with unstructured data.
• Exposure to Docker, Containerization, Azure/AWS.
• Exposure to Web services, micro-services, and REST.
• Experience in RDBMS & NOSQL database
• Exposure to Azure ML, Azure Cognitive Services, LUIS and Microsoft Bot Framework
• Experience working with and creating data architectures.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and utilize sound judgment with an ability to operate with a sense of urgency.
• Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description


Physical and Travel Requirements
• 15% travel, including global travel








West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to  Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

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