Sr Data Scientist
Job ID
Service line
GWS Segment
Role type
Areas of Interest
Data & Analytics
Richardson - Texas - United States of America
Job summary
Partnering with the Principal Data Scientist, this role will involve developing ML models to infer and learn from (un)structured data. 

Essential duties and responsibilities 
  • Works/leads on complex, cross-functional research or analytical projects demonstrating advanced computational algorithms.
  • Develops custom algorithms for solving sophisticated real estate business problems across a wealth of structured and unstructured data across multiple data sources.
  • Drives quick and sturdy business insights using standard tools and frameworks, potentially across various tech stacks including Open Source
  • Acts as a frontline consult to trigger thinking to solve business problems 
  • Wraps data insights into narratives with visualizations, with special focus on Interpretable/ Explainable Machine Learning and Causal Inference 

Technical and Other Skills
  • Demonstrable experience in Supervised and Unsupervised learning – from Regression, Forecasting, Classification, to NLP, Decision and Search Algorithms. Specialization in one significant ML sub-discipline like NLP or Optimization is encouraged.
  • Explainable understanding of Optimization algorithms and their implementation in at least one programming language.
  • Strong coding skills in R and Python; and scripting in SQL and MS Excel. Any other relevant programming language skills like Java, Scala, Julia, etc. 

Supervisory Responsibilities
No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each crucial duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience
Must have between 4-6 years of impactful experience in creating Data-driven products and productizing ML models, while being mindful of Data pipelines. 
Bachelor's in fields such as Mathematics (Pure/ Applied), Statistics, Computer Science/ Engineering, Information Systems or any other Scientific field – along with proven experience. Or a Masters/ PhD with lesser, but applicable, experience is also welcomed.

Certificates and/or License 
Data Scientist Certification or equivalent combination of experience and/or education.

Communication skills
Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents. Ability to respond optimally to the most critical issues. Ability to write reports, manuals, speeches and articles using distinctive style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups. Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, top management, and client groups to take desired action.

Financial Knowledge
Requires knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and/or commissions. Conducts basic financial analysis.

Reasoning ability
Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations. Requires expert level analytical and quantitative skills with proven experience in developing strategic solutions for a growing matrix-based multi-industry sales environment. Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the company.

Other skills and/or Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge of R and/or Python, together with SQL.
Demonstrated knowledge of standard machine learning algorithms, based on “An Introduction to Statistical Learning” by James et. al. or similar textbook. Demonstrated knowledge of strengths, weaknesses, and real-world performance of the ML algorithms.
Demonstrated knowledge of web scrapping and data preprocessing.

Scope of responsibility
Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve general results. Responsible for setting department deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to co-workers, supervisor, department and/or line of business.


CBRE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law. We also provide reasonable accommodations, as needed, throughout the job application process. If you have a disability that inhibits your ability to apply for a position through our online application process, you may contact us via email at or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).

NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) works with clients to make real estate a meaningful contributor to organizational productivity and performance. Our account management model is at the heart of our client-centric approach to delivering integrated real estate solutions. Each client is entrusted with a dedicated leader and is supported by regional and global resources, leveraging the industry's most robust platform. CBRE GWS delivers consistent, measurably superior outcomes for our clients at every stage of the lifecycle, and across industries and geographies.