Data Scientist Consultant - Contract

We’re looking for a data scientist with a passion for machine learning tools for a short-term advisory role. Over the course of 4 weeks you’ll advise our product design team as we plan for the next generation of our machine learning platform. As a subject matter expert, you’ll ensure the needs and interests of data scientists are considered throughout the process.

This role entails determining the right heuristics to assess our designs and those of similar platforms, establishing a framework for auditing the platform, and testing the platform by setting up and running projects to document findings.

This isn’t a data science role per se, but it’s a chance to influence the future UX of data science.


  • Serve as a subject matter expert on data science and machine learning.
  • Work with a team of UX designers and researchers to evaluate data science tools.
  • Determine heuristics for evaluating machine learning platforms.
  • Conduct product research and report findings.


  • Expertise in data gathering, preparation, and analysis.
  • Expertise creating machine learning models.
  • Experience putting models into production, or working with ML engineers to do this.
  • Experience using managed machine learning platforms such as Databricks or Dataiku, with a perspective on the qualities of an ideal platform.
  • Available to work with us approximately 20 hours/week, between May 17 – June 11, 2021.

Why Punchcut?

Punchcut is a design and innovation company headquartered in San Francisco. For eighteen years, we’ve worked with the world’s top companies to create engaging and transformative digital products and services.

We love the diversity, challenges, and satisfaction that come from our projects. Whether envisioning the next autonomous vehicle experience or working closely with engineers on next year’s hottest wearable, Punchcut designs the future. Punchcut offers a friendly work environment, as well as medical/dental/life/disability insurance, paid time off, sabbatical opportunities, a 401k plan, and commuter benefits.

This position is located in San Francisco, CA. Punchcut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




20 hours/week, between May 17 – June 11