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Data Scientist

Location: San Francisco, CA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

We are looking for people who are excited by data, are quick in recognizing patterns and enjoy building mathematical models.
1. Responsibilities
  • Develop, maintain, and perform data analysis 
  • Create mathematical models and algorithms
  • Enforce consistent data formatting and modeling standards to facilitate merging multiple diverse data types
  • Support technical development of analytical processing environments and algorithms to generate data product outputs
  • Create performance metrics and tracking processes to measure the effectiveness of predictive modeling efforts
  • Generate and test working hypotheses, prepares and analyzes historical data, identifies patterns from samples for reporting of trends and supporting predictive analytics
  • Utilize data mining techniques and information retrieval methods to gather business intelligence 
  • Work in collaboration manner with team members and customers to gather requirements and test new data products
  • Becoming conversant in new analytic technologies, architectures and languages – where necessary – for storing, processing and manipulating this type of data
  • Developing a flair for the exploratory and experimental side of the role; required to tease out interesting and previously unknown insights in vast pools of data
2.1 Must have Hard Skills
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Statistics or similar technical field, or 5+ years experience in a relevant role
  • Demonstrated expertise in a computational field
  • Demonstrated ability to implement sophisticated algorithms at scale
  • Solid background in computer science
  • Experience with large scale recommender systems
  • Experience with R, Matlab, Python or other scientific computing language
  • Familiarity with software engineering practice

2.2 Must have Soft Skills

  • Leadership Experience
  • Entrepreneurial & pragmatic mindset
  • Willingness to break the rules
  • High degree of personal motivation and ability to self-manage
  • Ready, able and willing to make the company the major focus of your life

3. Other Nice to have:

  • Startup Experience
  • Experience with SQL & Graph Databases
  • Understanding of MapReduce and experience with Hadoop
  • Proven track record and passion for math, statistics and machine learning
  • Foreign language ability
  • Experience living & working abroad
  • Ability to quickly relocate


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