Chief Data Scientist
App Annie - San Francisco, CA

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The Role
We are seeking an experienced Chief Data Scientist interested in working in the hot space of app store data and analytics, from iOS to Android and other platforms. Using data modeling, linear regression, statistical methods and the incomparable App Annie proprietary data, your role is to discover trends, uncover app store application evaluation methodologies, and provide estimates based on this data. Working closely with the product manager, the engineer team and the data analysts, you will be responsible for the creation and the evolution of the tools and methods critical to producing quality market data.

As Chief Data Scientist, you will be a member of the leadership team. You will be responsible for:
  • Leading the development and testing of hypotheses across all functional areas at App Annie
  • Researching and applying multidisciplinary techniques, findings and approaches to App Annie problems
  • Designing, implementing and analyzing algorithms which substantially impact multiple App Annie products
  • Leading development of prototypes and guiding solutions into production
  • Establishing App Annie‚Äôs strategic research roadmap
  • Serving as a primary person to consult on complex data science issues, contributing key ideas
  • Growing and leading the data science group
  • Serving as spokesperson and advocate on relevant data science issues to both internal and external audiences and stakeholders
  • This location can be based in Beijing or SF
  • PhD in computer science, stats or related field
  • Obsession with data and system improvement, tempered with pragmatic ability to prioritize
  • Proven research background, in academic or industrial work, with an emphasis on delivering practical research that has a critical impact on multiple projects
  • Awareness of business objectives and ability to apply this understanding to recommend and implement product development for difficult and complex technical issues
  • Comfort working within a modern engineering environment (Linux, system architecture, Java, Python, PostGreSQL, multithreaded programming)
  • Ability to script experimental solutions and use off-the-shelf statistical analysis tools
  • Ability to quickly prototype experimental solutions and develop robust, maintainable production systems
  • Familiarity with Hadoop and related sub-projects (MapReduce, Pig, HBase, Mahout, etc.)
  • Strong results driven personality, with a high level of enthusiasm, energy and confidence
  • Excellent analytical, communication, organizational and presentation skills
  • Managerial skills: hire, train and mentor research team
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and integrity: be able and willing to work hands on, independently or with a small team providing leadership
  • Experience working at a growth-stage startup company
  • Experience with large scale algorithm challenges in the consumer Internet space

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At App Annie, we hold our product development team to a very high standard. As such, we as a company stand by the following principles:...