Data Scientist
Flurry - San Francisco, CA

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Flurry is one of San Francisco's hottest start-ups, with offices in New York, London and Mumbai. The company is backed by tier 1 investors including Draper Fisher Jurvetson, InterWest Partners, Union Square Ventures, Menlo Ventures, First Round Capital, Draper Richards, and Crosslink Capital. Within a few short years, Flurry has become the leader in mobile analytics and advertising. We track over 1.4 Trillion user events each month, while serving more than 100,000 mobile app developers and over 300,000 mobile applications across the iOS, Android, HTML5, Blackberry, and Windows 8 platforms.

As the Data Scientist, you will report directly to the Chief Architect. You will be responsible for:

Developing and testing hypotheses across all functional areas at Flurry

Researching and applying multidisciplinary techniques, findings and approaches to Flurry problems

Designing, implementing and analyzing algorithms which substantially impact multiple Flurry products

Leading development of prototypes and guiding solutions into production

Establishing Flurry’s strategic research roadmap

Serving as a primary person to consult on complex issues, contributing key ideas

Growing and leading the research group

Requirements :
PhD in computer science or related field (or equivalent experience)

Obsession with data and system improvement, tempered with pragmatic ability to prioritize

Must have experience in the design and prototyping of machine learning algorithms

A thorough knowledge of underlying machine learning theories

Proven research background, in academic or industrial work, with an emphasis on delivering 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, Linux, MySQL, 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

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 on a “hands on”, independently or with a small team providing leadership \

Experience working at a growth-stage startup company

Bonus :
Familiarity with Hadoop and related subprojects (MapReduce, HBase, Mahout, etc.)

Industry experience with large scale algorithm challenges in the consumer Internet space

Experience with the iPhone, Android or other mobile application platforms

Experience as a research team lead for teams of at least 3-4 researchers

Experience building highly scalable and reliable Java applications.

Experience with JSP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, AJAX.