Data Scientist
Manta - Columbus, OH

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You will be a hands-on senior research scientist diving into the areas of machine learning, information extraction, search and retrieval, recommendation systems, and social networks.
  • You will work closely with a multi-disciplinary team of product managers, engineers, and analysts to define, collect, and apply your data-science ideas to improve user experience, optimize ad returns, and ensure better return on investments for our Manta customers.
  • You must be passionate to build, deploy, and evaluate high-impact big-data algorithms.
  • You will tackle the challenges in the areas of machine learning, recommendation systems, text mining, natural language processing, data-quality and big data.
  • Some of the fun includes: data harvesting from external sources, data record de-duplication, data curation, automatic classification, customer segmentation, spam/fraud detection, opinion mining, entity recognition and linking, and recommendation systems.
  • What you need know:
    • PhD or MS [with 8 years of experience] in computer science, statistics, mathematics, or information
    • You must be a senior researcher with experience in the areas of data mining, statistical modeling, natural language processing, and big data analytics.
    • You must be creative and persistent with your ideas.
    • Have a product vision, set the data-science strategy, instrument and capture data points, formulate algorithms, develop , and measure key performance indicators.
    • Be aware of the state-of-the-art methods in machine learning and recommend actionable goals to management.
    Variety of technology to get the job done:
    • Systems development experience in Java, Scala, .NET, C++ or any other Object Oriented Programming language
    • Experience with both SQL and NOSQL databases.
    • Equal appetite to design and develop both heuristic and statistical algorithms.
    • Information retrieval and analysis libraries like Lucene and SOLR.
    • Machine learning models – regression, classification, clustering, and recommendation systems.
    • Data mining toolkits like Weka, Mahout, R, and NLTK.
    • Information extraction toolkits like GATE, OpenNLP, and OpenCalais
    • Experience with Hadoop, HPCC, and MPP software stack.
    Bonus points given for:
    • Experience with Pig, Hive, HBase
    • Experience with graph databases, graph algorithms
    • Social networking area is a big plus!
    • Experience building nearline analytical systems
    • A strong publication record
    What's in it for you:
    • Your work matters here! We're not making more money for an insurance company or a bank, but regular people making business decisions at their kitchen table... the work you do affects the small business owners and their families.
    • Your work is seen by 30 million+ unique visitors each month. We are one of THE most trafficked sites on the web today - Manta gets more traffic than The New York Times, CNN and Apple!
    • Everything you do affects the Manta web site and is impactful! Come join a collaborative, cross-functional team environment!
    What's it like to work at Manta:
    • Up-beat, entrepreneurial environment where the norm is wearing jeans, t-shirts, and sneakers every single day!
    • Extremely Talented People who like to turn up the heat on the Ping-Pong table!
    • FREE Snacks! Healthy Hummus and carrot sticks - Red Licorice - Candy bars - AND bags of chips!
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