Data Scientist
Startup Compass - San Francisco, CA

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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