Data Scientist
oDesk Corporation - Redwood City, CA

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oDesk is hiring a data scientist to join our research team! oDesk is the world’s largest online labor marketplace, with hundreds of thousands of jobs posted monthly. We need data scientists to explore, analyze, and leverage our data to build cutting edge data products for our marketplace. The ideal candidate will have a passion for turning data into products, and a keen interest in shaping the future of the global labor market. We are a diverse team, with graduates of Stanford, MIT, and Harvard in fields ranging from computer science and electrical engineering to economics and statistics.

Drive the development of new data products

Build machine learning models to improve business metrics

Analyze data and communicate findings with business owners

Leverage oDesk network to hire engineers and scientists

Deep knowledge of machine learning, information retrieval, data mining, statistics, NLP or related field.

Technical skills (e.g., Java, Hadoop, Pig) and interest in new ones

Superior ability to analyze and interpret the results of product experiments

Expert knowledge of a scripting language such as Python

Proven experience working with an analysis tool such as R, Matlab, or SAS

Experience working with large data sets and distributed computing tools a plus (Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, etc.)

Strong communication skills both written and verbal

MS degree required. PhD preferred

About oDesk
oDesk is where the world goes to work! We are the world’s largest online workplace, connecting savvy businesses with independent professionals via the Internet. Businesses empowered their growth by spending more than $360 million on oDesk’s platform for online talent in 2012. oDesk has been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg, and was named by Wired recently as one of the “Silicon Valley companies you wished you worked for.”

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