Data Specialist
Factual - Los Angeles, CA

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Factual is looking for fast-working, highly focused individuals with strong attention to detail and correctness, great organizational skills, and wide-ranging interests and areas of expertise.

Time: Full time candidates. Two internships will also be available for the 2010-2011 academic year.

The ideal candidate would:

* Have a degree in engineering, science, or linguistics
* Be eager to learn new tools and skills related to data and analysis
* Be able to propose out-of-the-box strategies based on insights about data

Desired Skills:

* Excellent web research skills
* Familiarity with multiple languages
* Experience with data curation


* Evaluate and judge algorithmically generated data and assess data quality
* Research and analyze data on the web, including finding and evaluating data sources and providing answers for specific data questions
* Research domain-specific data standards in a variety of subjects (eg., international points of interest, health, entertainment, education)
* Apply data generation software and scripts
* Thoroughly document findings, assumptions, and conclusions
* Provide feedback and direction for data acquisition and scrubbing
* Author specifications to improve data processing and natural language processing, if appropriate

Big Pluses:

* Familiarity with Linux commands
* Regular expressions, XPath, or SQL