Quantitative Research Intern
The Climate Corporation - San Francisco, CA

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Quantitative Researcher Intern

The Climate Corporation is looking for experienced hackers, quants, and data scientists to join our Quantitative Operations Team. We work with weather data, forecasts, agricultural statistics, geological surveys, satellite images, and more. Our extraordinary mission is to build a detailed statistical model of weather events, and their impacts, everywhere on Earth, so that every weather risk can be comprehensively managed with our insurance products.

We are looking for people who
  • Have experience with spatio-temporal modeling of big data using both bayesian methodologies and more classical approaches
  • Talk about CRP and IBP in a non-food related context
  • Say names like Bayes, Dirichlet process, Poisson process, Cholesky, Markov, Kolmogorov in everyday conversation
  • Want to build massively scalable systems for statistical signal processing and image classification
  • Know and want to learn more about dimensionality reduction methods in real-world applications
  • Play well with others
  • Enjoy thinking outside of the bell curve
  • Have thought seriously about how to win the Netflix Prize
  • Can create compelling data visualizations and mashups to reveal hidden structure in the real world
  • Write beautiful, robust, well-documented code
  • Are comfortable building their own custom software tools from scratch

  • Advanced degree in a quantitative discipline such as math, statistics, EE, CS, machine learning,physics or equivalent work experience; training in meteorology or climatology is not required
  • Applied knowledge of stochastic processes, statistical methods and machine learning
  • Software development experience in a Linux environment; fluency in Python, R, Java, or Clojure
  • Fearless DIY attitude to learning and using new open-source technologies
  • Unstoppable drive to solve problems, meet deadlines, and build whatever is necessary along the way
  • Communication and collaboration skills under pressure

What we offer:
  • A motivated, talented and fun team
  • Energetic, idea-driven and transparent work environment
  • Opportunity and resources to work on challenging research problems
  • Catered lunches, well-stocked selection of beverages, perks
  • Competitive pay

We are very serious about our work, and we are serious about having a great time doing it. If you are the best at what you do, and are looking for like-minded people dedicated to having a major impact on the world, we are eager to talk with you.

See our video about what it’s like to work at The Climate Corporation: http://vimeo.com/63381109