Manager / Director Machine Learning and Algorithms
Herb Deitz and Associates - San Francisco, CA

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Manager Director – Machine Learning and Algorithms Ideal candidate will have consumer internet firm experience Must have coding and production experience Will relocate qualified candidates Ancestrycom is the worlds largest online resource for family history is based in San Francisco Ca We have helped pioneer the market for online family history research taking a pursuit that was expensive and timeconsuming and making it easy affordable and accessible to anyone with an interest in their family history The foundation of our service is an extensive collection of billions of historical records that we have digitized indexed and put online over the past 13 years Key company facts · Number of digitized genealogical records 6 billion · Number of family trees 30 million · Monthly page views 1 billion · Number of employees 1000 · Annual Revenue 400M Responsibilities Apply state of the art statistical modelingmachine learning and data mining techniques in the areas of record linkage search relevance and ranking and recommender systems DNA matching and Identity by Descent (IBD) Implement an experimentation infrastructure with associated tools and processes for quick prototyping and evaluation of novel approaches to modeling An emphasis on coding or practice and on working closely with other Engineering teams to insure algorithms are delivered into production systems Requirements Advanced degree in Computer Science Statistics or related field is preferred 48 years of management experience (individual must be very hands on) Very strong grasp of algorithms and data structures Command of Python andor Java Comfortable working in a Linux environment Experience in statistical learning on mediumsize or largesize data Experience in machine learning on MapReduce and Hadoop Experience with statistical modeling techniques eg logistic regression decision trees SVMs Experience in R andor Matlab Ability to use knowledge of recent techniques and research to invent and propose new approaches and methodologies Pluses Experience in search relevance andor recommender systems Bioinformatics background helpful Ancestrycom is a very successful fast growing business We are profitable expanding our product lines and continuing to increase our market share considerably We offer a highly comprehensive benefits package including bonus and as well as restricted stock options We continue to be on the cutting edge of technology and we are seeking top tier professionals to join our team Please send your information to herbnjgmailcom