Software Engineer - Data Science
Klout - San Francisco, CA

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Klout ( measures influence across the social web by analyzing social network user data and identifying influential individuals based on the impact of their opinions, links, and recommendations. Klout provides innovative tools to allow companies, including major brands such as Disney, Audi, Nike and Fox, to interact with influencers. Klout is a privately held company based in San Francisco, Calif. We ’re a growing startup backed by Kleiner Perkins, among others.

The algorithms our science team produces are at the core of our product. We value big ideas and a results oriented approach. Our goal is to create an environment focused on continuous improvement and we try to release improvements daily. People in this role are expected to work as a software engineer and as a quantitative researcher to build the best possible products.

Responsibilities: Research and analyze social networks to measure their impact and relevance (influence) to enhance marketing opportunities. Use highly complex Machine Learning Techniques and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to build models and systems in social media space, and to analyze content of social media messages. Research social media platform APIs (Application Program Interfaces) to analyze available data and apply Large Scale Data Analysis and other analytics to measure key features in social media space. Research and develop product prototypes and implement production quality systems in Java.

Communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner. Requirements: Masters in Computer Science 3+ yrs combined exp. and/or additional grad level study in CS Strong coding and development skills NLP, Machine Learning Data Mining, Large Scale Data Analysis Experience working with distributed computing tools a plus (MapReduce, Hadoop, Hive, etc.) Social Media Data Analysis Klout Score of 10 or higher What to expect: Competitive pay, 100% paid health premium benefits and 50% dependent premiums 401k plan Stock options 3 weeks vacation Catered lunches, snacks, drinks Passionate people building great products A fun environment where people get the job done Appreciation of exceptional science and engineering About Us: Klout consists of a team of scientists, engineers, thinkers and dreamers banded together to create a standard where one had never been before. We believe that every person who creates content has influence and our mission is to help individuals understand and leverage their influence.

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