Sr. Analytic Scientist/Engineer
MyBuys, Inc. - San Mateo, CA

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This is a senior position who will be a key member of our Analytics team in the Engineering organization responsible for developing the company’s advanced technology in predictive modeling and large-scale data analytics. Your solutions will drive the effectiveness of the MyBuys Recommendation engine, enabling it to find the most relevant product recommendations for each consumer based on that consumer’s unique profile.

Key areas of responsibility include:
  • Design and develop new analytic components for MyBuys product recommendation service and learning engine
  • Use your experience in machine learning, behavioral analysis, and data mining to provide practical and scalable solutions for contextual, behavioral and demographic personalization and text analysis
  • Develop prototypes using industry standard tools (Weka, R, MatLab) to predict effectiveness of recommendations, and then implement scalable, reliable, automated production quality solutions on in Java on Linux/Oracle tech stack
  • Design and develop methods of tracking the experiments and operational statistics that measure the performance and effectiveness of the MyBuys service
  • Day to day tasks will range from data management & exploration to engine performance modeling/tuning to creative identification and estimation of preference-models and classification-schemes
  • Use data mining and analytics on a variety of retailer product data and consumer profile information (browsing behavior, preferences) to maximize response rate
  • Analyze and report model performance and optimization results
  • This position will challenge you not only to handle large data sets with ease, but also to develop sophisticated statistically-based predictive systems built around this data. You will be expected to be self-guided and to be genuinely curious about what makes things tick.


    PhD or MS in Statistics, Applied Statistics, Computer Science, or Applied Mathematics.Startup experience

    • 10+ years industry experience providing mathematical solutions to business issues, preferably related to online product recommendations, web based personalization, behavioral ad networks, behavioral eMarketing
    • Practical industry experience using multiple analytical methodologies including Bayesian methods, Neural Networks, Collaborative Filtering, and Cluster Analysis
    • 4+ years experience developing high performance solutions in Java on Linux/Oracle
    • Experience with Hadoop, HBase, Hive & Pig a big plus
    • Working experience with large data sets on Oracle 10g, SQL, PL/SQL
    • Deep knowledge of relevant metrics for real-time systems
    • Excellent understanding of data mining techniques on large sets of consumer behavioral and product data
    • Experience with Testing and Optimization desirable
    • Ability to communicate technical ideas effectively, in oral and written forms, and solve complex problems in team environment
    • High commitment to excellence, collaboration and team achievement
    • Experience using statistical/mathematical tools such as Weka, SAS, R, Matlab to assist in data analytics and modeling
Application Process

To be considered for this position, your resume MUST be accompanied by a cover letter that outlines how your skills and experience match the above requirements.

MyBuys is an equal opportunity employer. Please refer all inquiries and resumes in MS Word format to