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Senior Data Scientist

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Company: Maxpoint Interactive

Location: Austin, TX

Date Posted: June 9, 2014

Source: MaxPoint Interactive, Inc.

Senior Data Scientist Job Description The ideal candidate is an unabashed data geek. You enjoy searching the Internet for datasets that you can explore and mashup to tell interesting stories. You view the skills you have at sourcing, collecting, and cleaning data as a means to an end; you are equally interested gleaning insights from the data that have business application. You probably have developed these skills through a combination of education, work experience and hobbies. If this describes you, we are interested. You will office out of Austin working closely with software engineers there while also working remotely with our analytics team in Morrisville, NC on highly visible projects that improve performance and grow our product suite. Responsibilities * Identify new data sources that will improve online targeting efforts * Establish links across existing data sources and find new, interesting mashups * Work closely with statisticians to identify, design and build appropriate ...
Senior Data Scientist Job Description The ideal candidate is an unabashed data geek. You enjoy searching the Internet for datasets that you can explore and mashup to tell interesting stories. You view the skills you have at sourcing, collecting, and cleaning data as a means to an end; you are equally interested gleaning insights from the data that have business application. You probably have developed these skills through a combination of education, work experience and hobbies. If this describes you, we are interested. You will office out of Austin working closely with software engineers there while also working remotely with our analytics team in Morrisville, NC on highly visible projects that improve performance and grow our product suite. Responsibilities * Identify new data sources that will improve online targeting efforts * Establish links across existing data sources and find new, interesting mashups * Work closely with statisticians to identify, design and build appropriate datasets for complex experiments * Coordinate data resource requirements between analytics team and engineering team * Develop tools and libraries that will help analytics team members more efficiently interface with huge amounts of data * Help develop algorithms and predictive models to solve critical business problems * Create informative visualizations that intuitively display large amounts of data and/or complex relationships * Work with product managers, engineers and analytics team members to translate prototypes into production Qualifications * Highly motivated individual with degree(s) in CS or applied quantitative field (math/statistics, economics, engineering). * Minimum of 3-5 years working with relational databases * Ability to write and execute complex SQL queries to extract/process data. * Strong analytical skills * Experience in programming with JAVA, Python, Perl. * Experience with statistics software (prefer R, SPlus, MatLab) * Well versed in UNIX command line utilities (Sed, awk, etc.) and experience using these tools to clean/process very large and often very messy datasets * Coursework or practical experience with data mining, machine learning, building algorithms, applied math and statistics a plus * Deep knowledge of various data sources (government, open source APIs, point-of-sale, proprietary sources, etc.) and experience in linking them * Experience with very large datasets a must. Knowledge of map/reduce framework (hive/pig other tools for accessing data in Hadoop/HBase cluster systems) a plus Whats in it for you MaxPoint offers a generous benefits package including company paid premiums for employee and family health, dental and vision coverage, company contributed Flexible Spending Account for eligible medical expenses, 401k, paid vacation and holidays. Additional benefits include optional employee paid life insurance and AD&D, voluntary long-term disability, and employee contributed Flexible Spending Account for eligible medical and dependent care expenses. About MaxPoint MaxPoint takes the precision of hyperlocal digital advertising and applies it to local, regional, and national campaigns to drive in-store sales. Our proprietary Digital Zip technology uses the latest in real-time data to pinpoint and reach the consumers most likely to buy products. Trusted by the top 20 leading global marketers, MaxPoints precise and efficient technology brings smarter digital advertising and higher sales to brands, retailers, and agencies across the globe. Learn more at www.maxpoint.com. MP_2014
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