Chief Data Scientist

Location: Santa Monica


Job Summary


We’re looking for an exceptional Data Scientist to join our team of amazingly talented designers, developers and product leads. In this role you will report directly to our CEO.


You will combine analytical, strategic, financial, and technical skills to build data-driven models and analytical approaches that improve our understanding of customer behavior and products, as well as predict outcomes. You will develop data mining, machine learning, and statistical modeling solutions with guidance from senior product leads. We want someone with exceptional, proven experience in business decision-making supported by strong analytical and creative capabilities. The position requires someone with a bachelor degree in a relevant field and two to four years of experience in a similar role.


What you will be responsible for...


  • Selecting features, building and optimizing AI classifiers
  • Data mining using state-of-the-art methods
  • Extending company’s data with third party sources of information when needed
  • Enhancing data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems
  • Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis
  • Doing ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner
  • Creating automated anomaly detection systems and constant tracking of its performance


Required Qualifications


  • 3+ years of experience in a Data Scientist or Analyst role for a technology company
  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree in engineering or other highly technical field (e.g. mathematics statistics, or computer science) and from a top program
  • Agile problem-solving skills, using MATLAB or R to manipulate SQL, MPP, and NoSQL databases
  • Strong programming capabilities (SQL, Python/R, Kibana/Splunk) and a hunger to learn new languages and frameworks
  • Exceptional quantitative, analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to draw insights and recommendations from analysis and present proposals to internal stakeholders
  • Hungry self-starter and active learner with a relentless work ethic who doesn’t want or need to be micromanaged


Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience with AWS data infrastructure and ETL processes (e.g. data pipeline and spark jobs)
  • Experience working directly with database engineers
  • Understanding of the unique data challenges that face connected hardware, IoT, e-commerce and/or retail companies


Our benefits include...


  • Beautiful office in Santa Monica
  • Competitive salary which recognizes your talent, seniority, and dedication
  • Stock options
  • Health benefits
  • Stocked kitchen and team lunches


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