Data Scientist Manta
There's a world-class tech contender here in Columbus, Ohio. With the right chops, you can join the team of Manta engineers and spend your days re-crafting how small businesses do business on the web. Manta's 30 million monthly visitors and 2-a-day releases will keep you on your toes and making a difference. So bring your big brain (both halves) to Manta and help us evolve the world's largest small business networking platform. Fast, lean, complex, collaborative, meaningful, measurable, and tangible-this is what innovation feels like.
Who is Manta:
Manta is the largest social media website dedicated entirely to small businesses.
Our website allows small businesses to 1) improve their online presence, 2) gain visibility with customers & prospects and 3) increase sales!
Listed in The Digital 100: The World?s Most Valuable Private Tech Companies ? 3 years in a row!
What you'll be doing:
You will be a hands-on senior research scientist diving into the areas of machine learning, information extraction, search and retrieval, recommendation systems, and social networks.
You will work closely with a multi-disciplinary team of product managers, engineers, and analysts to define, collect, and apply your data-science ideas to improve user experience, optimize ad returns, and ensure better return on investments for our Manta customers.
You must be passionate to build, deploy, and evaluate high-impact big-data algorithms.
You will tackle the challenges in the areas of machine learning, recommendation systems, text mining, natural language processing, data-quality and big data.
Some of the fun includes: data harvesting from external sources, data record de-duplication, data curation, automatic classification, customer segmentation, spam/fraud detection, opinion mining, entity recognition and linking, and recommendation systems.
What you need know:
PhD or MS with 8 years of experience in computer science, statistics, mathematics, or information
You must be a senior researcher with experience in the areas of data mining, statistical modeling, natural language processing, and big data analytics.
You must be creative and persistent with your ideas.
Have a product vision, set the data-science strategy, instrument and capture data points, formulate algorithms, develop, and measure key performance indicators.
Be aware of the state-of-the-art methods in machine learning and recommend actionable goals to management.
Variety of technology to get the job done:
Systems development experience in Java, Scala, .NET, C++ or any other Object Oriented Programming language
Experience with both SQL and NOSQL databases.
Equal appetite to design and develop both heuristic and statistical algorithms.
Information retrieval and analysis libraries like Lucene and SOLR.
Machine learning models ? regression, classification, clustering, and recommendation systems.
Data mining toolkits like Weka, Mahout, R, and NLTK.
Information extraction toolkits like GATE, OpenNLP, and OpenCalais
Experience with Hadoop, HPCC, and MPP software stack.
Bonus points given for:
Experience with Pig, Hive, HBase
Experience with graph databases, graph algorithms
Social networking area is a big plus!
Experience building nearline analytical systems
A strong publication record
What's in it for you:
Your work matters here! We're not making more money for an insurance company or a bank, but regular people making business decisions at their kitchen table... the work you do affects the small business owners and their families.
Your work is seen by 30 million+ unique visitors each month. We are one of THE most trafficked sites on the web today - Manta gets more traffic than The New York Times, CNN and Apple!
Everything you do affects the Manta web site and is impactful! Come join a collaborative, cross-functional team environment!
What's it like to work at Manta:
Up-beat, entrepreneurial environment where the norm is wearing jeans, t-shirts, and sneakers every single day!
Extremely Talented People who like to turn up the heat on the Ping-Pong table!
FREE Snacks! Healthy Hummus and carrot sticks - Red Licorice - Candy bars - AND bags of chips!
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