Machine Learning Specialist Gilt Groupe
Gilt develops cutting-edge, data-driven technologies and products to provide ever more relevant and personalized experiences for our millions of customers. Our machine learning and personalization teams face unique challenges posed by our broad range of lifestyle categories, short product shelf life, and discovery-oriented, highly-curated flash sales, as well as by the massive traffic spikes we experience every day at noon EST when we release new flash sales.
As a Gilt Machine Learning Specialist, you?ll apply your knowledge of data mining, predictive modeling, and recommendation applications to analyze and model large, dynamic e-customer data sets in groundbreaking ways. You?ll help implement real-time personalized shopping experiences and work on data-driven, customer-facing e-commerce optimization opportunities. You?ll help us shape the next generation of our big-data pipelines. And you?ll also be encouraged to take risks and innovate ? from developing your own grassroots projects to submitting proposals to prestigious tech conferences.
4+ years of experience developing predictive models involving machine learning techniques (e.g. collaborative filtering, regression, clustering, classification)
Experience developing real-world, data-driven engines in one or more of the following contexts: e-commerce recommendations, ad targeting, content personalization, real-time social stream processing, social graph analysis
Knowledge of/experience using open source machine learning and statistics packages such as R, WEKA, and Apache Mahout
Strong knowledge of SQL
Fluency in a functional, imperative or object-oriented language, especially Scala or Java (if inexperienced programming in Scala, you want to learn it!)
Experience with MapReduce and Hadoop
Experience using Storm or Spark a plus
A BS or M.Sc. in Computer Science or Mathematics/Statistics from a top-tier school
loves to learn, and learns quickly
is solutions-oriented and eager to help us innovate faster and better
works collaboratively with others to achieve goals
is passionate about improving the user experience
is on the leading edge of big-data technologies, modeling techniques and algorithms, and service delivery at scale
thinks about the big picture
We?re very passionate about preserving our culture of trust and autonomy. Anyone on our team, from first-time bloggers to experienced writers, can publish to our Tech blog, give a presentation, develop an open source project, attend or give a talk at a conference, spend funds in the team budget, organize a meetup, or invite someone from the tech community over to our office for coffee (we have cold brew!) and a chat. We embrace our creativity and are open to embracing yours.
During the interview process, we hope to learn something from you: expertise about a new technology; insight into a trend; a novel approach to solving a problem?something we don?t know yet. What?s your potential? What can you bring that no one else can? What open source projects can you share with us? We can?t wait to hear from you!
Gilt.com is an innovative online shopping destination offering its members special access to the most inspiring merchandise and experiences every day at insider prices. Gilt continually searches the world for the most coveted brands and products, including fashion for women, men, and children; home decor; and unique activities in select cities and destinations. We believe that every day is an opportunity to inspire and be inspired.
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