Sr. Data Scientist MaxPoint Interactive
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.
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
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
What?s 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 Interactive
MaxPoint Interactive?s retail advertising platform drives in-store traffic for retailers, brands, and multi-location business owners. The company?s Digital Zip technology delivers the most effective and scalable neighborhood-level online campaigns. MaxPoint can pinpoint qualified customers interested in purchasing a product with more precision than using traditional zip codes, ultimately offering accurate neighborhood-level targeting with national reach and local results. Founded in 2007, MaxPoint has offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Bentonville, Austin, and Raleigh-Durham
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