Data Scientist

Colima, Mexico expand job description ↓

Description

We are looking for a Data Scientist that will help us discover the information hidden in vast amounts of data, and help us make smarter decisions to deliver even better products. Your primary focus will be in applying data mining techniques, doing statistical analysis, and building high quality prediction systems integrated with our products. Other tasks will include building automated scoring using machine learning techniques, build and expand our recommendation systems, improve and extend the features used by our existing (and limited) classifier, develop internal A/B testing procedures, and build system to detect product abuse.


Responsibilities:

  • Selecting features, building and optimizing classifiers using machine learning techniques
  • 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

Requirements

  • Avid Data Junkie
  • Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests, etc.
  • Experience with common data science toolkits, such as R, Weka, NumPy, MatLab, etc. Excellence in at least one of these is highly desirable
  • Great communication skills
  • Experience with data visualisation tools, such as D3.js, GGplot, etc.
  • Proficiency in using query languages such as SQL
  • Experience with databases, including relational, document, graph an others, with an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  • Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.
  • Good scripting and programming skills / best practices.
  • Our core app is built in Ruby on Rails. Experience in Rails is a nice to have
  • Data-oriented personality

Benefits

  • Good pay in USD
  • Work for a fast growing Silicon Valley startup with an office in Colima
  • Awesome office with new equipment, computers, monitors and gaming lounge
  • Accelerated growth in your career through industry leading mentors / coworkers
  • Internal promotion path into management or other areas of interest
  • Fun and friendly team members
  • Free lunch every day
  • Free snacks, drinks, caffeine and more

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