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Sr. Data Scientist
San Francisco Metro Area
Belmont, CA
Other - Engineering
JN -072014-8835

Sr. Data Scientist 

This is an exceptionally exciting green field opportunity in Silicon Valley to lead and build a world class data science practice. The individual will start out as an individual contributor while mentoring some other team members. The ideal individual has 3 to 7 years of experience in data science/business intelligence/applied statistics, exceptional analytical skills, strong technical skills as well as the ability to interact with and influence senior leadership. 



 Work with the business (line, marketing, product) to understand business problems, translate them into data science projects and appropriately prioritize and execute them 

 Mentor and lead a world class data science function to answer big data questions for business stakeholders. The team will utilize sophisticated data analysis techniques, to derive meaningful insights, that the business can clearly act on to drive business results 

 Look for key opportunities and take a proactive approach to analyses; initiate proactive projects to uncover key insights 

 Provide key input to the technical team on data requirements 

 Educate and evangelize data driven approaches across the organization 



 Self-Starter, with an extraordinary ability to execute multiple projects under tight deadlines that drive key business results 

 Advanced proficiency in statistical analysis, quantitative analytics, forecasting/predictive analytics, multivariate testing, and optimization algorithms 

 Ability to understand business problems from a high level, direct the team to tackle strategic solutions using advanced analytics and data insights 

 Strong domain knowledge in the latest tools and techniques in data science 

 Substantial experience in analyzing online user behavior to generate insights about user experience, business opportunities, and product strategies 

 Ability to partner and collaborate and communicate well with executive leadership (both technical and non-technical) 

 Proven ability to lead and guide other analysts/data scientists 

 Passionate about the Internet, emerging web technologies, and community building with a demonstrated track record of visionary execution. 

 Advanced data accessing skills (e.g., SQL) and manipulating data (Excel, Python, etc.); ideally experience in programming scripts to extract data 

 Advanced experience in at least one major statistical tool (e.g. SAS, SPSS, R) 

 Keen understanding of the most recent trends around consumer web usage and direct hands-on experience with social networking. 

 Excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to interact and understand technical subjects/emerging technologies and their relevance to the marketplace. 

 Masters or Doctorate degree in a quantitative field (e.g., mathematics, computer science, physics, engineering, econometrics, etc.) from a top tier University; must have some academic and theoretical experience in Statistics 

 Bonus points for experience and/or passion in: 

Applied micro-economics/game theory/auction theory 

Web Analytics, in particular Omniture 

Mobile Analytics 

Real Estate 

Mashing up external data (e.g. location, census, etc.) with internal data 

Managing employees directly 

No SQL Technologies (e.g. Hadoop) 


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