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Data Scientist in San Jose, CA at Nelson

Date Posted: 2/13/2018

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Job Description

Job Number: 2116608

Job Title: Data Scientist
Location: San Jose
Compensation: $140+

Our client is has an awesome opening for a Data Scientist. As a Data Scientist, you will be responsible for researching and building machine learning and natural language processing applications to extend their personalization platform. You will work as part of their highly collaborative R&D team, and your solutions will directly and rapidly impact their business. This includes researching and developing models, algorithms, and applications; analyzing raw source data and derived data; presenting findings; and building tools.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop an understanding of proprietary datasets

• Use your machine learning expertise to research and recommend the best approaches to solving their technology and business problems

• Design, implement and validate your solutions using Scala or Python on a large state-of-the-art cluster

• Experience with distributed computing, such as Hadoop, Spark, or related technologies would also be an added advantage.

• Experience with mathematical optimization, control theory, time-series analysis would also be an added advantage.

Job Title Requirements:

A Ph.D., (or Master's degree plus at least 8 years' relevant experience), in Computer Science, Statistics, Linguistics, Mathematics, Economics, Physics, or a related scientific discipline.

• At least 5 years of experience working with large datasets for drawing business insights. Work experience at leading high tech companies such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook etc. is highly desirable.

• Research experience and coursework in Machine Learning

• Fluency in Python programming

• Experience with large datasets

• Strong understanding of statistics and modeling techniques

• Desire to work in a highly collaborative environment

• Experience with Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, or Recommender Systems.

About Nelson:

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