Senior Data Scientist

Job Title: Senior Data Scientist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: New York County, New York
Salary: US$115000.00 - US$135000.00 per annum + 15%
Reference: HQ00068530_1518029901
Contact Name: Emma Hage
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 07, 2018 18:58

Job Description

My client is an impressive technology company focused within the e-commerce and retail space. They are a high functioning global organization that is committed to continuously pushing for creative and sophisticated data science methods to support the entirety of their brand and clients.

They seek an experienced Senior Data Scientist who will be responsible for driving projects that enhance their marketing activity, using a range of machine learning and advanced analytics and statistical methods. This team exists to build advanced systems that can automate ways of better understanding their customers (who they are, how they spend, what they want and how to get their attention), whilst continuously looking for ways to improve.

The successful candidate will have:

Proven commercial experience of 2-4 years (minimum) working with large and complex data sets
The ability to diagnose which technical methodology will best solve a range of sophisticated problems (knowledge of what model would be best to use, why, how to set it up, and understanding of what you are optimizing against)
Excellent hands-on Python skills with ideally one or more of Java, C++ or a similar programming language, as well as experience with distributed computing (Hive/Hadoop, Spark) - the ability to develop production software would be a bonus
End-to-end analytics experience (data gathering, requirement specification, processing, presenting)
An interest in working as part of a team, acting pro-actively and collaboratively
The ability to Prototype and Productionizing machine learning pipelines to provide a solution to large projects which will have commercial impact particularly within the AdTech and digital marketing space
Experience in researching and developing analytics, as well as forecasting and optimization methods
MSc or PhD degree within a quantitative discipline (computer science, economics, mathematics, statistics etc)

In this role you will be supporting complex digital marketing activity (paid search, behavioural modelling, live experiments), however they are open on what industry experience the successful candidate has, provided there is a deep and applicable knowledge of data science behind them.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to be part of my clients first US Data Science team where they expect significant growth and opportunities. The company itself encourages creativity and excellence in all things advanced analytics and science.

Lawrence Harvey is acting as an employment agency in regards to this position.
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