Senior Data Scientist

| Greater LA Area

At Factual we love all things data! Our mission is to organize and optimize the world’s location information. As a Data Scientist, you will have the opportunity to shape and influence the direction of our products and propel the growth of our business. You will collaborate with a diverse team of software engineers and data analysts to optimize our current machine learning models and pipelines while also developing creative, data-based solutions. You will be working on many different projects, ranging from scoring the popularity of a place at a given time to pairing anonymized geolocation data with real-world place visits.

About you:

You are passionate about using your programming, data wrangling, and analytical expertise to drive product and business decisions. You are a skilled communicator that will provide thought leadership on metrics, features, and products to teams across the company. You have strong engineering experience and enjoy working in a rapidly changing environment. And most of all: you ship.

What you’ll do:

  • Build models to solve a wide range of location data problems
  • Design experiments and work with fellow engineers to ensure thoroughness and correctness on a variety of analyses
  • Use and commit to our data processing software and frameworks
  • Author specification and lead technical projects
  • Propose creative strategies based on data-driven insights

What we’re looking for:

  • 4+ years of industry experience maintaining production machine learning pipelines and using data science to solve business problems
  • Deep understanding of machine learning concepts and algorithms - particularly classification, clustering, and supervised learning.
  • Expertise with Python/Scala/Java
  • Familiarity with distributed programming with Spark or MapReduce
  • Applied knowledge of Statistics (we really value people who can handle uncertainty and variance)
  • Willingness and ability to wrangle messy data
  • An advanced degree in a quantitative field (Math, Statistics, Computer Science)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


Cover letters will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • HiveDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

1999 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067

What are Factual Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Employee wellness benefits such as weekly fitness classes and gym discounts, life insurance, discount programs, and many more.

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