Data Scientist

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date Posted: 06-20-2013

Individuals in this role are expected to be comfortable working as a software engineer and a quantitative researcher. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in the study of an online social network, and a passion for identifying and answering questions that help us build the best products.

Responsibilities 

  • Work closely with a product engineering team to identify and answer important product questions 
  • Answer product questions by using appropriate statistical techniques on available data 
  • Communicate findings to product managers and engineers 
  • Drive the collection of new data and the refinement of existing data sources 
  • Analyze and interpret the results of product experiments 
  • Develop best practices for instrumentation and experimentation and communicate those to product engineering teams 

‚ÄčRequirements 

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in a relevant technical field, or 4+ years experience in a relevant role 
  • Extensive experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches 
  • Comfort manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources 
  • A strong passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data 
  • A flexible analytic approach that allows for results at varying levels of precision 
  • Ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner 
  • Fluency with at least one scripting language such as Python or PHP 
  • Familiarity with relational databases and SQL 
  • Expert knowledge of an analysis tool such as R, Matlab, or SAS 
  • Experience working with large data sets, experience working with distributed computing tools a plus (Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, etc.)
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