Back River Search Group

Sr. Data Scientist - Core Product

Back River Search - San Francisco, CA

Company Description:

Our client is a stealth mode start up which has raised a total of $15MM in funding. They are a a machine intelligence company that’s combining novel unsupervised machine learning techniques with natural language generation and doing this with internet scale data.

As a Senior Data Scientist you will be a key member of the Product Engineering team; you’ll very quickly take the lead on defining, prototyping, and ultimately shipping product features. You’ll need to develop good intuitions about what will be meaningful to our customers as well as the fastest way to execute, as you partner with Product Managers, Machine Learning Engineers, and Platform Engineers. You will utilize and implement a wide variety of machine learning algorithms and you’ll write robust, production-level code. In this role, you’ll be constantly learning, constantly teaching, and always ready to engage in the careful details as well the big picture of what data reveals about the world.

What We Offer

    • Collaborative environment with abundant cross-team interactions and learning
    • Opportunity to tackle previously unsolved problems in Natural Language Processing, Natural Language Generation, and other fields
    • Exposure to very interesting data (e.g. news, scientific publications, financial documents, communications and other long form content)
    • Products motivated directly by current clients with analysts in high-impact roles
    • The satisfaction of taking products and new features through from their initial genesis to incorporation in a deployed product
    • Rapidly growing company, with opportunities for growth into either further technical leadership or team management positions
    • Fun, puzzle-loving office in the SF Financial District

What You Have

    • Strong programming skills, including in Python, with at least 3 years experience in a production engineering team
    • Masters/Ph.D. in a quantitative field or at least 5 years building analytical/data driven products in an industry setting
    • Skills in data exploration, visualization, and cleaning
    • Experience applying machine learning algorithms to real data sets, preferably including text analysis and NLP
    • Experience in using one or more of the following: NumPy, SciPy, Matplotlib, Scikit-Learn, NLTK, SpaCy, TensorFlow, Keras
    • Experience taking ambiguous problem statements through to delivered products
    • Experience interacting with end users/clients or strong interest in doing so
    • Curiosity and enthusiasm, and a love for teaching and learning

Bonus Points

    • Experience with information retrieval and search technologies (especially Elasticsearch)

Posted On: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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