Back River Search Group

Data Scientist

Back River Search - Cambridge, MA


Our client is a tech company focused on making online travel better. Every day millions of people in over 30 countries look to their tools to help them find flights, hotels, rental cars and vacation packages. Their website and mobile app enable their users to easily compare hundreds of travel sites at once.

The Position:

We are looking for a Data Scientist/Analyst to join our client's analytics team in our Cambridge office. This person should love working on data parsing, analyzing, investigating, interpreting, modeling, and extracting knowledge from large volumes of data. Good candidates would have a passion for processing data to help drive better business decisions in a fast-paced environment. The role would include the following responsibilities:

  • Extract data from databases, write scripts to parse, clean, combine, and process them
  • Create dashboards and visualizations of processed data, identify trends, anomalies
  • Investigate data problems, identify patterns
  • Use predictive analytics and machine learning to create new products or drive business decisions
  • Draw inferences and conclusions, communicate results through reports, charts, or tables

Basic Qualifications:

  • University degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Math/Physics
  • Master's degree is a plus
  • 3+ years professional development experience
  • SQL and database experience is a must, with Hive/Hadoop a plus
  • Good programming skills with at least one high-level language such as Python, Java, or C/C++
  • Good knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and statistics
  • Knowledge of Unix shell scripting
  • Knowledge of Machine Learning would be a plus

Soft Skills:

Team player who likes to engage with colleagues at a professional and personal level. Someone who can handle a high volume of requests with frequent interruptions and prioritize their own work while taking infrastructure and business needs into account. Must have excellent technical communication skills.

Benefits And Perks:

  • 4 weeks paid vacation
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Generous retirement plans
  • 3 year anniversary travel bonus
  • Awesome health, dental and vision insurance plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • No stupid meetings
  • Drinks, coffee, snacks, games etc.
  • Flexible hours
  • Free massages from professional masseuse
  • Regular team events/excursions


Posted On: Thursday, September 27, 2018

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