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Data Scientist - REMOTE

Professional Services | Gold River, CA | Full Time and Contract

Job Description

About Us

We are a growing company with a solid customer base, excellent compensation and benefits, and a collaborative yet flexible work environment.  If you enjoy challenging projects, using new technologies to deliver innovative business solutions, and you're interested in working for an entrepreneurial company, we may have a home for you.

PTP is looking for a Data Scientist to join our Customer Experience practice.  At PTP, we value aptitude and creativity as well as experience. We are a diverse organization and are looking for bright, passionate and committed professionals who strive to be the best at what they do.


  • Use machine learning techniques to create scalable solutions for business problems
  • Analyze and extract key insights from rich stores of customer data
  • Implement highly innovative models for predictive learning for applications like recommendations and targeting
  • Establish scalable, efficient, automated processes for large scale data analyses, model development, model validation and model implementation
  • Research and implement novel machine learning algorithms for new business problems


  • PhD. in Computer Science with a focus on machine learning
  • Track record of having developed novel machine learning algorithms, SIGKDD/ICML/NIPS
  • Hands-on experience in predictive modeling and analysis over large volumes of data
  • Strong problem solving ability
  • Strong programming skills in C/C++  or Java
  • Experience with R/SAS/SPSS
  • Experience with SQL and MPP databases
  • Experience with large scale distributed programming  paradigms – experience with the Hadoop stack(HDFS/MR/Pig/Hive)
  • Familiarity with AWS and other cloud-based technologies that can be used with large mapReduce efforts
  • Experience in free-text analytics / natural language processing (NLP)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and skills

Compensation is DOE and is extremely competitive.