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Data Scientist, Product Development

Data | Pasadena, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Spokeo is a people search engine that both enlightens and empowers our customers. With over 12 billion records and 18 million visitors per month, we reconnect friends, reunite families, prevent fraud, and more.


We are looking for a Data Scientist, Product Development to join us in Pasadena, CA, and help us turn our vast repository of data into usable information leveraging solutions that include matching techniques, machine learning, and graph theory to resolve entities across disparate data sets.  Ultimately, these entity relationships will be used to build models that will be incorporated into the Spokeo product suite. This is part of Spokeo's Data Operations Team and is not an analytics-based role. 


Responsibilities:

  • Profiling, processing, and evaluating large structured and unstructured data sets.

  • Developing data-driven models.

  • Data mining using state-of-the-art methods.

  • Collaborating with product and engineering to understand the needs of the company and assisting with the development of innovative solutions to meet those needs.

  • Productionalizing and maintaining algorithms primarily focused on entity resolution, linking, and scoring.

  • Creating automated anomaly detection systems and quality assurance metrics to constantly track performance.

  • Keeping up to date with the latest technology trends.

  • Performing Ad-hoc analysis and presenting results.

 

Requirements:

  • Degree in Machine Learning, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Statistics, Applied Math, Operations Research, or other quantitative fields.

  • Minimum of 3 years of working experience in analytics, data mining, data visualization, and/or predictive modeling.

  • Proficiency in working with statistical tools (such as R, SAS), database query languages (SQL), and scripting languages (Python required).

  • Experience with Hadoop and NoSQL related technologies such as MapReduce, Spark, Hive, ElasticSearch, and DynamoDB.

  • Comfortable training and communicating complex ideas to non-technical audiences.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and execute projects from start to finish.


Privacy Notice for Candidates: https://www.spokeo.com/recruiting-policy


Spokeo is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Spokeo fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best products and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

Recruiters or staffing agencies: Spokeo is not obligated to compensate any external recruiter or search firm who presents a candidate or their resume or profile to a Spokeo employee without 1) a current, fully-executed agreement on file and 2) being assigned to the open position (as a search) via our applicant tracking solution.