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Data Scientist

Data Science | Tarrytown, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Who we are: 

SQAD LLC is on the cutting edge of digital and traditional, media cost measurement and forecasting. Recognized as an industry pioneer, SQAD’s data and systems serve the some of the biggest brands in media. SQAD provides reliable media cost data to advertising agencies, media buying companies, advertisers, television and radio stations, cable companies, program syndicators and Internet publishers. 

What you’ll do: 

You will be part of a talented Dev-Ops team that is responsible for designing and developing cloud-based data solutions utilizing best-of-breed open source tools and data technologies. You will participate in the mining and analytics of data from internal and external sources to drive optimization and improvement of current and future products. Be able to use predictive modeling to increase and optimize data points for various SQAD products and revenue generation. Provide methods to assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques as well as develop custom data models and algorithms to apply to data sets.   

If you enjoy exploring and utilizing the latest development and open source technologies then this is a great opportunity to work with smart passionate people who thrive on designing and delivering scalable solutions to complex problems. 


What you’ll bring to the position: 

  • Minimum 7-10 years’ experience working with data in various capacities. 

  • Experience using statistical computer languages (R, Python, SQL, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets. 

  • Excellent knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and data processing 

  • Experience working with and creating data architectures. 

  • Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks. 

  • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etc.) and experience with applications. 

  • Experience with RDMS environments (SQL Server, MySQL, etc…) 

  • Experience with NOSQL environments (Hadoop/Spark, ElasticSearch, etc…) 

  • Thorough understanding of Dev-Ops and he/she will be a part of it. 

  • A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques. 

  • Ability to solve open-ended problems in an elegant, scalable manner. 

  • Ability to prototype creative solutions quickly and be able to take a project from prototype to production quality. 

  • Should be a self-starter, who can accelerate with minimum supervision. 

  • Excellent troubleshooting and debugging skills. 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for coordinating across teams. 


What we’d also like to see, but not required: 

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3, RDS, Kinesis, SNS,SQS, Lambda, etc.) a big plus 

  • Experience with machine learning 

  • Experience with data visualization tools 

  • Experience managing data system clusters 


What’s in it for you: 

  • Competitive salary 

  • Great benefits including healthcare, dental, paid time off, 401K, etc. 

  • An open, energetic and collaborative culture where your ideas and contributions are valued. 

  • The opportunity to surround yourself with smart, hard working people developing great solutions with leading edge technologies.