Senior Data Scientist

South Bay, CA | Direct Hire

Post Date: 08/05/2015 Job ID: 11029 Industry: Internet

Primary responsibilities include:
• Improving search, recommendation, personalization on vip.com via data driven, machine-learned predictive modeling
• Research industry trends in Big Data, Hadoop, Machine Learning Recommendation and Personalization, adopt the latest and greatest within companies across the globe
• Implement proof-of-concept prototypes for data collection, analysis, and presentation
• Collaborate with architects, engineers, QA, and operations teams in China to design and implement strategic and tactical solutions.
• Other usual engineering activities – requirement analysis, scoping, prioritization, planning, coding, bug fixing, documentation, and having fun!
 
This is an applied research position. You will be expected to research state of the art recommendation and machine learning techniques, implement them, roll them to production, analyze results offline/online, and measure site impact. Your performance will be measured by site impact and engineering quality.

Job Requirements:

• MS or Ph.D. in Computer Science or related fields
• 5+ years of Java, or C/C++ development coding experiences is required
• Hands-on experience on SQL, Hadoop/Hive/Scala, python/perl
• Experience and knowledge of R, Mahout/MLlib are highly desired
• Solid data mining and machine learning expertise required
• Self-motivated, strong problem solving and communication skills
• Excellent understanding of computer science fundamentals, data structures, and algorithms
• Familiar with search/recommendation/classification domains are highly desired
• Bilingual in English and Chinese is a plus


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