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Data Scientist (San Jose or Remote)


Headquarters: San Jose, CA
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You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge of machine learning, statistics and your analytical skills to develop models detecting fraud patterns. You will ideate, test and deploy advanced predictive signals to improve fraud detection performance. You will collaborate with other data scientists and engineers to build data pipelines, do feature prototyping, and write production-grade code to implement analytical algorithms and flexible strategies.

Specific job duties may include:

  • Writing or modifying data pipelines to process and mine historical data
  • Processing and analyzing data collected with research prototypes
  • Ideation, prototyping, measuring predictive features transforming data into actionable information
  • Prototyping and validating models and algorithms to boost model performance
  • Writing production code (python, SQL, etc.) to deliver analytics content

Required Skills and Experience:

  • An advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D) in computer science, applied mathematics, or a comparable analytical field from an accredited institution
  • Experience in analytical team targeting fraud/risk in online commerce, banking and finances
  • Expert proficiency with an advanced data analysis toolkit (such as python/matplotlib, R, ROOT, etc.)
  • Superior SQL skills with proven experience in relational databases and data warehouses
  • Demonstrated fluency with python and at least one other programming language
  • Experience with NoSQL databases and unstructured data
  • Experience setting up and using distributed/parallel processing frameworks such as Spark, Hadoop, Storm etc. is a big plus
  • Demonstrated ability to develop high-quality code adhering to industry best practices (i.e., code review, unit tests, Gitflow)
  • Possession of core analytics skills and expertise (as demonstrated by prior work):
  • Knowledge of applied statistics and key concepts underlying statistical inference and inductive reasoning
  • Experience designing experiments and collecting data
  • Experience developing models based on sensor data, and an understanding of error propagation and the limitations of data subject to measurement uncertainties
  • Demonstrable expertise in one or more areas: applied mathematics, predictive analytics, expert systems, ANNs/deep learning, graph theory, Markov Chain Monte Carlo, geo-informatics (GIS), language processing, risk analysis
  • Work/project history reflective of a self-motivated professional who excels when given open-ended problems and broadly-defined goals, having an innate desire to discover the patterns and relationships in data that can be leveraged to provide business value

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Posted positions are not open to third party recruiters/agencies and unsolicited resume submissions will be considered free referrals.

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