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Engineering, Full Time    New York    Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019
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As a Sr. Data Scientist at TpT you will be working with data engineers, data analysts, & business teams including Product, Marketing, & Finance to find valuable insights about our marketplace, our systems, & our users. Youll use advanced research techniques such as statistical modeling, machine learning, natural language processing, & data visualization to explore data, test hypotheses, identify underlying causes & patterns, & find the best ways to turn these insights into better decisions & product improvements.

Qualities for a successful candidate:

  • Strong experience using statistical techniques to model & explain user behavior on web sites.
  • Advanced knowledge of R or Python for data science, including reproducible research processes, data exploration & visualization, & statistical modeling.
  • Comfortable performing research in a product & business-driven, fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Enjoys working collaboratively with peers across business & engineering teams.
  • Outstanding communications skills, including the ability to speak clearly to technical & nontechnical audiences, present insights to groups, & write clearly.
  • Enjoys mentoring teammates & teaching what youve learned.
  • Statistical & mathematical depth equivalent to a Masters in Applied Statistics, either from a degree program or experience.
  • At least 4 years of data science experience in industry.

Extra Credit for:

  • Experience with Ed-Tech or on-line marketplaces
  • Experience with A/B testing & design of experiments.
  • Experience with search systems, recommender systems, or information retrieval.
  • Experience with advanced techniques such as NLP, Bayesian methods, statistical model selection, econometric modeling, or optimization.
  • Experience with interactive data visualization tools such as Shiny, Dash, or D3.
  • Open Source or professional community contributions.
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