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Foursquare // location enterprise platform
 
Engineering, Full Time    New York    Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
 
   
 
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About Foursquare:

Foursquare is the leading independent location technology platform, powering business solutions & consumer products through a deep understanding of location. Over 1,000 clientsincluding more than 50% of the Fortune 100choose Foursquare.

Foursquares toolkit includes Placed powered by Foursquare, Audiences powered by Factual & Proximity powered by Factual, Analytics Solutions, Places, Pilgrim SDK & Pinpoint. Together, these products empower brands to measure foot traffic lift via multi-touch attribution; deliver proximity-based advertising; analyze & identify trends; drive deeper engagement via Foursquares industry-leading developer tools, which have been selected by 200,000 developers including AccuWeather, Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Snapchat, Twitter & Uber; & optimize advertising campaigns across hundreds of audiences. Over 14 billion consumer-verified place visit confirmations help us keep our map & models fresh & up-to-date.

Foursquare has more than 350 employees based in New York headquarters with offices in Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago,  Singapore & London. In 2019 Foursquare acquired Placed from Snap Inc, & then in 2020 merged with Factual. Foursquare is proud to be funded by The Raine Group, Simon Ventures, Naver, Union Square Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, DFJ Growth, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners & more.

About our Data Scientist Role:

We are currently looking for a Data Scientist or Senior Data Scientist  depending on your experience. 

We are looking for a data scientist who is excited by the challenge of solving big data problems using a wide array of modeling & analytical techniques. Members of Foursquares data science team are responsible for owning important methodological components of our products. Specifically, this role will have a heavy focus on our attribution product, Placed powered by Foursquare. This person has the opportunity to tackle the challenges posed by continuous flow of massive data from heterogeneous sources (often have different data structures as well).

This individual has a strong understanding of data science concepts & techniques across the disciplines of applied statistics & machine learning. This individual brings a pragmatic approach to analysis problems, able to provide triage support & pre-production solutions for clients as needed. This role carries the responsibility of developing new product features & building scalable prototypes of novel methodologies from the ground up. Communication skills using data visualization for effectively sharing insights found in data with stakeholders will be a plus. 

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Leverage supervised & unsupervised learning techniques to develop scalable prototypes for new product features & client-facing metrics with a focus on media measurement
  • Collaborate with engineering teams & other DS groups on methodology development & research ahead of production implementations
  • Support pre-production client DS needs & triage
  • Lead cross-team cooperation & mentor junior scientists  

Qualifications

  • 4+ years of work or educational experience in data science, machine learning, applied statistics, and/or applied mathematics
  • Masters degree or comparable research experience in a quantitative field
  • Proven track record of delivering on products and/or practical research endeavors
  • Programing skill for data science & analytics (experience with the Python data science stack and/or R, as well as SQL)
  • Experience with Spark, AWS EMR or similar frameworks is a plus
  • Experience with ad tech, specifically involving media measurement, is also a plus

Foursquare is proud to foster an inclusive environment that is free from discrimination. We strongly believe in order to build the best products, we need a diversity of perspectives & backgrounds. This leads to a more delightful experience for our users & team members. We value listening to every voice & we encourage everyone to come be a part of building a company & products we love.

Foursquare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 
 
 
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