OkCupid.com: Data Scientist
Location: New York, NY
members, is looking for a full-time data scientist to join our data team.
interesting statistical trends, seeking answers to such provocative questions
as: What is the optimum flirty message length? And do nerdier users have more
sex? Your research will be published at http://blog.okcupid.com,
with millions of readers each month. You might even find your work featured in
the New York Times (http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/03/race-and-romance-an-uneven-playing-field-for-black-women/)
or on Gizmodo (http://gizmodo.com/5586987/the-big-lies-people-tell-in-online-dating).
open-ended, “plain English” statistical questions and extract answers
from a complex SQL database. Applicants should be comfortable working with structured
and unstructured data, combining data from multiple sources, and putting
complicated ideas down in to code. Ingenious scripting is a day-to-day part of
the Unix command line are essential.
Candidates should be experts at optimizing programs, understand the tradeoffs
of the memory hierarchy, and be able to work around constraints in disk speed,
memory size, and CPU cycles. Candidates should be comfortable with basic
statistical inquiry; strong math experience, particularly with Linear Algebra,
will be helpful.
To apply: Send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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