OkCupid Labs: Data + Systems Architect

Posted by | January 27, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: San Francisco, CA

URL: www.OkCupidLabs.com

People have amazingly diverse interests, activities, behaviors, and characteristics, yielding incredible data sets. We build systems and experiences on top of that data to help bring people together, online and off. The Labs team is looking for a data and systems architect to help us design and implement a set of services to deliver value from the data sets at our disposal.
The individual joining our team will work on recommendation and classification engines, real-time analytics on event data, stream processing, pattern analysis, and outlier detection, as well as one-off data studies. Facility with big data, algorithm design, and machine learning principals are appreciated. You will work closely with our product and technology teams as we implement these products across multiple properties used by millions of singles around the world.
What we’re looking for:
  • Background in computer science, mathematics, physics, computational linguistics, or other quantitative discipline.
  • Ability to communicate clearly about data, algorithms, and their value.
  • Practical experience operationalizing data-intensive solutions.
  • Strong foundation in program and data structure design, with emphases on correctness and performance.
Bonus Points:
  • Familiarity with Ruby
  • Experience with large-scale algorithm challenges in the consumer web space
  • Previous startup experience
  • Ability to script experimental solutions and use off-the-shelf statistical analysis tools such as liblinear
  • A fondness for functional languages, and an understanding of the value of strong type systems 
What’s it like to work at OkCupid Labs?
  • We’re a small but growing team where your opinion matters and your ideas become brand new companies.
  • We work on solving the difficult problems of bringing people together, and we try to solve those problems through design, research, math, data, and running experiments.
  • We work hard but also spend time outside of the office having fun. We bring speakers and food in, we send our team out to conferences and events, and we have a kitchen stocked with drinks and food.
  • We have an awesome new office based in SoMa (right near South Park), highly accessible by Muni and Caltrain.
  • On top of all of that, we have flexible hours, amazing benefits, and equity in the businesses we build.
To apply, please submit the following to the link below:
  • Your resume or Linkedin profile.
  • Your github, blog, twitter, or code/work samples where useful.
  • A quick note on why you’re excited to join our team.

To apply: TO APPLY, please click the following link: http://jobs.okcupidlabs.com/apply/M1Ikbu/Data-Systems-Architect.html?source=37SG

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