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Data Scientist Needed to Change The World

at SocialRadar in DC 20036   —   Jun 27, 2014   |  
Do you want to work on a mobile application that is going to fundamentally change the world? Do you want to work on a project so difficult and so interesting that some of the regions best investors and smartest minds have come together to tackle the challenge?

If you answered yes, then SocialRadar has a job for you. We are looking for an intelligent and creative data scientist that will help take our data to the next level. Our ideal candidate will be a quantitative researcher with software engineering mix and have a passion for identifying questions and answering hard questions with data to improve business performance.

We work with the latest technologies around location data and social media data and develop cutting-edge mobile apps. Join an established small team of individuals committed to writing awesome looking, high performance, crash-resistant mobile applications. Work with the latest mobile technologies and frameworks. Create experiences that will be used by people everywhere.


Today there are over 1.1 billion people that have smartphone devices that can broadcast their locations. Over 2.8 billion people have social profiles online. In the future, technology will inevitably combine your smartphone’s location with the power of your social network.
What this means is that when you walk into a room, you will already be aware of the people around you and how you are connected to them.

We are building that technology today for the iPhone, Android and Google Glass.
Learn more about the vision of the company we are creating here:

SocialRadar is the brainchild of Michael Chasen, the co-founder and former CEO of Blackboard. He started Blackboard with the idea to bring education online and grew it from a small handful of entrepreneurs to a global organization with 3,000 employees and 30m users before taking it public and then selling it just over a year ago for over $1.7b. He is looking for a small core team to partner with to create his great next company and is looking for the most talented and passionate developers in the area.

The culture is a true start-up atmosphere. The atmosphere is open and relaxed with jean and tshirts being the norm. Learn more about the culture of the company we are creating here:

Interested in working on a project that will change the world? Send us your resume.

SocialRadar is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.


Interested candidates should apply through email
Expertise with statistics, analytical modeling, machine learning.
Data Manipulation, Statistical Analysis, Data Mining, Machine Learning, R, Matlab, Hadoop, MapReduce, Pig
Address complex business problems through a variety of statistical methods and models.
Manage and execute on all phases of large-scale, complex analytics projects.
Make strategic recommendations supported by sound analysis.
Identify business opportunities, initiate projects that yield positive business impact.
Design and build data, information and predictive systems.
Develop and refine models and machine learning algorithms.
Develop and implement metrics for assessing models.
Deploy models, algorithms, and code with BI Team and External Vendors.
Creativity and a willingness to experiment
Strong quantitative and analytical skills
Strong desire to work for a fast-paced, flexible environment of a startup
5-7 years of experience in strongly analytical environments including big data processing and analysis
Experiences with any Hadoop technology stack layer: HIVE, HDFS, Map/Reduce, PIG, Cassandra, etc. as well as classical SQL environment, SQL and procedure SQL
In-depth expertise in data mining, predictive modeling, forecasting, machine learning and Statistical analysis
Any programming language such as Ruby, Python, Perl, PHP, Shell scripts, Java, C, etc.
Exceptional oral / written communication skills with power presentation / documentation
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