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Statistically Significant Data Scientist

at LiveRamp in CA 94105   —   Apr 02, 2014   |  
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Overview
“I used to think correlation implied causation. Then I took a statistics class. Now I don’t.”
“Sounds like the class helped.”
“Well, maybe.”

- XKCD, http://xkcd.com/552/

About this Job

Do you crave volumes of data and the tools and resources to analyze it? Do you delight at the prospect of discovering patterns and transforming data into actionable information? Do you love working collaboratively with intelligent, energetic, no-nonsense colleagues? Are you as nice as you are brilliant? Consider joining us.
Responsibilities
Design and implement algorithms to identify meaningful patterns in massive datasets.
Create methodologies to measure accuracy.
Be at the forefront of technology innovation. Keep LiveRamp on the cutting edge of industry tools and best practices.
Push your teammates to become stronger engineers. They will do the same for you.
Work on your own great ideas for our company during Hackweeks.
Contribute towards building a great company.
Experience
3+ years programming experience or a Masters/PHD in a quantitative field.
Strong grasp of statistics and data mining techniques.
Solid experience with R or other statistical toolsets.
Comfort writing high performance object-oriented code.
Map-Reduce or Java/C++ expertise or the brains and brawn to become an expert.
Type S(tartup) personality: smart, ethical, friendly, hard-working and proactive (no exceptions).
Desire to work in San Francisco. We will relocate you if necessary.
Inability to stop thinking about the Two Envelopes problem (http://liveramp.com/careers-two-envelopes/) unless you’ve truly come to peace with an explanation you can communicate to us.
Compensation
Work with talented, collaborative, and friendly engineers who love what they do.
Own equity in the company. Every employee is a stakeholder in our future.
Enjoy unlimited PTO. We believe passion and hard work grants flexibility and trust.
Participate in a thriving culture. We host events such as weekly yoga, game nights, happy hour, and a two night camping trip.
Leverage our health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401K, and pre-tax commuter benefit.
Work in the heart of San Francisco - the best city in the world.
Interested in applying? Submit the following along with your resume:

Three-Sentence Cover Letter
Tell us in three sentences why you'd like to join our team and what makes you a great fit.



Keywords: Algorithms, datasets, statistics, “data mining”, R, object-oriented , “map reduce”, map-reduce, Java, C, C++, C/C++, Scala, startup, “data scientist”, masters, PhD, OOD, OOP
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