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The Rainman: Data Scientist / Machine Learning Engineer

at Airseed in San Francisco, CA   —   Jul 19, 2014   |  
The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result... His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way. - Nikola Tesla

Airseed is a developer platform that provides consumer data focused tools, analytics, and intelligence for web and mobile apps. We enable and empower developers while facilitating personalization and enhancing consumer / user experience.

Airseed is based in San Francisco, CA. Our investors include Google Ventures, 500 Startups, Kima Ventures and top angel investors.

The Ideal Fit

We're scouting founding team members that are passionate about disrupting the status quo, and are high-grade engineers and doers. We look for those that want join a very early stage team with a founder-level equity position. As we develop the cutting edge tech, we look for engineers that can wear multiple hats, learn and pick up new technologies quickly.

We love talking to engineers and hackers who have backgrounds in the following:

• Application Development: Worked on API development, data visualization, while maintaining high scalability and reliability. Worked on full stack including Ruby (Rails), Javascript, and MySQL.
• Infrastructure: Worked on scalable infrastructure solutions like caching, queuing, automated deployment, and parallel processing technologies.
• ​Data Mining & Machine Learning: Worked with highly messy unstructured datasets. Also worked on data mining and/or information retrieval, using MapReduce (e.g. Hadoop), and Graph databases (e.g. Neo4j) to deliver recommendations and predictive analytics
Comfortable in multiple languages, frameworks, APIs, and environments
Passion -- coupled with neurosis -- for security, and a practical and balanced approach to security issues
Fanatical (or aspiring) contributor to the open-source community
Exemplify the Airseed Core Values (
Exceptional when it comes to dealing with chaos
Desire to build a standalone, platform-based company (e.g. Twilio, Stripe, Parse) that people and businesses alike depend on; Airseed is not intended to be a quick flip...we're building a $1 billion dollar company
Experience: 3-10+ years (experience is not as important as hustle and ability to learn quickly)
Currently live in SF/Bay Area (or planning to move to SF)
Machine Learning
Ruby / Python
Hadoop / MapReduce / Hive
Data Analytics / Visualization (D3, JS)
-- Skills (Plus)
---- Data Mining / Information Retrieval
---- Product Experience
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