Senior Data Scientist - NLP / Product Science

Location: New York
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IQ Workforce is a leading recruiting firm for the analytics community.

We are working with a fast-growing, early-stage media tech company in NYC on a really interesting data science role.  They provide a machine-learning tools that examine social video for context and suitability of potential advertisers.   This role will report to the CTO and work on their core product.  As a result it will have a huge impact on the business and be highly visible.

You will utilize your skills in statistics to derive new metrics and processing methodologies for existing data as well as determining how data from new sources could be useful. You will work closely with the data science and engineering team to improve computational efficiency of existing software, develop new data models, and discover new data stories within our existing database.

Key Requirements Include:

Excellent communication skills when working with other team members to translate business problems to actionable tools, insights and models

MS or PhD in Mathematics, Statistics, or other applicable field of study or equivalent work experience

Experience solving problems using statistical and quantitative tools

Experience developing statistical models and analysis using text and numerical data

Strong statistical skills

Strong programming skills in Python

Experience using scikit-learn or TensorFlow

Understanding of database technologies and the ability to formulate complex queries to extract data

Ability to examine large quantities of data, derive useful patterns, and turn that observation into practical code

Being a goal-oriented self-starter

Possession of an enthusiastic and curious mind

A team player who enjoys collaborating with others

Ideal Candidates Will Also Have:

Advanced programming skills, preferably with Python

Advanced competence in SQL

Experience applying NLP to data science problems

Prior exposure to distributed data platforms such as Apache Spark, Hadoop, Hive, Pig, Cassandra, EMR, Redshift

Experience building data visualizations to illustrate complex concepts