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Sr. Data Scientist


Provide technical leadership for SNAP Big Data team; design and develop analytical systems to extract meaning from large scale and unstructured data

Snap-Interactive Company: Snap-Interactive
Location: New York, NY
Web: www.snap-interactive.com

Do you want to work for a leading provider of social networking applications with

  • over 7 million monthly active users
  • over 60 million installs
  • over 30,000 new profiles
Then join SNAP! SNAP Interactive builds AreYouInterested.com, a social discovery application that leverages data from Facebook and other API's to match people who share similar interests. We work at the intersection of Social, Big Data, Location and Mobile. Our environment is fun and relaxed, our products are ambitious, and our engineers are some of the brightest in NYC.

SNAP Interactive, a publicly traded company, has a new opening for a Senior Data Scientist. This position is full-time and is conveniently based one block from Penn Station.

Competitive compensation includes

  • guaranteed bonus + discretionary bonus
  • stock options
  • annual training stipend of $2000
  • monthly hackathons & regular employee-hosted tech talks
  • free snacks, fun outings, twice-monthly massages, and Knicks & Rangers tickets
Email resume to jobs+KD@snap-interactive.com.


  • Provide technical leadership for SNAP's Big Data team
  • Design and develop analytical systems to extract meaning from large scale and unstructured data
  • Design and develop software to extract and integrate with underlying systems
  • Provide thought leadership for senior technical staff as well as executive team to ensure rapid adoption of Big Data technologies and processes
Required Skills and Experience:
  • Graduate degree in Machine Learning or related field of study
  • Demonstrated success in leading Big Data initiatives, preferably in a consumer-oriented commercial software environment
  • Expertise with general purpose programming and data integration in addition to mathematics and machine learning
  • Proficiency in R or other math packages (Matlab, SAS, etc.)
  • Proficiency with Big Data technologies (e.g., Hadoop, Hive, Pig, Avro, Scribe, Cascading, Tap)
  • Proficiency with NoSQL databases (e.g., HBase, Cassandra, Mongo DB, CouchBase)
  • SQL and relational database programming
  • Adept at learning and applying new technologies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong team player capable of working in a demanding start-up environment
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Data warehousing and business intelligence systems
  • Advanced SQL
  • Data modeling
  • Dynamic and/or functional languages (e.g., Python, Ruby, Perl, Clojure)
  • Java
  • Agile development methodology
  • Cluster and grid computing
  • Cloud computing
  • Designing and tuning high performance systems
Email resume to jobs+KD@snap-interactive.com.

For more information, please visit our website at www.snap-interactive.com

SNAP Interactive Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a progressive, team-oriented work environment, exciting career opportunities and excellent benefits. The responsibilities listed above are not intended to be comprehensive. Other duties may be required as needed.

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