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Lead Data Scientist


Build and lead small team in designing breakthrough technologies for revealed preference studies of consumers. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in the study of human choice behavior and changing habits in the digital world.



Company: Stealth Startup
Location: Palo Alto, CA

Job Description
Stealth Startup (solid funding, industry veterans, Palo Alto based) is seeking a Data Scientist to build and lead small team in designing breakthrough technologies for revealed preference studies of consumers. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in the study of human choice behavior and changing habits in the digital world, and be able to balance analytic and conceptual thinking in a dynamic environment. Must be comfortable working as a quantitative researcher and implementing models and algorithms in production code.

Responsibilities

  • Define the full insights journey for choice modeling from elicitation techniques to methods to adjust for sources of heterogeneity, and determine the most appropriate statistical techniques for use in interpreting data
  • Guide the engineering team to deliver solutions to automate approach and models
  • Innovate in data collection and analysis methodologies
  • Communicate insights to a general audience

Requirements

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in a relevant technical field and 3+ years experience
  • Extensive experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches
  • Comfort manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources
  • A strong passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data
  • A flexible analytic approach that allows for results at varying levels of precision
  • Ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner
  • Fluency with at least one scripting language such as Python or PHP
  • Familiarity with relational databases and SQL
  • Expert knowledge of an analysis tool such as R, Matlab, or SAS
  • Experience working with large data sets, experience working with distributed computing tools a plus (Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, etc.)

_Contact_:
Email your resume to david@predictivepromotions.com


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