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LivingSocial: Data Scientist


Delivering insightful solutions to complex problems to impact the next generation of products at LivingSocial. Analyzing enormous volumes of data on customers, merchant offers and channels, and developing advanced statistical algorithms to solve unique problems.



LivingSocial Company: LivingSocial
Location: Washington, DC
Web: www.livingsocial.com


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LivingSocial is the local marketplace to buy and share the best things to do in your city. With unique and diverse offerings each day, we inspire members to discover everything from weekend excursions to one-of-a kind events and experiences to exclusive gourmet dinners to family aquarium outings and more. Based in Washington, DC, we have millions of members around the world.

We're growing. And we need talented and enthusiastic individuals to help us re-imagine local commerce. Who are we looking for?People with bold new ideas and the appetite to make them a reality.

The Data Science team is looking for highly qualified candidates at both junior and senior levels. Data Scientists are responsible for delivering insightful solutions to complex problems and impacting the next generation of products at LivingSocial. As a part of our team, you will be utilizing enormous volumes of data on customers, merchant offers and channels, and developing advanced statistical algorithms to solve unique problems.

Responsibilities
  • Utilize large-scale data mining and machine learning techniques to discover actionable patterns in the data
  • Perform rigorous model evaluation, design hypothesis tests, oversee test execution and result evaluation
  • Model, predict, and classify consumer behavior and business metrics

 
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Passion for empirical research and answering hard questions with data
  • Data mining, machine learning or recommender systems knowledge and experience
  • Experience with model evaluation, hypothesis testing and experimental design
  • Ability to communicate complex analyses in a clear and actionable manner
  • Attention to detail, strong work ethic
  • Ability to query databases (SQL, Hive)
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language (e.g., Python, Java, R, C++, Clojure)

 
Education & Work Experience
  • Applicants must have at least 2 years experience performing predictive modeling
  • A degree in Machine Learning, Applied Math, Computer Science, Economics, Statistics, or a related quantitative field
  • Preference given to candidates with a Master's or a Ph.D degree
  • Preference given to candidates with a background in collaborative filtering, data mining, machine learning, optimization, statistical theory, econometrics, or computer science

 
Compensation
  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Health/Dental/Vision/401k
  • Opportunity to work with committed, talented people with a great sense of humor

 


It is the policy of LivingSocial to provide equal opportunity for employment to all qualified employees and applicants, regardless of race, religion, religious affiliation, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, placement, training, transfer, promotion, termination, pay, and other forms of compensation and benefits. The company will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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