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Senior Data Scientist, Modeling Team at Applecart. (New York, NY)

As a Data Scientist on our Modeling Team, you will be responsible for creation of powerful machine learning applications that leverage our Social Graph.


  • Provide technical guidance to a growing team of engineers and data scientists

  • Manage and mentor team members to ensure individual growth and fulfillment of long term goals

  • Collaborate closely with product management to define and prioritize the technical vision of the product

  • Work with complex and varying social and demographic data sets. Apply non-routine graph analysis, machine learning and statistical techniques to synthesize behavioral predictions.

  • Develop comprehensive understanding of Applecart graph data structures, products, and metrics. Advocating for changes for achieving long term data science goals.

  • Interact cross-functionally with a wide variety of people and teams. Work closely with analysts and data engineers to identify opportunities and assess improvements to Applecart products and deliverables.

  • Select and deselect modeling priorities, insights and data based on ability to drive our desired outcomes.


  • PhD or MS degree in Computer Science, Math, Statistics, Physics or other technical field

  • 3-5+ years of relevant work experience in data analysis or related field. (e.g., as a statistician / data scientist / computational biologist / bioinformatician)

  • 1+ years as a team lead or managerial role

  • Practical knowledge of version control and agile development

  • Experience with Spark, Scikit Learn, Github, AWS

  • Machine Learning Expertise: classic supervised modeling algorithms (e.g. RF, LR, SVM), hyperparameter tuning, feature selection, dimension reduction and evaluation criteria

  • Python Expertise: classes & inheritance, map & filter functions, generators, decorators, style guides, pylint, pytest, pdb

  • SQL/Hive Expertise: where clauses, joins, group bys, windowing functions, exploding

  • Prototyping Expertise: quick to build proofs-of-concept involving data munging, scripting and analysis

  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, highly collaborative and ambitious startup work environment

Prefered Qualifications:

  • Additional deep expertise and experience with statistical data analysis such as linear models, multivariate analysis, stochastic models, sampling methods

  • Demonstrated skills in selecting the right statistical tools given a data analysis problem

  • Spark Expertise: SparkSQL, Caching, Checkpointing, Dataframes, RDDs

  • Coding experience in R, Unix / Bash CLI

  • Proficiency in modern ML frameworks (e.g. SparkML, PyTorch, TensorFlow)

  • Familiarity with social network analysis, graph theory or machine learning on networks

  • Significant interest or experience in politics, advertising technology and/or behavior modeling

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