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Data Scientist


Working on high impact, real world problems using huge (and somewhat messy) data sets, including billions of transactions, to unlock valuable insights and power new products for the New York Times.



NYTimesCompany: NYTimes
Location: New York, NY
Web: www.nytimes.com

_Contact_:
chadas@nytimes.com

You may be a great fit for our team if you are excited about working on high impact, real world problems using huge (sometimes slightly messy) data sets, including billions of transactions, to unlock valuable insights and power new products.

Responsibilities:

  • Frame and conduct complex analyses and experiments using tremendously large (e.g. 10^6 to 10^10 records), complex (not always well-structured, highly variable) data sets
  • Answer product questions by using appropriate statistical techniques on available data
  • Analyze and interpret the results of product experiments;
  • Design and implement scripts, programs, databases, and other software components
  • Draw conclusions and effectively communicate findings with both technical and non-technical team members
  • Review relevant academic and industry research to identify useful algorithms, techniques, libraries, etc.
  • Share your knowledge by communicating your findings through sensible presentation and accessible language and mentor staff on relevant procedures and techniques
  • Work closely with a product engineering team to identify and answer important product questions;
  • Develop best practices for instrumentation and experimentation and communicate those to product engineering teams.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Math, Statistics, Computer Science, or other quantitative discipline
  • 3+ years experience in R, Python, Java, or other languages appropriate for large scale analysis of numerical and textual data
  • 2+ years experience with data mining, machine learning, statistical modeling tools and underlying algorithms
  • 2+ years experience with relational databases and SQL
  • 2+ years experience working with extremely large data sets
  • 2+ years experience with Hadoop or similar distributed computing and storage platforms
  • Proficiency with Unix/Linux environments.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in Math, Statistics, Computer Science, or other quantitative discipline
  • Extremely strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A strong passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data;
  • Proven track record of solving challenging problems in both academia and industry
  • Experience with real-time/online recommender systems

Company Information:
The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) is a global media organization dedicated to enhancing society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information. The company includes The New York Times, International New York Times, NYTimes.com, INYT.com and related properties. It is known globally for excellence in its journalism, and innovation in its print and digital storytelling and its business model. Follow news about the company at @NYTimesComm.

EEO Statement:
The New York Times Company is an equal employment opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin, citizenship or any other protected characteristic. The New York Times Company is committed to diversity in its most inclusive sense.


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