Senior Data Scientist

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Foursquare is hiring a Senior Data Scientist who has experience with the Python science stack and/or R.

Job Description

About our Senior Data Scientist Role:
As a member of Foursquare's data science team, you'll be responsible for owning important methodological components of our leading foot traffic measurement platform.  The methodologies we employ are varied which creates a rich environment for the application of data science technology. This is not just a machine learning job. We look for data scientists who are excited by the challenge of solving problems using a wide array of modeling and quantitative techniques.  

To be successful, you'll have to have a deep technical understanding of data science concepts across the disciplines of research methods, causal modeling, applied statistics, and machine learning.  You'll also have the ability to build large-scale prototypes of your novel methodologies from the ground up.  

We look for scientists who are simultaneously skeptical and optimistic, practical and rigorous, and can arrive at solutions to hard methodological problems by gracefully managing costs and performance. 

The ideal Senior Data Scientist will also want to grow the impact that they have across the organization by taking on increasing responsibility in either IC or management tracks.  

  • 5+ years of work or educational experience in data science, machine learning, and statistics.
  • 2+ years of experience as a manager or technical lead
  • Ph.D. degree or comparable research experience in a quantitative field
  • Proven track record of delivering on products and/or practical research endeavors
  • Experience with the Python science stack and/or R required
  • Experience with Hadoop, Spark, or similar frameworks is a plus
  • Foursquare is proud to foster an inclusive environment that is free from discrimination. We strongly believe in order to build the best products, we need a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds. This leads to a more delightful experience for our users and team members. We value listening to every voice and we encourage everyone to come to be a part of building a company and products we love.

Foursquare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Senior Data Scientist
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Since our inception in 2009, Foursquare has been a leading force in changing how location information enriches our real-world and digital lives. As a location intelligence company, Foursquare is comprised of two well-known consumer apps, Foursquare and Swarm, as well as thriving media and enterprise products. Our B2B offerings include Places (for developers), Pinpoint and Attribution (for marketers), and Place Insights (for analysts, based on the world's largest foot traffic panel). With more than 200 people across our offices in New York, San Francisco, and in sales offices around the globe, we?re dedicated to our trailblazing mission?enriching consumer experiences and informing business decisions with location intelligence.