Data Scientist

New York, NY

Post Date: 09/13/2017 Job ID: 10103512 Industry: IT Perm
Desired Skills and Expertise
Candidates should have the following background, skills and characteristics:
" Advanced degree in a quantitative discipline required (minimum of master's is preferred; bachelor's degree with work experience will be considered)
" 2 years of quantitative modeling experience preferably using a distributed computing environment
" Strong knowledge of statistical and machine learning techniques, such as regression analysis, clustering, decision trees, collaborative filtering, k-nearest neighbors, support vector machines, association rules, and matrix factorization methods " Working knowledge of R, Python, SAS and Java (bonus points for Scala) and proficiency in SQL
" Deep understanding of experiment design: Factorial experiment design, multivariate experiments, simple random sampling vs stratified, etc. " Strong cross-functional communication skills to be able to explain your approach to a wide variety of both technical and non-technical stakeholders
" Ability to work well with others in a high-pressure environment
" Capable of carrying out multiple tasks or projects in parallel
" Good oral and written communication skills " Familiarity

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