Lead Data Scientist

Location: Vancouver, BC
Date Posted: 04-24-2018

On behalf of our client, Affinity Staffing is looking for a Lead Data Scientist. Reporting to the VP of Product, you will be tasked with solidifying data structure, identifying  key products and user learnings, and build machine learning models that allow the product to deliver a more personalized and effective user experience. 

- Provide the architectural direction and guidance for building out streaming data platform
- Build out our machine learning platform from its infancy, to eliminate redundancy and inefficiency
- Use statistical modeling and apply ML algorithms to understand user behavior, make individualized recommendations, and
- Drive a lot of innovation projects that are coming up
- Bring a startup mentality - rolling up your sleeves and getting in the code
- Education: M.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, other technical field
- Experience: 4+ years in advanced quantitative analysis
- SQL skills: Advanced; comfortable working with large data sets
- Coding skills: Ability to produce production level code (node.JS, R, or similar language)
- Data: Knowledge of machine learning techniques and advanced analytics (ex: regression, classification, clustering, time series)
- You’re regarded by technical and business people as a strong communicator. - - You can break down technical concepts for anyone to digest, particularly to stakeholders
- Demonstrated capacity for developing and understanding strategy; take some ideas and run with them, while developing your own hypotheses
- Scrappy, hands-on problem solver. Not afraid to be "first" data scientist to the problem
- Experience building out lean, accomplished data teams

About Affinity Staffing:
Affinity Staffing is a full service Information Technology agency that takes a unique approach to recruiting. We believe recruiting is about creating long term relationships that foster a mutually beneficial partnership - an affinity. Bringing a new style of recruiting founded on four core principles – Transparency – Flexibility – Efficiency – Agility.
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