25 Apr 2011

Full-Time Data Mining Scientist

Knewton – Posted by nosqljobsNew York, New York, United States

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Job Description

We’re looking for an engineer or applied scientist with experience implementing data mining and machine learning systems to help build an innovative online education system that adapts to each individual student.

What we need from you:

  • Passion and enthusiasm for building scalable systems that analyze huge data sets and make actionable recommendations
  • Proven ability to identify relationships within large, not obviously related data sets
  • Ability to work with incomplete or imperfect data
  • Familiarity with linear algebra and manipulating data using matrix algorithms
  • Ability to build and interpret probabilistic models of complex, high-dimensional systems

Using any of following technologies:

  • Bayesian methods
  • Graphical Models
  • Latent Factor Models
  • Clustering techniques (principal components analysis, k-means, etc.)

What we’d like from you:

  • Experience analyzing human behavioral data
  • Hadoop or other MapReduce implementation experience
  • Background in Computer Science, Statistics, or other math-heavy field
  • Semantic text mining or natural language processing experience
  • Experience in high-stakes information retrieval and statistical analysis (e.g., Bioinformatics, Fraud Detection)

Start-up life can be intense, but it’s not without its perks: Macs, huge monitors, excellent benefits, and a snack closet filled with your favorite treats.

How to Apply

If you are interested in learning more about the opportunity, please e-mail techjobs@knewton.com and attach a resume.

Job Categories: Engineering. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: hadoop and mapreduce.

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