Data Science Engineer

Company Name: Machine Zone, Inc.
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Date Posted: 08th Dec, 2016
    • ou have a deep research interest in developing novel statistical modeling and machine learning algorithms 
    • Data analysis is second nature for you 
    • You love building new products and can take an idea from inception, to development and production 
    • You’re a team player and an effective communicator


    • Research new algorithms for real-time anomaly/breakout detection 
    • Collaborate with colleagues across multiple teams on unique challenges at scale 
    • Research new algorithms to assess the efficacy of marketing campaigns 
    • Research and develop methodologies to guide marketing strategies 
    • Research and develop algorithms to analyze high velocity streaming data 
    • Design and evaluate experiments to monitor key product metrics, understand root causes of changes in performance 
    • Build user behavior models to guide product roadmaps 
    • Design experiments to answer targeted questions 
    • Understand ecosystems,user behaviors, and long-term trends 
    • Identify levers tohelp improve key metrics across the organization 
    • Represent MZ Research at external forums and conferences
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science (with a Data Mining/Machine Learning emphasis), or a Ph.D. in Statistics, or 5+ years of industry research experience 
  • Successfully published papers in top-tier peer-reviewed journals and/or conferences 
  • Extensive knowledge of time series analysis, classification, clustering, or game theory 
  • 3+ years experience with statistical modeling and validation 
  • 3+ years experience with R/Matlab/Python 
  • Experience mining data streams and frameworks (such as Spark streaming) is a plus 
  • Experience developinga nomaly and/or breakout detection algorithms
  • Contributions to opensource (e.g., R packages) is a big plus