Data Scientist at Software

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Employer: Software

Expires: 07/15/2020

Data Scientist At Software, we’re building a data platform for developers. 100% work from anywhere (no office) culture.What you’ll doWe’re looking for a data scientist who can help build a data platform for developers by leveraging data + AI/ML with the goal to help developers increase productivity and code smarter. As a key member of the engineering team you’ll lead and advance all aspects of data science and machine learning capabilities for Software. Help us create compelling new data products for our customers and answer deep questions with statistical rigor.What we’re looking forWe’re looking for an experienced candidate who’s done similar work before which includes: hands on practice with data modeling inside a warehouse, handling streaming data from Kinesis/Kafka or similar for real time analytics. Creating, training, and publishing machine learning models, and applying statistical mathematics to find predictive signals within our data.Excellent communication, excellent prioritization skills, and ability to work well with distributed teamsHigh attention to detail and diligenceStrong engineering background in technical fields, such as software engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or similar.About the roleOn the data product side your work will inform and refine existing data products and create entirely novel data products for our customers.  Creative use of the data we collect, deep exploration to turn “unknowns” into “knowns,” and challenging commonly held beliefs through data is how you’ll spend most of your time.  You’ll be able to sift and sort through a large and performant data lake of granular, clean, anonymized, high value data from tens of thousands of users.  This data will get richer over time to include more data sources with versioned schemas validating and enriching the data during ingestion.On the business intelligence side your work will help us be more efficient, more aware, and help us take measured steps forward with the entire business. This means helping us understand how our users use the platform, establish facts, discover and expose insights through data visualization tools, and help us understand the actuals of the business.Some examples of projects you might work on:1. Designing and measuring A/B tests while making sure that we are being patient to get to stat sig.2. Find interesting correlations of events that seem to impact developer productivity, and then prove it true or false.3. Create machine learning models that react to a user’s real time behaviors to enable active features of the platform.4. Use SQL to model raw events into aggregated metrics and datagrams.5. Use Python to create and train models that will find novel predictive variables.6. Create a music recommendation engine based on productivity metrics intermixed with song attributes like “liveness,” “valence,” “speechiness,” and more.7. Illuminate how much we spend on infrastructure and services per user and how that is trending as we scale.8. Answer questions such as, “Is the platform getting slower?  Are we having fewer errors over time or more?”Working on these projects and answering those questions means working with our data warehouse in SQL, using Python to run data through algorithms, transforming data from transactional databases into new formats, and utilizing some off the shelf systems like Tableau or Mixpanel.That’s a lot of different systems, data sources, and responsibility!  So, you probably won’t be an expert in all of those things, and that’s OK.  We’re looking for solid fundamentals, curiosity, and an appetite for discovery. About Engineering at SoftwareSoftware is a Silicon Valley startup backed by 8VC and Next47. You can learn more about our culture, and environment at are passionate about what we do and enjoy building great products that developers love. Opportunity to work directly with a founder that has built billion-dollar products Developer-first culture, with strong emphasis on developer productivity, and happinessWork from anywhere Work with the latest development tools, frameworks, and ML librariesPlease no recruiters or agencies! Your candidates will not be considered.—Software is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.Job Type: Full-time