Data Scientist – Neural Networks, Data Visualization, Forensics Systems

San Diego, CA 92122

Posted: 02/24/19 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry or Function: Software Job Number: 9011601 - P Compensation: $120,000 to $160,000

JOB #: 19011601 - P       


KEY WORDS: data scientist, algorithms, machine learning, deep search, neural networks, visualization, imaging, rendering, graphics, forensics, security, cyber-security, data science,





Well-funded and growing San Diego Startup Company developing scientific imaging and authentication systems is looking to hire a key Data Scientist for their team.

You’ll be designing and developing machine learning capabilities and tools for complex, volumetric datasets that enable customers to analyze and evaluate graphical data for security and other critical purposes.


  • Utilize your expertise in Deep and Machine Learning technologies such as complex 3D visualization, analysis of very large datasets, convolutional neural networks, predictive modeling, etc. to solve difficult, real-world problems.
  • Help shape the data science strategy and direction of the company and an industry creating innovative technology.
  • Solve algorithmic problems through research, experiments, development, and see through deployment of these solutions into a real-world environment.
  • Given large, difficult computational problems, design and  implement a clean, efficient, and  robust solution.
  • Partner with Product, Engineering, Scientists, and Operations teams to solve problems and identify opportunities.
  • Select features, build, and optimize classifiers using machine learning techniques
  • Extend company’s data with third party sources of information when needed
  • Enhance data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems
  • Process, cleanse, and validate the integrity of data used for analysis
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner
  • Create automated anomaly detection systems and constant tracking of its performance


To apply, email a resume for confidential review to Kanani Masterson Breckenridge ( This role requires US Citizenship. You will primarily work onsite in their San Diego, CA.


Salary Range and Bonus Potential:

$120,000  to $160,000




  • Comprehensive medical benefits (90% of the premium for the employee and 83-85% for dependents), dental, vision, STD/LTD, Life Insurance
  • Pre-IPO Equity
  • Matching 401K
  • Flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Seven (7) paid holidays plus two paid (2) floating holidays equaling nine (9) in total.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO):  15 PTO days per year (5 hours per pay period) based on company policy.  With seniority, you will accrue more PTO per company policy.   

Job Requirements:

  • Must have 5+ years developing Machine Learning algorithms with at least some of the following: convolutional neural networks (CNN), regression, classification, and/or clustering
  • Must have 2+ experience with Deep Learning Frameworks (preferably TensorFlow)
  • Must have 5+ years designing and developing software using Linux, Python, C++
  • Personality Traits: Must possess a positive attitude, passion for learning, perseverance and drive to solve difficult problems using technical creativity and hard work. Effective communication skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize in rapidly changing environment.
  • Must have willingness to jump in and help other team members in a startup-like environment
  • S. Citizenship Required.
  • Travel Requirements: Up to 10% of the time (Occasional travel may be necessary)


Educational Requirements:

  • Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or related field, or equivalent experience;
  • Preferred Education: Advanced degree in a quantitative field such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Physics a plus

Kanani Masterson

I joined the TriStaff Group in January 1999 as a Technical Recruiter, and am now Director of Recruiting for our Technology, Marketing, and Executive Search Division. My regional focus is the Greater San Diego Area and Southern California. I work with large public companies as well as funded, fast-growth startups, and am passionate about keeping up with whatever disruptive new advances are happening in the technology space. To date, I've placed over 940 candidates, and produced over $8.5M in placement fees, and most importantly I love helping people and companies thrive and grow... I'm lucky to love what I do! Areas of Specialty: SaaS, enterprise software, security, machine learning, robotics, online advertising, social media, mobile apps, telecommunications, cloud computing, medical devices, consumer electronics, big data/analytics, clean tech; Positions: Software Engineers, Web Developers, Firmware Engineers, Solutions Architects, Network/Systems Engineers, Systems Engineers, Systems Administrators, Product Managers, C-Level positions (COO, CMO, CTO, CFO, CIO, CRO, CEO, etc.), Supply Chain, Operations, Quality Assurance, Marketing, Business Development & Sales, and Finance. I'm a native San Diegan (I grew up in Solana Beach, CA) and attended La Jolla Country Day School from 6th grade through high school graduation. I attended the University of Southern California (USC) as a Dean’s Scholar and Golden State Scholar, and graduated BA Degree in Creative Writing & Poetry. I also have one spunky young daughter and a fantastic husband.
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