Senior Data Scientist – Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics Platform

San Diego, CA 92122

Posted: 02/24/19 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry or Function: Software Job Number: 19020501 - P Compensation: $120,000 to $160,000

JOB #: 19020501 - P


One of San Diego’s fastest growing companies with over $40M in funding from top Venture Capital companies is looking to hire a key Senior Data Scientist for their team! They have been growing 100% YoY and are continuing to build out their innovative platform at the cross section of Social Good, FinTech, and eCommerce.

You’ll be a valued partner with an organization that leverages big data to optimize products and processes, enhance decision making, and ultimately improve the bottom line as well as the lives of their customers.
This is an awesome opportunity to join a team of top Data Scientists in a collaborative environment with a transparent, engaged and proven Executive Team who have multiple startup successes in their careers.

Position Outline:

• 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, CONTACT: Kanani Breckenridge (formerly Kanani Masterson); Connect with me on LinkedIn:

Salary Range and Bonus Potential: $120,000 to $160,000

• Comprehensive medical benefits including dental, vision, STD/LTD, Life Insurance
• Pre-IPO Equity
• Matching 401K
• Flexible spending account (FSA)
• Generous PTO and flexible work hours

Job Requirements:

• Must have 5+ years of professional experience as a Data Scientist in a technology based organization.
• Experience developing algorithms with one or more of the following: predictive analytics, decision trees, recommendation engines, convolutional neural networks (CNN), regression, classification, and/or clustering
• Must have 5+ years using Linux, Python, and/or R
• Must have willingness to jump in and help other team members in a startup-like environment

Personality characteristics:
• Exercises sound judgment and discipline, avoids over-engineering solutions
• Positive, 'can do' attitude with a focus on the success of the team over individual successes
• Applies ingenuity and determination in finding the best possible options to support business needs
• Must be an effective communicator, presenting facts not feelings and balancing business goals with engineering goals
• Takes ownership of outstanding issues, is accountable, and establishes a high level of credibility with others in the organization
• Respects other people's opinions and suggestions and works to create an 'environment of trust'

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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