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  • Date Posted:

    07/15/14
  • Job Function:

    Scientist
  • Job Status:

    Not Listed
  • Industry:

    Other, Media
  • Job Code:

    214555
  • Contact Information:

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Senior Data Scientist (214555-068)

The Washington Post - Washington, DC

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Job Description

The Washington Post is looking for passionate data scientists to join our Big Data Analytics team. The Washington Post has huge volumes of activity data and related business data from millions of customers.  We are building an integrated Big Data Platform that stores all aspects of customer profiles and activities (360-degree view of customers), contents and their metadata, and business data.  Data scientist will utilize the data from the platform and design and build systems that apply machine learning, statistical modeling, NLP (Natural Language Processing), data visualization and other data science techniques to provide personalized contents and experience for customers, generate insights, improve advertisement strategies, automate processes, and help newsrooms and other business units to make data-driven decisions. This role is equal parts scientist, statistician & software developer.

Responsibilities:

  • As part of a project team, contribute to solving business problems by framing the problems, determining intended approach and quantitative methods, evaluating the analytical solutions to the problems, and deploying them to production
  • Generate actionable insights by analyzing large amounts of data and using analytical rigor, predictive modeling, cluster analysis, temporal analysis, social network analysis, and other techniques.
  • Generate reports and visualizations to provide insight into the workings of the production system
  • Document projects including business objective, data gathering and processing, leading approaches, final algorithm, detailed set of results and analytical metrics. Develops materials to explain project findings. Explain findings to business audiences
  • Evaluate commercial and open source techniques in Machine Learning, Data Mining, NLP, and Analytics
  • Build scalable and high performance Machine Learning and Data Mining algorithms
  • Rapidly test hypotheses by developing prototypes, running offline experiments, and online A/B tests

 

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science or Statistics with emphasis on data mining, NLP or machine learning
  • 5-7 years of experience in NLP system, predictive modeling, recommendations/personalization, working with Big Data using Hadoop, MongoDB, Spark, Cassandra, Splunk
  • Programming experience in Java, scripting tools such as Perl or Python, Hive, Pig
  • Experience with tools such as R, Weka, SPSS, or SAS
Job Location
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular


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The Washington Post

Industry Category: Media
Local Offices: DC
Thank you for your interest in a career with The Washington Post. We invite you to review all of our open positions to find the one that's right for you. We look forward to receiving your resume!

Since it first began publication more than 130 years ago, The Washington Post has grown into one of the most storied and respected news organizations in the world. A subsidiary of The Washington Post Company, today?s Post is the indispensable guide to Washington. In print, we enjoy the highest penetration of any major metropolitan newspaper in the United States. On the web, we have the third largest news website with 17 million unique visitors each month, and have recently launched a celebrated news app for the iPad. We serve Washington in all media, on any platform, including paid products, events, and tailored content.

More broadly, The Washington Post Company delivers quality products to today?s students, readers and viewers. What unites our company is the immediacy of our products and services, created by teachers and tutors at Kaplan; reporters and editors at our media properties; and associates at Cable ONE.
Washington Post Media views its employees as its most valuable asset and provides a comprehensive benefits package to promote healthy and balanced lives at work and at home. We offer competitive salaries, opportunities for training and career advancement and an outstanding, progressive benefits package including:
Health and dental benefits
Flexible healthcare and dependent care spending accounts
401(k) and company-funded cash balance plan
Life and disability insurance
Tuition reimbursement
Adoption assistance
Domestic partner benefits
Employee assistance program
Employee referral program

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  • Date Posted:

    07/15/14
  • Job Function:

    Scientist
  • Job Status:

    Not Listed
  • Industry:

    Other, Media
  • Job Code:

    214555
  • Contact Information:

    Employer Site
 
 
 
 
20
more jobs from this company
 
 
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