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Near is the largest location intelligence platform providing real-time information on places, people and products.

Data Scientist
San Francisco, CA, US
Bangalore, IN
Job Description / Skills Required

Tasks include

Developing “core” data science models that power the Near Location Intelligence Platform and its associated products

Data types include structured and unstructured data in multiple formats (text,audio,video) spanning multiple domains including user profile data, geo-spatial data, network data and retail data

Model development including data cleanup, model building and testing

Working closely with the Engineering team to “operationalize” and deploy the models

Mentoring Near’s data science teams globally


Familiar with Model development lifecycle, data wrangling/munging in Python, Java, R, Clojure

Good expertise with basic probability/stats, stochastic processes, p-values and more

Basic ML models - NaiveBayes, LogisticRegression, SVM - Classifier development, Clustering, basic matrix ops - MF, PCA and more

Background in OR, Numerical analysis, Optimization, Linear/Non-linear/Integer programming, Statistics, Combinatorial optimization is a plus

Familiarity with R, ApacheSpark, Mahout is a plus

Needs to be comfortable writing code for model building and bootstrap, test and own models through their lifecycle