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Customer engagement platform that enables marketers to understand and target customers across mobile and web.

Lead Data Scientist / Software Engineer
Redwood City, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

Kahuna’s Lead Data Scientist / Software Engineer will lead a small team that will use time series data for customer events and attributes, analyzing that data to build predictive models for achieving targeted customer goals. Looking at trends and patterns for levels of engagement, we add value to our customers' use of Kahuna’s marketing platform. As a valued member of the Engineering team you also can be a strong player in the definition of deliverables on our product roadmap. Your passion is for Data, the Data pipeline and the impact that analytics and machine learning can make for our customers.

What you get to do every day:

Analyze time-series datasets and provide insights to design data-driven learning and optimization processes
Implement data products for customer-facing functions and features with engineering team members
Provide analysis of data and be instrumental in the implementation of robust analytics, learning and optimization processes for the Kahuna engagement platform
Use expertise to identify valuable strategic product questions and use data to provide answers to engineering, marketing and customer success organizations
Design and implement robust product data pipelines for online and batch learning processes
Ability to communicate findings and methods to lay audiences i.e. you may be asked to explain to a customer why the results are statistically significant, or why an algorithm yielded a particular outcome
Bonus points for being able to create interpretable models that also perform well

What you bring to the role:

BSCS / MS preferred in an engineering field with an emphasis on Mathematics or Machine Learning
MINIMUM of 8+ years of development experience working in a commercial Software entity - NOTE- this is not an entry level role
Hands - on expertise in applied Machine Learning
Previous experience in the design, implementation, deployment and optimization / support of machine learning product features
Strong practical experience with Statistics
Programming skills in one or more of the following: Python, R, SQL, Octave, Map-Reduce
Knowledge of distributed analytics implementation: via Spark, Mahout, other
Comprehensive knowledge of distributed cloud computing, networking, Linux and Big Data
Able to lead a small dynamic team where collaboration and innovation is encouraged
Previous experience managing others in a commercial software entity


About Kahuna

Kahuna is a leading player in the B2C marketing technology industry. We enable a new level of authentic engagement between brands and their customers wherever they are -- the web, email, mobile, social channels -- through personalized communications at scale. Powered by big data and machine learning, we help create delightful experiences for every customer with the perfect message, delivered on the right channel, at just the right time.

Kahuna is trusted by Yahoo!, Dollar Shave Club, Travelzoo, Skyscanner, and hundreds of other leading brands. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Kahuna was founded in 2012 and is funded by Sequoia Capital, SoftTech VC, Tenaya Capital, and others.

Individuals seeking employment at Kahuna are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.