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Data Scientist


Job Description

Etsy is seeking data mining scientists to join our data science team. As a scientist at Etsy, you will be developing cutting edge algorithms that drive our recommender systems and search ranking engines. This development includes both research and engineering across our entire stack: data analysis and algorithmic prototyping, implementation within our Hadoop infrastructure, and integration with Etsy's web stack.  You love experimentation and are motivated to understand everything you build, from algorithmic changes to front-end improvements. You look forward to embracing our continuous deployment process at Etsy and believe in a highly iterative approach to problem solving.

About the Engineering Team 
The technical staff at Etsy believes that code is craft, good software and systems designs are works of art, and that the work we do is part of larger creative culture represented by the hundreds of thousands of inspired makers who make Etsy such a wondrous marketplace. We believe that small, empowered, self-motivated teams can do big things. We also believe in the right tool for the job, not language-as-religion. Our current systems run PHP, Java, Scala, Python, Ruby, Solr/Lucene, Postgres, MySQL, and more. Check out our Engineering blog.

About the Job:
As part of the data mining team at Etsy, you would:

  • Build next-generation recommender systems, search quality algorithms, and targeting / optimization applications
  • Prototype and implement algorithms via Hadoop and over hundreds of terabytes of data with scala and java
  • Explore data, diving deep with python and R.
  • Integrate algorithms with Etsy's web stack via PHP and javascript
  • Deploy continuously, test continuously, and learn

About You
To be a great fit for this role, you have:

  • 3+ years experience building industrial data mining systems
  • Experience with Hadoop and working with multi-terabyte systems
  • Deep understanding and experience with state of the art machine learning and data mining algorithms
  • Experience working on search ranking algorithms in an industrial setting
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Computer Science

About Us
Etsy is the marketplace we make together. We have 20 million members in over 200 countries. In 2012, our sellers grossed more than $850 million in sales. Our mission is to reimagine commerce to build a more fulfilling and lasting world. 

Our offices are like this and this. We're empowered and expected to be ourselves, share our ideas and figure out what we can each do to keep Etsy evolving. We have full company-paid benefits, including family and domestic partner benefits, humane working hours, couches, quiet spaces, lunch twice a week and handmade desks.

We're growing rapidly and are well-funded with a proven business model and established revenue to help us continue serving our community.

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Job Location
Brooklyn, NY
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Employment Type:
Full Time
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