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Data Scientist


Job Description

Flurry is one of San Francisco's hottest start-ups, with offices in New York, London and Mumbai. The company is backed by tier 1 investors including Draper Fisher Jurvetson, InterWest Partners, Union Square Ventures, Menlo Ventures, First Round Capital, Draper Richards, and Crosslink Capital.  Within a few short years, Flurry has become the leader in mobile analytics and advertising.  We track over 1.4 Trillion user events each month, while serving more than 100,000 mobile app developers and over 300,000 mobile applications across the iOS, Android, HTML5, Blackberry, and Windows 8 platforms.

As the Data Scientist, you will report directly to the Chief Architect. You will be responsible for:

  • Developing and testing hypotheses across all functional areas at Flurry
  • Researching and applying multidisciplinary techniques, findings and approaches to Flurry problems
  • Designing, implementing and analyzing algorithms which substantially impact multiple Flurry products
  • Leading development of prototypes and guiding solutions into production
  • Establishing Flurry’s strategic research roadmap
  • Serving as a primary person to consult on complex issues, contributing key ideas
  • Growing and leading the research group


  • PhD in computer science or related field (or equivalent experience)
  • Obsession with data and system improvement, tempered with pragmatic ability to prioritize
  • Must have experience in the design and prototyping of machine learning algorithms
  • A thorough knowledge of underlying machine learning theories
  • Proven research background, in academic or industrial work, with an emphasis on delivering research that has a critical impact on multiple projects
  • Awareness of business objectives and ability to apply this understanding to recommend and implement product development for difficult and complex technical issues
  • Comfort working within a modern engineering environment (Linux, system architecture, Java, Linux, MySQL, multithreaded programming).
  • Ability to script experimental solutions and use off-the-shelf statistical analysis tools
  • Ability to quickly prototype experimental solutions and develop robust, maintainable production systems
  • Strong results driven personality , with a high level of enthusiasm, energy and confidence
  • Excellent analytical, communication, organizational and presentation skills
  • Managerial skills: hire, train and mentor research team
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and integrity : be able and willing to work on a “hands on”, independently or with a small team providing leadership \
  • Experience working at a growth-stage startup company


  • Familiarity with Hadoop and related subprojects (MapReduce, HBase, Mahout, etc.)
  • Industry experience with large scale algorithm challenges in the consumer Internet space
  • Experience with the iPhone, Android or other mobile application platforms
  • Experience as a research team lead for teams of at least 3-4 researchers
  • Experience building highly scalable and reliable Java applications.
  • Experience with JSP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, AJAX.
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Job Location
360 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Additional Job Details
Employment Type:
Full Time