Data Scientist - Builder

  • SoundCloud
  • Berlin, Germany
  • 02/02/2018
Full time Data Science Data Engineering Machine Learning Data Analytics Big Data Statistics Software Engineering

Job Description

We're looking for someone to join our team of embedded Data Scientists building end-user products for SoundCloud. You will be a member of a diverse and skilled group of Data Scientists that operate across the organisation in product teams, business intelligence and analytics.

You will work on a wide range of products and problems, embedded with engineering teams having direct impact on our millions of daily active users. We want people that come equipped with an open mind, creativity and a get-it-done attitude.

About the role

In this role you will be responsible for building data products and internal solutions to some of our hardest problems. From search and recommendations to anti-abuse and content understanding, you will see projects through from start to finish performing research, prototyping solutions, production deployment at scale and A/B testing. 

We love specialists with deep experience, and we expect to use that experience alongside a Data Scientist’s ability to be general and tackle a wide range of problem areas.

Some projects you might work on include:

  • Making improvements to personalized recommendations
  • Building a playlist discovery product
  • Applying NLP to search queries to better understand user-intent
  • Detecting spam and fraudulent user behaviour on the platform

About You

You are a senior Data Scientist with a curious analytical mindset, experience with software engineering, and a track record of shipping machine learning solutions at large scale. You have a broad toolkit that spans languages and runtimes, and you can get up-to-speed with new tech stacks quickly. You enjoy working cross-functional with other Engineers, Product Managers and peer Data Scientists. You have:

  • A Ph.D. or M.Sc. in a relevant field such as computer science or machine learning (preferred but not required)
  • A deep understanding of the lifecycle of a Data Science project, with experience in research, solution development, tuning and inspecting models, etc.
  • Experience with Scala, Python or other languages that are used to ship large-scale, production models and systems
  • Experience wrangling very large datasets by writing and maintaining data processing pipelines with Hadoop, Spark, BigQuery, Redshift, or similar
  • An ability to tell a story about data, to explore and reveal patterns, and to communicate to stakeholders about your discoveries and hypothesis
  • Worked in cross-functional teams and are able to work in multiple parts of a tech stack

Diversity at SoundCloud

SoundCloud is for everyone. Diversity and open expression are fundamental to our organization; they help us build a social platform and global community where anyone can create, discover, and share sounds. We acknowledge the challenges in our industry, and strive to develop an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute.

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