senior data scientist

senior data scientist

about the senior data scientist role:

soona is looking for a data scientist to join our machine learning and recommendations team as we continue to build a world-class data organization. you will be responsible for creating and maintaining image-based content recommendation models and working with machine learning engineers to develop the services that provide real-time inference. to be successful in this role, you will bring your expertise in building recommender systems to establish a new product offering at soona. as such, you will lead the technical execution for our content recommendation offerings and work cross-functionally with our product and engineering teams to turn our recommendations into customer-facing products.

this is a full time position that will report directly to the senior director of data science.

about soona:

soona makes it possible for brands to create professional photo and video starting at $39. our studios give customers a playground for creating their content and our online platform makes it possible for any product company in the world to experience a remote shoot. we are creating a fast casual content revolution!

soona is currently supporting a US remote work environment for this role with opportunity for a flex hybrid work environment within our operating cities--Denver and Minneapolis, if that’s your thing.

about tech at soona:

at soona, we’re focused on building a world-class engineering and data organization. we’re developing a highly-scalable platform for real-time customer engagement with our studio creatives and technology that optimizes the content they create. our typical engineering and data projects blend SaaS with e-commerce, providing opportunities to work on everything from app engineering and cloud/server architecture to computer vision and logistics/routing optimization. our tech stack consists primarily of ruby on rails, javascript vue, and python. we pride ourselves on our culture of innovation, community engagement, technical mentorship, and caring for the individual.

our hiring philosophy:

at soona, we look for representation across all intersectionalities of identities, specifically within underrepresented groups. it is these differences that push us towards innovation, curiosity, and success in our business. we believe in providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by laws or regulations in the locations we operate. this means that timelines of processes may be impacted, depending on our applicant pools.

an ideal candidate can:

  • design, train, and evaluate machine learning models for recommendation engines
  • evaluate content performance for our customers to optimize images and styling
  • classify users via behavior analysis, segmentation, and user profiling techniques
  • run experiments and a/b testing to evaluate performance of recommender systems
  • process data through our data pipelines for feature engineering
  • create internal apps that serve up model outputs and predictions in real-time
  • deliver quality code in an agile framework that ships to a production environment
  • correlate work to business KPIs and be accountable for improvement targets
  • communicate with data and engineering teams as well as business stakeholders

has experience in:

  • effectively communicating and coding in a remote work environment
  • content-based and collaborative filtering for recommendation models
  • a/b testing, experimentation, and performance evaluations of recommender systems
  • leveraging data science libraries like scikit-learn and pytorch (or similar)
  • python – the core language of the data organization
  • sql – optimizing performance/transformation efficiencies on OLAP data warehouses
  • dbt – our primary data transformation layer
  • aws or equivalent cloud environment
  • computer vision modeling and image processing (preferred)
  • deploying machine learning models into production services (preferred)
  • looker, segment, airbyte, docker, flask/fastAPI (preferred)
  • working in a startup environment (preferred)

we can offer:

  • starting salary: $150,000 - $170,000
  • stock options in a booming startup
  • benefits & perks + unlimited pto + intentional culture
  • really badass headshots
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