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      1. Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering

        Job Link: jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=141033

        Job Description:  Reporting to the Director and the Director of Operations for the Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering (IDSE), the incumbent provides administrative support to the Chair and assists with day-to-day operations of the Institute; supervises the Graduate Intern and provides leadership for website content and social media, model policies/protocols, and other written IDSE materials; supports grant management and proposals; and assists in academic program management.

        Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and/or its equivalent required. Minimum of 0-2 years related experience. Previous experience as an Executive Assistant preferred. Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills required. Must be able to work independently and exercise good judgment and discretion, and to prioritize and manage multiple tasks. Financial aptitude necessary. Knowledge of personal computer systems; webpage, word processing including spreadsheets necessary.

      1. GRANT FUNDED

        Reporting to the Strategic Information (SI) Unit Deputy Director, the Database Developer designs, develops, implements and maintains systems to collect, manage, report and disseminate health informatics data collected by ICAP country and New York teams, which is used for routine reporting, special projects and studies. Contributes to enhancing capacity of relevant ICAP country staff, Ministry of Health staff and others in conceptualizing and managing their databases, in a consultant role.

        Minimum Qualifications:

        Requires a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Management or related discipline, plus four (4) years of experience in database design and data management.

        The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a full background check prior to a final offer of employment being made.

        To apply - Link

      1. voxgov provides user access to over 40 different document types of official U.S. Federal government news, media and information sources. With 11.5 million documents growing by 250,000+ monthly, we are looking for Data Scientists (interns and employees) who know about scalable machine learning and data analysis to come to our company, make some concrete proposals, and do amazing things with our data. Candidates must be comfortable with implementing scalable machine learning algorithms and the related visualization, diagnostics, and testing. The candidate will work on scalable machine learning projects that can include information retrieval, recommendation systems and statistical natural language processing. Candidates will be communicating all findings and recommendations to the senior management team.

        The successful applicant(s) will be working in consultation with Professor David Blei (Institute of Data Sciences and Engineering, Columbia University) and Professor Gregory Wawro (Department of Political Science, Columbia University). A genuine interest in politics and government is an advantage.

        Responsibilities

        1. Build statistical models to analyze the data, content, meaning and insights
        2. Pro-active sanity checking and debugging of data and logs.
        3. Document analysis and process via code and shared documentation.
        4. Build machine learning and topic modeling algorithms.
        5. Build tools and apps for internal and external (consumer-facing) stakeholders.
        6. Build understandable dashboards as well as bespoke, custom analysis.
        7. Participate in team and board brainstorming activities.
        8. Work with business stakeholders to help make data-driven decisions.
        9. Scope and define business problems.
        10. Translate business problems to data problems and solve.
        11. Prepare written reports and presentations for internal and external audiences.
        12. Contribute to a culture of collaboration and transparency.

        Skills

        1. Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Physics (or another quantitative discipline).
        2. Applied scholastic and/or career experience in data analysis and problem solving with large amounts of diverse data and content types.
        3. Expert in one or more of machine learning algorithms, statistics, visualization, data engineering, and natural language processing.
        4. Knowledge of relational databases and methods for efficient data retrieval.
        5. Ability to think creatively to solve complex problems.
        6. Ability to autonomously manage simultaneous projects focused on different outcomes.
        7. Ability to work independently yet collaborate with management team.
        8. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate the results of analyses in a clear and effective manner.
        9. Demonstrate interest in and understanding of core issues unique to politics and/or government.
        10. Enthusiasm and ability to seek out and learn new technologies and algorithms outside immediate toolset to solve analytical problems.
        11. Demonstrates curiosity and ability to continually ask questions.

        Tech Skills

        1. Read and write code
        2. R, D3, C/C++, Java, Perl, Python, and Ruby
        3. .NET stack (MVC 3, C#, Razor, SQL Server)
        4. Azure Cloud, AWS, S3

        How to apply

        1. Send an email to info@voxgov.com
        2. Put the job position's title in the subject line of your email.
        3. Send a link to an online resume or attach a PDF to your email.
        4. Describe briefly why you are the right for this job.
        5. Include your salary requirements in the body of the email.

        Data Scientist Positions at VOXGOV (PDF)

      1. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a new federal agency established in 2011, is looking to hire Data Scientists, software developers, graphic and UX designers, and cybersecurity engineers as part of the upcoming two year Technology & Innovation Fellowship. This is a great opportunity for any new graduates or alumni at Columbia who have a background in Data Science.

        Please view this flyer with more information about the program.

        http://www.consumerfinance.gov/jobs/technology-innovation-fellows/

      1. JOB DESCRIPTION: (PDF)

        Zuckerman Institute
        Scientific Computing Specialist
        Grade 13
        Reporting to Director, Research Computing

        BASIC FUNCTION:

        Upon its completion in 2016, the Jerome L. Greene Science Center on Columbia's newest Manhattanville campus is expected to house approximately 60 independent labs, with a total population of roughly 1000. The Greene Science Center will become the new home of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind, Brain, Behavior Institute (Zuckerman Institute). The mission of the Zuckerman Institute Research Computing group is to provide the highest quality, leading edge research computing and IT services, support and infrastructure to Zuckerman Institute faculty and their research groups.

        The Scientific Computing Specialist will work directly with current and future Zuckerman Institute faculty and researchers to understand their research workflows and computing needs, and act as their liaison with the Research Computing team. With this understanding, this position will develop and improve research computing services—including but not limited to file storage and backup and high-­-performance computing (HPC)—and introduce Zuckerman Institute research groups to these services. This position is responsible for coordinating and managing service provision, training and support to these groups, serving as a resource and consultant, and developing service usage metrics.

        CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

        1. Coordinates and manages research computing service provision, training and support:
          • Works directly with Zuckerman Institute research groups to understand research workflows and computing needs;
          • Acts as a scientific computing resource/consultant to research groups;
          • Introduces and provisions services, and provides training and support.
        2. Performs other coordination and writing tasks:
          • Organizes and assists with meetings of faculty and other governance groups;
          • Coordinates with existing departmental, research group and central IT staff as needed;
          • Writes procedural and technical documentation;
          • Contributes to research computing-­-related technical sections of sponsored project proposals and other documents.
        3. Develops and improves research computing services:
          • Develops service usage metrics;
          • Investigates and achieves integration of existing services with campus, regional and national resources where appropriate;
          • Tests/pilots various commercial and/or academic cloud services with Zuckerman Institute researchers.
        4. Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned/requested.

        SUPERVISION RECEIVED OR EXERCISED:

        This position reports to the Director, Research Computing, and meets weekly with both the Director and the rest of the Research Computing group. This position is expected to work independently with minimal day-­-to-­-day supervision. This position may supervise other group members.

        RESPONSIBILITIES FOR BUDGET/ASSETS:

        The budgetary responsibility for this position includes assisting with meeting on-­-time / on-­-budget project goals related to service provision and related projects, coordinating research computing service usage and/or payments, and planning for and identifying future resource needs.

        MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

        • Bachelor’s degree, with knowledge of widely-­-used research or statistical application software (MATLAB, STATA, or similar);
        • 6 + years’ work and/or research experience;
        • The ability to confer and consult directly with senior faculty and administration officials, as well as research staff and students, on technical topics;
        • Excellent customer service, organizational and time management skills to support research faculty and staff, and to coordinate service provision and support with the Research Computing group and other Columbia groups as needed.

        PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

        Advanced degree in science, and experience conducting research and using research software applications. Experience with scripting and or programming, and working with HPC systems and working in an academic environment.

        To apply for this position:
        https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=141303

      1. Title - Oracle Applications Developer

        JOB DESCRIPTION:
        The Oracle Applications Developer for the Programming Unit will: develop/support/administrate IT systems related to Risk Based Inspection System (RBIS) and other applicable systems. Work on Oracle database development tasks with PL?SQL. Generate reports using OBIEE11g with BI Publisher and OBIEE Answers/Dashboard. Provide production support for all deployed OBIEE work. Participate in all phases of the system development life cycle including performing systems analysis, requirement definition, database design/development, reports development, unit testing, systems integration testing, deployment and support, preparation of scopes of work, and project plans. Prepare technical specifications and perform the necessary programming tasks for applications development. Projects will involve the design, development, implementation and support of complex Oracle based applications using Oracle Development tools.

        QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

        1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, including or supplemented by 24 semester credits in computer science or a related computer field and two years of satisfactory full-time computer software experience in computer systems development and analysis, applications programming, database administration, systems programming, data communications, including one year in a project leader capacity or as a major contributor on a complex project; or
        2. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and six years of satisfactory full-time computer software experience as described in “1” above, including one year in a project leader capacity or as a major contributor on a complex project
        3. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” or “2” above. College education may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience in “2” above on the basis that 60 semester credits from an accredited college is equated to one year of experience. A master’s degree in computer science or a related computer field may be substituted for one year of the required experience in “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and at least one year of satisfactory full-time experience in a project leader capacity or as a major contributor on a complex project.

        PREFERRED SKILLS:

        • Solid hands-on experience with Oracle 11g database. Strong Oracle PL/SQL and OBIEE 11g skills.
        • Experience with RPD development and deployment. Understanding of OBIEE security and dimensional modeling.
        • Experience in creating and debugging BI Publisher report jobs. Prior working experience in a large development team environment is highly desirable.
        • Ability to meet tight timelines.
        • Be able to independently resolve issues and learn new technical material.
        • Excellent technical, interpersonal, and verbal/written communication skills.

        TO SUBMIT RESUME FOR CONSIDERATION, PLEASE APPLY VIA NYC.GOV/CAREERS OR CITY EMPLOYEES MUST APPLY VIA EMPLOYEE SELF SERVICE (NYC.GOV/ESS). PLEASE REFER TO JOB ID # 151219

        *PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL RESUMES MUST BE RECEIVED BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS JUNE 9, 2014. ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES CONSIDERED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED.

      1. As a Technical Solutions Engineer, you have a hybrid set of skills, including great coding ability and a strategic business sense. Put another way, you’re a code wizard working to improve the ways we operate. You'll develop ways of making RightsFlow and YouTube rights management more efficient. Among your major responsibilities is taking part in the complex and ever-changing practice surrounding international rights management. You'll pay close attention to building and maintaining the tools that support crucial goals like data exchange, catalog ingestion, royalty reporting, copyright research and YouTube partner support.

        As a Technical Solutions Engineer, you will develop innovative solutions that help drive business and make YouTube Rights Management operations most efficient. The role requires you to write code to build solutions that enable or improve operational activities. Pre-existing knowledge of music rights will substantially help your efforts. You will work with product managers, engineering teams, account managers and external partners. You will have the opportunity to work on challenging projects including web applications, systems and data mining. You will work with the business to build tools and solutions for quick and efficient review of content monetization. You will be involved with designing and implementing both quick and scalable solutions that benefit YouTube’s global rights management teams. The role asks for a mix of strong technical capabilities in addition to having a solid grasp of music rights and business insight.

        Responsibilities:

        • Gather business requirements from users and derive system requirements.
        • Design, implement, test, and launch solutions that solve business problems and create new business opportunities.
        • Manage tools for data ingestion, music licensing, reporting and reconciliation.
        • Build and maintain end to end tools supporting process management for music data operations; plan and prepare to implement long term systems in support of global rights management.
        • Provide support to product and engineering teams on data quality solutions.

        Minimum qualifications:

        • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience.
        • 4 years of relevant experience.
        • Experience in one or more of the following languages: C, C++, Java, or Python.
        • Experience working in Unix/Linux environments.

        Preferred qualifications:

        • Experience with YouTube’s content management system (CMS).
        • Extensive working knowledge of music publishing or experience working with music rights data.
        • Knowledge of SQL, relational databases, and other data storage solutions.
        • Excellent knowledge of web technologies (HTTP, HTML, JavaScript).
        • Strong ability to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively.
        • Possess an entrepreneurial mindset and is a proactive self-starter with a strong drive to learn new skills and improve current processes.

        Apply Link

      1. YouGov has a number of openings in quantitative and business roles, including Junior Business Development Executive, Sales Manager, Linux System Administrator, and others. CDSS members will probably be most interested in Survey Programmer / Data Analyst.

        The candidate will join our Operations team as a Survey Programmer/Data Analyst. Surveys are programmed using an in-house scripting language based on Python. In addition to scripting, responsibilities include quality control, data processing, and monitoring.

        Strong computational abilities are essential. Some prior experience programming (Python, Ruby, Perl, C/C++, Java) and scripting with statistical software and data management tools (R/S-Plus, SPSS, Stata, SAS, SQL, Excel) is strongly preferred. A successful candidate will be able to develop and suggest methods to improve survey implementation, enhance the survey-taking experience for our respondents, and streamline delivery of data products to our clients.

        Candidates should have the following qualifications:

        • Excellent computational and analytical skills
        • Experience with statistical packages and data management tools (especially R)
        • Programming experience (Python, Ruby, Perl, C/C++, Java)
        • Understanding of statistics and ability to summarize data and manage large datasets
        • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
        • Results driven focus and ability to see issues through to completion in a timely manner
        • Attention to accuracy in fast-paced environment
        • Ability to manage multiple tasks at one time
        • Prior experience or training in survey research is a plus (but not required)

        The position will be based in YouGov's Palo Alto location. The candidate must have the legal right to work in the United States. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, 401K plan, and Caltrain Go Pass.

        How to Apply

        • Send an email to jobs.us@yougov.com. Put the job position's title in the subject line of your email.
        • Send a link to an online resume or attach a PDF (under 3MB) to your email.
        • In the body of your email, put a short description of yourself and why you are the right person for this job.
        • Include your salary requirements in the body of the email.
      1. For you, working with data is not just about loading a library, parsing data, and trying to understand results; it’s about instrumentation, online classifiers, and shipping great tools for your team and community. You have an attention to detail required when presenting research and data, but you also just love building things that work well.

        You are well versed in distributed data systems, high-volume data collection and ingestion, and you have paid your dues with open source tools like Hadoop and R. You know both how to pick the right algorithm for the job, and know how to implement it in a scalable way, even if it’s something as straightforward as a regression classifier.

        Our data stack is built on AWS: we use Data Pipeline to schedule ingestion via Hadoop, and Redshift to query and warehouse billions of rows of analytics and production data. Kickstarter itself runs on Ruby on Rails and we use Redis, elasticsearch and manage our code in git -- but we’re not dogmatic about it.

        Engineering-wise, we’re looking for someone who has experience working with large scale web applications and who is comfortable deploying everything from bug fixes to complex user-facing features. Data-wise, we value practical experience over formal credentials, but we’re open to candidates from all kinds of backgrounds and seniority as long as they have experience deploying code in a production environment.

        So if the opportunity of working with Kickstarter’s data and infrastructure gets you excited, we want to hear from you. Drop us a line with a link to your github and any projects you’re passionate about.

        Interested? Send a little something about yourself to jobs@kickstarter.com with links to your work. This position is full-time, on-site at our awesome office in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Your compensation will include equity and health care.

      1. Dataminr (dataminr.com) is looking for summer interns, to work on cutting edge algorithms and technologies for our core product. The algorithms you'll work on will be used on the full Twitter firehose, consisting of around 500M messages per day.

        Dataminr transforms the Twitter stream into actionable alerts, identifying the most relevant information in real-time for clients in Finance, News and the Public Sector.

        Using powerful, proprietary algorithms, Dataminr instantly analyzes all public tweets and delivers the earliest warning for breaking news, real-world events, off-the-radar content and emerging trends.

        Ideal candidates have good math understanding, machine learning experience, and are fluent in Java and unix shell, but any strong candidates will be considered.

        We are also hiring for full time positions as Software Engineers and Data Scientists.

        Please contact Ariel Elbaz (ariel@dataminr.com, Columbia CS Phd 2009) for more details.

      1. BlueLabs is a data, analytics, and technology firm formed by leadership from the Obama for America re-election campaign’s analytics team. We help organizations work smarter by leveraging innovative statistical methods and technology to make data-driven decisions in the service of good. Analytics is a fast-moving field and we are eager participants in this explosion of new ideas, new technologies, and new techniques. As we build BlueLabs from the ground up, we want to take the lessons we learned and scale them to address new, challenging problems and new opportunities for social good.

        Why We Need You…

        Join our team of analysts, data scientists, and software engineers as we create new approaches to help identify optimal customers, service beneficiaries, donors, students, and targets for a variety of sectors including political campaigns, nonprofits and human services providers.

        Data Scientist:

        Data Scientists serve as the innovation backbone of BlueLabs’ analytics division. They are responsible for creating new products, processes, and methodological tools that improve BlueLabs’ polling, predictive modeling and general analytics. They are problem solvers equipped with a variety of approaches to new problems using an assorted set of data sources. They are inquisitive, interested in learning about the problems encountered by a diverse set of organizations, and driven by creating original solutions that will bring change in the areas of most value to BlueLabs and its clients.

        Find out more more about this exciting opportunity at: https://bluelabs.recruiterbox.com/jobs/32622/

        Data Analyst:

        BlueLabs is hiring data analysts at multiple levels of experience. As a member of BlueLabs’ analytics team, you will get your hands dirty analyzing large, real world datasets that often require cleaning and clever transformations. Data analysts are critical thinkers with strong analytical and problem solving skills, high-energy, and who are self-motivated and proactive. They are able to work as part of a team as well as independently on projects and thrive in a fast paced environment, completing tasks error-free on short deadlines.

        Find out more more about this exciting opportunity at: https://bluelabs.recruiterbox.com/jobs/32400/

      1. The Analyst Institute (AnalystInstitute.org)
        Location: Washington, DC

        At the Analyst Institute, we invent secret weapons for progressive politics — new strategies to inspire voters, build grassroots power, win elections, and more. We conduct scientific tests to see what actually works in voter contact, and we spread those best practices to progressive campaigns, nonprofits and advocacy groups. It's pretty much the coolest job a data analyst can have.

        Our Political Data Analysts are the beating heart of our work. You’ll be part of a close-knit and capable team, working to apply your love of data and politics to some of the biggest campaigns and elections in the world. Your coworkers, clients and partners will be among the best in the business. If you’re passionate about data, statistics, and technology, and if you believe political activism can make change for the better, we want to talk to you.

        As an Analyst, you'll get to do some, if not all, of the following:

        • Have direct impact on the outcome of campaigns by running innovative experiments.
        • Work with nearly 10 years of past experimental results to draw broad lessons for the progressive community.
        • Run statistical analyses and prepare reports and visualizations of results.
        • Communicate the results to decision makers.
        • If you’re technically inclined, you can help build the cutting-edge tools we use in our day-to-day work.

        *Qualifications*

        Analysts must be committed to AI’s mission of advancing progressive causes through cutting-edge experimental research, and accordingly must have a strong background in quantitative analysis. Analysts must also be self-motivated, comfortable working in a team environment on multiple projects at once under deadlines, and specifically should have:

        • *Data management* and analysis experience in an academic or professional setting, preferably in the context of experimental design;
        • *Statistical software* experience such as Stata or R;
        • *Excellent writing* skills;
        • *Quick learning*; the ability to learn new skills quickly on the job, and to keep up with relevant developments in statistics and/or the social sciences; and
        • *Professionalism* in dealing with our partners.

        Ideal candidates may also have some of the following skills (though these are definitely not required):

        • Experience in managing the implementation of large scale field experiments or political field programs in an academic or professional setting;
        • Proficiency in SQL and relational databases;
        • Ability to program in a scripting language (Python, Perl, Ruby, etc.), and use version control systems; or
        • Familiarity with machine learning algorithms and advanced techniques for predictive analytics.

        Details:

        • *Competitive compensation*. We’re mission-driven, but we pay people what they're worth.
        • *Healthcare*. Generous employer-paid health benefits.
        • *Three weeks of vacation*.
        • *Room for promotion*. We’re growing and getting more ambitious; there's room for moving up.
        • *Start date*: As soon as reasonably possible.

        To apply, send your resume or LinkedIn profile, and a cover letter explaining why you think you’d be a good fit for the Analyst Institute team, to jobs@analystinstitute.org. Put "Analyst" in the subject line.

        http://analystinstitute.theresumator.com/apply/JJQTh8/Political-Data-Analyst.html

      1. Are you looking for a role with a fast-growing startup that will take you to the next level in your career? Selected as top emerging vendor in the security sector by CRN Magazine in 2013, NopSec is a leading provider of IT vulnerability risk management solutions. NopSec is a company that celebrates innovation, leadership and creativity! If you want to see tangible results from your work and get rewarded for your accomplishments, then this is the right place for you. You'll join a team of smart people who are very passionate about what they do.

        NoSpec is currently hiring for multiple positions ranging from data scientist, junior & senior software engineerings, and penetration testers.

        Check out the positions and apply on their site at www.nopsec.com/about/careers.

      1. In4mation Insights is an internationally recognized firm in the marketing research and analytics field and is known for its industry-leading theoretical and practical leadership and advanced technology. The firm's leaders each have more than 30 years' experience in consumer research, data analytics, modeling, and technology development to deliver answers related to Pricing, Marketing ROI, New Product Development, Market Structure and Consumer & Market Segmentation. The firm has a worked with a number of Fortune 200 companies; our experience includes industries such as consumer goods, IT, Telecom, Financial Services, and Media.

        The position
        For Bayesian statistics, the candidate MUST know:

        • MCMC methods, including Gibbs and Metropolis-Hastings sampling.  Exposure to Slice, Hamiltonian, and other samplers would be great.
        • Econometrics and/or mathematical statistics, with knowledge of regression and choice models (e.g. logit, probit).  Experience with Vector Auto Regression (VAR) models is also a plus; Bayesian VARs even better.

        The candidate should:

        • Have excellent skills with R
        • Experience with Python or a similar language
        • Experience with or exposure to SAS
        • Skill and experience with C++

        Compensation

        • Competitive salary with potential for bonus
        • 100% individual health and dental insurance, 75% for family
        • 401K plan with discretionary employer matching
        • PTO bank – combination of vacation, sick, and personal days

        Next Steps

        If you are interested in this position, please send a letter of interest with an updated resume and salary requirements to steve@in4ins.com.  Please highlight how your background, experience, and temperament will mesh well with the description above.

        Please tell us about:

        • Your immigration status, if applicable
        • When you could start work

        We are located in Needham, MA just off Route 128, outside Boston.

      1. This platform is capable of processing massive quantities of market data in real time, dissecting nuances of market microstructure at the level of microsecond events, and delivering tradable strategies that can be executed on an industry-leading low-latency trading platform. Tradeworx’s platform is distinguished from similar technology (e.g., Hadoop) in that it can seamlessly support interactive, real-time analytics required for the ultra competitive world of securities trading. In addition, this team is currently involved in designing one of the largest databases in the world, in any field, for application to the field of US Equities, Futures, and Options trading. They seek to market their end product to regulators, hedge funds, banks, prop trading shops, and academics involved in the field of finance, and ultimately, in other verticals where their Big Data capabilities can find use.

        This position will be based out of their Red Bank, NJ office, although highly qualified candidates who must work in NYC may be able to be accommodated in that office.

        Qualifications:

        The ideal candidate will have the following:

        • Stellar academic record, with original research in computer science or the physical sciences
        • Expertise in large-scale data analysis and/or scalable, distributed computing
        • Excellent programming skills, including experience in C++, Python, and Linux, and familiarity with Matlab, R, or similar analysis toolkits
        • Interest in developing novel tools for real-time analysis of massive financial datasets, for the investigation of modern, low-latency market microstructure; prior experience in finance is not required.

        Responsibilities:

        • Develop scalable algorithms for processing petabyte-scale datasets in real time, advancing the state of the art in modern Big Data analytics
        • Leverage Tradeworx's deep expertise in market microstructure to optimize storage and compute routines for domain-specific characteristics of large-scale financial data
        • Deploy and optimize distributed virtual computing and storage resources
        • Work with senior quantitative analysts and HFT strategy developers to implement advanced statistical methods, forecasting tools, and interactive visualizations

        If interested, please contact:

        Gina Nytko
        CQD Advisors, Inc.
        http://www.cqdadvisors.com/
        845.605.1128

      1. Description
        The Customer Knowledge & Strategic Insights division at Fidelity Investments is looking for an intern for the 2014 summer term. Working closely with a global team of data scientist and modelers within an Advanced Analytics Group, we are seeking candidates who are interested in:

        • Leveraging massively distributed ‘big data’ technologies for new customer insights & value generation, specifically analyzing ever-growing volumes of web clickstreams on Hadoop and extracting model drivers
        • Incorporating your analyses and signals into multi-channel predictive scoring models to inform ‘next best action’ recommendations across web, text, & mobile channels.
        • Participating in understanding customer behavior and hypothesis evaluation using innovative analytic tools and techniques you bring to the table.

        Fidelity is inviting the best and brightest analytically-minded individuals to expand the boundaries of several highly visible predictive analytics and ‘big data’ initiatives spanning all of the firm’s digital channels.

        This project will require you to solve strategic, tactical, structured, and unstructured business problems. The ideal intern is undaunted by statistical techniques such as logistics regression, uplift modeling, clustering, segmentation, multivariate analysis, Latent Dirichlet Allocation, Monte Carlo Hidden Markov Models and supervised/unsupervised learning across 50 billion web transactions and a stream of 5000 unstructured text messages per month.

        A successful candidate will be a self-starter who is comfortable with statistics and is willing to be 'hand-on', extracting and analyzing large data sets to assist the group with key analytic outputs and revenue targets. Experience with SQL is expected and candidates will be encouraged to explore R, RStudio, R script, Hadoop/HBase/Hive, MapReduce or Java (in the context of Hadoop or HBase) solutions. You will have creative latitude to execute your own client analytic studies on Hadoop and HBase, preferably using open source or innovative technologies of your choice.

        Qualifications
        The ideal intern is pursuing data science, engineering, computer science or economics-related majors and will have opportunities to conduct statistical analyses, modeling & hypothesis generation to surface high value web signals that will be used as behavioral clustering and predictive models drivers.
        Technologies and tools with which you’ll work include Hadoop, HBase, Hive, Pig, Map/Reduce, R, SQL, SAS, Greenplum, Oracle, Python, text analytics, and visualization tools
        The candidate is not expected to be an expert in all of the aforementioned technologies and techniques, but if you have experience with any combination of three or more, and possess an incessant desire to solve real-world, revenue-generating analytic problems in a team setting, we want to talk to you.

        Application Process: All interested applicants should apply via the student section; http://jobs.fidelity.com/students/index.html under requisition number: 1403469.

      1. Big Data: Unstructured Text Analytics, Topic & Classifier Extraction, Machine Learning Internship (Fidelity)

        Description
        The Customer Knowledge & Strategic Insights division at Fidelity Investments is looking for an intern for the 2014 summer term. Working closely with a global team of data scientist and modelers within an Advanced Analytics Group, we are seeking candidates interested in unstructured text analytics areas, as well as:

        • Leveraging innovative tools and techniques to analyze and build topic models from firm-wide unstructured proactive & reactive chat streams, using a variety of ‘big data’ technologies.
        • Incorporating your channel analyses and findings into predictive scoring models that inform ‘next best action’ recommendations across web, text, & mobile interaction channels.
        • Exploring unstructured statistical models that help determine if content-rich, proactive and reactive chat interactions can be better utilized to drive revenue and to determine this channel’s effect on customer actions and value.
        • Implementing machine learning techniques to analyze unstructured chat interactions.

        This project will require you to solve strategic, tactical, structured, and unstructured business problems. The ideal intern is undaunted by statistical techniques such as clustering, segmentation, Latent Dirichlet Allocation, Nearest Neighbor and, depending on your background, applying machine learning techniques to an ever-growing stream of 500000+ unstructured text messages.

        A successful candidate will be a self-starter who is comfortable implementing a variety of unstructured text mining techniques and willing to get 'hand-on', extracting and analyzing large data sets to assist the group with key analytic outputs and revenue targets. Experience with SQL is expected but candidates with R, RStudio, R script, Hadoop/HBase, MapReduce or Java in conjunction with unstructured text and LDA modeling variants are of high interest.

        Qualifications
        The ideal intern for this project is technically savvy and pursuing a major or minor in data science, mathematics, engineering, computer science or economics, with emphasis on unstructured information analytics.

        Technologies and tools with which you’ll work include Hadoop, HBase, Mahout, Lucene/Solr, Greenplum, Oracle, Hive, Pig, Map/Reduce, R, SQL, SAS, Alpine, Python, text analytics, semantic ontology & taxonomy tools or innovative techniques or technologies you bring to the table.

        The candidate is not expected to be an expert in all of the aforementioned technologies and techniques, but if you’ve worked with one or more in the context of unstructured text analytics and have a desire to take predictive, unstructured text-related analytics to the next level, we want to talk to you.

        Application Process: All interested applicants should apply via the student section; http://jobs.fidelity.com/students/index.html under requisition number: 1402846.

      1. ICAP at Columbia University in the Mailman School of Public Health is seeking a Development-Operations (DevOps) Short Term Casual to support various database development projects in the Strategic Information Unit. Under guidance of HMIS Project Manager, the candidate will assist in installation, configuration and maintenance of ICAP’s health information systems.
        Duties include:

        • Install and configure various open-source tools, such as DHIS, and OpenMRS
        • Maintain open-source tools on ICAP’s cloud infrastructure to meet ICAP-specific data collection and data dissemination needs
        • Develop customized applications, as needed to support ICAP projects
        • Perform other related duties as assigned

        Education

        • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field

        Experience, Skills & Minimum Required Qualifications

        • Intermediate database development experience with open-source RDBMS tools
        • Intermediate proficiency in a high-level programming or scripting language
        • Basic DevOps skills (ability to configure individual elements of a LAMP stack)
        • Critical thinking and analysis, verbal and written communication

        Experience, Skills & Preferred Qualifications

        • Familiarity with .Net, VBScript, C#
        • Professional Linux DevOps Engineering experience
        • Amazon Web Services (AWS) experience
        • Intermediate proficiency in Java, Perl and/or PHP
        • Experience working with DHIS and/or OpenMRS
        • Experience working with JasperReports
        • An active github (or similar) account

        Apply Link

      1. Use your core know-how to solve big problems. We welcome interesting, creative, team-oriented students and professionals with a knack for data from all walks of life. Please contact us if you are interested in partnering with us.

        Design Intern

        • Expertise: Designer, Data Visualization, Data Artist
        • Location: Soho, New York, NY
        • Type: Internship, Fellowship, Contract
        • Experience: Some freelance / professional experience

        Data Science Intern

        • Expertise: Data Science, Computer Science
        • Location: Soho, New York, NY
        • Type: Internship
        • Experience: Final Year Graduate, Post-Graduate, Experienced Professionals

        System & Database Administrator Intern

        • Expertise: Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science
        • Location: Soho, New York, NY
        • Type: Internship
        • Experience: Final Year Graduate, Post-Graduate, Experienced Professionals

        Skills-Based Volunteers

        • Data Visualization Experts - (Create amazing civic data visualizations)
        • Graphic Designers (Help us design social change)
        • Project Managers (Coordinate a project)
        • Web Developers (Create prototypes, help us out with the website)
        • Exploratory Data Analysts (Find out and tell our clients what's in a dataset)
        • Creative Copywriters (Communicate insights clearly and creatively)
        • Documentary Film Makers, Storytellers, Journalists (Bring the issue and solution to life)
        • All-round Data Scientists (Link datasets and crunch the numbers)
        • Academic Researchers (Write a paper, review results)
        • Business Intelligence Experts (Create civic dashboards)
        • Business Consultants (Brainstorm, workshop and scope projects with clients)
        • Fundraising Experts (Help us keep the lights on)
        • Problem Solvers (Find and fix the white spots)
        • System Admin (Improve technical infrastructure and processes)
        • Subject Matter Experts (Provide perspective and context on the issues - see projects or Issues pages)

        Click here for information on all of these positions.

      1. Job Opportunities at Quantified Labs

        Do you want to invent stuff and crack tough problems with an amazing team? You are attracted by startup life - but mostly the ebullient part where we create and validate new ideas? You feel like you can contribute to many things and don't like to stay on a single project for too long? You want to live in New York, and work in a crazy space where people build instruments for Bjork, synthetize DNA, make robots, and calculate the topology of the universe? Look no further: come build with us at Quantified Labs. 

        We are alumni of Harvard SEAS and MIT Sloan, TED Fellows and Xooglers. At Quantified Labs, we invent technologies and products in data science, big data and physical computing. We push prototypes and ideas in parallel to rapid validation, and spin off successful projects as daughter companies. 

        We want you to be part of the core ideation and development team, and contribute to our entire pipeline. We are looking for highly creative people who thrive on being regularly challenged with new fascinating problems, demonstrate every day that depth and breadth are synergistic, and get things done. We are primarily hiring in software engineering, data science, big data infrastructure and data viz.

        Salary commensurate with experience. Package includes equity compensation. Immediate start date. Reach out to us through jobs@quantifiedlabs.com.

      1. IBM Watson Group has career opportunities in machine learning, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, and engineering. Watson engineers are working on life changing projects such as helping find the cure for cancer. You'll agree this is better than working on optimizing ads, news feeds from friends or building recommendation engines.

        There are dozens of full-time openings at all levels - from bachelors to PhDs - as well as internships.

        Check out the openings and apply on http://www.ibm.com/watsonjobs

      1. Kickstarter: Data Engineer

        Our data stack is built on AWS: we use Data Pipeline to schedule ingestion via Hadoop, and Redshift to query and warehouse billions of rows of analytics and production data. Kickstarter itself runs on Ruby on Rails and we use Redis, elasticsearch and manage our code in git -- but we’re not dogmatic about it.

        Engineering-wise, we’re looking for someone who has experience working with large scale web applications and who is comfortable deploying everything from bug fixes to complex user-facing features. Data-wise, we value practical experience over formal credentials, but we’re open to candidates from all kinds of backgrounds and seniority as long as they have experience deploying code in a production environment.

        So if the opportunity of working with Kickstarter’s data and infrastructure gets you excited, we want to hear from you. Drop us a line with a link to your github and any projects you’re passionate about. jobs@kickstarter.com

      1. Schireson Associates, Inc. www.schireson.com

        About You: Your Work Experience and Interests

        As a Director-level “Data Scientist,” we expect you to have many wide-ranging skills. The ideal candidate would be strong on all of the following dimensions:

        • Data – You have good SQL database skills and familiarity with Big Data topics & technologies.
        • Science – You have experience doing data mining, machine learning & predictive analytics and ideally also more typical marketing science like clustering, regression, and structural equation modeling.
        • Code – You are comfortable working in R, Python and/or Matlab.
        • Art – You have great storytelling skills and a passion for creating compelling ways to visualize information. You are equally comfortable talking with clients as constructing SQL queries.
        • Business – You don’t just understand data, you understand business. You are skilled at playing the part of a consultant and thinking through the business implications. You can think like a marketer or advertiser – ideally you actually consider yourself to be one. We anticipate that you will have ten or more years of experience. An MBA, advanced or terminal degree is preferred. Experience with survey-based quantitative market research is a plus, as is experience with advertising and/or media businesses and experience working with Excel-based market modeling and simulators. Experience working in a professional services, consulting or research firm is useful.

        Contact: jobs@schireson.com

      1. Kimmeridge Energy is seeking an expert developer with a strong background in data analysis and presentation. The job will involve discrete projects ranging from a few days to a few weeks involving collecting large data sets and mining those sets for trends and investable conclusions.

        Specific Desirable Skill Sets

        • Database design
        • Varied technology skill set with working knowledge of several languages and web frameworks
        • Experience presenting results a must
        • Strong math and statistics background
        • Experience with mapping APIs or geospatial programs
        • Experience in information retrieval via XML and/or web scraping

        Attractive Attributes

        • Portfolio of data-driven applications that provide intuitive visual representations of complex data sets
        • Able to work independently
        • Ability to understand business goals in order to design efficient solutions to data challenges
        • Exceptional communication skills

        Job Type

        • Pay is competitive with industry
        • Office is in Midtown Manhattan but flexibility to work from different locations

        About Kimmeridge

        Kimmeridge is a private equity investment firm fund focused on upstream oil and gas exploration. We are based in New York and Houston. Our investments are based on identifying trends in geology, engineering, and drilling patterns in order to identify industry trends ahead of others.

        Application Process:

        Please submit a resume along with examples of data collection programs that you have created, including summaries of methodology and results. No experience in energy necessary. Applications should be sent to noam.lockshin@kimmeridgeenergy.com

      1. The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research (EVPR) is seeking motivated student office assistants to assist with a wide range of administrative tasks relating to the management of one of the core executive offices of Columbia University.

        A primary objective of the Office of the EVPR is to foster the continuation of creative and novel discovery by its provision of an environment that sustains the highest standards of scholarship, health and safety. By working closely with faculty and researchers to develop new opportunities and research proposals, this Office leads competitions for internal and external funding to support Columbia’s $1 billion research enterprise. In addition, University operations that support the research enterprise and ensure compliance with regulatory and University requirements fall under the jurisdiction of the Executive Vice President for Research.

        Specific responsibilities for interns will include: drafting internal communications, reviewing documents and preparing briefings, assisting with office management, preparing materials for meetings, editing documents and PowerPoint presentations, creating charts in Excel, and taking meeting minutes. For those who demonstrate interest and potential, there may be additional specialized opportunities to gain more advanced experience, such as writing original documents or developing databases.

        This opportunity is for the remainder of the Spring 2014 semester, possibly continuing through the Summer and Fall 2014 semesters. Hours are available on a part-time or full-time basis, depending on availability and office needs. Punctuality and a positive attitude are essential. Office Assistants will earn $10 - $15 per hour, depending on experience and education.

        Qualifications:

        • All applicants must be enrolled in university (at least a junior) en route to a Bachelor’s degree (not required to still be at Columbia); preferred to have already received a BA/BS
        • Astute capacity to grasp and learn complex tasks
        • Excellent writing skills
        • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
        • Experience working with database programs, such as Access, and web-designing programs (i.e. – Drupal)
        • Superior oral and written communication
        • Research skills
        • Ability to multitask
        • Experience handling sensitive and confidential information

        To apply, please send the following items to evpr@columbia.edu ASAP:

        • Cover Letter, Resume, Short Writing Sample (five or less pages – can be part of a longer work), and a Professional Work Product Sample – Best exhibiting your design/professional skills (i.e. - document formatting, PowerPoint, complicated Excel formulas and/or charts)
      1. As a Data Scientist at IXL, you will research and analyze our data to assist in making key business decisions. Working closely with our engineers, product designers, and other team members, you will answer and ask important questions that will help improve our strategies, improve our users’ experience, and shape our products. Your work at IXL will help students and teachers around the world.

        International candidates encouraged to apply, H1B sponsorships available.

        Qualifications

        • 2+ years of experience as a data scientist.
        • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in computer science, applied math, physics, economics, or other quantitative science. PhD preferred.
        • Extensive experience with a wide variety of data analysis theories and tools.
        • Fluent in Python or other scripting language.
        • Familiarity with statistical modeling tools such as R or Stata.
        • Experience with relational databases and SQL.
        • Ability to work independently and collaborate with different teams.
        • Strong interest in data and a passion for using it to improve education through technology.

        About IXL

        IXL Learning is an educational technology company like no other. We develop dramatically innovative, first-of-their-kind products used by millions of learners, from children to adults. Our IXL product (located at IXL.com) is the world's most popular subscription-based learning site for K-12. Our other products include Quia Web, the original 'create-your-own' website for teachers, and Quia Books, the leading online platform for world-languages courses.

        Apply Link

      1. Position Summary: As part of the DOE’s Division of Talent, Labor, and Innovation (DTLI),the Office of Talent Research and Data (ORD) is responsible for developing policies, programs, systems, and tools that support the development and evaluation of extraordinary teachers and leaders for NYC schools. The Office of Talent Research and Data’s team provides in-depth analysis linking policies to the impact they have on student outcomes. This analysis provides critical information used to inform strategy and enables DTLI to continually assess and improve policies and programs. The goal of the Office of Talent Research and Data is to provide research and analytics that supports data-driven systems and decision making for how the DOE selects, develops, evaluates and retains the most effective teachers and school leaders to ensure that every student is college and career ready upon graduating from high school.

        RESPONSIBILITIES

        • Write, maintain, and execute code required for the implementation of the DOE’s teacher and principal evaluation systems, e.g., SAS, Excel, and Transact-SQL software.
        • Lead the development, maintenance and quality control of teacher and principal evaluation programming code.
        • Integrate teacher and principal evaluation products and data with other DOE information systems.
        • Improve the scalability, accuracy, and automation of technical aspects of the teacher and principal evaluation systems.
        • Create technical documents, process documentation, and provide program and technical training to analysts and others working on the teacher evaluation systems.
        • Explore system methods of increasing the value of teacher and principal evaluation systems as business intelligence tools for educators, administrators and the public.

        Minimum Requirements

        • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college including or supplemented by 24 semester credits in computer science or a related computer field and one year of satisfactory full-time computer software experience in computer systems development and analysis, applications programming, database administration, systems programming or data communications; or
        • A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and five years of satisfactory full-time computer software experience as described in "1" above; or
        • Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" or "2" above. College education may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience in "2" above on the basis that 60 semester credits from an accredited college is equated to one year of experience. In addition, 24 semester credits from an accredited college or graduate school in computer science or a related field, or a certificate of at least 625 hours in computer programming from an accredited technical school (post high school), may be substituted for one year of experience. However, all candidates must have at least a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and at least one year of satisfactory full-time experience as described in "1" above.

        Please submit resume and cover letter to ORDemployment@gmail.com.

      1. Overview:

        Our team of analysts explores a client’s entire business model and identifies the challenges to growth. We work to craft strategic messages that will move the needle with these important audiences. Infused with this intelligence, Peppercomm's programs then become a tool not just for promoting a company and its products through the media, but for making sure that messages most clearly reflect what the company wants to communicate and what the intended audience needs. BIG is our platform for ensuring Peppercomm's public relations work truly is strategic.

        The ideal candidate needs to be comfortable with Excel, possess an understanding of business/economics, have a background in qualitative research, and have strong communication and writing skills. This is a full-time position with a competitive salary, full benefits and the opportunity to work at a firm with an amazing culture.

        About Peppercomm:

        Peppercomm, is an award-winning full-service integrated communications and marketing agency (www.peppercomm.com). We differentiate ourselves by ensuring that every program begins with strategy and ends with results. Our services include media relations, analyst relations, crisis counsel, internal/employee communications, research and analytics, interactive marketing support, trade show/special events, digital, and licensing. Based in New York City with offices in San Francisco and London, the firm represents a host of companies and organizations spanning industries such as:

        • Business to business
        • Financial services
        • Professional services
        • Consumer products

        Peppercomm is currently seeking outgoing and motivated candidates for its Business Intelligence Group in the New York office.

        Business Intelligence Group – Research and Analytics:

        Peppercomm’s Business Intelligence Group (BIG) takes Peppercomm’s mission of understanding the business of a client’s business to another level. Public relations firms have traditionally tried to determine a client's reputation with the media and then worked to change it. But BIG takes a more holistic approach, moving PR work from “press relations” toward a true marketing and communications strategy.

        To Apply: Email Dan Salazar at Dsalazar@Peppercomm.com.

      1. Posting

        Overview:
        One of MODA and DoITT’s goals is to facilitate a more transparent and open government to increase civic engagement. Through New York City’s open data policy – a citywide set of standards and guidelines – we are presenting information through raw data and ensuring that New York City government is increasingly accountable and open for future generations.
        Beyond presenting information to the public, these data sets serve as a rich resource for developers, civic groups, and anyone else to build applications on their own. The creation of new apps using City data fosters innovation and leverages talents beyond City government for create solutions to tough problems.

        The New York City Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications (DoITT) provides the foundation for NYC’s innovation economy. DoITT is responsible for modernizing government technology; increasing digital literacy opportunities for New Yorkers; facilitating a more transparent and open government; and creating innovative partnerships with today’s leaders in technology to improve IT infrastructure, service delivery, and civic engagement across the five boroughs.

        Responsibilities:
        The intern would primarily be responsible for analyzing the City’s Open Data Plan (ODP). The OPD released in September 2013 represents all City datasets that fall under the definition of public data but have not yet been released. The intern will be responsible for assessing the completeness, technical accuracy and compliance with the Law. The intern will provide feedback to the agency and work with agency contacts to improve upon the plan

      1. http://sumall.org/data-science-research-internship/

        Summary:

        • Expertise: Data Science, Data Research
        • Location: New York, NY
        • Type: Internship
        • Experience: Any

        Perfect opportunity for upcoming data scientists to gain real-world problem solving experience with large, civic data-sets.

        About SumAll.org: SumAll.org is SumAll.com's non-profit organization dedicated to doing social good by leveraging data. The office is based in Soho in New York City and can offer extremely attractive work for upcoming data scientists with big datasets and very rewarding civic challenges. One of the biggest challenges facing charities and non-profits is the lack of resources and data analytics at their disposal. Our goal is for charitable organizations to reach more people and to be more effective in the way they do it. We connect datasets, create algorithms, data visualizations, data communication concepts as well as application ideas to help solve problems as diverse as homelessness, drug abuse, human trafficking, crisis response or education technology.

        We are looking for a Data Science / Data Researchers to help us dive into new data, link data-sets, prepare & clean data, connect to APIs and generate initial basic visualizations and research insights. Relevant skills: Whatever it takes to handle large datasets to gather actionable insights: R, Python, MySql, development skills. Knowledge of rapid data visualization & exploration tools (e.g. Tableau, CartoDB, ESRI, ... ), academic or business research background a plus.Tell us more about yourself! Internship Form

        Why Join SumAll.org?

        • Measurably impact and affect important social issues
        • Collaborate with a great team in a high-velocity startup environment
        • Help shape a revolutionary new category of data-driven non-profits
        • Catered lunches and snacks!

        Contact: Stefan Heeke stefan@sumall.org

      1. New York, New York

        FIRM DESCRIPTION
        Tremblant Capital Group was established in 2001 and manages multiple investment products across the Equity Long/Short, Equity Long Only and Equity Fund of Fund space. Tremblant currently has 34 employees and assets in excess of $2 billion.

        POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
        Tremblant Capital seeks an individual to join its proprietary research team. The chosen candidate will use both analytical and creative approaches to solve unstructured questions related to quantifying the risks and drivers of growth of publicly traded companies, and on incorporating the resulting analyses into the investment process. Candidates must be diligent, attentive to detail, intellectually curious, and able to multitask in a fast-paced environment.

        Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

        • Conducting / assisting with a wide variety of research projects
        • Defining and implementing methods of gathering and cleaning data
        • Aiding the analyst team in interpreting data and conclusions
        • Proactively suggesting areas for study
        • Creating effective analyses and visualizations of large data sets

         

        REQUIRED SKILL SET

        • Bachelor’s degree in Data Science or related field
        • Proficiency in statistics (including linear and logistic regression, time series analysis, forecasting, clustering, principal components analysis, interpolation, etc.)
        • Programming experience and database familiarity
        • Knowledge of accounting and finance is a plus
        • Two to five years of post-graduate work experience
        • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other Office products
        • Effective oral and written communication and presentation skills
        • Excellent organizational skills and process-orientation
        • Trustworthy professional with the highest ethical standards

        To apply, please send your resume & cover letter to Susie Fuller at sfuller@tremblantcapital.com


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