Data Scientist

Data Scientist

Vancouver, BC Canada


Does a day filled with “Randomize, Train, Repeat” sound like a super-good day to you?


Hootsuite is seeking a Data Scientist to join the Data Team. You will work with other
Scientists, and the product team to measure the actions and interactions users have in Hootsuite in order to drive innovation on current and future products.


Individuals in this role are expected to have a passion for understanding social phenomena from data, be comfortable working as a quantitative researcher and to take on software engineering tasks.


The candidate should have a good grasp of a variety of data science techniques and the ability to use them to answer hard questions about our product. Merely knowing the math isn’t enough. Engaging with the right people to make sure you understand what actually must be solved is key.


Your creative mind will dream up solutions and your persistence will get you through the iterations of prototyping and implementation.


Your analytics models will be gauged by usefulness, not novelty, complexity or mathematica beauty. Those models are going to be used and have to be kept up-to-date.


  • Work closely with the product team to identify and answer relevant questions
  • Answer product questions by using appropirate statistical techniques on avilable data
  • Communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise and actionable manner to product managers and engineers
  • Drive the collection of new data and the refinement of existing data sources

    • Work closely with the data engineers to extend our awesome data warehouse or put your algorithms to work on the Spark cluster.

    • Build smart algorithms to learn new data points from unstructured data which will help us to see our customers from different angles.

  • Analyze and interpret the results of product experiments

Required Skills & Experience
  • Curiosity, creativity, skepticism, and persistence

  • 2+ years experience doing quantitative analysis preferably for a social web company

  • Comfort in manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources

  • A strong passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data

  • Ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner

  • Hands-on experience with tools like R or Matlab to analyze and model data using statistics and machine learning

  • Solid programming skills in a modern programming language like Python

  • Fluency with relational databases and SQL

  • BA/BS or Masters in Computer Science, Mathematics or other technical field

Bonus Assets
  • Experience working with large data sets and distributed data processing with Spark a plus

Date Posted:
Feb 6, 2015 1:01 AM PST
Hootsuite Media, Inc.

Hootsuite Media, Inc.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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