Geo-location check-in service Foursquare is currently looking into hiring a data scientist. The company is looking for a scientist that has “experience with prediction or recommender systems, search and ranking algorithms, and classification algorithms.” Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley said back in September that they are working on building a recommendation engine.
The job of the data scientist would be to explore, model, and interpret large chunks of data. Other requirements for the data scientist include:
– MS or PhD in CS/Machine Learning or Statistics or a BS with extensive experience in the field
– 5+ years experience as a data scientist/analyst on large datasets, or research in this area
– Ability to work with big datasets with minimal engineering support
– Comfortable in a small, intense and high-growth start-up environment