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Data Scientist - Measurement at Foursquare (Greater NYC Area, NY)

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Foursquare is the leading independent location technology and data cloud platform, dedicated to building meaningful bridges between digital spaces and physical places. Our proprietary technology unlocks the most accurate, trustworthy location data in the world, empowering businesses to answer key questions, uncover hidden insights, improve customer experiences, and achieve better business outcomes. A pioneer of the geo-location space, Foursquare’s location tech stack is being utilized by the world’s largest enterprises and most recognizable brands.

Foursquare’s flexible building blocks include technology to maximize marketing impact and drive incremental real-world engagement (Attribution, Audience, Proximity, SDK);  data to deeply understand points of interest and real-world behavior patterns (Places and Visits), and tools to conduct advanced analysis, data enrichment, unification and visualization (Unfolded Studio).

About the role:

As a member of Foursquare’s Measurement Data Science team, you’ll be responsible for supporting statistical inference, big data analytics, and supervised/unsupervised model building. The methodologies we employ are varied which creates a rich environment for the application of data science technology. This is not just a machine learning job. We look for data scientists who are excited by the challenge of solving problems using a wide array of modeling and quantitative techniques. This can involve product feature prototyping, new metric development, and exploratory data analysis. Data scientists at Foursquare are also highly collaborative, working largely with Product and Engineering stakeholders to deploy machine learning models and analytics processes at scale in production.

Responsibilities of the role

  • Build supervised/unsupervised machine learning models and support feature engineering
  • Build statistical inference and big data analytics
  • Create prototype code and documentation for model implementations
  • Work with software engineers to implement and deploy machine learning models and data analytics into production
  • Conduct ad-hoc data investigation and data-driven approaches for insights extraction
  • Work with product team and core clients to scope requirements and communicate project status
  • Proactively Identify and implement product and process changes to make the platform more efficient and accurate

Minimum requirements:

  • Strong problem solving and data-driven decision making skills
  • Degree in quantitative field of study (computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, etc.)
  • At least one year of work experience in a quantitative role
  • Proficiency in prominent programming languages used for data science and analytics (Python or R, as well as SQL)
  • Proven problem solver, with a track record of successfully uncovering data insights that lead to positive business impact
  • Proven track record of delivering on products and/or practical research endeavors

Preferred qualifications:

  • Proficiency in both Python (highly relevant: scikit-learn, pandas), as well as SQL
  • Work or educational experience in machine learning (2+ years). Preferably DS experience in the context of marketing / ad tech
  • Proven experience leveraging predictive models in the context of causal inference
  • Strong stats fundamentals, namely in causal inference / hypothesis testing
  • Strong background manipulating big data (EDA, data quality mitigation)
  • Proficiency with data visualization libraries and relevant tooling (Grafana, Tableau)

Perks and benefits:

  • Learning and development programs from ICs to managers
  • Individual, professional coaching for all full-time employees
  • Flexible time off - rest and recharge when you need it!
  • Comprehensive and competitive health, vision, dental, life insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Home office setup: you get all necessary hardware and internet reimbursement 
  • Family planning programs via Carrot and Maven
  • Employee Resource Groups to help you stay connected

Foursquare is proud to foster an inclusive environment that is free from discrimination. We strongly believe in order to build the best products, we need a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds. This leads to a more delightful experience for our users and team members. We value listening to every voice and we encourage everyone to come be a part of building a company and products we love.

Foursquare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Our office is located in Flatiron, a central neighborhood in Manhattan with numerous trendy restaurants, shops, and workout studios!

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What are Foursquare Perks + Benefits

Foursquare Benefits Overview

Learning and development programs from ICs to managers

Individual, professional coaching for all full-time employees

Flexible time off - rest and recharge when you need it!

Comprehensive and competitive health, vision, dental, life insurance

401(k) with company match

Home office setup: you get all necessary hardware and internet reimbursement

Family planning programs via Carrot and Maven

Employee Resource Groups to help you stay connected

And much more!

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Full coverage for medical, dental, and vision insurance · Flexible vacation and sick days · Competitive salaries and equity packages · Discounted gym memberships and $50/month gym reimbursement · Subsidized dinner every night, delicious catered lunches, and tons of fattening snacks

An Insider's view of Foursquare

What are some social events your company does?

We have a strong history of fun events in our offices like an annual talent show and outside trips such as sporting events! Since going remote, there have been awesome monthly curated events such as terrarium making and Japanese water marbling classes. Not to mention all the fun competitions for big prizes that happen in between!

Garrick

Operations Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

Foursquare's working with the best location intelligence data in the industry and we're putting together the sorts of tooling that our customers are going to love! I can't divulge exactly what we're working on yet, but it’s going to be exciting.

Javier

Senior Sales Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

I'm continuously encouraged to connect with colleagues across different teams to discover new opportunities and explore those that interest me. I also appreciate having recurring 1:1 discussions with my manager about what's happening with the company at large and how I can set myself up for success and continuous growth throughout my career.

Emily

Senior Account Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Creativity most often come from spending time with our customers, and thinking about how we as a business can solve their problems. So I encourage my team to maniacally focus on solving our customer's problems. And out of that type of focus comes new product ideas, new features and ultimately bigger and more interesting client relationships.

Jim

SVP, Client + Partner Solutions

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