Research Scientist

Palo Alto, CA, US

Job Description / Skills Required

Groupon, Inc. is looking for a Research Scientist to join our team in Palo Alto, CA.

Core Responsibilities:
Build cutting edge systems to analyze, clean, and derive insights from data;
Use data mining and machine learning techniques to prototype models for consumer targeting and personalization;
Identify trends and patterns through skilled analysis of data, and translate statistical models into efficient production-grade code;
Architect and build product instrumentation, data transport, and data persistence solutions;
Work backwards from analytical or experimental requirements to devise data solutions;
Collaborate with engineers, business people, and other data scientists to extract interesting features from data and to test models.

PhD in Engineering, Mathematics, Science or related field plus two years of industry research experience or academic research experience at the post-doctoral level or higher or related.

Experience must have included any level of academic or work experience in:
1) Record of publication in leading industry and academic conferences or journals
2) Fluency in at least one mathematical computing language, i.e., Python, R, MATLAB
3) Experience with building predictive models for classification and regression
4) Experience with algorithm complexity and data structure design

Groupon provides a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime. We’re enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events. At the same time, we are providing advertising options and tools that merchants can use to grow and manage their businesses. Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward. Community matters to us on an internal, local and global scale—it’s fundamental to our company’s growth and to the well-being of the world at large. We also value self-awareness, candor, lunch and WiFi. If we match with you, please apply to join us.