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Data Scientist

Location New York, NY, United States
Posted 18-September-2018

Job Responsibilities:

Our digital data science team is responsible for developing, innovating and integrating machine learning models into the American Express Global Consumer Service Group. The open position of Data Scientist is responsible for development of analytical infrastructure, computational modeling pipeline and capabilities to drive new customer acquisition.

The list of responsibilities may include:

Audience Targeting: Design and develop algorithms to target relevant and profitable audiences for American Express across all digital marketing channels Channel Optimization: Develop channel specific advertising algorithm to make real-time decision programmatically and drive channel efficiency Site Optimization: Deliver contextually relevant website content to prospect visiting American Express sites to drive incremental conversion Communication: Present results of complex analytic projects to business, non-technical audiences


The ideal candidate should demonstrate creativity, curiosity and passion for dealing with large amounts of data and converting it into valuable, actionable information. Participation in data mining competitions, like KDD Cups, Netflix Challenge, Kaggle, etc., is a big plus. If you want to develop new algorithms and applications, test your ideas related to digital world and applied to vast amount of data, this is the right job for you.

Advanced degree with 2 years of experience of applying machine learning techniques to real business problems is strong desired Ph.D. in Computer Science, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Statistics, Econometrics, Industry Engineering or related field is a plus Strong working knowledge of data mining and machine learning techniques. Experience workingon statistical/machine learning package such as Scikit-Learn, MLlib, Mahout Proficient coding experience in python/SQL/R/Java/C#, experience with Hadoop and Spark is a plus Creativity to go beyond current tools to deliver the best solution to the problem, ability and comfort with working independently and making key decisions on project Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

Depending on factors such as business unit requirements, the nature of the position, cost and applicable laws, American Express may provide visa sponsorship for certain positions.

ReqID: 18013785

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