Job: Data Scientist

New York City
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Created: April 5, 2010


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Job Title: Data Scientist Job ID: 1001338 Location: New York-New York Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular

The New York Times Company, a leading media company with 2009 revenues of $2.4 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers and more than 50 Web sites, including, and The Company?s core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.


The New York Times Company is looking for an engineer to join its Research and Development group. R&D is collecting real time data sets continually from resources across the corporation. The data scientist will manage the collection, presentation and processing of the information to be utilized for various projects within the NYT Company. The ideal candidate will be able to efficiently collect and process the real time data, determine interesting and actionable insights to the patterns and processes, and provide multiple API and services to other teams. The candidate will be working with various R&D initiatives including visualization and research prototypes to better understand the use of NYT content to realize improvements to existing services and identify new product opportunities. The candidate will be required to perform presentations of the data insights to various NYT business units and present new project ideas for consideration. This position calls for a self-starter who is also capable of being part of a select team.

Requirements: - BS/MS degree in Computer Science or Engineering - Experience with managing Amazon Web Services within a team environment - Has demonstrated handling and processing very large real time data sets - Fluent in Java. Python is a plus - Hadoop MapReduce experience a must - Experience with Hive, HBase or Pig, and Cascading a plus - Has created APIs from near time data processing for use by other web services - Working knowledge of MySQL with large data sets - Experience with SVN and Eclipse IDE - Has the ability to present technical information to small and medium sized non-technical audiences - Strong communication, problem solving and analytical skills - Flexible team player able to work across diverse environments and organizations - 5 to 10 years of development experience

Equal Employment Opportunity

The New York Times Company is an equal employment opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin, citizenship, or any other protected characteristic. The New York Times Company is committed to diversity in its most inclusive sense.


Published: Monday, April 5, 2010 16:35 UTC

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