Software Development Engineer (Data Scientist)

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Marketing, Programming and Development
A Thinking Ape
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A Thinking Ape is looking for an extremely smart and talented Data Scientist to join our team in Vancouver, BC. We’re looking for a big data expert. You will use your machine learning expertise to analyze large amounts of data in order to draw insights and answer questions. You should enjoy working on massive scale technical problems, and have the itch to make something people want.

As a Data Scientist you will:

  • Translate large amounts of data into actionable insights
  • Use machine learning, data mining, and graph analysis to dig into data
  • Analyze top charts for mobile games
  • Work closely with our team of talented engineers to develop and integrate features into our existing infrastructure

Your background should include:

  • Extensive experience in statistical modelling, machine learning, data mining and graph analysis
  • Strong computer science fundamentals in algorithms and data structures
  • SQL and relationship database skills
  • Experience working on production code
  • Experience working with big data (Hadoop, MapReuce, HBase, AWS, SQL, Kafka, Voldemort, Hive, Avro)
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Some industry software engineering experience

Tell us if you:

  • Have worked with real-time or large scale data
  • Hold a BSc., MSc., or Ph.D. in Statistics, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or equivalent
  • Have contributed to an open source project
  • Launched your own iPhone, Android, or Facebook app
  • Made something cool with Python, Objective-C or HTML5

We are a startup and as a data scientist, you will have the ability to influence the design and development of nearly everything that we build. You will have to be very comfortable with ownership and management of your projects.

Other perks our apes enjoy:


  • Earn a fat pay cheque with very large year end bonuses
  • Employee stock options
  • $1500 per year towards your professional development


  • Health & dental coverage for you and your family, including MSP and travel
Work life balance:
  • Enjoy extra personal / flex days on top of your annual vacation
  • Fitness reimbursement allowance to keep you healthy
  • Monthly social & team building events
  • Flexible hours
  • Play on our company hockey or dodgeball teams
  • Participate in weekly board game  / Wii tournaments

More awesomeness like:

  • Employee referral bonus
  • Well stocked kitchen with unlimited snacks
  • Weekly catered lunches
  • Birthday and anniversary celebrations
  • Massage chair
  • Awesome swag

If you’re ready to make the next generation of top grossing mobile games, we’d love to hear from you!

Contact Details:
A Thinking Ape
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