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Senior Data Scientist

$120k – $160k • 0.0% – 0.1%
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Kinsa was founded with a mission to stop illness from spreading by knowing where and when it starts. We’ve done this by transforming the first device you grab when sickness strikes - the thermometer - into a sensor to detect when and where illness is rising, and communicate with those who have just fallen ill. Our connected products help people and communities stay healthy while advancing a broader mission: to create a real time map of human health in order to track — and stop — the spread of disease.

We are technologists, designers and health professionals who have built best-selling products, started successful ventures, and brought life-saving treatments to millions of people. We are backed by successful entrepreneurs and top VCs like Kleiner Perkins and FirstMark Capital.

The ideal candidate is skilled in a range of general data science, machine learning and other statistical approaches; has the engineering experience to build prototypes around these tools, and has extensive experience with modeling and forecasting, ideally in epidemiological context. You’ll be comfortable working cross-functionally with internal and external stakeholders. You understand how to work in a scrappy startup environment, and know how to balance speed vs. accuracy. Most importantly, you’ll have a genuine passion for Kinsa’s mission, and act as a force multiplier as we enter this next phase of growth in our organization

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

· You really need to be passionate about data. A lot of your job will involve exploring datasets and extracting insights so this should be something that gets you excited.

· Coding. We ship data products and you need to be able to write performant and maintainable code in order to do that.

· Generalist. We’re a startup, so you may find yourself working on ETL, modeling and data visualization in the same week.

· Mentorship. You should enjoy helping your teammates round out their skills.

THERE ARE THREE KEY CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR TEAM THAT WE HOPE ARE TRAITS YOU AHVE AS WELL:

· Passion: The Kinsa team is driven towards a goal that is bigger than themselves, they have a real passion in working toward a solution for a widespread social issue.

· Communication: Direct, direct, direct. If you want to say something in 15 words, say it in 10. Structured meetings, with an end goal in mind.

· Hard Work: We are a startup, and we are proud of our work so far but there is a lot more work to be done. We hope you have the same mindset. Be productive and don’t be afraid to work out the problem on your own.

WHAT YOU BRING:

· Quantitative degree (or equivalent work experience) -- e.g. Computer Science, Physics, Statistics, Economics

· 4 - 10+ years industry experience in a relevant quantitative field, ideally at a high growth / early stage company

· A proven track record of building (appropriately complex) forecasting models

· Strong programming skills in SQL and Python (pandas, sci-kit learn, etc.)

· Experience deploying your code in a production environment

· Business acumen & product intuition -- you must be able to think creatively and independently

· Persuasive oral and written communication skills

YOU MIGHT ALSO HAVE:

· Experience with epidemiological modeling

· Geospatial data processing and visualization

· Experience with data in the healthcare sector

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