The data science team has two important goals:
Goal 1) Analyze product usage patterns to determine how to make the most engaging product possible.
(This means working in a close feedback loop with the product team to inform decision making. Tasks include determining which features are most effective, what areas need improvement, predicting user dropoff, etc)
Goal 2) Use machine learning and other techniques to drive the core AI engine forward.
(You'll be working with the core engineering team to develop new features, such as NLP-driven conversations, a more intelligent conversation engine, self-learning user models for delivery of conversations, etc)
Depending on your background, you may be focused on one area more than the other, or you may be a generalist that can cover both. We would be particularly excited to work with someone who has experience in both, as this will be the first full-time data scientist on the team, and we'd like this person to help guide the team as we grow the data team and the company as a whole.
If you find yourself exclusively interested in #1, please see our Data Analyst role for more details.
For those interested in #2, requirements include:
- Fluency in Python/associated ML libraries
- Strong statistical background
- Experience applying ML in a production environment
- Experience in software development (if you are able to deploy your work to production, it's quite helpful)
In general, the data science role is more focused on the application of machine learning and NLP within the lark product, so experience building actual systems is a must!
Recent Awards / Mentions:
- Apple's Top 10 Apps of 2015
- Business Insider's most innovative: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-10-most-innovative-apps-in-the-world-2015-10?uber-lark-snapchat
At lark, we’re on a mission to improve people’s health and happiness through our digital health coach AI. Our app takes data from phones and wearables, and uses it to create a personalized health "chat bot" buddy that sticks with users and helps them stay active, sleep more, and eat healthy.
Our most recent product, Lark, was featured by Apple under "Best New Apps" and "Healthy Living" for the Apple Watch, and named "Best app for Apple's HealthKit" by Macworld. The lark activity tracker for Android is pre-installed on all Samsung S5 and Note4 phones.
We are using NLP to process millions of meals, and accelerometer data to compute activity and sleep amounts from users' phones. Our chat AI is the most sophisticated digital health engagement tool in the world. Join us and make it even better!