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Sr. Data Science
San Francisco, California  |  Hybrid
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Applied on October 24, 2021
Job Id #50682 Posted September 17, 2021

Hybrid Role

We are seeking a creative, versatile, and motivated Senior Data Scientist to be part of our growing team. This team member will lead data science projects to develop exciting new algorithms for our product, as well as help productize those algorithms into our scalable analytics platform. This position reports to the Data Science Manager.

Position may be located in San Francisco, CA or Vancouver, BC.

Key Responsibilities

    • Design algorithms to infer key transportation patterns from various data sources
    • Research and implement suitable strategies (e.g. regression models, neural networks, etc.) for solving data science problems
    • Find and build real-world data sets for training various models and doing quality checks
    • Productize data science algorithms within the platform, in collaboration with the Application Engineering team
    • Create visualizations and dashboards to help tell stories with data
    • Define and implement customized and/or cutting-edge solutions for customers

Skills & Requirements

    • BS/MS in Mathematics, Computer Science or an Engineering discipline from a top university. Alternatively, a PhD focused on quantitative research and discovering insights from data is acceptable in lieu of a BS/MS plus experience.
    • 3 - 5 years of experience in data science and/or statistics, using tools such as R or Python
    • 2+ years of experience in SQL and relational databases (PostgreSQL preferred), and good understanding of relational concepts
    • Strong understanding of techniques in data science (machine learning algorithms, regression analysis, etc.)
    • Strong data analysis skills, knowing what can/cannot be possible, and ability to visualize data in the best way possible
    • Good communication skills - written, visual (presentations), and verbal
    • Ability to deliver adequate results on deadline, and make compromises to enable scalability and productization of algorithms
    • Geo-spatial skills are a plus
    • Knowledge of transportation data / industry is a plus
    • Quick learner, and a strong team player


Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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