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Data Science Special Projects
San Francisco, California  |  Hybrid
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Applied on October 27, 2021
Job Id #50227 Posted September 13, 2021

Location: San Francisco, CA, Richmond, VA, or Vancouver, BC) - or remote within the US or Canada.

Key Responsibilities

    • Design algorithms to infer key transportation patterns from various data sources, both companie's own data and metrics as well as third party data.
    • Research and implement suitable strategies (from neural networks to a simple SQL filter, if that’s more actionable) for solving data science problems.
    • Use statistical tools for analysis and validation of results.
    • Present final result to stakeholders, including documentation and supporting interactive visualizations of data.
    • Work collaboratively with Sales, Solutions Engineers and Account Management to turn customer requests into clearly defined outputs, on time, that delight and empower the customer.
    • As part of a rapidly growing team identify opportunities for process improvements.

Qualification & Skills

    • BS / MS in Computer Science, Mathematics, or an Engineering discipline from a top university
    • 5+ years' experience in exploratory data analysis and statistics, using tools such as R,  Python, and PostgreSQL
    • 5+ years' experience with relational databases (PostgreSQL preferred) and SQL, including strong understanding of concepts
    • Basic understanding of techniques in data science (machine learning algorithms, forecasting, regression analysis, data visualization etc.)
    • Ability to accurately estimate how long it will take you to finish a complex task, to meet those targets, and make compromises to enable scalability and productization of algorithms
    • Knowledge of geospatial data and statistics is a plus
    • Knowledge of transportation data / industry is a plus. This includes working in a transportation-focused role within government, consulting, private-sector mobility, or a non-profit
    • Good communication skills - written, visual (presentations, charts, maps), and verbal


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.

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