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Organization: Dark Sky
Title: Data Scientist
Location: Cambridge, MA
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2018-04-30

Position Description:

Dark Sky is looking for a Data Scientist to help us be the best weather forecasting company. The person in this position will be responsible for maintaining, analyzing, and improving Dark Sky’s forecast generation, from hyper-local next-hour precipitation forecasts to 7-day forecasts adjusted for microclimate effects. The ideal candidate will have knowledge & experience in several of the following areas: software engineering practices, algorithm development, data analysis, math/statistics, machine learning, computer vision, and of course a keen interest in weather!

Analyze and track forecast accuracy to target areas for improvement
Improve algorithms for forecast models, microclimate adjustments, etc.
Develop and maintain pipelines for radar image processing and classification
Fix bugs and improve performance
Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases and general reliability

M.S. or Ph.D. degree in science, math, or engineering preferred
4+ years of software development experience in data-intensive applications
Demonstrated skill in computational algorithms development
Demonstrated skill in data analysis and interpretation
Familiarity with machine learning methods highly desired
Familiarity with image processing and computer vision methods highly desired
Experience with C/C++, Nodejs, and Python highly desired
Familiarity with weather data / forecasting preferred

Cambridge, MA