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Data Scientist

Who we are

Retrofit’s vision is to transform lives and workplaces by improving health, happiness and performance. Our mission is to deliver the most personalized weight-management and disease-prevention solutions for obesity and related conditions. Retrofit uses live expert coaches, a smart dashboard for tracking and notifications, interactive classes, social support from an online community and a variety of self-monitoring technologies to deliver engagement, industry-leading outcomes and lasting results.

Who you are

You have a passion for what you do and you like for your work to make a difference. You thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced and team-oriented environment. You feel energized by the prospect of ‘building things’ using data to solve real world problems and to tell an inspiring and impactful story. You are seeking a role that allows you to be the leading authority on driving an organization’s thinking on creating new decision algorithms, and bringing out insights from client data. You love the power of metrics and tracking user behaviors, and relish the opportunity to test personal intuitions and then have real empirical results that allow for data-driven decisions to continually improve a product and strategize for the future.

The Role: In a Nutshell

We are looking for a Data Scientist with an insatiable desire to design, develop and implement a data-driven framework. This framework will be used to create insight and enable the development of hypotheses and theories on what behaviors, social connections, etc. drive weight loss and find patterns that predict who will or will not lose weight. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Good understanding of obesity research or interested to learn about the domain to conduct research and generate journal publications 
  • In depth understanding and experience in different machine learning algorithms
  • Ability to produce quick prototypes applying machine learning algorithms and capturing feedbacks for improvements
  • Ability to collaborate with Operations, Marketing, and Sales to understand internal and external analytics needs and provide effective solutions

What you need

  • Master’s Degree or PhD in related Information Technology or Computer Science fields, preferred
  • Strong Statistics background
  • Experience with R
  • Strong SQL experience
  • Familiarity with NoSQL databases (Mongo)
  • Visualization skills
  • Experience with reporting
  • Willingness to learn a new environment and tools
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work with a remote team
  • Demonstrated ability to convert data into knowledge and knowledge into actionable insights.
  • Technically savvy and intellectually curious

Impress us even more

  • Experience in start-up or healthcare technology
  • Experience working in a virtual environment or with remote teams
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