Data/Software Engineer (aka Data Munger)

Data/Software Engineer (aka Data Munger)


Job Description

A company specializing in designing innovative educational solutions seeking Data/Software Engineer to clean up and test data sets for online Masters-level course in Data Analytics. This position reports to Program Manager and works with team of instructional designers and software engineers.

Job requirements:
To be considered for this role, you must have the following experience and skills:
• Masters in Computer Science or equivalent level of experience with:
o Background in probability and statistics.
o Fluency in at least one high-level programming language
o Fluency with at least one utility scripting language
o Experience with installing, setting up, and querying the relational database
• Experience with MySQL or PostgreSQL
• Strong quantitative analysis skills
• Strong error analysis and debugging skills
• Familiarity with shell scripting in a Unix environment
• Familiarity with both Windows and Linux operating environments
• Strong communication skills
• Works well with minimal supervision; self-starter
• Detail-oriented

Additionally, the ideal candidate will have the following qualities:
• Familiarity with data mining methods and techniques
• Familiarity with data mining software platforms

Educational Requirements: Ideal candidate has earned a Master's Degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience (see above)

Application Requirements: Interested applicants should submit ALL of the first four items to be considered: 1. Resume, 2. Cover letter (that details exactly how candidate meets all job requirements), 3. References, and, optionally, 5. Submit/provide links to available work samples.

Skills: test, science, analysis, debugging, unix, linux