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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Director of Data Analytics - SpeedDate (San Francisco, CA)

SpeedDate.com is searching for a Director of Data Analytics. SpeedDate.com is a venture-backed online dating startup in Silicon Valley that allows users to join 3-minute speed dating sessions from home using live chat technology. Since we launched just over two years ago, weâ??ve amassed a large amount of data from our user population. For instance, SpeedDateâ??s millions of members have gone on over 63M online SpeedDates and sent over 100M digital â??winksâ?? through our site and Facebook/iPhone applications. Weâ??re looking for someone who is excited about digging into our data to come up with ways to enhance user experience and directly impact our business goals. This is a rare opportunity to use your advanced analysis skills on mounds of data, while simultaneously getting in on the ground floor of a growing startup. We view the Senior Data Analyst role as a key position to achieving our goal of becoming the largest and best dating service.


  • Generate tons of ideas for transforming SpeedDateâ??s data into practical product and marketing initiatives
  • Conduct research projects using techniques from statistics, machine learning, and data mining to gain insights into improving user experience and achieving business goals
  • Manipulate large volumes of both internal and external data
  • Communicate findings to technical and non-technical colleagues
  • Transform data analysis conclusions into actionable initiatives including predictive models, marketing recommendations, algorithm enhancements, and beyond
  • Work closely with engineers and product/marketing managers to get your ideas into production
Desired experience and expertise
  • 5+ years in data analytics / business intelligence / database marketing
  • Excellent understanding of statistics, regression analysis, machine learning, and other predictive modeling techniques
  • Interest in any and all of the following subjects: matchmaking/recommendation systems, search, spam detection, social network analysis, segmentation, conversion rate optimization, lifetime value, retention analysis, and user experience modeling
  • You gravitate towards creating the simplest model possible to solve a problem, but donâ??t shy away from using complex methodologies when called for
  • Experience with SAS, SPSS or R
  • Comfortable with database schemas and command-line scripting for aggregating, cleaning, and processing data
  • Knowledge of SQL
  • Proactive, self-starter who is happy working both independently and with a team
  • PhD/Masters in a related field (i.e. statistics, mathematics, industrial engineering, or similar)
  • Comfortable working in a startup environment
  • Excited about applying data analysis to define the future of online and mobile dating
Please email resume to: kathy@speeddate.com.

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