Data Scientist

CB Insights, New York, NY or Remote

Software that predicts technology trends.​

Want to build a product that uses data to see and make sense of the future?

If you are passionate about data science and wish to use data to create innovative products that clients love, we want to talk with you!

At CB Insights we build products that help clients make sense of the future and drive their businesses forward using data. Our system retrieves large amounts of structured and unstructured data and uses scientific methods to extract knowledge and insights from that data. We present those analytics through a sophisticated, dynamic user interface which enables our clients to find answers to their most important questions.

As a Data Scientist at CB Insights, you will explore and work with large data sets and use your experience in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to extract unique insights that become features on our platform. This involves working on a wide range of problems including text classification, entity extraction, topic modeling, recommender systems and others.

You will be part of a high impact R&D team with clear ownership and passion to form the future. The algorithms the team develops lead directly to new products and services we offer as a business. We want you to learn and understand the drivers of our business deeply and be able to explain your approach to your team and to others at the company.

Much of our software team has been with us for several years, despite a white-hot tech market with options galore. We attribute this to our collaborative, “teach and learn” culture where the role evolves with your interests.

If this sounds interesting to you, reach out and join CB Insights now!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build and improve models using natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning  to extract insights from unstructured data
  • Explore and analyze diverse datasets (news, sec filings, audio transcripts, patents, etc.) to find patterns and develop models underlying our products
  • Use best practices for training, testing and validation to build accurate and reliable models
  • Understand business requirements and identify best strategies and relevant data to solve the issue at hand
  • Utilize ETL, database and analytical tools to extract and transform data for analytical needs
  • Collaborate and work closely with Engineering, Product and Design to create high quality reliable products
  • Participate in code reviews and sprint planning, help to identify new opportunities and share knowledge with your colleagues

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Masters or PhD in computer science, computational linguistics or a related field
  • 3+ years of professional experience working on NLP/ML projects
  • Experience building and fine tuning NLP systems using conventional ML and NLP practices
  • Knowledgeable about statistical modeling and optimization
  • Proficiency with SQL
  • Proficiency in Python
  • Experience with using Spark and exposure to other big data technologies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience working with data warehouses Eg: Redshift and other similar database systems
  • Proficiency developing in a Mac/Linux environment
  • Believer in Lean and Agile values and principles for building software
  • Helpful, Humble Human
  • Love for learning and experimentation

What’s CB Insights All About

The CB Insights platform is the smartest way to explore and exploit emerging technologies. We help the world’s leading companies accelerate their digital strategy and transformation with data, not opinion. Our Emerging Technology Insights Platform fuses machine and human intelligence to help you discover and manage your response to emerging technology startups and markets.

The Perks:

  • Amazing culture that emphasizes Hard Work, High Standards, Hunger, Helpfulness, and Humility. Learn more here
  • A newsletter that 700k+ people follow:  Sign up here.
  • Be Healthy: Health with HSA and FSA options, dental, and vision insurance along with unlimited/take what you need sick day policy
  • Plan for the future: 401k with up to 4% match
  • Continued Learning: $1,000 yearly continuing education stipend
  • Rest and Relax: Competitive vacation and holiday plans 
  • Refuel: In-office daily lunch stipend, unlimited snacks/coffee

We know that diversity makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking. We are dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply if your experience is close to what we are looking for.  

Equal Opportunity Employer: CB Insights is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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About CB Insights

CB Insights has built a tech market intelligence platform that analyzes millions of data points on venture capital, startups, patents, partnerships and news media to predict technology trends.

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