Lead/Principal Data Scientist | Well Funded, Fast Growing LA Startup

  • Location

    Los Angeles

  • Sector:

    Data Science

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  • Contact:

    Amelia Jones

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  • Consultant:

    Amelia Jones

Intelletec has partnered with a fast-growing, well funded, Los Angeles startup. They are an online membership-based community for dating, networking, and making new friends. They believe in a vision that is to enrich lives by fostering relationships through quality, in-person interactions.


They are looking for a Lead Level Data Scientist who can personalize member experience, with powerful data-driven insights.

The ideal candidate will have at least 4+ years of experience, demonstrating both loyalty and leadership. You will join the data science team at the very early stages of the company as the first data scientist and will have all the excitement and accountability that comes from joining a startup.

You will support the product and engineering team's initiatives in member recommendations and personalization across messaging, people recommendations, events, and places.


  • Degree in a quantitative field (Computer Science, Mathematics, Machine Learning, AI, Statistics, or equivalent)

  • 2 years of experience working in data science support teams working on recommendations, relationships, or connecting people to one another

  • Ability to distill informal customer requirements into problem definitions, dealing with ambiguity and competing objectives

  • Excellent capability working and manipulating data and developing software application in programming languages such as Python

  • Good communication skills with both technical and business people

  • Experience designing/implementing machine learning algorithms tailored to particular business needs and tested on large datasets

  • Experience in data mining and using databases in a business environment with large-scale, complex datasets.

  • Strong SQL and NoSQL foundations

  • Superior verbal and written communication and presentation skills, ability to convey rigorous mathematical concepts and considerations to non-experts.

On offer:

  • Competitive salary 

  • Health insurance

  • Relocation 

  • Generous vacation 

  • Pet friendly 

  • Food budget

  • Company retreats