JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019

Afiniti

Research Engineer

JOE ID Number: 2018-02_111460335
Date Posted: 08/06/2018
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Engineer
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Locations: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
London, UNITED KINGDOM
JEL Classifications:
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
D -- Microeconomics
L -- Industrial Organization
Keywords:
Applied Microeconomics
Optimization
Econometrics
Machine Learning
Operations Research
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Afiniti uses data science to efficiently pair customers with company representatives. As a member of our R&D team, you’ll develop modeling, simulation, and validation methods and tools to support our AI production team. The role can involve assisting with particularly tricky client models and developing new strategies to address complicated metrics or routing structures. You’ll also work with our software engineers to develop our real-time pairing systems in addition to our modeling and monitoring infrastructure.

Requirements:
-Strong practical and theoretical knowledge of statistical modeling, optimization, and simulating complex systems.
-Ability to manage time independently within a small, closely-knit team (including remote members) and to contribute to the development of new initiatives.
-Ability to document and explain cutting-edge techniques to other team members.
-Experience with at least one language for data analysis such as R, Python, or Julia.
-Familiarity with SQL, relational databases, version control, and tools for reproducibility such as git, Jupyter and R Markdown, make, or authoring custom packages.

Pluses:
-Development experience, particularly C++ or C#.
-Bayesian modeling with Stan or other MCMC packages, variational Bayes or empirical Bayes techniques for large datasets.
-Experience with linear programming, dynamic programming, reinforcement learning, or control theory.

Application Requirements:
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Job Market Paper
  • Letters of Reference
Application deadline: 01/31/2019
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