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6 Apr 2018

Full-Time R Engineer (Data Science) (m/f)

Civey GmbH – Posted by Civey Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Job Description

Civey is the leading opinion tech company in Germany

We are at the forefront of a new generation of public opinion research. Instead of outdated methods we rely on digital technologies to pioneer high quality representative surveys in real time. Our vision is to enable everyone to access the results of our work.

Five Million have already signed up

We are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in measuring public opinion. Through our network of more than 20.000 websites we constantly gather data while employing state of the art statistical models to deliver advanced insights. With 5M+ registered users we run the largest opinion panel in Germany, with nearly every major German media outlet employing our data.

Now we are looking for you!

This is just the beginning. If you want to help transform the path of traditional opinion research and you live for new technologies, we are looking for you. You should have a confident, self-motivated and structured approach to new challenges, while aiming to higher standards than most. Sound good?

Your Job: You are responsible for turning scientific concepts into efficient algorithms

  • You are responsible to improve methodological and technological aspects of our algorithms. You work closely together with the R Engineers, Product Managers und BI-Analysts in our Data & Statistics team
  • Together, you will constantly work on improving the quality of our realtime representative results by translating the scientific concepts of our researchers into stable and efficient algorithms
  • Our source code is written in R and hosted as private R packages. We have automated unit testing of our algorithms and collaborate and share code via GitHub
  • You support our Head of Data and Statistics with scientific co-operations and publications

What we expect: You are a great statistician and proficient in R

  • You have a MSc degree in Statistics or a similar degree and 2+ years relevant professional experience
  • You are proficient in R and have first experience in developing algorithms
  • You have a strong theoretical background in statistics
  • You know how to translate theoretical concepts and ideas into well structured code for real-life applications
  • You have worked with Git, SQL and R development tools before
  • You have heard of S3/S4 classes and methods and unit testing

We’re offering more than just benefits

  • Our values: we’re combining a conclusive business model with our vision to give all people access to high-quality opinion research.
  • International: our team is from China, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Vietnam and many other countries. But we like hanging out in Berlin.
  • Personal development: we promise a steep learning curve and an opportunity to boost your career.
  • Equality: We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage everyone, regardless of gender, nationality, sexual orientation, ethnicity or belief to apply to Civey.
  • Fair deal: we’ve devoted ourselves to fairness and transparency – this is why we foster a culture of constructive criticism. In return, we ask for your full commitment.
  • Good location: our office is in Kreuzberg by the canal.
  • Training: we cover 90% of the costs of books, conferences and workshops.
  • Exercise: we cover your gym contract.
  • Team dinner: celebrate with your colleagues every six weeks.
  • Drinks and fruits: free for everyone.
  • Technical equipment: MacBook or Linux computer, noise cancelling head phones, iPhone X and more – we’ll provide you with optimal equipment.
  • Ask-me-Anything: every employee can anonymously ask questions that the directors have to answer publicly.
  • Clear structure: we have a proven feedback system consisting of stand-up meetings, review and retrospectives.
  • Equity: we offer you to become a shareholder in Civey through our ESOP programme.
  • Recreation: We offer 30 days vacation, flexible working hours, overtime compensation and home office if needed.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: R Developer. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Berlin, opinion-tech, polling, r, SQL, Startup, statistics, and unit testing.

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