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16 May 2014

Full-Time Senior Statistical (R) Programmer / Analytics Engineer – Posted by CARD.COM Santa Monica, California, United States

Job Description

Do FiveThirtyEight, priors and random forests mean more to you than a time of day, entries in a rap sheet, and pristine flora? Read on if that was a yes.

CARD.COM is a well-funded financial startup in Santa Monica, CA. We issue Visa debit cards that connect brands with their fans and enable our customers to make a social statement with their payment. Data and scientific insights are at the core of CARD.COM’s operations. We’re looking to grow our Data Sciences & Analytics Team with an Experienced Statistical Programmer who would develop and maintain our real-time analytics platform.


  • Design, manage and optimize our R-based real-time analytics platform
  • Develop and deploy new predictive statistical models for customer data analysis
  • Engineer scalable web-based reporting dashboards for enterprise reporting
  • Development and timely reporting of internal metrics for core operations

Desired skills:

  • Elite capabilities in the R programming language
  • Deep understanding of profiling and deploying R code in distributed environments
  • Capacity to design and deploy unit tests and integrate them into the development process
  • Ability to develop data pipeline architectures for consumption and analysis of information from diverse web technologies with varying communication protocols
  • Fluency with Git code management and familiarity with LaTeX/KnitR/Shiny workflows
  • Experience with cloud-based computing and low-latency data stacks
  • Bonus points for Linux Server Admin & Scrum Master experience

The ideal candidate would have:

  • Built and maintained sophisticated R packages for 2-4 years
  • Written non-standard R objects, methods, classes and is aware of latest developments in R-core and public package available through repositories like CRAN/Bioconductor
  • Familiarity with Agile software development and experience as a software product manager
  • A graduate degree in Statistics, Computer Science or the Physical Sciences with demonstrable experience in data-intensive statistical programming

How to Apply

Think this is the job for you? Apply at CARD.COM/careers. Upload your cover-letter and resume -- we read these very carefully! Feel free to throw in links to any public packages you have contributed to and your GitHub profile. We’d love someone local or willing to relocate to Los Angeles, but talent trumps location.

Job Categories: R Developer. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Less than $100,000.

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