Do you get excited seeing seemingless endless streams of numbers?  Do you like unstructured data?  CSVs? Wrangling data points to make sense of the world?  Want to affect how the world sees itself? Great! Read on.

We are looking for a Data Scientist / Data Analyst who is passionate about data collection, data standardization, variable transformation, model construction and insight development in all our product lines . We strive to be world leaders in the space of publisher insight and you can play a key role in that for us. We are a dynamic, innovative team building a global real-time platform utilizing latest technologies like Kafka, Storm, Zookeeper, Hadoop, Spark, Cassandra, and require someone to help us continue to make sense of the Terabytes of data we have access to.

Our core philosophy is to understand our users and predic things about them before they even realize they want them.  We are not interested in people who are not looking to grow.  Let’s re-iterate that, you MUST be looking to grow as both an individual and a Data Scientist to work at Viafoura.


Work closely with a collaborative, agile team.

Identify new data sources that will improve online targeting efforts.

Understanding complex business challenges, designing scientific solutions, manipulating large data sets, using cutting edge machine learning or statistical modeling techniques and synthesizing insights
Building scalable solutions that create great business impact-Strong and effective communication (both written and verbal) with colleagues and business leaders
Continuously advancing your skills and those of others

Annual northern expeditions where you will save baby seals.
Work with AWS, Hadoop, Cassandra, MySQL, Kafka, Storm, Zookeeper, Spark…

Skills & Requirements

Must-have Skills:

Proficiency in R required; familiarity with one of the following desired: Python, MATLAB, including Python, Ruby, or Java.

Exposure to implementing supervised machine learning algorithms at scale.
Experience with statistical analysis software, including SAS or R.
Experience working with big data >1 Terabyte.
Experience designing innovative data mining, analytics algorithms to improve signaling, reporting, and panel methodologies.
Capable of not just presenting data results, but also interpretation of the results, including the impact of the results on panel and product methodologies.

Nice to have:

Experience with classification methods (e.g., Neural Net, Logistic Regression, Decision Trees, KNN, SVM, Random Forest).
Experience with regression methods (e.g., Linear, Nonlinear, Boosted Regression Trees).
Experience with clustering methods (e.g., K-means, Fuzzy C-means, Hierarchical Clustering, Mixture Modelling).

Experience with Time-series Modelling/Forecasting (e.g., AR, ARMA, GARCH, Exponential Smoothing).
Experience with Statistical Analysis (e.g., Hypothesis Testing, Experiment Design, Hierarchical Modeling, Bayesian Inference).

Familiarity with common computing environment (e.g. Linux, Shell Scripting)
Contributions to open-source or personal projects.
Experience with highly available Big Data systems such as Map-Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, Cassandra, HBase, Spark.

About Viafoura

Our workplace offers:

Free food/coffee in the office
Open-concept workplace
BBQ grill on the terrace
Collaborative space where many meetups are held
Monthly hack days where you “scratch an itch”
Windows that actually open (we’re not in a high-rise)
Dozens of whiteboards to instill creativity
Build your own machine (choose your OS – we run multiple varieties of Linux and Mac)

Application process:


Please send in your resume, cover letter and transcript to victor@viafoura.com along with at least one example of your work (Github would be perfect).


If chosen, you will then be requested to attend a Google Hangout pre-screening, followed by an in-person, in-house interview, during which a coding test will be administered.

About Viafoura

Viafoura is a tool for brands and publishers (online newspapers like CBC and LA Times) that facilitates commenting through text, audio, and video, and highlights the best people making those comments.Viafoura is one of Canada’s busiest APIs,  handling billions of page views and thousands of requests per second.Viafoura is creating the best real-time commenting and engagement analytics.We are funded by some great investors have an amazing team and revenues are growing FAST.Find out more about us in our careers section: http://viafoura.com/careersCompetitive Salary.Stock Options Available.We are proud of hiring really smart, passionate and motivated professionals.

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