Nift is an invitation-only network that helps neighborhood businesses get the right local customers to walk through the door. Launched in Boston in the Summer of 2016, our start-up outperforms every other form of advertising and has helped over a million people discover great local businesses.
Data Science is the heart and core of our company. Algorithms and models are the foundation upon which our product is built, with data driving our key decisions, testing and growth. Our Chief Scientist, David C Parkes, is the former Area Dean of Computer Science at Harvard, the founder of Harvard’s EconCS Group, and the Co-Director of Harvard's Data Science Initiative. Our data doubles every two months with even more sources waiting to be added. Our product represents a completely new kind of marketplace and the science around it has yet to be defined. We’re looking for an experienced Algorithmic Economist to join our core team and drive economic thinking throughout the company.
This position is based in Boston, MA. Examples of projects we currently need help with:
We have a strong core team with a deep understanding of algorithmic economics and data science. Our work is highly sought-after, and is critical to the success of our business. If you have a proven track-record in the field and are excited to help build Nift, we want to hear from you.Traits we value: