Data Scientist at Spark Wave

Spark Wave – We create software companies to solve important problems. We are a startup foundry that appliessocial science,strategic thinking, anditerative experimentationto create socially beneficial software companies from scratch.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Data Scientist (Python)

Location: Remote
Employment Type: Full-time

Jod Description

  • We’re hiring a full-time data scientist working remotely (from anywhere in the world).
  • The successful applicant will work on a project where we’re taking new data-driven approaches to personality testing.
  • We’ll be exploring different ways to improve upon existing scientific personality measurement systems.
  • The goal is to build the most effective (empirically/scientifically based) personality testing system in the world.
  • A strong background in programming is required. The projects will be in Python, but it’s okay if you’ve never used Python before.
  • This project is a great opportunity to:
    • Build your data science skills
    • Improve your Python programming
    • Learn about scientific personality testing
    • Learn about machine learning methods
    • Learn how to do hypothesis-testing in novel ways
    • Shape the project as a critical team member
    • Enjoy a balance between autonomy and support / feedback.
  • This work will involve tasks such as:
    • Writing Python code
    • Applying statistical and machine learning-based methods to make predictions
    • Finding relevant datasets and integrating them into our system
    • Connecting our system with APIs and other services
    • Writing unit tests to make sure our system functions properly
    • Generally taking charge of whatever has to happen to move the project forward – this will include non-programming-related tasks that require you to coordinate with other team members, find appropriate datasets, keep the project on track, etc.

Mandatory requirements for applying:

  • Strong programming skills in at least one programming language
  • At least some data science or statistics experience
  • The ability to learn new, complex ideas quickly

Traits that it’s helpful to have (but not required):

  • Experience programming in Python
  • Familiarity with common Python data science packages such as NumPy, pandas, and Scikit-learn
  • Experience with machine learning methods
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience running psychological studies
  • Understanding of personality-related research.
  • Understanding of linear algebra and statistics
  • A preference for writing high-quality code and testing code carefully


  • You’ll be able to work from home, and we’re flexible about what hours you choose to work.
  • This job pays $24 USD/hour, and you can expect to work roughly 30-40 hours per week (depending on your preference).

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply


  • The application process involves answering some challenging questions which we believe will give us the best idea of your skills.
  • We don’t require resumes during this first stage of the process, and we put very little weight on resumes overall

Application Deadline  26th January, 2022.

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