Data Scientist / Engineer

Department: Engineering

Location: New York, NY

Overview: We’re looking for an experienced data scientist / engineer ready to hit the ground running.

About us: Landis is an innovative online selling and buying platform focused on real estate transactions. We are a forward-looking startup with a strong emphasis on technology to change the way real estate transactions are done. Our founders are Stanford-educated and bring the best of Silicon Valley to New York City. Join our fun, collaborative and teamwork-focused company!


  • Create features to improve our real estate machine learning algorithms
  • Develop infrastructure to produce powerful and user-friendly interfaces to the data
  • Build machine-learning algorithms specific to our real estate activity
  • Contribute to all phases of development including ideation, prototyping, design and production
  • Propose and build user segmentation models that give the company insight into our users
  • Create personalized recommendation models that affect all of our core product flows
  • Work directly with the founders to set the technology and architectural roadmap
  • Ensure product quality and timeliness of work, provide advice and guidance, and resolve problems to meet objectives
  • Help develop new and refine existing processes to enhance quality and productivity
  • Play an active role in hiring and mentoring other members of the team

Culture Fit

  • Identifies with our mission to change the real estate industry
  • Self-starter with the discipline, dedication and motivation to work hard
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves
  • Pride in quality and productivity, perfectionist
  • Ability to deal with complexity
  • Results oriented
  • Outstanding communication and teamwork skills
  • Great sense of humor
  • Computer savvy

Experience and Education Guidelines

  • At least 2 years of experience in a quantitative or technical field, including experience working with very large data sets
  • A graduate degree (MS or PhD) from a premier university in a Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research or related discipline
  • Expert in machine learning
  • Ability to go beyond using existing algorithms and packages
  • Expertise in Python and/or R, and knowledge of AWS, Spark, Hadoop or similar technologies
  • An understanding of databases and large-scale data processing frameworks
  • A resourceful and pragmatic approach (vs. dogmatic or academic)

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Landis is an equal opportunity employer (EEO). In keeping with the standards of Landis, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height, weight or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.