Lead Data Scientist

Job Description

Company Information:

Paktor was founded with the mission of connecting singles in Asia through technology- enabled platforms. Since its founding in 2013, Paktor Group has expanded beyond Singapore to the rest of Southeast Asia and North Asia, becoming the largest social dating group in the region. The company recently acquired a controlling stake in Taiwan live streaming company 17 Media to expand its business to social entertainment. Along with its other acquisitions in social dating such as Down, Inc and Goodnight, the group’s social entertainment and dating assets jointly account for over 20 million users in Asia.

Paktor is backed by institutional investors including Vertex Ventures (subsidiary of Temasek), Majuven, Convergence Ventures, Infinity Venture Partners and Yahoo Japan.


Using data modeling, linear regression, statistical methods and proprietary data, your role is to discover trends, the "magic" behind dating, and provide understandings/estimates based on this data. Working closely with the product manager, the engineer team and our management team, you will be responsible for the creation and the evolution of the tools and methods critical to producing quality and useful insights.

  • Lead the development and testing of hypotheses across all functional areas at Paktor
  • Play a key role as a member of the analytics team
  • Research and apply multidisciplinary techniques, findings and approaches to Paktor problems
  • Design, implement and analyze algorithms which substantially impact Paktor features
  • Participate in the development of prototypes and guide solutions into production
  • Serve as a primary person to consult on complex data science issues, contributing key ideas


  • Masters/PhD in computer science, stats or related field
  • 6+ years of core analytics experience
  • Obsession with data and system improvement, tempered with pragmatic ability to prioritize
  • Proven research background, in academic or industrial work, with an emphasis on delivering practical research that has a critical impact on multiple projects
  • Awareness of business objectives and ability to apply this understanding to recommend and implement product development for difficult and complex technical issues
  • Comfort working within a modern engineering environment (System architecture, Java, MySQL, multithreaded programming)
  • Ability to script experimental solutions and use off-the-shelf statistical analysis tools
  • Strong results driven personality, with a high level of enthusiasm, energy and confidence
  • Excellent analytical, communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and integrity: be able and willing to work hands on or independently
  • Experience at working at a growth-stage startup company (or be willing to try)
  • Experience with large scale algorithm challenges in the consumer Internet space

Bonus points if you have:

  • Worked on apps used by millions of people
  • Have extensive experience in data analytics

NOTE: Will be require to relocate to Singapore if selected

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