Data Science, Intern (Personalization) – San Francisco, CA

About Ancestry: When you join Ancestry, you join our family tree. Backed by history, science, and technology, we’re creating a new world of connection, innovation, and understanding. Whether it’s reuniting long-lost relatives through DNA or unearthing new family stories from historical records, Ancestry empowers life-changing experiences. With over 20 billion digitized historical records, 100 million family trees, and 15+ million DNA kits sold, Ancestry is bringing the power of personal discovery to people around the world.

Ancestry is looking for a highly motivated Data Science, Intern to join our Data Science Discovery team. The Data Science team supports our family history product. We find ways to provide new and meaningful discoveries to our customer. We build machine learned models to improve our content or create new content that unlock stories for Ancestry customers. As a Data Scientist intern on the Data Science Discovery team, you will be involved in the end to end process of data acquisition, data cleaning, model building, and model testing. You will help our users to find their ancestors and discover interesting family history events. You will utilize cutting edge machine learning algorithms and statistical analysis techniques to provide personalized search experience to our users. What You’ll Do

Ranking algorithms for search accuracy and recall

Machine Learning for recommender systems and personalization

Feature engineering for people, family, records, photos and more

NLP for query and document analysis, processing and understanding at a large scale

Ranking result evaluation and analysis

Who You Are

Must be currently enrolled in a university studying in Computer Science, Statistics or related fields and graduating after Summer 2020

Research experience in a relevant field, such as information retrieval, machine learning, NLP or recommendation systems

Solid modeling skills in Python or R

Solid understanding of core CS algorithms and coding skills in Java or C/C++

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Proven track record of achieving significant engineering or academic results

Experience with Big data, such as Hadoop/Hbase/Pig/Hive is a plus

Experience with Solr/Elasticsearch is a plus

Experience with Spark is a plus

It takes customer obsession to pioneer and focus on what matters most, to tackle challenges, break through boundaries to create change, to stay on the cutting edge, and pioneer relentlessly. We are looking for the next generation of talent to drive the business, grow our people, and put the customer before all else. Our culture empowers journeys of personal discovery, giving you the freedom to participate in impactful projects and explore the intersections of our businesses: technology, data science, DNA science, product, design, marketing, legal, and more. We’re looking for innovative minds, diverse ideas, and for students interested in connecting personal discoveries and technology. Our interns enjoy mentorship and experience challenging work while receiving fantastic pay, fully-paid temporary housing, and having a fun captivating experience—we have it all. Oh, and did we mention the possibility of full-time employment once you graduate?


Additional Information: Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law. For San Francisco office candidates, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Ancestry is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ancestry via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ancestry. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ancestry as a result of the referral or through other means


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