Max Flander, Software Developer in San Francisco, CA, United States
Max Flander

Software Developer in San Francisco, CA, United States

Member since November 29, 2015
With a Ph.D. in mathematics, Max's been working as a data scientist for the past three years with experience covering data engineering, predictive modeling, recommender systems, information retrieval, and crowd-sourced data curation. He's an excellent communicator and has worked in agile teams of varying sizes. Max is a favorite for running stand-ups, planning, and team retros, thanks to his knack for cutting to the heart of the discussion.
Max is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

San Francisco, CA, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

*nix, Git, Docker, AWS

The most amazing...

...thing I've built is a 20GB per day AWS S3 JSON to HDFS/Impala ETL pipeline using Hive and Hadoop Streaming.

Employment

  • Data Scientist

    2014 - PRESENT
    SEEK, Ltd.
    • Performed data analysis and modeling using Python, Pandas, and scikit-learn.
    • Worked on a team building a Haskell ETL pipeline.
    • Implemented real-time data visualization using D3, Google Maps, and Tableau.
    • Built a 20GB per day AWS S3 JSON to HDFS/Impala ETL pipeline using Hive and Hadoop Streaming.
    • Crowd sourced data curation using CrowdFlower.
    • Built and deployed a Batch-scored predictive model running on 6 million records per week on a SQL Server.
    Technologies: Python, Hadoop/Spark, AWS
  • Data Scientist

    2013 - 2014
    Predictive Match
    • Built a recommender system for a real estate website using Python.
    • Developed a prioritization model for recommendation algorithms using RapidMiner.
    • Implemented data analysis and visualization using a Python data science stack.
    • Performed clustering analysis of users using scikit-learn.
    • Collaborated using Trello and Bitbucket.
    Technologies: Python, AWS, RapidMiner

Skills

  • Languages

    Python, SQL, Clojure, Ruby, Haskell, JavaScript
  • Frameworks

    AWS EMR, Apache Spark, Hadoop, Mach-II, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Flask, Windows PowerShell, ClojureScript
  • Libraries/APIs

    Pandas, Requests, Scikit-learn, Matplotlib, TensorFlow, PyTorch
  • Tools

    Apache, Git, Tableau, Emacs, AWS CloudFormation
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, Mobile Development, Continuous Delivery (CD), Functional Programming, Continuous Integration (CI), Unit Testing
  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Linux, Unix, Kubernetes, Windows, Windows Server 2012
  • Storage

    Redshift, AWS S3, Microsoft SQL Server, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB
  • Industry Expertise

    Security
  • Other

    Web Scraping, Regular Expressions, Smart Contracts, ADK, Quality Assurance (QA), Deep Learning Expert, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Integration Testing

Education

  • PhD degree in Mathematics
    2009 - 2013
    University of Melburne - Melbourne, Australia
  • Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree in Mathematics
    2003 - 2006
    University of Melburne - Melbourne, Australia

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