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Max Flander

Max Flander

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Member since November 29, 2015
Max has a PhD in Mathematics. He has been working as a data scientist for the past 3 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. He's a favorite for running stand-ups, planning, and team retros; thanks to his knack for cutting to the heart of the discussion at hand.
Max is now available for hire
  • Unix, 10 years
  • Python, 8 years
  • Git, 5 years
  • Scikit-learn, 3 years
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), 3 years
  • Agile Software Development, 3 years
  • Apache Spark, 2 years
  • Hadoop, 2 years
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Preferred Environment
*nix, Git, Docker, AWS
The most amazing...
...feeling I have is when I can help make people's life at work easier through through analysis, tools and engineering, or just a productive discussion.
  • Data Scientist
    2014 - PRESENT
    SEEK Ltd
    • Performed data analysis and modelling 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 20 GB 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
  • Languages
    Python, SQL, Clojure, JavaScript, Haskell, Ruby
  • Frameworks
    AWS EMR, Hadoop, Apache Spark, Flask, ClojureScript, Windows PowerShell
  • Libraries/APIs
    Scikit-learn, Requests, Pandas, Matplotlib
  • Paradigms
    Agile Software Development, Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD), Functional Programming, Unit Testing
  • Platforms
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Unix, Linux, Docker, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Windows Server 2012, Microsoft Windows
  • Storage
    Microsoft SQL Server, RedShift, AWS S3, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB
  • Other
    Regular Expressions, Web Scraping, Integration Testing
  • Tools
    Emacs, Tableau, Git, AWS CloudFormation
  • 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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