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




San Francisco, CA, United States



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.


  • 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


  • 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

  • Other

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


  • 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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