Best place outside of SF for a data scientist?

Square QhkJ05
Feb 12, 2018 21 Comments

Getting sick of all the pee in the streets and outrageous prices. In the next year or two, I want to live somewhere where my money will go farther. I'd love to own property soon.

I LOVE the weather here and I'm amazed at the natural beauty everywhere. I try to go hiking most weekends but I also enjoy the museums and fine dining.

I'm a woman in my late 20s and I'd like to keep doing data science. Currently in a relationship (prob not a forever one) and I plan to remain childfree for life. I've already lived in Brooklyn and Boston and don't have any interest in going back to the Northeast. I really really wanted to love Austin but almost croaked from the heat.

Any good tech jobs in LA or SD? I would consider Seattle and Portland though I'm worried about the crappy weather. Maybe Denver? Raleigh? I don't know!!!

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  • New / Eng
    RollinUp

    New Eng

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    RollinUpmore
    Denver. Winters are mild here and no pee in the streets. Although if we keep growing it'll eventually happen ha
    Feb 12, 2018 6
    • New / Eng
      RollinUp

      New Eng

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      RollinUpmore
      6 months is an overstatement. Most of the winter there is no snow down on the front range, only in the mountains.

      When it snows down here, it melts the next day 90% of the time. We might have a couple weeks total of actual snow spread out over 3 or 4 months and even then it is 40 to 60 degrees in between those days lol
      Feb 12, 2018
    • Square QhkJ05
      OP
      Loooove Denver. Are there lots of data science jobs though? Every time I search LinkedIn I don't see anything exciting
      Feb 12, 2018
    • New / Eng
      RollinUp

      New Eng

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      McGraw-Hill Education
      RollinUpmore
      Not sure on data science. My. Company has no openings currently but I know denver in general has a lot of tech opportunity needing filling
      Feb 13, 2018
    • Yahoo Jssjsjsjsi
      Pretty sure Twitter has a big data science team just outside of Denver in Boulder
      Mar 9, 2018
    • Yahoo Jssjsjsjsi
      And Google is investing big in Boulder too
      Mar 9, 2018
  • PayPal / Other Venmo
    Marry someone working in valley and you both can buy property with 300k+ salaries.
    Feb 12, 2018 0
  • Netflix fs92
    There's going to be pee on the street in any big city. South bay has significantly less pee on the street.

    I lived in Seattle for a couple years. I love the city and the outdoor opportunities close by but damn the winters are brutal if you are like me and need to see the sun every once in a while.
    Feb 12, 2018 1
    • Square QhkJ05
      OP
      Boston is immaculate compared to SF! Moving from there to here was shocking.

      Yeah I'm worried I wouldn't do well with the winters in Seattle as someone who suffers from seasonal depression but it can't be as bad as Boston?
      Feb 12, 2018
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    • Indeed Bt5)tgh2
      She said she likes natural beauty and hiking. There is precious little of that around Austin.
      Feb 12, 2018
    • Square QhkJ05
      OP
      Austin was my top choice til I went there and experienced the heat. It's got the best combo of jobs, fun and affordable housing but it would be tough. Maybe your body gets used to it eventually?
      Feb 12, 2018
  • Microsoft kng
    I've done this search before. Outside of Bay Area, Seattle, NYC, and Boston there's not a lot of interesting work - certainly not square level.

    My recommendation is to ask your manager to let you be remote.
    Feb 21, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn hjawcv
    I'm also interested in hearing about the best data scientist jobs in LA/SD/etc
    Feb 12, 2018 0
  • New / Product ☀️🌊
    My company is hiring data scientists for our newly opened LA office https://jobs.lever.co/kensho/21c83f67-c9c2-4826-9a94-ab5458800d2b. Feel free to ask any qs. Good luck with your search!
    Feb 12, 2018 3
    • Square QhkJ05
      OP
      Cool! What does your company do? Do you like LA?
      Feb 12, 2018
    • New / Product ☀️🌊
      We provide analytics software, powered by a graph database that connects global events and the assets they impact, to the top US banks, media companies and government agencies. We also use the technology internally to construct new company classifications: gle.com/amp/s/kkkk://www.cnbc.com/amp/2016/08/08/introducing-the-kensho-new-economy-indices.html

      I love LA. The vibe in the beach towns is much different from Hollywood/weho/Beverly Hills. The people, weather, lifestyle, food, comedy shows, and music scene are all great. If traffic is the biggest downside of a city, life is pretty good. Plus, if you work and live on the west side (which I recommend), you rarely encounter traffic. And when you do, just throw on a podcast and learn something new.
      Feb 13, 2018
    • Google Yoshka
      Basically just like every other startup in LA. So you SERP or ad creative RTB bro?
      Aug 6, 2018
  • Nike JMKelvin
    I know this post is a couple months old, but in case you're still looking: Nike (in Portland/Beaverton) is building out its data science capabilities pretty aggressively right now. Go search "data science" on the Nike jobs site to see some examples of open roles.
    Jun 11, 2018 0
  • Snapchat movG50
    We are hiring
    Feb 16, 2018 0
  • Autodesk / Eng
    Lostbroken

    Autodesk Eng

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    Amazon
    Lostbrokenmore
    I love sf
    Feb 13, 2018 0

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