Jared Miller

Built big data and ML at lightcast.io, consulted for world-class research lab, built startup ML, now an independent consultant.

I build full-stack data products and lead data/ML strategy.


  • Created the first big-data and ML products at lightcast.io, leading millions of dollars in new revenue and revitalizing the company's competitiveness (acquired by KKR in 2021).
  • Consulted for Opportunity Insights, a leading research center for big-data, empirical economics.
  • First data science / ML hire at a product recommendation startup (ran out of runway, alas!)
  • Currently running my own big data analytics & AI consultancy, Loess AI.
Jared Miller

Work

Experience

  • Loess.ai

    Loess.ai

    Founder & Principal Consultant

    Mar 2024 - Present

    A full-stack data products consultancy (data engineering, analytics, ML, and AI).

    • Partnered with the commonwealth of Virginia to analyze postsecondary student outcomes for policy recommendations
    • Recently signed on with a risk management company to use ML/AI to flag realtime risk signals in big datasets
  • PerfectRec

    Senior MLE / Data Scientist

    Aug 2022 - Mar 2024

    Unfortunately this startup ran out of runway and did not find PMF for the original vision. Its goal was to create trusted and highly *personalized* product recommendations rather than the generic recs typically pushed by review sites that use affiliate links.

    • Collaborated consumer electronics product experts to define product/customer segments, and create ground-truth personalized recommendations datasets
    • Created ML ranking models to reproduce and generalize experts' recommendations
    • Participated in hiring for 3 roles, interviewed dozens of candidates
  • Opportunity Insights

    Opportunity Insights

    Sr Data Engineer / Data Scientist

    Aug 2021 - Aug 2022

    OI is a leading empirical economics research lab based at Brown and Harvard. Its mission is to improve Americans' economic opportunity and mobility using big data.

    • OI signed me on a 1-year contract to run the data infrastructure behind their Economic Tracker project, as well as other initiatives as needed.
    • I improved and rewrote crucial data processing code using modern tools like Apache Spark, achieving massive speedups and efficiencies.
    • Optimized their cloud infrastructure (AWS) to keep costs down.
  • Lightcast

    Lightcast

    Lead Data Scientist, Data Products R&D Lead

    Jan 2016 - Aug 2021

    Lightcast connects people with jobs by providing businesses, communities, and education institutions with the best labor market data possible.

    • Led technical efforts to bring the company's data offerings into the age of near-real-time big data (100s of millions of resumes and online job ads), creating millions of dollars in value
    • Introduced ML and data science to company culture and product portfolio
    • As a senior IC, brought hugely impactful projects from concept to prototype to production

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