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Senior Big Data Engineer

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As the health and safety of our candidates and our employees come first, we're excited to provide virtual experiences for interviews and new hire on-boarding. Dataminr puts real-time AI and public data to work for our clients, generating relevant and actionable alerts for global corporations, public sector agencies, newsrooms, and NGOs. Our real-time alerts enable tens of thousands of users at hundreds of public and private sector organizations to learn first of breaking events around the world, develop effective risk mitigation strategies, and respond with confidence as crises unfold. Dataminr is making its mark for growth and innovation, recently earning recognition on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Forbes AI 50 and Forbes Cloud 100 lists. We also earned accolades for'Most Innovative Use of AI' from the 2020 AI & Machine Learning Awards.


Senior Data Analyst

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As the health and safety of our candidates and our employees come first, we're excited to provide virtual experiences for interviews and new hire on-boarding. Dataminr puts real-time AI and public data to work for our clients, generating relevant and actionable alerts for global corporations, public sector agencies, newsrooms, and NGOs. Our real-time alerts enable tens of thousands of users at hundreds of public and private sector organizations to learn first of breaking events around the world, develop effective risk mitigation strategies, and respond with confidence as crises unfold. Dataminr is making its mark for growth and innovation, recently earning recognition on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Forbes AI 50 and Forbes Cloud 100 lists. We also earned accolades for'Most Innovative Use of AI' from the 2020 AI & Machine Learning Awards.


Political Unrest Intelligence in Real Time CDOTrends

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When terrorist bombings rocked Sri Lanka in April 2019, the Dataminr alerted its clients 26 minutes before conventional news outlets. It also kept the information rolling with more than 200 updates as the attacks unfolded. With its monitoring of social media and alternative data sources, the Dataminr platform sifted through the data landscape to identify and distribute the most relevant information to clients in real-time. For corporates with business operations and key people in the danger zone, the real-time alerts were critical intelligence. It helped them to frame their crisis management response to keep their assets safe.


Dataminr Solves Twitter's 'Needle In Haystack' Problem For Hedge Funds And Banks

International Business Times

Dataminr is one of the few companies able to handle the entire publicly available Twitter dataset (known as the firehose), using the platform's wide swath of data to build smarter algorithms and better real-time alerts for its clients. Today, Dataminr says the learning curve from complete real-time data access over years is key to how it services business verticals in finance, corporate security, news gathering, and within the public space. The company has found a way to negotiate the "needle in the haystack"' problem, which faces anyone who tries to process and store such a large volume of data. Spanning the entire range of public content, Dataminr provides its clients with alerts from accounts they would otherwise certainly be unaware of. Steven Schwartz, Dataminr's president of news, uses the recurring food scare at Mexican restaurant chain Chipotle as an example.


Twitter blocks access to analytics around its data for US intelligence agencies

PCWorld

Twitter has blocked Dataminr from offering analytics around real-time tweets from the social networking site to U.S. intelligence agencies, according to a newspaper report. The social networking company, which provides Dataminr with real-time access to public tweets, seems to be trying to distance itself from appearing to aid government surveillance, a controversial issue after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the government was collecting information on users through Internet and telecommunications companies. Executives of Dataminr told intelligence agencies recently that Twitter, which holds around 5 percent of the equity in the startup and provides the data feed, did not the want the company to continue providing the service to the agencies, reported The Wall Street Journal on Sunday, quoting a person familiar with the matter. Twitter's move appears to be in line with its policy with regard to the use of its data like tweets by external companies. "Dataminr uses public Tweets to sell breaking news alerts to companies such as Wall Street Journal parent Dow Jones and government agencies such as the World Health Organization, for non-surveillance purposes," Twitter said in a statement Sunday.