Data Scientist

Work Type: Full Time

About AppsforBharat:


We are developing a range of mobile and web apps that will holistically address the devotional and spiritual needs of our users. Our first app (Sri Mandir) was launched in November 2020 — this app is at the intersection of spiritual offerings and gaming, and with that, we are moving a large offline behaviour online. It already has 1+ million Monthly Active Users with a 4.8 rating on Google Play Store.


The user love that we have been getting is overwhelming & inspiring; and with our growth rate, we will be serving tens of millions of users in a few months from now.


We are alumni of IITs & IIMs, and have previously built and scaled high-growth startups. We are a Series-A funded startup, backed by Sequoia Capital, Elevation Capital, BEENEXT, and Matrix Partners. We are now adding more hands to our team in Bengaluru and Gurgaon, India.


Hero App Srimandir:


Sri Mandir is a flagship product that is conceptualised, developed and promoted by AppsForBharat.

Sri Mandir is created to fulfil the devotional and spiritual needs of hundreds of millions of Indian users. Sri Mandir offers a virtual temple experience where devotees can set up their own temple, offers utilitarian sections where one can view daily Panchang and take astrology consultation, and also helps people connect with religious institutes, and cultural leaders through communities. Sri Mandir also offers a carefully curated vast repository of ancient texts, mythological stories, simple versions of Geeta interpretation and stories about saints and their life to know more depth of Hinduism.

Job Objective

As a data scientist your role will involve understanding the different problem statements around personalisation, data forecasting, etc and come up with relevant implementations for the same.

Your Responsibilities

  1. Collaborate with various stakeholders to identify complex business problems and break them down into problems that can be solved with a data-driven solution

  2. Solve wide-range of Machine Learning sub-problems impacting different parts of user personalisation features at AppsForBharat.

  3. Lead brainstorming sessions with the rest of the team before the start of a project

  4. Understand the existing event analytics pipelines and how model development can be plugged with them.

  5. You will always look at ways of automation in terms of model development and deployment.


  1. You have 3+ years of experience in the field Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Computational Complexity, etc.

  2. Strong understanding on all the stages of taking a Model to production like scouting for Features, Data wrangling and cleaning, Feature engineering, choosing the right algorithms, validation techniques, working with large datasets, rolling out versioned Models in production using A/B Test, measuring KPIs in production etc.

  3. Strong foundations in the mathematical aspects including Linear Algebra, Probability Theory, Statistical Modeling, Analysis of Variance, Convex Optimization, Hypothesis Testing, Data Structures etc.

  4. Knowledge of machine learning methods like Principal Component Analysis, Clustering, Word2Vec, One-Hot-Encoding, etc. 

  5. Ability to scope out a task well and implement a balanced solutions taking into consideration the computational complexity and other restrictions

  6. Follow good documentation practises with respect to approaches/strategies/decisions.

Good to Have

  1. You have dealt with scale problems at previous employers.

  2. You have a reasonable understanding of how Data Pipelines are set up.

Additional Perks

Our office is located in the green and leafy streets of HSR Layout, Bangalore, and is designed to feel like a mindfulness zone with the sound of falling water, greenery, great books to read, great coffee/tea, and a great team alongside you to build with.

As a company, we believe in autonomous small teams for maximum impact. We strive for organisational growth to align with your growth as an individual. We sincerely work towards building an inclusive culture where we celebrate your individuality and ideas are encouraged by everyone. We seek people who naturally demonstrate our values, who understand India, the challenge ahead of us, but can also solve this for the rest of the world. In addition, we also have:

  • A competitive salary.

  • Equity in a high growth & great potential company.

  • Peaceful & pet-friendly office at the heart of HSR Layout.

  • Medical cover for you and your loved ones.

Do your most meaningful work alongside us. Be a part of something big!

Location: Bengaluru & Gurugram

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