Chief Data Scientist W3i
About W3i: Join the exploding app industry and use your passion for technology to propel your career. W3i is an industry leader providing app developers with monetization and user acquisition solutions to grow their businesses. Our focus is on collaborating with partners to identify market opportunities, plan, execute and measure results in a fast-moving, innovative environment. Be part of our prospering team, apply today.
The Opportunity: We are looking for a Chief Data Scientist who can lead the engineering of advanced algorithms and methodologies that will provide a competitive advantage based on the utilization of our most valued asset - data. If you are a hands-on data scientist who knows how to operationalize the extraction of data, iterate on development and testing of algorithms - read on. If you have experience with tools like Hadoop, Mahout/Weka/R/Matlab, Hive/MSSQL/Cassandra - you are the right person. You will play a crucial role in the company and be at center point between Product, Business Intelligence and Platform teams.
Our Data Infrastructure and Environment:
35 GB of data ingest per day, supporting over 510 million unique devices
4 TB Microsoft SQL Server based data warehouse
1.5 TB production Cassandra cluster
Apply machine learning to optimize ad selection for millions of end users
Develop algorithms to take into account hundreds of different attributes to build user profiles
Interface with the Business Intelligence team to produce the data required for machine learning activities.
Interface with Product Engineering team to ensure correct implementation of algorithms in the ad serving stack
Interface with Product Management to develop requirements and analyze the tests/data resulting from machine learning activities
Suggest and implement integration of first and third party data to build richer targeting and profile assets
Operationalizing the data science process - improving the process of data preparation and iteration of algorithm optimization
PhD in CS/Math/Statistics or equivalent experience
Expert in machine learning methodologies (regression, classification and unsupervised approaches)
Familiar with Bayesian statistics
AB testing, design of experiments
Hands-on experience with R/Weka, SQL/Hive/Pig,MSSQL,Cassandra, Java/Python/.NET, Hadoop and related systems
Familiarity with the digital media / advertising industry is a big plus
Be an excellent communicator and a leader able to articulate complex decisions to the cross functional team
Compensation & Benefits:
W3i offers competitive, performance based pay package that includes a base salary and incentive plan.
Traditional benefits including Health, Dental and Life Insurance and 401(k) plan as well as Short-term and Long-term Disability.
Generous time off including paid time off.
Ongoing growth and development opportunities including training, on-the-job experiences, tuition reimbursement, and volunteer opportunities.
A casual work environment.
Eligibility for equity.
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