Data Scientist Appia
Based on solid commercial momentum in the mobile app distribution market, Appia is seeking a Data Scientist to join our team. In this role, you will look to drive business value from our large amount of unstructured data to improve Appia?s overall mobile advertising optimization algorithms. You will need to combine insightful data analysis and algorithm development with exceptional communication skills in order to be successful and work well across the organization.
Areas of Responsibility
The successful candidate will be able to work closely with Product Management, Technology, and the overall Business in order to extract value through improved algorithms and processes from Appia?s rapidly expanding data asset. The ideal candidate will identify analytical approaches to solve the varying problems across the organization, develop prototype solutions, and collaborate in implementing solutions in a high-performance production environment.
The Data Scientist will utilize their experience in statistical inference, information retrieval, and predictive modeling to enhance existing methods and develop new approaches for the mobile performance market. They will play a critical role in advancing Appia?s mobile performance advertising platform working through both the design and development of solutions as well as working hands-on in the data.
Duties & Responsibilities
Apply statistical and machine learning techniques to deliver insight into mobile performance data.
Oversee many aspects of the entire data analysis lifecycle: modeling, ETL, cleansing, imputation, exploration, model selection and fitting, and implementation.
Communicate technical issues and propose solutions with the technology team and others in the company.
Work closely with the Product Management and Technology Development teams to identify solutions to current production issues, while also working on longer-term analytical problems.
Skills & Background
Solid understanding and extreme comfort with the fundamentals of big data management, with experience in modern data platforms (Cassandra, Vertica, Hadoop, etc)
Solid foundation in statistics
Rigorous understanding of forecasting, predictive modeling, information retrieval, probabilistic graphical modeling, preferably with the mobile web
Demonstrated application of software development methodology and protocols
Ability to communicate and document statistical methods and analyses in a logical and understandable manner for varying audiences
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Master?s Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or related discipline required; PhD preferred
2+ plus years of experience in data mining, information retrieval, analytics, or related field required
Proven knowledge of at least one scientific programming environment (especially R, Python) and ability to learn new and employ new tool
Appia is the leading mobile user acquisition network; delivering mobile app downloads to over 1 billion users across 200 countries. Ranked #22 on the Wall Street Journal?s 2012 Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies, Appia provides non-incentivized performance mobile solutions for advertisers, publishers, and developers. Brands like ngmoco, AppBrain, Fiksu, Playtika, Cupid and Zedge trust Appia with their mobile app discovery. We are headquartered in Durham, NC with operations in San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit www.appia.com
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