Director, Data Science

Job Title: Director, Data Science
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: New York, USA
Salary: US$200000.00 - US$210000.00 per annum
Reference: HQ00066984_1515080764
Contact Name: Mariano Allegra
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 04, 2018 15:46

Job Description

Director, Data Science
Location: New York, NY
Position Overview
My client builds platforms for the future of digital media trading. We are seeking a Director of Data Science to join the team developing their cutting-edge platform for applying machine learning algorithms to media buying optimization.
You will lead a team of eager data scientists and work with amazing engineers to build technology that combines human and machine intelligence to tackle prediction, optimization, pricing, and other problems at scale to make a billion dollars of media spend more effective. You will work closely with the product team to identify opportunities to solve new problems and set expectations on realistic deliverables.
You will work in an open modern space where you will often find groups in casual brainstorming sessions sharing ideas and strategies for new initiatives.
Referrals are appreciated
Guide research and development with a prioritization framework for balancing benefit, risk, and cost - drawn from experience and application.
Establish best-practices for research, analysis, and modeling.
Mentor and develop a growing data science team.
Work with engineers and develop design patterns to implement research into scalable production systems quickly and consistently.
Define key metrics and hold us accountable to scientific rigor.
Speak with executives, colleagues, and clients to identify and promote opportunities for data science and product to deliver exceptional results through more effective advertising.
PhD in Computer Science or a quantitative field, Mathematics, Physics, etc.
3+ years of experience applying predictive modeling, machine learning in industry
3+ years of experience in ad tech; bidding / performance optimization preferred
Deep domain knowledge in solving optimization problems with large data sets
Machine learning experience with emphasis on classification/regression.
Excellent knowledge of Python

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