Principal Data Scientist

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SpotX is the most transparent programmatic video advertising platform with more than 7 billion ad decisions per day reaching 600 million unique visitors in more than 190 countries.

We are seeking a talented Principal Data Scientist who can contribute brilliantly to our team. You’ll be working in a fast-paced but casual environment with highly talented peers. Since we’re small but growing, the most successful team members are versatile, disciplined and enjoy focusing on new challenges. As a member of the team, we expect you to have a strong initiative, flexibility, and ability to learn quickly. You will need to be self-motivated with a high degree of dependability and demonstrate great analytical and problem-solving skills.

We don’t believe in “culture fit”. We believe in you being a genuine human being and pleasant to work with. Sure, we might share a beer at work or after work but you don’t have to. You just need to be a contributing member of our team who is thoughtful and wants to do quality work.
Making an immediate impact:
Build machine learning or statistical models to discover actionable insights
Develop proof-of-concept solutions for advanced reporting or automated decision-making
Monitor, tune, and extend existing Data Science solutions/products
Be a resource for the Data Analysis team for advanced reporting needs
Perform ad-hoc analyses and reporting for Operations and Engineering (HDFS, Spark, Impala, Kafka)
Retrieve, clean, transform and overlay 3rd-party data
Needed SpotX’er talents:
Experience in leading a team of Data Scientists
Strong knowledge in Python, R, machine learning, statistics, Linux, business intelligence tools, advanced Microsoft Excel
Solid understanding of predictive analytics, statistical modeling and data-mining (theory, algorithms and application)
Knowledge and experience in: Regression (multivariate, logistic and kernel), Support Vector Machines, Bagging, Boosting, Decision Trees, Survival analysis, Clustering, Optimization, Game Theory, Stochastic Processes
A track record of providing compelling insights based on data
Able to make intelligent approximations and design effective mathematical models in order to make them accurate, practical and scalable
Able to identify assumptions and the limitations of mathematical models and algorithms and how it impacts reporting and decision-making
Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to maintain focus in a fast-paced environment
Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally
Experience with SQL, "NoSQL" and "Big-Data" is desirable
Bonus SpotX’er talents:
Ad Tech experience
SpotX Perks:
Work-life balance
Unlimited PTO(work it out with your team first!), company closed from Christmas to New Years
Make a real difference - your code reaches millions of people as soon as you release it
Work in a fun, casual, team environment – flip flops OK
Quarterly Hackathon – you pick the projects that affect our bottom line
Frisbees, foosball table and ping pong

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