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Quantcast: Senior Principal Scientist


A seasoned leader to guide our data scientists, software engineers, and company in applying innovative machine learning, data mining, statistics, and software development techniques to solve business problems.



Quantcast Company: Quantcast
Location: San Francisco, CA
Web: www.quantcast.com


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Quantcast is an organization that lives and breathes data. Data is used in every aspect of our business, driving everything from our audience measurement service, to our real time bidding, and even corporate operations. Modeling has always been at core of Quantcast's products. Our efforts are aided by an industry leading infrastructure and a deep, proprietary data science stack whose results are key to our business strategy and real-time execution. We leverage our data and modeling insights quickly, utilizing new data points in milliseconds to make critical decisions and provide instant insights. For a data scientist, Quantcast will be the biggest challenge and opportunity of your career. Here, you have access to the most comprehensive yet anonymized behavioral dataset, the compute resources to quickly and thoroughly interrogate the data, and a world class team of data scientists and engineers help bring your ideas from the whiteboard to the real world.

We are looking for a seasoned leader to guide our data scientists, software engineers, and company at large in applying innovative machine learning, data mining, statistics, and software development techniques towards solving Quantcast's business problems. This role will report to the VP of Engineering and is generally responsible for the science program at Quantcast. This person will be the most senior scientist at Quantcast, and will facilitate highly productive processes for research and development, lead the technical efforts to solve business problems with data science, recruit and mentor a world class team of scientists, and establish programs to raise Quantcast's stature with our clients, and within the data science community.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Organize and lead Quantcast's business application of data science, machine learning, control theory, and statistics
  • Work with Quantcast's executive team to establish and execute on corporate goals pertaining to the business application of data science
  • Recruit, retain and mentor world class talent in the fields of data mining, statistics, and computer science
  • Represent Quantcast externally on all things related to data science; speak, publish, and present on the topic to both non-technical clients and industry experts
  • Establish a clear and transparent framework for measuring the business impact of algorithmic improvements

 
REQUIREMENTS
  • Ph.D. in a topic related to Statistics, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Operations Research, or Computer Science
  • Demonstrated career achievements in data science, with frequent citations and publications
  • 10+ years of experience leading teams of scientists and engineers in the design, production, and operation of software systems employing data mining techniques
  • Experience in software development with languages such as C, C++, or Java.
  • Proficient in using data mining tools such as map/reduce, R, SQL, MATLAB, etc.
  • Experience with Map/Reduce, real time stream processing, or other distribute analytical and machine learning systems
  • Strong ability to build consensus amongst and communicate complex technical topics to both technical and non-technical stakeholders

 
ABOUT US
Quantcast helps create a more personalized digital world. We have built one of the world's most sophisticated data-intelligence platforms, utilizing big data and machine learning to solve the biggest challenges in marketing and create more rewarding experiences across the digital landscape. Publishers use our insights to better understand audiences and how content resonates with consumers they want to attract and retain. Marketers utilize our understanding of online behavior and our predictive advertising capabilities to reach the customers likeliest to engage with their messages. Consumers see the results of our work in relevant stories and advertisements that create a personalized experience across all of their devices.

Quantcast was honored as a Glassdoor Best Place to Work in 2015. To learn more, follow Quantcast on Glassdoor.

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