Senior/ Lead Data Scientist

Job description

About The Role And Team

Adform is a technological company, thus data science and data engineering play a crucial role in our products. Research Teams in Adform focuses on an exploration of a vast amount of online advertising data, development of predictive and segmentation models, fraud detection, and many others which allows to work with multiple data science techniques and services in Adform’s end-to-end ad tech stack. You will be a vital part of the data scientist efforts, working in a cross-functional international Agile team with world-class data scientists, engineers, product managers, and leaders located in multiple locations around the world. If you are hands-on passionate, crazy about a development of advanced algorithms, machine learning, statistics, Python, Spark, Hadoop, and SQL, have an ownership mindset, love to work in teams with smart, informal and open people, we’d love to get to know you!

Our focus is:

  • Big Data – we use the word Petabytes when talking about data running on huge clusters of Hadoop, Vertica and NoSQL databases
  • High Load – with a million transactions per second handled in less than 20ms, we are experts of concurrent architecture scaling automatically when plugging in more servers
  • Creative experiences – we have a creative team that sets the direction of Adform’s AI, builds models to optimize RTB bidding strategy towards the most meaningful ad, served to the right user and at the best price, identifies behaviors, profiles and segments of the web users, provides detection and elimination of suspicious/ non-human traffic and participates in world ML challenges to boost the knowledge and experience of our team

Your Responsibilities

  • Lead and mentor Adform’s Data Science team, i.e. be active technical challenger for other colleagues in the team for the purpose of mutual improvement and broadening of the team knowledge, and be Research Team’s representative, who publicly communicates Research Team’s achievements, inspire people in seeing the value of our products and cooperates in building company AI strategy
  • Apply advanced machine learning/statistical algorithms scalable to huge data sets to determine the most meaningful ad, served to the right user at the optimal time, and the best price
  • Identify web users behaviours, their cross-devices activity, taking into account different attributes logged across billions of transactions
  • Identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive business solutions
  • Work closely with the development and product teams to implement ML-based services into production-level software
  • Monitor our models, conduct A/B tests, and analyse their results to continuously optimize their performance

We expect you have:

  • Education in a quantitative field such as Machine Learning, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or relevant
  • Have proven track record of working in a similar position
  • Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (classification, clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, collaborative filtering, etc.)
  • Excellent data manipulation, statistical techniques skills, statistical inference
  • Expertise in Python, SQL, git and docker
  • Basic coding skills in one of the following languages C#/Java/C/C++/Scala
  • Knowledge of big data technologies (HDFS/S3, Spark, Hadoop, Kafka/Kinesis etc.)
  • Technical leadership skills that will not only govern high products quality but also ensure technical growth of the team
  • Ability to communicate and visualize results and complex ideas effectively to technical and non-technical stakeholders and colleagues
  • Experience in joint problem solving with 3+ Data Scientists
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Great problem-solving and analytical skills, breaking down large complex issues

It would be an advantage if you have/are:

  • Knowledge of web technologies
  • Knowledge of Ad Tech industry solutions
  • Interest in information security, hacking, networking
  • Experience in using Natural Language Processing techniques
  • Experience in building recommendation systems

If you wonder about these things – we have something to offer you

  • Worry about health and accident insurance? Chill – we got this! Attractive private medical insurance will have you covered!
  • Enjoy having work-fun balance? Don‘t worry – fun office activities such as: table football, play station, team building events and a friendly team will cheer you up!
  • Need a short break? – practice yoga in the office, use roller to massage your body or grab a fruit or healthy juice!
  • Wanna stay in shape? Join Adform sports team (we have bike & run lovers) and exercise together!
  • Prefer to be active alone or in the gym? No problem – Multisport Card will get you access to a various sports and leisure facilities!
  • Like to have a choice and switch benefit from time to time? – use our My Benefit cafeteria and enjoy different options every month!
  • Enjoy having lunch out? Grab your colleagues and enjoy lunch at a friendly price in the canteen in our building or visit one of the many restaurants in the neighborhood!
  • Wonder about commuting to the office? For avid cyclists - racks and showers are available! Using public transport? Our perfect location, just by Politechnika metro station will make it easy for you to get to work!
  • Not enough? Join us and find out more!

About us Adform is the only global, independent and fully integrated advertising platform built for modern marketing. Its unique enterprise technology – Adform FLOW – harnesses superior user experience and a scalable, modular and open architecture, to enable seamless management of the whole campaign lifecycle. It provides clients with enhanced control and transparency across their advertising operations, including ownership of all data from their campaigns. Since 2002, Adform has developed technology to enhance human/machine collaboration and deliver augmented intelligence, thereby amplifying business results for its clients around the world.

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