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Senior Data Scientist


Outbrain / Netanya / Engineering & Modelling
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Job Overview

Our team is developing machine learning algorithmic solutions that improve outcomes for our advertisers. It is part of Outbrain’s Recommendations Group - about 40 machine learners, data scientists and backend engineers who are responsible for everything that Outbrain recommends in its feeds and widgets. The team uses an interplay of Python, Java and Rust, in addition to Spark, Bigquery, and Tensorflow to form our ML and AutoML pipelines.

Your team’s responsibilities are:

  • Understanding business goals of advertisers and exploring solutions to achieve them
  • Algorithm research, development, evaluation, optimization for CPA and ROAS
  • A/B testing and model deployment using fast development and deployment cycles
  • Improvements of our ML pipeline and AutoML capabilities

Your personal responsibilities are:

  • Identifying and deciding on promising research and development directions, balancing short term and long term goals
  • Mentoring data-scientists and helping with their professional development
  • Communication and coordination with product and business counterparts

Who you are:

  • You have machine learning industry experience from AdTech, MarTech or online marketplaces
  • BSc\MSc\PhD in Computer Science, Statistics, Software, Information Systems Engineering or similar or equivalent industry experience
  • Deep understanding of statistics (e.g., hypothesis testing, regressions, ML systems)
  • Experience with deploying ML algorithms in an online production environment
  • Experience in SQL.
  • Experience in a scripting language (Python preferred).
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in Recommender System, Conversion Optimization or AutoML - an advantage
  • Experience with one or more deep learning frameworks - an advantage

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Outbrain is the world’s leading discovery and native advertising feed for the open web. A third of the world’s Internet-connected population explore and discover information through our feed technology, which is trusted by emerging to established brands and integrated into thousands of media companies’ tech stacks to manage and monetize their publishing operations. Outbrain operates in 55 countries and is headquartered in New York City with offices in 18 cities worldwide.

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