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Algorithms Team Leader

Outbrain / Netanya / Engineering & Modelling
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Job Overview

Outbrain is seeking an experienced data scientist to head a team of software engineers and data scientists developing solutions for Outbrain’s click through rate predictions platform - from business understanding through data exploration, research, algorithm development, evaluation, optimization and A/B testing to model deployment using fast development and deployment cycles. Design and implement improvements of our ML pipeline and AutoML capabilities and convey complex analysis results clearly and with conviction to stakeholders and customers.

Yield Optimization teams responsibilities:
We are developing state-of-the-art CTR prediction models which are the backbone of Outbrain recommender systems. We leverage the Outbrain AutoML suite to accelerate our research and to reduce productization time. We do extensive feature research, develop state of the art models in TensorFlow and Rust. In addition we tackle classical recommender system challenges such as cold start.

Your personal responsibilities are:

  • Lead a diverse team of data scientists and software engineers
  • Build, Improve and maintain core components for serving our machine learning based services
  • Implementation and integration algorithmic features to high scale production system
  • Work with the product organization to align our solutions to the business needs
  • A/B testing and monitoring of new features
  • Data analysis over huge datasets to validate various hypothesis
  • Collaborate with AutoML team to further improve our ML Ops tooling

Who you are:

  • MSc\PhD in a relevant quantitative field (Computer Science, Statistics, Software\Information System Engineering or similar)
  • 4+ years of working experience as a data scientist
  • Strong knowledge with Python and ML data pipeline development for online production
  • Strong knowledge with SQL/NoSQL databases
  • Experience in deploying ML algorithms in an online production environment
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills

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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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