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Data Scientist

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Xaxis
Headquarters: New York, NY
http://jobs.jobvite.com/careers/xaxis/job/owgI4fwi

Location: New York, NY
Position Overview
Xaxis builds platforms for the future of digital media trading. We are seeking a Data Scientist to join the team developing Copilot, our cutting-edge platform for applying machine learning algorithms to media buying optimization.
This is an opportunity to join a data-rich industry and tackle challenging problems in a global market that changes rapidly. You will join other data scientists to work on prediction, optimization, pricing and other types other problems on massive data sets to make a billion dollars of media spend more effective on a global scale.
If you are curious about complex systems, passionate about their continuous improvement, and enjoy building new technology and creative solutions with a like-minded team of scientists and engineers – we want to hear from you!
We make advertising more effective by building technology to leverage people’s expertise and intuition, combined with massive, proprietary data, to deliver the right message, in the right context, billions of times a day.
At Xaxis, you will collaborate with a group of quick witted, humorous, and extremely dedicated coworkers and clients who are all passionate about digital media. The Xaxis work environment is inviting. You will work in an open modern space where you will often find groups in casual brainstorming sessions sharing ideas and strategies for new initiatives. Everyone has a voice at Xaxis, and we are open to new ways of thinking, especially those that will contribute to the overall success of Xaxis. Opinions and ideas are always welcome, in fact, they are encouraged!
Responsibilities
Solve complex problems by applying analytical techniques and predictive models to massive data sets.
Translate business needs into mathematical abstractions for algorithms to solve.
Leverage the most appropriate algorithms and be prepared to justify your decisions.
When necessary, skip the algorithms focus on asking the right questions.
Define key metrics and hold us accountable to scientific rigor in our decisions.
Research and prototype models and pipelines, and work with engineers to put them into production at scale.
Qualifications
BS in a quantitative field: Physics, Math, Computer Science, etc.
3+ years of experience applying predictive modeling, machine learning
Experience with ad tech or related industry is a plus
Proven ability to translate business needs into a rigorous, mathematical framework
Strong in statistics and theory underlying machine learning techniques
Excellent knowledge of Python or R; capable in SQL
Experience developing on distributed infrastructure (e.g.: AWS)
Experience developing on parallelized systems (Hadoop, Spark, etc.)
Strong written and visual communication skills
Xaxis is a global digital media platform that programmatically connects advertisers to audiences across all addressable channels. Through the expert use of proprietary data and advertising technology along with unparalleled media relationships, Xaxis delivers results for over 2,800 clients in 40 markets across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East. Advertisers working with Xaxis achieve exceptionally high return on advertising spend through the company’s proprietary media products, as well as through its wholly-owned specialist companies, Light Reaction, Bannerconnect, and ActionX. For more information, visit www.xaxis.com .
Xaxis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.