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Senior Data Scientist

Location: Helsinki, Commitment Full-time, Team Engineering

We are looking for an experienced data scientist who is eager to learn ad tech inside out, can come up with new ideas to improve results based on data, and can turn those ideas into fully automated, data-driven, scalable products that provide value for our customers.

You'll be working in a highly autonomous self-organizing development team that owns its roadmap and chooses its own technologies. You’ll develop the product at a fast pace and in close cooperation with the end users—the largest online marketers globally.

To get an idea of the kind of work we do, see for example these blog posts:

How We Productized Bayesian Revenue Estimation with Stan

Optimizing Conversions with Predictive Budget Allocation

Automated Statistical Significance Calculator for A/B Testing

What will you do:

  • Use your skills in Bayesian analysis, statistics, and machine learning to create new ways to optimize online marketing and automate our customers’ work.
  • Test and prototype your ideas, then take them to production by working closely with our team of software engineers.
  • Validate your ideas by working closely with customers.
  • Understand the field better than others, so you can figure out what to work on.
  • Be part in making Smartly.io the thought leader within the market. You will be blogging about your work and speaking at events.
  • What will you need:

  • Good understanding of Bayesian modelling with few years of experience in applying Bayesian methods to real-life applications. Experience with hierarchical models and variational inference. Familiarity with tools like Stan, PyMc3, or Edward is a plus.
  • Good knowledge of machine learning and familiarity with modern tools for applying machine learning to real-life problems.
  • Solid experience in SQL, building complex queries and procedures.
  • Ability to collect and join data from various APIs and databases.
  • Programming skills to build prototypes and validate your ideas with real data. We use mostly Python and occasionally R.
  • Drive to continuously learn new things by reading, building and testing new technologies on the job. You should also enjoy teaching others around you.
  • A pragmatic mindset. We’re working on an existing system, and our customers’ business depends on it.
  • Ability and willingness to become a digital marketing optimization expert.
  • Bonus points, if you have any of the following:

  • Knowledge of how the web works (REST API design, HTTP fundamentals, web frontends and security practices).
  • Our software developers also use Ruby, PHP, Node.js, and Python. Any experience with these will be useful.
  • Experience with developing software as part of a larger team.
  • An eye for user interfaces and product design.
  • Experience building large-scale data processing pipelines.
  • Benefits of working with us:

  • Competitive salary + option plans.
  • Recharge yourself with full 5 weeks of paid annual leave.
  • Healthcare insurance/service.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Wellness and personal development (books, conference tickets, etc.) reimbursement.
  • Work with the nicest and brightest teammates in a self-organizing team.
  • Opportunity to travel to meet customers, Facebook and Smartlies at our offices around the world via our Developer Rotation program.
  • Enjoy weekly breakfasts and quarterly dinners with the team.
  • What to expect from our recruitment process

    We're growing fast and hiring for a variety of profiles. We’re looking for T-shaped people, who have a good command of the basics, and be specialized in anything from databases to domain expertise, UX, agile process understanding, and so on. Our development teams have different needs, and we believe the best way to find a perfect match is through a conversation with you.

    1. First meeting: before diving deeper into your tech skills, we want to know who you are and what motivates you. This is also an opportunity for you to learn more about Smartly.io.

    2. Technical interview: we’ll discuss areas relevant to you ranging from ML and Bayesian methods to computer networks, programming and development methods. We’re trying to get a clear overview of your skills and where you could learn more.

    3. Analytics exercise: we’ll run through a real-life data analytics exercise to make sure that you can also code. You can use your favourite language for data analytics (R, Python, Jupyter Notebooks). The session will be very interactive.

    4. Meet your future team to learn what they are working with. After that you'll have the final interview with our Chief Product Officer and your team lead.

    Who we are

    Smartly.io is a fast-growing team of 350+ Humble Hungry Hunters. We are building a B2B SaaS product to fully automate and optimize online marketing at scale for the largest advertisers across the globe. We are a global company with 40 nationalities and footholds in 16 cities, serving 600+ brands around the world. 

    We’re building the best product company to work for, where highly autonomous engineering teams can take full ownership of creating a world-class software platform. As an engineer at Smartly.io, you get to tackle challenges of considerable scale and complexity. We develop our product at a fast pace and in close cooperation with the largest online businesses globally, including Uber, eBay, and Zalando.

    We build tools that help our customers work more effectively. Our product is at the core of how business is done today: it allows brands to grow their business online, across platforms like Facebook, Pinterest, and Google. We automate all repetitive manual work to help them grow their sales, not headcount.

    Engineers at Smartly.io say they chose us thanks to the great work culture and smart colleagues. We only hire to elevate the team, not to delegate tasks, which means that everyone you work with is a true professional. We believe in self-organization, transparency and candid feedback—everyone can speak up and help make better decisions together. Learn more about how we work at smartly.io/culturehandbook.

    Position Details
    Location Helsinki
    Commitment Full-time
    Team Engineering

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