Data Scientist DMP (Data Management Platform)

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Join SpotX as a Data Scientist with Data Management Platform (DMP) experience in Denver (Broomfield), CO. 
 
SpotX is the leading video advertising platform shaping digital video and the future of TV globally and is headquartered in Denver with 10 offices throughout the US, EMEA, and APAC regions. In the US, SpotX works with nearly all major OTT stakeholders and reaches 4 out of 5 viewers of ad-supported CTV, or 50 million households. 
We're looking for architects, developers and data scientists with all levels of experience with the architectures and implementation of technologies associated with data / audience management platforms and solutions and associated large-scale data stores. Additionally, experience with the design and implementation of machine learning models applied to audience characteristics and intender modeling graphs is a plus.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Developing new tools and technologies in the video ad serving space
  • Collaborating and problem solving
  • Mentor junior developers
  • Work on an agile team comprised of 4 to 5 developers
  • Participate in daily stand-up meetings and all meetings of the agile SLC: planning, 
  • Research and experiment with different machine learning algorithms and techniques for pattern analysis, statistical modeling, feature engineering and predictive model building
  • Prototype and produce the developed Machine Learning solutions
  • Work with Engineers to make sure the models scale well on high volumes of data
  • Use Hive, Python, Java to utilize Hadoop/Spark to process large-scale datasets
  • Able to identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex log-based data sets
  • Explore and interpret data, analyze results using statistical techniques
  • Use big data skills to bring high volumes of data and data modeling together
  • Awareness of priorities of client-driven and internal projects
  • Partner with Data Engineers to get projects into production
  • Conduct and participate in design and code reviews for data science projects

Requirements and Experience:
  • Degree in a quantitative field (e.g. mathematics, statistics, computer science or engineering)
  • 1+ years’ experience working for a technology company
  • In depth knowledge and experience with: Regression, Random Forests, Support Vector Machines, Bagging, Boosting, Decision Trees, Clustering, Optimization, Stochastic Processes
  • Solid understanding of predictive analytics, statistical modeling, and data-mining (theory, algorithms, and application)
  • Able to make intelligent approximations and design effective, practical, and scalable mathematical models
  • Able to identify assumptions and the limitations of models/algorithms and the impact on reporting and decision-making
  • Proficient in Python
  • Experience with Jupyter Notebooks
  • Experience with Spark and "Big-Data" is desirable
  • Experience with Version Control such as git
  • Comfortable working in a Linux/Mac development environment
  • Web-based environments
  • Cloud-Native applications
  • Relational databases (e.g., MySQL)
  • Awesome object-oriented programming/design skills
  • Comfortable at the Unix/Linux prompt
  • Experience with unit testing, continuous integration, integration testing, and an appreciation for its value
 
Bonus SpotX’er talents:
  • C++ / C
  • Angular JS
  • git / GitHub - we like developers who like developing!
  • Agile development
  • NoSQL (e.g., Cassandra) and Kafka experience
 
Additional Details:
  • This position is based in Denver, CO and includes competitive pay, unlimited time off, a comprehensive benefits package (including medical, dental, vision insurance), 401k matching program, education assistance, gym reimbursement, parental leave and an annual technical education stipend.
  • The base compensation range for this role, depending on level I, II or III: $85,000 - $120,000. Total compensation for this role also includes a variable component in addition to base compensation.
  • At SpotX, we strive to promote and sustain a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. We hire based on experience and potential, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state, or local law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.
  • COVID-19 Precautions: remote interview process, virtual onboarding for new hires 

SpotX is:
  • An innovative company building best-in-class technology from 10 offices around the world (including Denver, New York City, London, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Belfast)
  • A fun, casual, and collaborative culture with a commitment to work-life balance
  • An award-winning organization, check out our latest accolades here
  • Committed to work life balance, offering a company-wide annual holiday break: our offices are closed from Christmas to New Years
  • Proud to give back through the SpotX for Change Program matches up to $250 per year of employee donations to charities. SpotX contributed over $50K to charitable organizations in 2020
  • Featured on The Muse, learn more about our company and view employee testimonials here
  • In the news...check out our latest updates here

SpotX Values:
We LOVE our customers.
We BELIEVE in our people.
We RESPECT each other.
We are DRIVEN.
We COLLABORATE.
We INNOVATE.
We EVOLVE.
We are SPOTX.
About SpotX:
SpotX is the leading video advertising platform shaping digital video and the future of TV globally. The company’s solutions enable media owners to monetize content across all screens and streams while providing advertisers with direct access to brand-safe, premium inventory. With best-in-class technology purpose-built for video, SpotX’s trusted, privacy-compliant solutions are employed by some of the largest media owners in the world including A+E Networks, Crackle Plus, The CW Network, Dentsu CCI, Discovery, Electronic Arts, Fox Corporation, fuboTV, Gannett, Microsoft, Newsy, Pluto TV, Roku, Sling TV, and Vudu. In the US, SpotX works with nearly all major OTT stakeholders and reaches 4 out of 5 viewers of ad-supported CTV, or 50 million households. SpotX is a subsidiary of Bertelsmann’s RTL Group and is headquartered in Denver with 10 offices throughout the US, EMEA, and APAC regions. Learn more at www.spotx.tv.
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Location

Our headquarters is located in the northwest corridor of the Denver metro area, with an RTD park-n-ride, shops and dining within walking distance.

An Insider's view of SpotX

What are some social events your company does?

Our team does work from breweries a few times a month or quarter which is fun way to work and have a relaxing brew outside of the office also after hours we have gaming nights every few months where we just get to play video games with our team.

Neil

Software Automation Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

In my department, we work with many different teams and the open concept workspace and use of Slack really aids in making that easy!

Dakotah

Account Coordinator

What does career growth look like on your team?

Making significant contributions to the codebase, being put in charge of projects, being given the ability to merge code, promotion to senior software engineer (or whatever position is appropriate for your skill level), and assisting others in their projects as needed.

Shane

Software Engineer

What are SpotX Perks + Benefits

SpotX Benefits Overview

SpotX offers a competitive benefits package for our global team, including the must-haves like medical, dental and vision...and the perks like an annual gym reimbursement of up to $600. Full-time employees become eligible for company sponsored benefits on the first of the month following date of hire. Domestic Partner coverage is also available. Wherever possible, we try to offer a choice of plan designs to best meet the unique needs of individual employees.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Community and collaboration are important values at SpotX. As such, we have a team the supports employee engagement, company activities and community involvement.
Partners with Nonprofits
Through our SpotX for Change program which matches up to $250 per year of employee donations to charities, SpotX contributed over $35K to charitable organizations in 2019. Supporting 75+ charities.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
With the addition of our Employee Resource Groups like "Parents & Caregivers", we can offer support (like advocacy, benefits info and camaraderie) to those who share life circumstances.
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
With the addition of our Employee Resource Groups like "Parents & Caregivers", we can offer support (like advocacy, benefits info and camaraderie) to those who share life circumstances.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Some of our 2020 goals include: equal gender representation on interview panels, sourcing underrepresented candidates nationally, expanding into remote hiring and enhanced mentorship programs.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible spending account options are available with dependent care reimbursement and medical reimbursement account options allowing you to set aside pre-tax dollars for certain expenses.
Disability Insurance
Short-Term Disability covers 60% up to $2,500 of weekly salary after 14 days of disability. Long-Term Disability covers 60% up to $10,000 of monthly salary after 90 days of disability.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Our health and welfare plan includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage from major national carriers. Domestic Partner coverage is also available.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Join SpotXers in kickball and softball teams, organized evening and weekend activities like mountain biking and climbing, and more ping pong than you could ever want to play.
Mental Health Benefits
Our Employee Assistance Program offers a variety of options for mental health support including free virtual counseling sessions and education for managers on supporting supporting employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
SpotX is committed to helping its employees save for the future, by offering a 401k plan, including multiple investment choices and matching. We also offer financial planning support.
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Philanthropy is an important value at SpotX. SpotX's Gift Matching Program matches contributions from eligible employees to non-profit organizations. Bolstering your contributions to worthy causes!
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 12 weeks of leave for childbirth and 4 weeks for parental leave including paternity, surrogacy, or adoption.
Flexible Work Schedule
SpotX understands the complexity of working from home during a pandemic and provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times, as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Customize pre-tax deductions to help pay for your commute to and from work. If your commute changes throughout the year, make adjustments on the fly to your contributions.
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
SpotX Gym Reimbursement program is designed to help employees stay motivated and achieve their fitness goals. SpotX will pay 50% up to $600/year for full-time salaried employees.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
In addition to onsite job training and conferences, we offer Lynda.com, a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve goals.
Tuition Reimbursement
For education opportunities that SpotX approves, the company will reimburse eligible employees 50% of the cost of the education tuition up to a maximum of $5,250 annually.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program varies by department but may include 1-to-1 buddy program or career support by executive level leaders.
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Work-life balance. Unlimited PTO (work it out with your team first!), company closed from Christmas to New Years. Make a real difference - your code reaches millions of people as soon as you release it. Work in a fun, casual, team environment. We care about our employees and aim to offer competitive salaries, benefits, development programs and career pathing to support longevity at SpotX.

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