Sr. Data Scientist

Job Description / Skills Required

About YuMe

YuMe, Inc. (NYSE: YUME) is a leading provider of global audience technologies, curating relationships between brand advertisers and consumers of premium video content across a growing range of connected devices. Combining data-driven technologies with deep insight into audience behavior, YuMe offers brand advertisers end-to-end marketing software that establishes greater brand resonance with engaged consumers. It is the evolution of brand advertising for an ever-expanding video ecosystem. YuMe is headquartered in Redwood City, California, with worldwide offices. For more information, visit

Join YuMe as a data scientist to be part of our efforts to build cutting edge digital advertising and marketing solutions. We regularly solve problems in high dimensional data representation, time-series prediction, and fraud detection and turn them into machine learning products that form YuMe offerings in the market.

If that sounds compelling and you would like to be a part of an award winning company and team, that is revolutionizing television brand advertising across PCs, smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and other devices, apply today!

Typical Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities may include:

Develop models for characterizing audience and their online behavior on various devices
Develop models for forecasting supply of inventory across various dimensions – publishers, devices, country etc.
Develop models for optimizing bidding across various supply sources
Develop scalable algorithms for optimizing ad delivery
Support engineering and product management with data science focused products
Develop scalable algorithms for ad-delivery optimization and traffic quality
Implement machine learning algorithms for audience segmentation
Communication of scientific results in terms of presentations, UI visualizations, and automated reports, etc.

Very strong Math & Statistics background is a must.
M.S., with Ph.D. required, in Math/Statistics/Computer Science with quantitative emphasis
Proficiency with a compiled language such as Java, Scala, and C++
Proficiency with a scripting language such as Python or R
Working knowledge of standard data science and machine learning tools and libraries such as scikit and mllib
Strong computer science foundation in algorithms, data structures, and distributed computing
Experience with numerical methods such as optimization, Monte Carlo simulations, and linear algebra
Hands on experience with big data backend such as Hive and Apache Spark
Previous experience in digital advertisement a huge plus
Previous experience in financial engineering a huge plus
Experience with production work flow, version control, and technical documentation
Ability to work in a fast paced, test-driven collaborative and iterative environment
Excellent verbal & written communication skills.

YuMe Inc. is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.