Data Scientist at ConsumerTrack

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ConsumerTrack™ is unique in the digital marketing and media industry - we combine marketing, digital, content and fintech. Our performance based approach increases brand awareness and generates targeted audience engagement on our internal web properties and partner sites.

Learn More About What We Do

ConsumerTrack is building new technology to improve our performance while elevating the user experience for the millions of people that engage with our content and financial partnerships. ConsumerTrack is seeking a Data Scientist with digital marketing experience to analyze large amounts of raw information to find patterns and build models that will allow for machine learning to drive additional automation and improved performance. We will rely on you to build data products to extract valuable business insights.

In this role, you should be highly analytical with a knack for analysis, math and statistics. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are essential for interpreting data. We also want to see a passion for machine-learning and research.

Your goal will be to help our company analyze trends to make better decisions

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze large amounts of data and information with statistical rigor to discover optimization opportunities.
  • Ensure accurate interpretation by combining business acumen with detailed data knowledge and statistical expertise.
  • Develop causal inference methodology to analyze behavior in cases where A/B testing may not be possible.
  • Build statistical models that better leverage test results to uncover insights or effect changes in the product.
  • Translate analytical insights into concrete, actionable recommendations for business or product improvement, and communicate your research and insights to all levels of the company, clearly and concisely.
  • Identify valuable data sources and work with data engineers to undertake preprocessing of structured and unstructured data
  • Build predictive models and machine-learning algorithms for digital ad conversion, pacing, and yield
  • Combine models through ensemble modeling
  • Propose solutions and strategies to business challenges

Requirements

  • Hands-on experience of statistical modeling from conceptualization, methodology creation, deployment and validation and ultimately delivering final insightful recommendations.
  • Robust mathematical skill, with strong working knowledge in some and the ability quickly to be competent in the rest of the gamut of modeling techniques and associated tooling, for examples:
  • Established statistical methods for data reduction (e.g., factor analysis, PCA) and for prediction (e.g., regression);
  • Established machine learning methods for feature extraction (e.g., neural nets), for data reduction (e.g., clustering) and for prediction (e.g., decision trees, graph/network analysis);
  • Excellent understanding of machine learning algorithms, such as k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Random Forests, ensembles, etc.
  • Experiencence with common data science toolkits, such as sklearn, tensor-flow, keras, gensim, etc and NLP toolkits such as nltk, spacy, etc
  • Experience with data visualisation tools such as D3.js, plotly / seaborn / matplotlib / tensor-board, Tableau, etc
  • Proficiency in working with both NoSQL and relational databases such as DynamoDB, Elasticsearch, etc
  • Expert proficiency with statistical modeling tools like SAS, R, Python, etc.
  • Good scripting and programming skills using Python, bash, etc
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills (both written and verbal)
  • Master’s or advanced degree with 3+ years experience in CS, Statistics, Machine Learning, Applied Mathematics or a related field, PhD a plus.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary with excellent growth opportunity; we pride ourselves in having a team that exudes leadership, high initiative, creativity and passion.
  • Awesome medical, dental and vision plans with heavy employer contribution
  • Paid maternity leave and paternity leave programs
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick days
  • Flexible time/work from home (for eligible employees)
  • Company funding for outside classes and conferences to help you improve your skills
  • Contribution to student loan debt payments after the first year of employment
  • 401(k) -- employees can start contributing immediately. After the first year, CTI contributes 100% of the first 4% contributed of salary deferrals
  • In-office gym and weekly fitness and yoga classes
  • Fully stocked kitchen with snacks and beverages

We are an equal-opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • WordpressCMS
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Location

Located in the South Bay, very close to Manhattan Beach! There are plenty of restaurants and parks here. We are very close to Downtown El Segundo.

An Insider's view of ConsumerTrack

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We have a collaborative and family vibe where people socialize cross departmentally. Just like any family, we are very open to working together towards shared values. When disagreements arise, we collaborate to resolve those issues, while maintaining respect and appreciation for each other. It's been great to be part of this growing family!

Ming

Director of Product Management

What projects are you most excited about?

My content team is working with Marketing to build out an influencer network. Our #SmartMoneySquad will be a close-knit community of personal finance experts. I love the camaraderie and ideas that spark from this collaboration; it’s great for the growth of GoBankingRates. It’s also satisfying to help individuals grow their own brands. Win, win!

Cerentha

Sr Director of Content

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

When I first started with ConsumerTrack over 8 years ago, I was a Jr. Account Manager. Through the years, I’ve managed multiple teams, moved from one side of the business to another AND move from one side of the country to the other. There is a lot of opportunity for growth at ConsumerTrack and every person makes an impact.

Beta

Executive VP Media & Sales

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our teams' ideas and strategies are what drives our growth and innovation. We empower our leaders and employees to share ideas on improving our processes and launching new concepts. We seeks to hire individuals and leaders that are both creative and results focused. That combination has directly impacted our growth and success for over a decade.

Jeff

President

What are some social events your company does?

CTI celebrates the company's success and rewards employees' hard work. This year’s holiday party was on a yacht in the Marina with food, drinks, a magician, and a raffle where employees won cash & prizes. We also just held our annual Super Bowl party where teams dressed as TV show characters, complete with a costume contest & prizes for employees.

Tracy

Sr. Director, Marketing & Audience Growth

What are ConsumerTrack Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

Top Compensation and performance bonus opportunities. Culture of transparency and accountability where everyone’s voice is heard and respected. An environment to learn, improve and thrive with no limits. Contribution to Student Loan Debt. Company Team Building Events, in-house training and presentations.

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