Senior Data Scientist

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Whip Media Group powers a market leading enterprise platform that provides a broad range of integrated services, enhanced by unique analytics, that enables the world’s leading entertainment organizations to more efficiently manage, distribute and monetize TV & Movie content. Whip Media Group has offices in Los Angeles, New York City and London.

Whip Media Group is adding a Senior Data Scientist to our consumer platforms team, which encompasses our TV Time consumer product as well as our premier entertainment metadata platform, theTVDB. This team is based primarily in Santa Monica, but we’re open to data science candidates working remotely.

In this role, you will be the primary driver of all data science services and initiatives for our those products and possibly others down the line. These initiatives will include translating our business goals and ideas into data-driven features for our ~15 million users as well as helping determine how best to keep growing our global user base. We are looking for a talented problem-solver who thinks outside the box, is versatile but also delivers reliable and efficient systems.

What Will You Do? 
  • Translate our business strategy into a data science and machine learning vision; then digest that vision into short/long term plans on how we get there
  • Create, maintain, and iterate on algorithms and machine learning systems with which millions of users will engage every month, including a content recommendation engine and user experience optimizations
  • Collaborate with product management, engineering (platform, mobile, and data), UX research & design, and data insights teams to ensure we're driving the right metrics for our larger business. This may include work on user personas, predictive models around lifetime value and churn, A/B testing, sample balancing, and designing an achievement system 
  • Participate in the larger data science initiatives throughout the company
 What Do You Need? 
  • 3+ years working as a Senior/Lead Data Scientist
  • 2+ years building churn models, LTV models, user segmentations, and/or other product and marketing focused predictive analytics
  • History of leading projects alongside other functions that produced game-changing work
  • Extensive experience architecting complex algorithms/data products, extensive knowledge on recommendation systems preferred
  • Background in designing and instituting “production quality” machine learning algorithms
  • Deep understanding of python, docker, a variety of ML toolkits
  • Ability to write complex SQL queries and a strong understanding of relational databases
  • A passion for technology and the newest services!
  • PhD degree in Computer Science, Math, Statistics, or a related technical field preferred, MS required
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1841 Centinela Avenue, Santa Monica, CA

An Insider's view of Whip Media Group

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The LA office definitely has a relaxed vibe. There's music playing, interesting conversations happening, and you can usually find our CEO Rich roaming around the office. There's also a theater for movie screenings, and when you feel like hopping off Slack and interacting IRL, you're sure to find someone to talk to (and something to eat) in the kitc


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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Whip Media Group has fostered a culture of opportunity for all employees - opportunity to learn, grow, fail, adapt, change and explore!


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What is your vision for the company?

To transform how content is bought and sold throughout the entertainment ecosystem with a unique, integrated solution to efficiently distribute, optimize
and monetize your content.



How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

The most important part of my job is hiring and retaining great people, so I make myself available via any method (Slack, email, walks, meals, etc.) to anyone with questions, frustrations, or suggestions. I often spend 25-30% of my work week in 1:1 discussions. They’re where I get my best ideas about how to make Whip Media an amazing place to work.



What are Whip Media Group Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
WMG employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
WMG provides pre-tax dollars to use towards child care, resulting in less taxable income, and more money for you!
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
WMG takes the good times out of the office once a month!
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
The WMG headquarters allocates a parking spot for every employee in our parking lot. There's even a monthly monetary reward for those who don't use a car to get to work!
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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