Principal Data Scientist - Statistician

Data Science

Job Location: Venice, CA

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System1 is hiring a Principal Data Science Statistician! This is a senior role with a high amount of visibility. We are looking for experienced candidates that will bring analytical skills and statistical methods to measure the quality of our products, and to understand the behavior of end-users, advertisers, and publishers. In addition to this you will be instrumental in guiding and building our newest systems.  You will be an individual contributor and build optimizations that operate in real-time on a significant amount of daily revenue. You should be comfortable working in a highly cross-coordinated team environment where you will collaborate daily with engineering, account management and product teams.

System1 is an organization centered around data and data products. We firmly believe data should inform and guide every quantitative decision process. We hire people who can utilize their broad set of technical skills to address technical challenges, as well as mentor junior team members on industry specific challenges and best practices. At System1, our Data Science team is responsible for work across the following: engineering, business, product, ETL, serving, analytics, and operations.

The Role You Will Have

  • Sound leadership in statistical best practices as applied to data science
  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Make modeling decisions for key revenue-generating projects
  • Be a key part of developing core optimization architectures
  • Proactively seek out optimization opportunities with business stakeholders
  • Mentor other team members on statistical best practices

What You Will Bring

  • Master’s degree in a quantitative discipline, ideally statistics, is required, PhD is preferred
  • 3+ years of relevant experience applying advanced statistical approaches to data science problems
  • Expertise with production data science solutions using Python and R
  • Work experience with various database technologies such as Redshift, SQL
  • Some Adtech experience is preferred

What We Have To Offer

  • Free Uber/Lyft to and from work every day!
  • Collegial and collaborative team with highly intelligent and motivated coworkers
  • Cross-team lunches and demos to foster learning
  • Unlimited Paid Sick Time, Competitive PTO and Benefits package
  • Daily catered meals and fully stocked kitchen
  • Bi-weekly happy hour at various bars, restaurants, and venues across Los Angeles
  • Bi-weekly onsite happy hour
  • Catered dinner on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Weekly fitness class with private trainer: high intensity training, yoga, beach volleyball, beach soccer, ultimate frisbee
  • Company parties and outings: Skyzone indoor skydiving, Medieval Times, Karaoke, etc.
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