ML Engineering Manager, Data Science

App Annie, Remote: AMER Region

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Something about us...

App Annie is the industry’s most trusted mobile data and analytics platform. Our mission is to help customers create winning mobile experiences and achieve excellence. We created the mobile app data market and are committed to delivering the industry’s most complete mobile performance offering. More than 1,300 enterprise clients and 1 million registered users across the globe and spanning all industries rely on App Annie as the standard to revolutionize their mobile business. We are a global company, headquartered in San Francisco but as a “remote” first company, we care about your results and not your location. 

Along with a market defining product, we take great pride in our culture and values and strive to embody them daily! We set a high bar for our success and have made Excellence as our standard, hold each other Accountable, continuously push Innovation and Win with Style.

What can you tell your friends when they ask you what you do?

As an ML Engineering Manager, I’m leading Data Science key contributions to App Annie’s DaaS and SaaS products. I’m responsible for piloting new product developments, overseeing the expansion and optimization of our large-scale data processing pipelines and managing a team of Data Scientists to ultimately drive innovation and future growth of the company. I work closely with Product Managers, Data Scientists, Data Analysts and Big Data Engineers to coordinate and monitor execution of tasks while ensuring timely delivery on commitments and reporting to senior management. I am passionate about what I do and excited to do it in the context of an entrepreneurial start-­up with a phenomenal team.

You will be responsible for and take pride in….

We are seeking an outstanding ML Engineering Manager interested in working in the hot space of mobile and digital analytics to join the rapidly growing Data Science team at App Annie, leveraging a variety of data sources, machine learning algorithms, artificial intelligence, and data science methodologies to create market estimates and other KPI’s for mobile apps and publishers. We need self-driven and motivated performers to join our stellar team. Your tasks will include:

  • Managing Data Scientists and Data Engineers in defining and executing tasks as part of algorithm development for new and existing products
  • Developing the heart of App Annie’s future products and Unified Data A.I. vision
  • Coordinating with Product Managers and Engineering leaders to refine product concepts and implement the data modeling needed to turn them into reality
  • Providing guidance to the team in creating and customizing models and metrics 
  • Working with large, complex data sets that meet function and non-functional business requirements
  • Designing and optimizing queries, scripts and data tools to provide increased visibility into the Data Science system architecture
  • Communicating well and clearly with teams and team members across multiple time zones and countries.
  • Leading by example in establishing cross-functional interactions to increase efficiency of successful deliverables

You should recognize yourself in the following...

  • You should be a strong data science lead with proven experience in machine learning algorithm development
  • You should have a passion for everything to do with data, with top-level experience working in data modeling and quantitative analysis
  • MS or PhD preferred in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Econometrics or related field
  • At least 10 years work experience in data modeling, machine learning algorithm development, software engineering
  • An ability to solve challenging problems and provide innovative practical solutions quickly and efficiently
  • Demonstrated experience managing a team of data scientists to deliver quality large-scale data analysis and data products in an app analytics context
  • Excellent communications skills, both within data science, and to external stakeholders and management
  • Excellent data science skills, including a working knowledge of several of the following statistics packages and languages: Python including scikit-learn, Zeppelin, SQL and Spark
  • Flexible mindset and the ability to prototype and change direction rapidly as research evolves
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • An excellent communicator with a knack for concisely explaining problems and solutions to multiple stakeholders, e.g. product managers, senior management, etc.
  • A strong drive to continue learning and developing
  • Independently making decisions quickly based on your expertise 
  • Demonstrated ability to produce results as part of a highly distributed team that crosses cultural and country boundaries
  • Energy and creativity are key characteristics that describe you and the projects you are involved in. You make it happen!

This is what we offer...

  • We provide a $1,000 (Country equivalent) reimbursable WFH allowance to set you up for remote work success.
  • Internet allowance for stable internet connection, so your video does not freeze on Zoom. 
  • Flexible working days. We love to meet, but if you need to get your kids to school/ zoom or need to leave early to get to your band practice or gym classes, do your thing. 
  • Paid leave, so long as you promise to come back!
  • Health and dental benefits, mental health concierge and financial planning support
  • Wellbeing allowance for any activity that matters to your wellbeing; (online) gym classes, fitness equipment, mindfulness apps or even childcare support!
  • Unlimited access to online learning platform Udemy to help you develop your skills.
  • An international team of talented and engaged people from different cultural backgrounds and locations.
  • Ample virtual initiatives and events to keep you connected with your colleagues.

Yes, I want this job!


About App Annie

About us App Annie delivers the most trusted app market data and insights for your business to succeed in the global app economy. Over 900,000 registered members rely on App Annie to better understand the app market, their businesses and the opportunities around them. The company is headquartered in San Francisco with 450 employees across 15 global offices. App Annie has received $157 million in financing, including from investors such as Sequoia Capital, Institutional Venture Partners, IDG Capital Partners, e.ventures, Greenspring Associates, and Greycroft Partners. Learn more at www.appannie.com. App Annie is an international team of super-talented people from different cultural backgrounds (Beijing, San Francisco, Vancouver and more). We offer lots of responsibility in your role, and room for you to grow with the company. And beyond personal growth, you’ll help make a great impact on App Annie’s success as a whole. With regular exposure to C-level executives, VPs, and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs you’ll have the opportunity to learn a ton from experts in their fields.

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