Senior Research Lead in Advertising 高级广告算法主管

Hotstar, Beijing

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About the Role
At Hotstar, we have 300 million users and capture close to a billion click stream messages daily. The engineering team at Hotstar is at the center of the action and is responsible for creating unmatched user experience. Our engineers solve real life complex problems and create compelling experiences for our customers. 

We're looking for a senior research lead in advertising who is comfortable working with multiple languages, frameworks, platforms and excited to participate in cutting-edge applied research in machine intelligence and data analytics. As a senior research lead, you’ll be responsible for leading ads research team to formulate industrial problems into research questions and thus perform research to innovate solutions for ads targeting and delivery. If you’re excited to work with a group of professional and experienced machine learning researchers to build the machine intelligence to support high-performance, high-availability, scalable services, this is likely the team for you.

The pace of our growth is incredible – if you want to tackle hard and interesting problems at scale, and create an impact within an entrepreneurial environment, join us!

Your key responsibilities

  • Build and lead the ads research team to play a crucial role in advertising business and technology.
  • Direct the team to the mainstream ads technology and business with vision.
  • Key contributor of continuous improvements in the quality of the ads targeting and ads delivery.
  • Tack both industry and academic research trends in related areas, including but not limited to, ad targeting and delivery, machine learning and distributed computation.
  • Participate in ad projects planning with product managers and the team based on data-driven investigation methods and industry trends.
  • Propose, design and build systems that combine machine learning and product design to continuously improve over time.
  • Identify key factors, design and develop prototype, proof of concept, and demo systems to improve performance for current algorithms.
  • Partner closely with other product teams across the organization to experiment with different algorithms and validate their effectiveness, while gaining knowledge of how ML works in all these products.


  • 3+ years industry experience of practical algorithm design and implementation in ads or machine learning related fields.
  • 1+ year team management experience.
  • Strong mathematics, computer and machine learning background.
  • Extensive knowledge and hands-on experiences in big data processing and parallel computing frameworks such as Hadoop and Spark.
  • Logical thinker with strong problem solving and analytical ability to apply your mathematical, algorithmic and other expertise to solve real problems.
  • Ability to master new technology in short time and apply to solve practical problems.
  • Passion for applied research and new technology, open to interdisciplinary work.
  • Participated in at least 2 team projects and played an important role to drive the projects thru completion.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Good managing skills to grow and lead the team working collaboratively and effectively.

Reasons to be Excited

  • We're a small unique team that has strong experience building and innovating in video at places like Hotstar, Hulu, Google, Amazon and Facebook.
  • We have an unusually dedicated team whose passion and focus is in media and technology.
  • The team works on a variety of platforms, services and devices tackling interesting engineering, product and design challenges.
  • We're located nearby Tsinghua Science Park, the heart of China’s Silicon Valley with all of its great food, just a few minutes walk to Wudaokou or Zhongguancun Subway Station and easy access to the North 4th Ring Road, G6 and G7.


  • 搭建和领导广告算法团队,在Hotstar的广告技术和商业中扮演重要角色
  • 具有广阔的视野,指导团队用主流的广告技术解决实际问题
  • 作为Hotstar广告定向和广告投放质量持续改善的核心贡献者
  • 持续跟踪相关领域的业界和学界的研究动态,不限于广告定向和投放、机器学习和分布式计算
  • 基于数据驱动的调研方法以及业界动态,与产品经理和团队共同参与广告项目的规划
  • 提出、设计和搭建系统,将机器学习和产品设计相结合,并持续改进
  • 识别关键因素、设计和开发原型、POC和演示系统来改善现有算法和架构的性能
  • 和其他的产品团队紧密合作,实验不同的算法,验证其有效性


  • 经验:硕士及以上学历。3年及以上的广告或机器学习相关领域的应用算法设计和开发的业界经验。1年及以上团队管理经验
  • 知识:较强的数学、计算机和机器学习背景。在大数据处理和并行计算框架如Hadoop和Spark方面具有丰富的知识和实操经验
  • 解决问题:具有较强的解决问题和分析能力,将数学、算法和其他技能应用于解决实际问题
  • 学习能力:能在较短的时间内掌握新的技术并应用于解决实际问题
  • 动机:对应用研究和新技术有较强的兴趣,并乐于跨领域的工作
  • 协作:参与过至少2个团队的项目,并作为领导者角色推动项目的进行
  • 沟通:较强的口头和文字沟通技能
  • 管理:较好的管理技巧,能培育和领导团队协作和有效的开展工作
To learn more about our team, check out the following blogs : https://tech.hotstar.com/  

About Hotstar

About us Hotstar is one of the fastest growing video-on-demand services in the world. Our sophisticated video streaming technology and attention to detail on user experience across multiple devices makes us the top video destination for TV Shows, Movies, and LIVE Sports. With 85,000 hours of content in 8 languages, 100 Million downloads in a year, and a rapidly exploding watch time, our mission is to revolutionize Internet entertainment and become the largest personalized television service in the world.

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