Data Scientist

Intent Media, New York City

Predictive Analytics

Intent Media isn’t your usual company. Our work is powered by the premise that every person at Intent Media is unique, possessing a distinct set of skills, personality and passions.  We embrace our collective talents to tackle technical challenges, refine our successfully disruptive business ideas and co-create one of the most human and inspiring work cultures out there. We are a team of collaborators, valuing and rewarding shared success over individual heroics.

As a member of our Data Science team, you will use your quantitative expertise to identify new areas of research and optimization, and then see those ideas through to production. Data Science is a fundamental contributor to Intent Media’s success - your work will have a direct and tangible impact on the business.

There are no typical projects, but a workflow might involve performing research and analysis against petabytes of historical data using our collection of large-scale analytics tools like Spark, Presto, and RedShift, building prototypes using mostly Scala or another functional language, pairing with engineers on the Data Science team to harden and deploy the functionality, and running live tests to monitor the results.

All of these steps take place in an environment of respect and collaboration, and the Data Science team is empowered to own its agile processes. Every member of the team is expected to be both a student and teacher, and we believe that the most effective Data Science team is one that is collectively learning and growing. Experience in coaching and mentoring colleagues at all levels is strongly desired. As part of the Data Science team you’d help build out a real time predictive analytics platform that makes decisions for some of the largest sites on the web.

About You:

  • Significant industry experience in several of the following areas: real time market segmentation, big data analytics, implementing machine learning & statistical methods, designing and running A/B tests, product design and life cycle, writing production code, designing online auctions
  • Experience in ad-tech a plus
  • Experience coaching and mentoring team members
  • Experience writing production software in languages like Scala, Clojure, Java, Python, or C++ in an agile, collaborative environment
  • Experience with handling large amounts of data (TB+) in a production setting
  • Experience with Spark is a significant plus
  • Experience in machine learning techniques
  • You are familiar with Test Driven Development and treat your test code with same respect as production code.

About Us:

Intent Media uses predictive analytics to help travel brands maximize revenue per visitor. Sophisticated machine learning capabilities — trained and fine tuned for years —  enable us to serve ads and conversion-boosting user experiences based on a unique understanding of where a given user is in the shopping journey.

We operate in more than 40 countries with hundreds of airline, hotel, car rental, online travel agency and meta-search partners around the globe, including nine of the top 10 OTAs and metasearch sites in North America.  We’re over 100 people, with offices in NYC (HQ) & London.  

Every day, we’re inspired by two pursuits. First, we’re building novel products that are upending e-commerce. Second, we’re building the company we’ve always wanted to work for — one that’s open, human and collaborative, where very smart people come together to share ideas and get things done. We’ve been included on the Crain’s top 100 places to work in NYC list for six years running.

Love Your Job!

Our vibrant team accomplishes a lot every day, and our management insists upon work/life balance so that we never become stale. We infuse fun and learning time into our days and our vacation policy includes a minimum, but no maximum. Our employees enjoy coming to work, and we let them know they're valued.

We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we take our work very seriously.  We believe that in order for our employees to produce at their top level, they need to have intimate access to strategic decisions. Our flat structure and open communication allow for innovation from all levels – ideas flow freely.

We offer competitive compensation and great benefits; stock options; $2K learning budget; and company-wide social events.
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About Intent Media

Intent Media is building a business in a market that didn't exist before – turning customer intent into new revenue streams for travel ecommerce sites and connecting advertisers with huge markets. Did we mention they have a vacation time minimum, a dog-friendly office, and a bunch of open jobs?

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