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Overview and Responsibilities
Advertising on all formats is being reinvented through new business models and the combination of data, predictive analytics, optimization and other modern data science techniques. ViacomCBS Vantage, ViacomCBS’s industry leading advanced advertising platform, is at the forefront of this reinvention of advertising, and is currently looking for key new individuals to join our team!
The Vantage Product team is looking for a Vice President of Product Science and Analysis. In this role, you will need to gain a deep understanding of our platform, including the predictive, simulation, and optimization models that power it – as well as how those models impact our underlying business. You will oversee a team tasked with monitoring and improving different models, driving technical innovation within the product, and fulfilling custom analysis requests utilizing platform data. You also will closely coordinate with a dedicated software engineering team to implement platform improvements. While this role is primarily oriented around technical leadership, you should have the ability (and will have the opportunity) to go hands on keyboard for critical analysis and prototyping.
Overview and Responsibilities
Lead data scientists, data engineers, and technical analysts to deliver models and analysis that are aimed at underlying business objectives
Coordinate with product management and software development to implement new data driven capabilities within the Vantage platform
Monitor and maintain platform health, as determined by Vantage business leadership
Provide technical guidance to your team, including keeping up to date on the latest techniques and methodologies
Ensure technical approaches taken by the team are appropriate for their objective and underlying data architecture
Brainstorm new functionality and features for future platform improvements
On occasion, present information about Vantage to technical resources, either internally or externally
5+ years of experience leading a team
Experience designing, building, and deploying production data science systems using prediction and optimization algorithms
Proficient at converting high-level business objectives into projects with detailed, clear paths to success
Proficient at identifying the correct (data science or statistical) approaches to solve problems
Proficiency with machine learning algorithms and libraries such as xgboost/lightGBM, pytorch/tensorflow, SVM, random forest, etc.
Experience with optimization techniques such as linear programming and greedy optimization
Proficiency with extracting insights from large data sets
Understanding of relational databases and data management
Understanding of industry and marketplace dynamics in traditional and advanced television, addressable, and digital advertising
Proficient with Python and SQL
Experience with AWS infrastructure, database, and its applicable capabilities
8+ years of experience in media at an agency, network or ad-tech firm
Understanding of advertising and agency ecosystem in television and/ or digital
Passion for problem-solving and the ability to find answers to difficult questions – the sort of answers that others might struggle to find
Deep knowledge of TV data, how it is sourced, where it is housed, and the differences between the major and minor providers in the marketplace
Technical fluency in the fundamentals of digital, addressable, programmatic and television advertising
A track record of partnering across a wide-array of internal business groups, agencies, executives and execution partners
Strong written and oral communication skills, including experience building and leading presentations
Familiarity with additional programming languages
Familiarity with Google tech and data science stacks
An entrepreneurial approach with a bias for action that is passionate about building businesses within a fast-paced environment, while changing the way partners perceive our brand and our product
ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.
At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.
Job Locations US-NY-New York
Function Product Management
Job Type Full-Time Staff
iCIMS ID 2020-14740
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