Lead Data Science Engineer, Machine Learning

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/21/18
San Francisco, CA
5 - 7 years experience
Advertising & Marketing Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/21/18

About the Role:

The Data Science Engineering (DSE) team is responsible for the economics of AdRoll’s core product. Our in-house machine learning frameworks run over hundreds of terabytes of data daily, ensuring our pricing engine stays fresh and accurate as it bids on billions of ad opportunities. DSE Infrastructure members have a passion for technology and mathematics, keeping our machine learning and analysis pipelines humming at petabyte scales.

Your main responsibility will be to lead a team that improves our internal targeting and audience algorithms. This means providing mentorship and guidance in machine learning and large data processing tasks. You’re happy to jump in where needed, leveraging your software engineering expertise to help the team get where it’s going faster. You must have the ability to articulate recommendations in a clear and concise way. You will bring a real passion for finding creative end-to-end engineering solutions to complex engineering problems.


  • Lead a team that designs algorithms and pipelines that generate predictive models for a variety of signals and tasks
  • Architect systems that crunch data and provide queryable interfaces for stakeholders
  • Develop scalable algorithms to optimize and monitor targeting performance across a diverse group of over 30,000 marketers
  • Report on department-level achievement of goals
  • Conduct reviews of code and system designs
  • Communicating and convincing vested stakeholders the nuanced benefits/drawbacks of proposed solutions.


  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Mathematics
  • 4+ years experience with C, C++, Java, or other performant language
  • Superb communication, organization, and problem solving skills
  • Experience with manipulating large datasets
  • Ability to architect scalable, high performance systems
  • Experience in distributed computing frameworks and paradigms
  • Enthusiasm to lead a fast-paced engineering team

Bonus Points:

  • Background in online advertising
  • Familiarity with a wide breadth of mathematical knowledge beyond machine learning
  • Experience leading engineering projects
  • Humor. Old school video games. Robots.


  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Remote and Work From Home friendly environment
  • Medical / Dental / Vision benefits
  • Paid time off and generous holiday schedule
  • The opportunity to win the coveted Golden Bagel award
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