Data Scientist (Remote)

CA (Remote)

About Wurl, Inc.

Since 2017, Wurl has been on a mission to make TV better for everyone. Today, Wurl is the world leader in powering streaming TV. Our video distribution and advertising services reach over 250 million connected TVs, delivering hundreds of millions of hours of TV viewing and millions of individually targeted ads. Wurl’s innovative, market-leading technologies enable content companies, streamers, and advertising to continually reach new viewers and grow revenue.


Data Scientist (Remote):

Wurl is seeking a Sr. Data Scientist to join our newly created Data Science team. The team solves problems related to our business and creates opportunities for new products and better products. The team creates models using vast amounts of data that creates visibility into the company’s understanding of its own potential solutions. The Data Science team has a huge impact on the company's growth and business.

The ideal candidate is experienced with Big Data, ML processes, SQL, Python, and is most importantly an outstanding problem-solver,  has extensive experience developing machine learning models and performing advanced analytics, and has a strong background in mathematics and statistics.

Responsibilities:

  • Contributing to Wurl’s understanding of our data set 
  • Contributing to data processing and machine learning initiatives 
  • Identifying quality metrics and data features
  • Building data models and prediction models
  • Contributing to Wurl’s ML frameworks: research models
  • Participating in the evolution of Wurl’s data management and analysis framework 
  • Creating solutions that are practical and can be applied to business applications

Qualifications:

  • PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or relative field plus 2 years of relevant experience OR Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or relative field plus 4 years of relevant experience
  • Expert programming skills with Python and SQL
  • Knowledge of Spark/PySpark
  • Strong mathematical background and knowledge including but not limited to statistics, predictive modeling, linear algebra, machine learning
  • Experience with AI, including building ML models using frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, SparkML, scikit-learn.
  • Data pre-processing, visualization and data cleansing experience 
  • Experience dealing with big datasets and databases
  • Effective communication skills
  • Works well in a team and independently
  • Soft skills: creative, innovative, open to receiving and giving constructive criticism, open to discussions, trustworthy and reliable
  • Proven record of being an outstanding problem-solver
  • Location: US remote.

Pluses:

  • Advanced proficiency with data visualization tools (such as Tableau, Power BI, Domo)
  • Knowledge of fundamental NLP concepts and updated  with the state-of-the-art NLP models
  • Knowledge of AWS, Snowflake, Databricks and Git
  • Publications in a peer reviewed journals

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

What We Offer

Wurl provides a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life/disability insurance, 4 weeks of paid time off, 10 paid holidays, 401(k), flexible schedules and HSA. We are a fun, creative and collaborative remote work environment, headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. We live our values everyday in how we work with one another and support our clients. Wurl is truly a unique place to learn, create and have a daily impact on millions of people every day.  

Our promise to you

Few companies will allow you to thrive like you will at Wurl. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with the industry’s brightest minds and most innovative thinkers. You will enjoy ongoing mentorship, and you will understand what we mean by “human connection.” You will be proud to say you’re a part of the company revolutionizing TV.