Lead Data Scientist

San Francisco

Do you crave volumes of data and the tools and resources to analyze it? Do you delight at the prospect of discovering patterns and transforming data into actionable insights? Do you love working collaboratively with intelligent, energetic, no-nonsense colleagues? Are you as nice as you are brilliant? If you’ve answered “yes” to all four questions, we’d like to introduce ourselves.

As a Lead Data Scientist at LiveRamp, you will work closely with our leaders to develop new sophisticated algorithms and improve existing machine learning techniques. You’ll manage large and complex analytical projects from data exploration, model building, performance evaluation and testing. You’ll also build new and exciting new stand alone products. You’ll be a team lead for large and complex projects involving multiple resources and tasks including mentoring other team members.

At the core of LiveRamp’s products is a massive graph (over a trillion edges) that connects the different anonymous identifiers for each person in the US, their online devices, and the identifiers that over a thousand different marketing platforms use to recognize them. As a Lead Data Scientist, you’ll lead the team that analyzes the complex connections in this graph that contains petabytes of data from over a thousand different sources.

You will:

Use your skills, experience and talents to contribute to groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Lead Data Scientist, you will:

  • Collaborate with business partners to develop technical /business approaches and new or enhanced technical tools.
  • Partner with internal stakeholders on projects to identify and articulate opportunities, see beyond the data to identify solutions that will raise the bar for decision making
  • You’ll be a mentor to junior team members to provide technical advice and direction.
  • Collaborate with business partners to develop technical /business approaches and new or enhanced technical tools.
  • Realize solutions to business problems using data analysis, data mining, optimization tools, and machine learning techniques and statistics.
  • You will work with large volumes of data and deploy data science solutions as well as develop new algorithms and models while working on cutting edge systems.
  • Perform analyses of structured and unstructured data to solve multiple and complex business problems utilizing advanced statistical techniques and mathematical analyses.
  • Provide recommendations and lead process in choosing and integrating new technologies and platforms.
  • Develop complex algorithms and statistical predictive models and determine analytical approaches and modeling techniques to evaluate scenarios and potential future outcomes.


Examples of projects you’ll work on:

  • Explore and quantify the reach and accuracy implications for incorporating new sources of identity data into our graph.
  • Apply modeling to quantify the strength of connections within our graph.
  • Quantify the holes in our identity graph. I.e., what types of consumers are we missing identity data for?
  • Create reports and presentations to share your results with our stakeholders.

About you:

  • PhD in Math, Statistics, Physics, Operations Research or a Master’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field with relevant work experience.
  • 6+ years of professional experience in a business environment as a Data Scientist, Machine Learning Engineer or comparable analytical position.
  • 3+ years of mentoring experience; direct management experience preferred.
  • 3+ years experience designing algorithms that can be deployed at scale in production.
  • Experience implementing algorithms on the Hadoop ecosystem at scale.
  • Strong grasp of statistics and modeling techniques.
  • Strong knowledge of data management and visualization techniques.
  • Solid experience with Python, R or other statistical tool sets (we use Python).
  • Strong technical communication, both written and verbal.
  • Type S(tartup) personality: smart, ethical, friendly, hard-working and proactive (no exceptions).
  • Experience within the adTec space highly desired.
  • Desire to work in San Francisco.  We will relocate you if necessary
  • Must be a bright self-starter who’s driven to solve real world data problems, both big-data and small, using whatever tools are widely available in data science

Benefits of being a LiveRamper:

  • Exceptionally nice and smart teammates

  • Stock
  • A generous training budget for whatever you want to develop your skills (e.g., conferences, classes, and books).
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • A dog friendly office
  • Catered meals & stocked kitchen
  • 401K Matching
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Competitive medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Weekly meditation classes, Hackweeks, Gardening Club, and team offsites
  • Events including game nights, happy hours, camping trips, and sporting leagues

More about us:

LiveRamp powers exceptional experiences by making it safe and easy to connect the world’s data, people, and applications. We are the industry pace-setter and one of the fastest-growing SaaS businesses anywhere—the enabling product behind many of the world’s biggest brands and technology platforms.

We recently debuted on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker: RAMP) as an independent public company. Our fundamentals are exceptional: 30%+ annual revenue growth, $1.7B in cash, no debt, and over 600 customers. And we're growing our team at a record pace. Want to build the future with 800 savvy, curious LiveRampers across the U.S., Europe, and APAC? Join us!

We are the leader in data connectivity, helping the world’s largest brands use their data to improve customer interactions on any channel and device. Our technology unites the marketing technology ecosystem, enabling brands to measure the impact of digital marketing on sales and deliver highly relevant messages to consumers on virtually any channel or device.

Our engineering team thrives on mind-bending technical challenges and values entrepreneurship, humility, and constant personal growth. We value ownership and individual contribution within a collaborative environment. Be ready to leave your ego at the door, roll up your sleeves, and start solving huge challenges as soon as you begin. You can learn more about our engineering culture here.

LiveRamp provides the identity resolution services and integrations that are the foundation for omnichannel marketing. Our services transform the technology platforms used by our customers into people-based marketing channels that improve the relevancy of marketing, and ultimately allow consumers to better connect with the brands and products they love.

We value strong engineers who are agile enough to hit the ground running and tackle challenges.

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