Data Scientist - Ad Platforms Data Insights

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Software and Services


Posted: Oct 12, 2018
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 113765048
Advertising Platforms group makes it possible for people around the world to easily access informative and imaginative content on their devices while helping publishers and developers promote and monetize their work. Our technology and services power advertising in Apple News and Search Ads in the App Store. Our platforms are highly performant, deployed at scale, and set new standards for enabling effective advertising while protecting user privacy. The Ad Platforms Data Insights team is seeking a data scientist to join in developing the next generation of analytical solutions working with Sales, Product, and Engineering. In this role you will work as a key member of a data-centric team to drive the exploration, analysis, development, execution, and measurement of analytical solutions that are critical to running the business. You’ll be responsible for turning the huge amounts of data generated by user searches, app content, and App Store context into business insights that improve the customer experience for the end-user as well as drive discovery and productivity for app developers. A successful candidate will have experience in applied research with expertise in pattern mining, anomaly detection, text analytics, predictive modeling, classification, and optimization. The role requires both a broad knowledge of existing data mining algorithms and creativity to invent and customize when necessary. You'll dig in and get your hands dirty. The theory behind the techniques are just the beginning. You'll be working on projects where practical applications of these approaches get applied in real-world scenarios. Successful analytics teams involve data scientists and data engineers working hand in hand to build insightful and efficient solutions. In your role, you will be a key player in a multi-functional team that delivers insights that have direct and measurable impact.

Key Qualifications

  • 4-7 years of recent experience in a business analyst role. Preferably experience in the digital advertising industry or related field.
  • Ability to operate comfortably and effectively in a fast-paced, highly cross-functional, rapidly changing environment.
  • Programming skills in Python, Java/Scala, and SQL, and comfort with advanced analytics tools such as Pandas, R, Spark, and Tableau.
  • Experience in advanced quantitative analysis including regression, classification, clustering, and time-series analyses.
  • Comfortable working with modern data technologies. Familiarity with database modeling and data warehousing principles.
  • Practical experience working with and conducting experiments on large datasets. Ability to work effectively with engineering partners to meet the data needs of the business, translating business needs into analytical requirements.
  • Ability to communicate the results of analyses in a clear and effective manner with product and leadership teams to influence the overall strategy of the product.


Support Product Marketing, Partner Development, and the Executive Team with analytics for product performance and customer insight. Forecast performance and yield by customer cohorts; create propensity models to drive marketing and sales strategies. Develop bid / budget recommendations for advertisers. Empower the global Partner Development teams with insights to inform and fulfill their strategic objectives and goals for every fiscal quarter. Quantify the impact of product, sales, and marketing initatives on customer satisfaction, and future behavior. Manage business analytic projects through all phases, including data quality, data modeling, algorithm/KPI development, statistical analysis, data visualization, and presentation of results and deliverables. Design and evaluate experiments that help define opportunities for increased usage, improved marketplace performance, and greater customer satisfaction. Monitor usage metrics, understanding business-based explanations for large scale trends, and patterns in customer lifecycle behavior. Develop reusable models and assets working closely with Data Technology team to ensure scalability and industrialization as models move into production

Education & Experience

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