Sr. Staff Data Scientist


Foster City, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Data Science
  • Post Date: 04/12/2021
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  • Company Address: 989 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Suite 400, Foster City, CA, 94404

About Conviva

Conviva is the real-time intelligence platform for optimized streaming media.

Job Description

Have you streamed a program on Disney+, caught the latest binge-worthy series on Hulu, or tuned in for NFL highlights on social media? If the answer is yes, you have already benefitted from Conviva’s technology.

At Conviva, we create the technologies and standards driving industry transformation and streaming media growth worldwide. It’s not about the data, it’s about what you do with it. As the leader in global streaming media intelligence, Conviva measures in excess of 500 million unique viewers watching 150 billion streams per year with 1.5 trillion real-time transactions per day across more than 180 countries. Our platform and products are designed to deliver the real-time, cross-screen, integrated insights our customers need to understand their business and focus on what matters. Join us as we make streaming better.

As a Principal Data Scientist, you are a hands-on individual contributor and technical expert in the big data analytics and machine learning area. You are going to work on challenging problems in the video streaming industry, such as unifying viewer's data across all streaming devices, analyzing and identifying viewer behavior and preferences in real time and building AI systems that can improve content and advertising experiences. You will be responsible for guiding and designing the overall information architecture, statistical models, analysis methodologies, ML algorithms and applying these in solving real use cases for our customers. You will lead major initiatives in technology innovation and advancement, lead and contribute to the design and implementation of major new products and features with amazing systems with production quality that will have big business impact for years to come. You will also work across teams and organizations, help in establishing technical standards and driving the overall technical architecture and best engineering practices through design reviews, architecture discussions and other technical leader activities.

What you get to do:

  • Serve as a technical lead on our most demanding projects that involves data science and ML knowledge and experience. Exert technical influence over multiple teams and across organizations, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your knowledge and experience
  • Leverage knowledge of internet and industry prior art in design decisions
  • Contribute intellectual property through patents
  • Assist in career development of other, actively mentor individuals and community on the advanced technical issues; helping managers guide career growth of their team members

What do you bring to the role:

  • 8+ years of industry experience in predictive modeling, data science and analysis
  • Experience with handling terabyte-size datasets, using big data platforms, such as Spark, Hadoop/Hive, Impala, Presto/Athena, etc.
  • Deep hands-on technical expertise in at least one major technical area: statistical analysis, ML and Deep Learning (DP) with established tools such as R, Scikit-learn, MLlib, SparkML, Tensorflow, etc.
  • Proven track records in leading the delivery of statistical analysis and ML solutions for solving real customer use cases with significant business impact
  • Proven problem solving, diving into data to discover hidden platforms
  • Comfortable with ambiguity

Preferred qualifications:

  • Ph.D degree in highly quantitive field (Computer Science, Machine Learning, Operational Research, Statistics, Mathematics, etc.) or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience as a Principal Data Scientist
  • Experience with building DMP, DSP, ID Graph, MarTech, or AdTech is highly desirable
  • Ability to develop experimental and analytic plans for data modeling processes, use of strong baselines, ability to accurately determine cause and effect relations
  • Demonstrable track record of dealing well with ambiguity, prioritizing needs, and delivering results in a dynamic environment.

Conviva is the leader in streaming media intelligence, powered by its real-time platform. More than 250 industry leaders and brands – including CBS, CCTV, Cirque Du Soleil, DAZN, Disney+, HBO, Hulu, Sky, Sling TV, TED, Univision, and WarnerMedia – rely on Conviva to maximize their consumer engagement, deliver the quality experiences viewers expect and drive revenue growth. With a global footprint of more than 500 million unique viewers watching 150 billion streams per year across 3 billion applications streaming on devices, Conviva offers streaming providers unmatched scale for continuous video measurement, intelligence and benchmarking across every stream, every screen, every second. Conviva is privately held and headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with offices around the world. For more information, please visit us at

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