Data Scientist (Optimal Control)

Paris, France
Engineering - Software Development
Who we are
Criteo (NASDAQ: CRTO) is the global technology company powering the world’s marketers with trusted and impactful advertising. 2,800 Criteo team members partner with over 20,000 customers and thousands of publishers around the globe to deliver effective advertising across all channels, by applying advanced machine learning to unparalleled data sets. Criteo empowers companies of all sizes with the technology they need to better know and serve their customers.

Challenges of this role

As part of our R&D team, you will be in charge of improving our products, which are key components of Criteo business offer. Our technology takes an algorithmic approach to determining what user we show an ad to, when, and for what products. We serve daily two billion unique adverts while keeping the latency under 10 ms. The team is responsible to use this 10 ms the most efficient way to estimate the value of each display and drive the best performance to our clients.

More specifically:

The team is in charge of providing a service to select the best advertisement and to display it at the right time, to the right user. Best here means the most likely to trigger a visit, a sale or whatever the campaign goal is. You will have to maximize the value for our clients while respecting their budget.

- High throughput, realtime optimal control are examples of the subjects you will be confronted with on a daily basis.
- You will enrich the bidding platform in response to product needs, such as making it more flexible to facilitate the onboarding of new clients.
- Your analyses will be key assets during the whole cycle of our projects: from analyzing the impact feature/product request on our data to support its roll-out on real clients.

Strong candidates qualifications

·     Professional experience in data analysis and modeling
·     You have a strong analytical background
·  Background/Experience on Control Theory, Optimization, Temporal Series
·     You have good computer science skills and you are proficient at processing data
·     You are versatile and dynamic
·     You are fluent in English
Criteo R&D Culture

Empowerment – We believe in hiring the best engineers in the industry and then letting them get on with what they do best – designing, coding and releasing state of the art software.
Mobility – In our Voyager program our engineers get to pick which team they want to work on for 2-4 weeks, boosting collaboration, networking and maybe even leading to switching teams.
Agility - We work in a fast pace environment where we build and release stuff frequently to deliver value soon and adapt to changes quickly.
Variety – We have many ways to get your code to production including our Hackathon,  10% projects, Voyager and more.
Multicultural – We have engineers from all over the world for you to interact and exchange ideas with.
Our culture keeps evolving, and you will be expected to contribute actively with new ideas to complement and enhance the existing programs that include frictionless internal mobility, 10% time, mentoring, technical talks, hackathons, conferences, etc.

We recognize that engineering culture is key for building a world-class engineering organization. Our core values are getting stuff done, collaboration and respect, code quality, striving for excellence, and having fun at what we do.

Do you want to know more about life in the R&D?
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