Senior Data Scientist (14469) - North America (Remote)

Remote - United States /
Technology – Data Science /
Full-time
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Senior Data Scientist - United States or Canada

Duration: Permanent
Location: United States or Canada
Start: ASAP

Due to the current conditions of COVID-19, this key position will initially work from home, until such a time when we return to our office.

Who You Are:

    • We are looking for a Senior Data Scientist to develop and build search, personalization and recommendation solutions.
    • Using your deep machine learning expertise while considering the broader business context, you will develop industry-leading recommendations in visual search.
    • This position will have a direct impact on the search and browse paths for millions of customers and drive key conversion metrics. 

Your Next Challenge:

    • Build industry-leading algorithms for search, personalization, and recommendations, using our images, metadata, and/or customer interactions to significantly improve our customers’ image/video search and discovery experiences
    • Guide and mentor other data scientists and data analysts in formulating and implementing our technical roadmap
    • Contribute to development our technical ranking strategy alongside product, team members, and leadership. Distilling customer requirements into problem definitions and identifying measures of success
    • Develop and implement online and offline testing and validation methodologies
    • Partner with data engineers, machine learning engineers, and search engineers to implement and deploy new ranking algorithms and models in the production process 

What You’ll Need:

    • Confirmed expertise building and validating search, personalization, recommendation, and/or newsfeed algorithms for customer-facing products
    • A minimum of 3 years validated experience
    • Proven expertise providing mentorship and guidance to team members.
    • A strong understanding of the real-world advantages and drawbacks of various algorithms and the ability to measure success
    • Ability to handle ambiguity, priorities, and contending objectives. Experience solving highly technical problems
    • Hands-on experience with accessing data, Python, machine learning libraries, and deep learning libraries (ex: scikit-learn, numpy, pandas, scipy, TensorFlow, SQL, hive, spark, etc.)
    • Ability to write clean, understandable code that follows leading industry standards and practices and is well-documented, and to build easily reproducible models
    • An ability to consider biases that exist in the data and develop solutions to mitigate biases appropriately
    • Outstanding communication skills. Ability to communicate at all levels, including explaining sophisticated technical solutions to non-experts
    • Open listener, ability to be open to many diverse voices and perspectives
    • You are clear, credible, and forward-thinking!
    • A Ph.D. or MS in Computer Science, Statistics, Data Science, Mathematics, Economics, Sociology, Natural Sciences, or any other equivalent quantitative field is preferred 

Mental and Physical Demands:

    • Frequent communication with others to exchange information.
    • Frequent sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing; Time of each will vary.
    • Constant operation of computer and frequent usage of other office machinery, including (but not limited to) calculator, copy machine, computer printer, etc.
    • Frequent repetition of motions and gestures that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers. (Required)
Due to the current conditions and impact of Covid-19, this key position will initially work from home, until such a time we open our offices. At the time of the local office opening, employees and managers will partner to determine the work site location in line with our Flexible working policy.

Benefits at Getty Images
 
Health Insurance
We provide Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance for you and your family. We partner with Meritain (An Aetna Company), and CVS Caremark to provide you with two options for medical coverage - a POS plan and an HSA-qualified (Health Savings Account) Plan. The POS plan comes with a $200 per year Getty Images contribution to an FSA account. If you enroll in the HSA plan, Getty Images will give you $1400-$2400 per year to spend on any qualified health expenses. Dental insurance is available through Delta Dental. Vision Insurance is available through VSP. All full-time employees working at least 25 hours per week will become eligible for health benefits the 1st of the month following their date of hire. Contributions to health care accounts are prorated based on the date of hire.  For more information on these benefits, you may request an electronic copy of our Benefits Guide.
 
Time off Work/life balance is important to us
We provide flexible time off and 10 sick days each calendar year. Additionally, we pay 4 weeks of fully-paid Parental Leave for new parents, with primary caregivers eligible for an additional 8 weeks of fully-paid leave.  
 
Company Paid Holidays
Employees enjoy company-paid holidays for each of our global locations.
 
Disability and Life Insurance
We automatically enroll and pay for Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D) up to 2 times your annual salary. We also provide you with fully paid Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability Insurance. 
 
Employee Assistance Program
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Learning & Growth
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We are trustworthy, transparent, and honest
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We always raise the bar
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We collectively bring solutions
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We reject biased behaviour and discrimination
We seek to understand biases in all forms. We call out biases and discrimination when observed and take action where responsible.

We are inclusive of different voices, perspectives, and experience
Diversity and inclusion are never done, but we are passionate in their pursuit.

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We share goals and accountability; we and actively seek information and expertise; we make time for our peers.

We deliver on our commitments, and commercial goals
With one voice and shared accountability.

We put the customer at the heart of everything we do
We listen to, anticipate, and exceed customer needs, adapting as they evolve.


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