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Research Scientist

Company: Yahoo!
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

It takes powerful technology to connect our brands and partners with an audience of nearly 900 million. Whether you're looking to write mobile app code, engineer the servers behind our massive ad tech stacks, or develop algorithms to help us process trillions of data points a day, what you do here will have a huge impact on our business-and the world. Want in?A Little About Us:We are a group of passionate scientists and research engineers who are creating the future of our life and society with the power of massive data collected from human and machines. By joining the team, you will have a chance to:

  • Contribute to the exploration and creation of new scientific understanding.
  • Initiate, propose and execute unique and promising projects, and develop innovative technologies.
  • Gather and perform statistical analyses on large data sets, and identify problems.
  • Conceive, devise, prototype, and evaluate complex algorithms and statistical models that can be integrated into the advertising platform.
  • Design and conduct offline simulation and online experimentation, and evaluate the results to extract insightful information.
  • Work closely with business, product and engineering teams to gain acceptance of proposed policies and designs, and realize models and algorithms in production-ready systems.
  • Generate intellectual property with patent applications and publications at relevant forums.
  • Stay current on published state-of-the-art techniques for media and advertising.Responsibilities & Minimum Qualifications:
    • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, ECE, Statistics, Math.
    • Research experience in one or more of the following areas: machine learning, data mining, forecasting, optimization, marketplace, pricing and revenue attribution.
    • Ability to execute end-to-end development efforts: problem analysis, data collection, feature engineering, model building, algorithm design and performance evaluation.
    • Experience in cleaning, manipulating, analyzing, visualizing and modeling large data sets.
    • Proficient in 1 or 2 most used languages: such as Java, C++, R, Python, Perl, Hive, Pig, Spark, Scala.
    • Deep understanding and practical experience on more than 1 of the following machine learning models: Logistic regression, Random Forest, GBDT, SVM, Factorization Machine, MLPs.Preferred Qualifications:
      • Experience in Hadoop Map-Reduce programming
      • Experience in Deep Neural NetworkYahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form ( or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.At Yahoo, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion ( page to learn more.US Only: Please be aware that Yahoo requires all employees entering a U.S. Yahoo office and/or attending a company event (including client events) are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19. This position will require the successful candidate to obtain and show proof of a vaccination to enter a U.S. Yahoo office and/or attending a company event (including client events). Yahoo is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.The compensation for this position ranges from $117,000.00 - $243,125.00/yr and will vary depending on factors such as your location, skills and experience. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of discretionary annual bonus or commissions, in addition to equity incentives. Yahoo provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation, sick time, parental leave and an employee assistance program.Currently work for Yahoo? Please apply on our internal career site.

Keywords: Yahoo!, Sunnyvale , Research Scientist, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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