Senior Data and Applied Scientist
Engineering | Dublin, Ireland | Full Time
About the Company
At Sojern, our mission is to become the #1 travel marketing platform. We build smart digital advertising products for the travel industry, powered by machine learning, data science and real-time traveler data with the goal of showing the right travel ad at the right time to the right traveler.
Our customers are hotels, attractions and tourism boards, and they use Sojern’s products to build direct relationships with travelers across social, mobile and the web. Now, more than ever, our thousands of customers rely on Sojern to drive visits, bookings, and ticket sales by engaging with travelers as they plan their travel.
Sojern has a values-driven company culture. We focus on the customer, embrace inclusion, and win as a team. And we encourage work-life balance by supporting flexibility around where and when you work.
About the Team
Sojern’s Applied Science team is ten strong and is part of Engineering and our Optimization team. We drive major impact for Sojern’s customers because we develop systems to automate and optimize advertising campaigns, define new methods for measuring advertising performance, and apply machine learning at scale for thousands of customers. We utilize a range of algorithms and methods to do this including:
Bayesian statistics and supervised learning to model conversion rates and revenue
Thompson sampling and linear programming to balance campaign objectives
Deep learning with Tensorflow/Kubeflow to model a traveler’s propensity to book
And as a part of engineering, we deliver through the full data product life-cycle: from prototyping to production component development. This provides each team member the opportunity to gain experience with a range of technologies such as Tensorflow, Kubeflow, Docker and the Google Cloud Platform.
About the Role
We are looking for a Senior Applied Scientist to help improve the performance of our targeting and optimization products.
The Experience We’re Looking For:
You have hands-on experience building production-level ML and data products.
You have expert-level understanding of data science topics.
You have at least two years experience as a data scientist and preferably one year of experience within the Ad Tech ecosystem.
You have an MS or PhD in computer science or a quantitative discipline, or equivalent experience.
The Skills You Bring:
You write production code in Python, and can reason about algorithmic efficiency.
You effectively communicate with data scientists, engineers and product managers.
You work independently to solve data challenges with data science, machine learning and algorithms.
You use your grit and initiative to fill in gaps and drive projects to completion.
The Value You Deliver:
You drive technical impact by making meaningful, well-designed, reusable, efficient contributions to data-driven products.
You mentor and participate in code/design reviews.
You partner with product managers to improve requirements.
You innovate in the context of trade-offs.
Every member of the team works on key initiatives and has outsized impact, helping Sojern deliver more bookings for our customers.
Opportunities: Be part of a growing team with training and support to help you grow
Ownership: Lead creative and challenging projects
Give Back: We give 40 hours a year to volunteer and organize office volunteer programs with local organizations
Culture: Strong core business values, focus on teamwork, vibrant, social and fun environment
Snacks: Variety of snacks in the office
Meals: Monthly catered lunches & happy hours
Competitive Localized Benefits
IATA Travel Discount
Time Off: Flexible vacation days
At Sojern, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender orientation, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.