Senior Applied Scientist - Moloco Commerce Media

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Job Description

Creating a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusion and belonging is core to our existence. To reach our goals, diversity of talent and thought is a critical component to how we operate as an organization. Our workforce is our superpower, and we know that fostering a culture of inclusion, authenticity, and belonging will allow us the greatest opportunity to carry out our mission -- to empower businesses of all sizes to grow through operational machine learning.

Moloco is a truly rewarding place to work and in an exciting period of growth, which you could be a part of. Join us today and apply now!

The Impact You’ll Be Contributing to Moloco:

  • Moloco Commerce Media (MCM) enables marketplaces to leverage the recent advances in AI for delivering tailored ads to relevant users, driven by first-party data.
  • We’ve established our MCM’s product market fit with strong interest in our product. MCM is an important product that is key to Moloco’s continued success and is in a high growth phase. The Data Science/Applied Science team supports MCM's growth by supporting the launch of new features through modeling, algorithmic and analytical excellence. As a senior applied scientist in MCM, you will have the opportunity to work on and improve various components of our ad-tech stack including ranking, retrieval, auction/bidding and budget pacing. We highly value prior experience in working in ad-tech.

What You’ll Do:

  • Conduct deep-dive analysis to influence R&D decisions and strategies: analyze a large dataset with queries and scripts, extract valuable signals out of noise, and produce actionable insights into how we could optimize Moloco’s complex bidding system.
  • Design and deploy advanced optimization approaches to improve our ad-delivery: identifying the best ranking, retrieval and bidding strategies that strike the right balance between ROI and revenue trade-offs.
  • Build the right metrics for product areas and guide ramps with domain data expertise: improve performance monitoring of a large and complex ads ecosystem by establishing the right metric framework, and understanding cause-and-effect relationships across drivers; guiding ramp decisions through rigorous A/B testing.
  • Improve ML models through better data quality and insights: validate and quantify the efficiency and performance gain from hypotheses with advanced statistical methods (simulation, multi-armed bandits, modeling).

Basic Qualifications:

  • Distinctive problem-solving skills, ability to articulate product questions, pulling data from large datasets and using statistics to arrive at a recommendation; ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Proven ability to own projects end-to-end, even when you have to get creative: you do more than completing delegated tasks and always pay attention to detail to translate analysis results into business recommendations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with ability to present information and analysis results effectively.
  • Statistics: strong knowledge and experience in experimental design, hypothesis testing, and various statistical analysis techniques such as regression or linear models.
  • Programming: experience with Python, R or other scripting language, and database language (e.g. SQL) or data manipulation (e.g. Pandas, Dplyr).
  • Ability to build positive relationships within the DS team and with our stakeholders, and work effectively with cross-functional partners in a global company.
  • 6+ years of work experience (industry or postgraduate) in data science related fields or an advanced degree such as Master’s or PhD in a quantitative discipline with 4+ years of experience.
  • Bachelor’s, Master’s and/or PhD in a quantitative discipline (e.g. Statistics, Operations Research, Bioinformatics, Economics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering).

Our Compensation And Benefits (for United States Residents Only)

In accordance with various state laws, the range provided is a reasonable estimate of the base compensation for this role. The actual amount may be higher or lower, based on non-discriminatory factors such as experience, knowledge, skills and abilities. We also offer a competitive benefits package.

Base Compensation Range:

$159,832—$239,748 USD

Moloco Thrive: Benefits and Well-Being: 

We take care of you and create the conditions for you to do the best work of your career. Through a lens of Inclusion, we offer innovative benefits which empower our employees to take care of themselves and their families so they can do the best work of their lives. For an overview of our global benefits, click here.

Moloco Values:

  • Lead with Humility: Everyone’s voice is respected, valued, and heard. With humility, we become more open and accessible to each other. We win, lose, and learn together. Accountability and feedback are essential to our success.
  • Uncapped Growth Mindset: We see all situations as opportunities to learn, grow, and improve as individuals and as an organization. We seek diverse perspectives, encourage curiosity, and promote experimentation to push the boundaries of what’s possible.
  • Create Real Value: We pursue the most impactful opportunities with rigor and integrity. We take intelligent risks and make disciplined trade-offs to maintain deep focus. We help our customers win by delivering durable value.
  • Go Further Together: We’re one team working towards one mission and vision. We collaborate proactively and inclusively, involving the right people at the right time and in the right way. We strive to create a more equitable workplace. We won’t let each other fail.

Additional Resources:

  • Moloco Company Blog
  • Moloco Leadership
  • Moloco Newsroom

Equal Opportunity:

Moloco is an equal opportunity employer. As we highly value diversity in our current and future employees, we do not discriminate (including in our hiring and promotion practices) on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex and gender, gender expression and gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Company Info.


MOLOCO is a machine learning company that empowers mobile businesses to unleash the power of their data for fast, sustainable growth through the programmatic advertising ecosystem. AI-powered products match quality with scale and turn date into growth. The company offers a complete suite of programmatic advertising solutions to help mobile companies optimize the performance of their acquisition, retention and monetization campaigns.

  • Industry
    Artificial intelligence,Advertising
  • No. of Employees
  • Location
    Redwood City, CA, USA
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