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Role: Data Scientist – Search
Term: 6 month contract
We are looking for a Data Scientist with expertise in ranking algorithms (search, recommendations, and/or newsfeeds). Using your machine learning expertise while considering the broader business context, you will build 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.
You will have access to a growing, rich dataset of the most trusted, esteemed, and diverse visual content in the world with over 250 million award-winning images and videos encompassing the latest global news coverage from red carpet events to football stadiums to conflict zones; outstanding conceptual creative images; and the world’s largest commercial archive. With a global presence, our search interaction data comes from over 50 million outstanding visitors a quarter from almost every country in the world.
Your Next Challenge:
- Research and build machine learning algorithms for search ranking, leveraging our images, metadata, and/or customer interactions to significantly improve our customer’s image/video discovery experiences.
- Develop and implement online and offline testing and validation methodologies
- Partner closely with other data scientists, data engineers, machine learning engineers, and search engineers to implement and deploy models in production
- Collaborate closely with product, engineering, design/research, and data science leaders
- Recommend changes to our search ranking strategy presented in a clear manner to team members and leadership
- Share your expertise by mentoring others on the team
We’d Love to Hear From You If You Have:
- Proven experience building and validating search, personalization, recommendation, and/or newsfeed algorithms for customer-facing products
- A minimum of 2 years validated experience
- An understanding of the real-world advantages and drawbacks of various algorithms and the ability to measure success
- Ability to handle ambiguity, priorities, and competing 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. Strong communication skills at all levels, including 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
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- A Ph.D. or MS in Computer Science, Statistics, Data Science, Mathematics, Economics, Sociology, Natural Sciences, or any other equivalent quantitative field is preferred
This is a temporary, contract role with an expected duration of 5 to 6 months
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For over 25 years, Getty Images has embraced disruption and change; riding the digital wave to evolve from a fragmented, analog stock photo business into a multi-billion dollar, global e-commerce industry leader and trusted brand. The breadth and quality of our content has always allowed our customers and partners to tell their stories with greater creativity and accuracy, eliciting more emotion and enabling more action.
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