Sr. Data Engineer/Scientist

| Redmond

We are looking for a seasoned, result-driven, analytical and creative Data Engineer/Scientist to join our technology team. This individual should be an innovative problem solver, self-motivated and highly organized with prior experience building and deploying predictive models that can make real-time low-latency predictions.

As a Sr. Data Engineer/Scientist at MediaAlpha, you will take part in all aspects of the software development lifecycle. This includes working with stakeholders in defining the problems, identifying possible solutions, and implementing and iterating through solutions. You will get to run statistical analysis on large data sets, and prepare and deploy predictive models at scale. The ideal candidate will enjoy designing, problem solving and implementing production-ready solutions that process and analyze hundreds of thousands of ad transactions a day.

Responsibilities

Own the full development lifecycle of implementing several high-performance real-time predictive engines that enable ad serving decisioning from data management to model training and evaluation to deployment and monitoring.
Develop robust and scalable code to analyze ad performance data for optimization.
Support and lead specific ad-hoc projects across our five product verticals.
Work within a Perl development environment on a Linux platform.
Be part of a team that maintains and supports our live MediaAlpha Exchange platform.

Requirements

  • Experience implementing statistical models, machine learning, and analysis (Prediction, Classification, Clustering, time series forecasting, regression models, etc.) using R or Python.
    Working knowledge of relational data modeling and SQL.
  • Strong programming skills including software engineering methodologies and best practices. Experience with Perl a plus.
  • Experience with Hadoop v2, MapReduce, HDFS.
  • Experience using web APIs.
  • Exceptional analytical skills.
  • Ability to articulate and communicate clearly, concisely, and thoughtfully.
  • Ability to handle-multiple and simultaneous tasks while meeting aggressive deadlines.
  • A self-starter, comfortable with ambiguity and ability to problem solve, while paying careful attention to detail.
  • Experience working with engineers and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Be a champion of instilling excellence in coding and quality into the team and culture.
  • B.S. required, preferably in a technical discipline (e.g., computer science).

Compensation

  • Highly competitive salary and bonus program participation.
  • High quality health and dental care plans with no employee contributions and zero deductibles (in network). Flexible spending account.
  • Unlimited PTO.
  • 401K company contribution program (after one year).
  • Professional training and education reimbursements.
  • Generous employee perks (e.g., mobile phone program, gym membership).


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • PerlLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • CSSDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We are right off 520 in Redmond, close to shopping, fitness options, and restaurants.

An Insider's view of MediaAlpha

What projects are you most excited about?

Our team is very excited about helping to define and build the next generation of our consumer-facing products. This collection of initiatives touches many aspects of the business including our client integrations, web properties, and our platform. These changes will us to improve maintainability, build more engaging experiences, and much more!

Yousef

Front End Software Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Someone will be successful on the engineering team if they are not afraid to ask questions to better understand the reason why we do things and strives to find the best solutions.

Amy

VP of Technology

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Finding the right balance between modern, idealistic solutions that will be ready in weeks and compromise solutions, but done and released today.

Sergiy

Senior Software Engineer

What are MediaAlpha Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We sponsor an annual company-wide volunteer day and are active members of PledgeLA to support and encourage volunteering year-round.
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
MediaAlpha's management team is as diverse as our team members. We are focused on continuous improvement of our Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
MediaAlpha offers Dependent Care and Medical FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 66% of annual salary up to $10,000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to $100,000.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
MediaAlpha offers a Safe Harbor Contribution equal to 3% of a team member's gross salary. Team members are 100% vested at the time of enrollment.
Performance Bonus
MediaAlpha offers annual performance bonuses and spot bonuses for extra efforts.
Match charitable contributions
MediaAlpha matches team member contributions to non-profit organizations up to $2,500 annually.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
MediaAlpha provides team members with flexible work schedules.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes working from home on occasion as needed.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Team members receive 48 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Pool Table, Shuffle Board, Darts, and TV's.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
We offer employees free on-site parking.
Fitness Subsidies
We pay $75 per month for fitness classes or gym memberships.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
MediaAlpha offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, The ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
MediaAlpha team members are encouraged to share information through lunch and learns. In addition, our book club meets once a quarter.
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer professional growth reimbursement to team members looking to expand their knowledge in tech and beyond.
Customized development tracks
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