Algorithm Engineering Team Leader

Taboola is widely recognized as the world’s leading content discovery and distribution platform that now serves over 360 billion editorial and video recommendations to over 1 billion unique visitors every month.

Publishers, marketers, and agencies leverage Taboola's platform to retain users on their sites, monetize their traffic, and distribute their content to drive high-quality audiences. Taboola's technology analyzes real-time user data (such as geography, device type, referral source, collaborative filtering, and social media trends) to predict the top handful of items a user may want to consume next. Taboola's partners include a wide network of top tier publisher sites, including: MSN, NBC Universal, USA TODAY, Business Insider, Bloomberg and The Weather Channel.

You may have seen our tagline on many of our widgets out there -- Content You May Like.

The team is responsible for the entire algorithmic life-cycle in the company: data analytics, prototyping of new ideas, implementing algorithms in a production environment and then monitoring and maintaining them.

By Joining Taboola’s algorithms team, you’ll be able to catch up with some of the hottest trends in today’s job market: machine learning, big data analytics and cloud computing.

*Please note that hands-on coding is an important and integral part of the position.

Responsibilities:

  • Build a team of professionals that will lead innovative solutions to new products in Taboola
  • Apply your scientific Machine Learning background and creativity to analyze large volumes of diverse data and develop algorithms to solve complex problems
  • Turn algorithm prototypes into shippable products that will have a significant impact on the company’s success
  • Experiment with new algorithmic big data technologies

Requirements:

  • M.Sc. or PhD. in computer science, mathematics, engineering or a related field
  • At least 5 years of experience in algorithm development or data science related fields
  • Proven experience of at least 2 years of leading an excellent and efficient team of algorithm engineers
  • Expertise in machine learning frameworks (SK Learn, Spark ML, etc.)
  • You are an excellent coder, proficient in Java + Python

Bonus points:

  • Experience with Deep Learning technologies – a big plus (TensorFlow, Keras, Theano, etc.)
  • Experience developing software within a distributed computation framework (e.g., Hadoop, Spark)

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