Engineering Manager - Data Mining - Ad Creative

Yelp Engineering's Ad Creative team builds systems to pick from millions of photos and millions of reviews to find the right content to put into each ad. Users have to understand why we think the business being advertised is just the place for them! The team's systems are on the critical path for most of Yelp's revenue and the team has been consistently pushing big gains in our ability to monetize.

Managing the Ad Creative team at Yelp means working with the team to simultaneously optimize the interests of users, advertisers, and Yelp. The team takes a multi-armed, and multi-disciplinary approach to their mandate. They use trained models, multi-armed bandits, and A/B testing to jointly optimize user relevance, business ROI and Yelp revenue. They build and operate a web service that does thousands of QPS. And they also own & improve the front-end of Yelp’s ads across all of our web and mobile platforms.

To succeed, you must be passionate about Yelp, keep up with our daily release cycles, and maintain our useful, funny, cool culture during times of immense growth. It also doesn't hurt to impress us with your technical chops!

What You Will Do:

  • Have tens of millions of dollars worth of revenue flowing through your team monthly.
  • Be dedicated to the happiness and productivity of a team of fabulous engineers.
  • Work together with technical Product Managers to set long term priorities for the team.
  • Leverage the team’s front-end/backend/ML skills to make Yelp local ads more effective.
  • Balance the interests of Yelp, advertisers, and users.
  • Coordinate with other engineering teams to leverage their work.
  • Coach developers, as they become stronger technically and emerge into engineering leaders.

We Are Looking For:

  • Experience managing developers with diverse skill sets.
  • Experience as a developer, ideally both front-end and backend.
  • Knowledge of probability & statistics.
  • Command of your favorite modern programming language: Python, Ruby, Java, Objective-C, C++, etc.
  • Comfort working in a Unix environment.
  • Passion for servant leadership.

Interested in applying? Sweet! Share with us why you want to work at Yelp and don't forget to mention any technical accomplishments and leadership successes.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


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