Data Scientist

R&D - CA, LA

 
Taboola is widely recognized as the world’s leading content discovery platform, reaching 750M unique visitors and serving over 300 billion recommendations every month.
 
Publishers, marketers, and agencies use Taboola to retain users on their site, monetize their traffic and distribute their content to drive high quality audiences. Publishers using Taboola include USA Today, NYTimes, TMZ, Politico.com, BusinessInsider, CafeMom, Billboard.com, Fox Television, Weather.com, Examiner, and many more.
You may have seen our tagline on many of our widgets out there -- Content You May Like.
Taboola’s Engineering Team builds high-scale, web and mobile e-commerce applications that run non-stop around the globe. We work in small collaborative teams to architect massively scalable and reliable systems.
 
As a Data Scientist at Taboola you will work with a very talented and tight knit team utilizing some of the latest technology and tools.  In this role you will;
Identify and propose Data Science solutions for various product initiatives. Design and build predictive customer behavior models for targeting and personalization. Implement the applicable Machine Learning or statistics based algorithm for prediction and optimization and deliver the trained model to production. Present findings to product team and technical team leads in a clear and actionable way.   Build and maintain code to populate HDFS, Hadoop with log from Kafka or data loaded from SQL production systems.  Design, build and support algorithms of data transformation, conversion, computation on Hadoop, Spark and other distributed Big Data Systems
Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience in statistics, data mining and predictive modeling required
  • 5+ years of programming experience in Java/Scala and/or Python required
  • Experience with Hadoop stack (HIVE, Pig, Hadoop streaming) and MapReduce
  • Experience with HBase or comparable NoSQL
  • SQL & database experience
  • Experience in collecting data from/exposing data to various data sources and services (API, JSON, XML)
  • Experience in implementing real-time machine learning and data mining algorithms in large scale environments a big plus
  • Experience with Google products especially Google Cloud Storage, Google Analytics and Google Big Query a big plus
  • Highly analytical and great problem solving skills.
  • Great communication skills and ability to explain data and analysis to a variety of audience.
  • Self motivation & enjoyment of a fast-paced environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in quantitative or related field (Graduate or advanced degree preferred).

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Database Administrator (DBA)

R&D, LA

Taboola is looking for a Linux oriented MySQL experienced DBA with knowledge in noSQL to run our production and lab activities and support the R&D team.
On job coding and application deep diving is a common activity. Working on all aspects of the data, from ETL to reports to optimizing the access and structure of the data is all in a day’s work. This is a dynamic web environment at large scales with production IT orientation.
Responsibilities:

  • Determines database structural requirements by analyzing R&D operations, applications, and programming; reviewing objectives with R&D; evaluating current systems;
  • Develops database solutions by designing proposed system; defining database physical structure and functional capabilities, security, back-up, and recovery specifications.
  • Installs database systems and plans database expected growth.
  • Maintains database performance by identifying and resolving production and application development problems; calculating optimum values for parameters; evaluating, integrating, and installing new releases; completing maintenance; answering user questions.
  • Provides database support by coding utilities, responding to user questions, and resolving problems.
  • Maintains Cassandra Clusters, Vertica Clusters and large scale MySQL databases.

Requirements:

  • 5 years’ experience as a MySQL or Oracle DBA. Must know replication, optimization and tuning.
  • Knowledge of technologies such as application servers and web services (Apache)
  • Scripting knowledge (python/bash/perl)
  • In depth Linux system knowledge
  • NoSQL knowledge such as MongoDB, Cassandra, Hadoop, Spark and such.
  • Able to work independently
  • Excellent communication

Advantages:

  • Experience in web facing environments
  • Hands on experience with NoSQL
  • Knowledge in PL SQL or Java

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Full Stack Engineer

R&D, LA

Taboola is widely recognized as the world’s leading content discovery platform, reaching 750M unique visitors and serving over 300 billion recommendations every month.
Publishers, marketers, and agencies use Taboola to retain users on their site, monetize their traffic and distribute their content to drive high quality audiences. Publishers using Taboola include USA Today, NYTimes, TMZ, Politico.com, BusinessInsider, CafeMom, Billboard.com, Fox Television, Weather.com, Examiner, and many more.
 
You may have seen our tagline on many of our widgets out there -- Content You May Like.
 
Taboola’s Engineering Team builds high-scale, web and mobile e-commerce applications that run non-stop around the globe. We work in small collaborative teams to architect massively scalable and reliable systems. 
 

As part of the Front End team you’ll create platform solutions that personalize Publisher pages. It helps if you know the common architecture of a distributed system and be able to build one, scale it up and fix any performance, scalability and reliability issues.

Responsibilities
Help build Taboola's web applications using some of todays leading JavaScript technology stacks
Development of highly scalable, highly reliable solutions, which serve billions of recommendations per day.
Work closely with Product to bring the best features to our customers

  • Requirements:
  • At least 3 years of experience of focused web application development working mainly if not exclusively with JavaScript, CSS and HTML (Angular, React and Node experience highly prized)
  • Continously proven track record of major production launched applications
  • Experience with cross browser and multi device development
  • Experience in usability and emphasis on user experience
  • Experience creating scalable APIs and understanding of caching mechanisms
  • BS in Computer Science
  • A strong understanding of object-oriented design, data structures, systems and applications programming and asynchronous programming
  • Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for collaboration
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Product Manager

Product Management, LA

We are searching for a brilliant, technologically savvy, data driven Product Manager to join our product team and to help support and extend our business. The Product Manager will be building and delivering Taboola’s platform products.
Responsibilities:

  • The Product Manager will work the full cycle of product development – from conception, analysis and writing specs, through close work with the LA R&D team to ensure accurate execution and problem solving and up to supervising version launches and following up on production and implementation issues. 
  • Working closely with sales and BD teams to analyze needs and implement new tools and products accordingly.
  • Define the product strategy and roadmap
  • Work with online media companies to beta and deploy products

 Requirements

  • 4-6 years of experience in Product management. Experience working in an online media company – a plus 
  • BA/BS or equivalent related experience in journalism (editorial and/or audience development) , GUI design (especially in mobile and dashboard)  technical (able to quickly learn new technological environments and keep updated in industry trends) and business (understand the undercurrent of needs, wishes and complaints and to translate them into operation features and solutions) roles- must
  • Experience working with remote teams – a plus
  • Willingness to travel frequently (at least once every two months)
  • Organized and methodical
  • Superb team player
  • Strong communication skills and excellent English
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Backend Software Engineer, Big Data

R&D, LA

Taboola is widely recognized as the world’s leading content discovery platform, reaching 750M unique visitors and serving over 300 billion recommendations every month.
Publishers, marketers, and agencies use Taboola to retain users on their site, monetize their traffic and distribute their content to drive high quality audiences. Publishers using Taboola include USA Today, NYTimes, TMZ, Politico.com, BusinessInsider, CafeMom, Billboard.com, Fox Television, Weather.com, Examiner, and many more.
 
You may have seen our tagline on many of our widgets out there -- Content You May Like.
 
Taboola’s Engineering Team builds high-scale, web and mobile e-commerce applications that run non-stop around the globe. We work in small collaborative teams to architect massively scalable and reliable systems. 
 
As part of our Los Angeles R&D team, you'll use a variety of technologies and development practices to build robust and scalable platforms. It helps if you know the common architecture of a distributed system and be able to build one, scale it up and fix any performance, scalability and reliability issues.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Various backend services to support billions of page views for hundreds of millions of unique users generating terabytes of data each day
  • Develop models, algorithms and serving infrastructure to support large-scale data-mining and machine learning systems
  • You will work closely with our Product team to reach optimal technology solutions
  • Drive the performance of backend applications for realtime processing of data

 Requirements:

  • BS/Master in computer science or equivalent
  • 5 or more years of experience writing Java code
  • Strong understanding on database concepts
  • Experience with any of the following:  Python, Scala, Spring Framework, Hadoop, Apache Spark, Google Big Query, Cassandra
  • You should have experience with version control systems such as Git, CVS or Subversion
  • Good understanding of backend integration concepts and technologies such as web services, messaging, ESB and securities
  • Proficient at dealing with data and comfortable writing data manipulation applications 
  • You should have strong analytical skills analyzing data and building models and algorithms  

 
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Frontend Engineer

R&D, LA

Taboola is widely recognized as the world’s leading content discovery platform, reaching 750M unique visitors and serving over 300 billion recommendations every month.
Publishers, marketers, and agencies use Taboola to retain users on their site, monetize their traffic and distribute their content to drive high quality audiences. Publishers using Taboola include USA Today, NYTimes, TMZ, Politico.com, BusinessInsider, CafeMom, Billboard.com, Fox Television, Weather.com, Examiner, and many more.
 
You may have seen our tagline on many of our widgets out there -- Content You May Like.
 
Taboola’s Engineering Team builds high-scale, web and mobile e-commerce applications that run non-stop around the globe. We work in small collaborative teams to architect massively scalable and reliable systems. 
 

As part of the Front End team you’ll create platform solutions that personalize Publisher pages. It helps if you know the common architecture of a distributed system and be able to build one, scale it up and fix any performance, scalability and reliability issues.

Responsibilities

  • Work on our frontend JavaScript platform to support billions of page views for hundreds of millions of unique users
  • You will develop web platforms, from page level to server side , supporting Taboola's personalization, monetization, and analytic products
  • Collaborate with the Product team on strategy and delivery of technology solutions.
  • Take technical requirements and create solutions accounting for server communication, data computation, DOM manipulation, and UI/UX feasibility

Requirements

  • 3-5 years of advanced Front End Development experience
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Proficient in web application development and writing JavaScript code
  • Experience with standard HTML/DOM, CSS and Cookies including JS manipulation
  • Experience with JQuery, AJAX, HTML5, CSS3, and frameworks like BootStrap, AngularJS, ReactJS, and NodeJS
  • Experience with building lightweight, efficient, cross browser and scalable platform side JavaScript
  • Understanding and experience of Object Oriented design and data structures usage 
  • Working knowledge or previous experience of API creation, SQL, NoSQL is beneficial 

 
 
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Media Sales Manager - West

Media Sales, LA

Are you a deal-oriented overachiever with a passion for digital media and content marketing? Does carving out an entirely new bucket of media spend sound appealing to you? Do you like the informal and thrilling dynamics of a startup environment? Come join the best and brightest minds as we continue our vision of website personalization and content discovery.
Taboola is the world's leading content discovery platform, serving 200B recommendations to over 550M people each month on the web's most innovative publisher sites, including NBC, USA Today, The Weather Channel, The Atlantic and Fox Sports. We power both organic and sponsored content recommendations for thousands of major publishers.
The Media Sales team at Taboola is responsible for evangelizing content marketing and native advertising across Fortune 500 brands and their Media Agencies. This person will be expected to build upon existing relationships and most importantly, break new business by strategically prospecting leads, and attending industry events. We are looking to expand our national team by establishing a presence on the ground in downtown Los Angeles. Do you have what it takes to be a part of one of the fastest growing technology companies in the world? Apply now and we’d be more than happy to have a conversation with you.
Key Responsibilities

  • Independently build a large pipeline of leads to drive RFPs and IOs.
  • Build relationships with brand and agency contacts and explain the power of a native, choice based advertising platform.
  • Work with sales planning team to build and present proposals to our advertising partners and prospects.
  • Must have an understanding of digital technology and revenue ecosystem and be able to explain product benefits within this context.
  • Manage a robust pipeline and accurately forecast new business closure rate and revenue booked.
  • Work closely with Head of Sales to consistently achieve and exceed revenue goals.
  • Interact with the Account Management team to effectively manage client expectations and ensure successful campaign delivery.
  • Convey field intelligence to product management teams in regard to development features.

Requirements

  • Experienced digital seller with 3-5 years experience.
  • Proven communication, presentation, phone etiquette and general sales skills.
  • Experience in a lead generating / sales planning / sales position, preferably at a digital media company.
  • Understanding of branding and performance campaigns.
  • Experience in structuring and negotiating deals within the digital media space.
  • A true passion for online content, native advertising and a strong sales drive.
  • Strong analytical skills to collect business intelligence by conversing with clients and monitoring/identifying trends in data and in generated reports.
  • Excellent technological skills and ability to quickly learn what is needed to support the campaigns successful implementation and optimization.
  • The will and ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-evolving environment and learn, learn, learn!

 
**Existing media relationships are highly, highly preferred.**
 
 
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