Data Optimization Engineer

  • Denver, CO
  • Full-time

Company Description

Digital First Media, a business name of MediaNews Group, offers news reporting and third party advertising and directory opportunities through its more than 800 multi-platform products which include: web, mobile, tablet and print.

Job Description

We are looking for a mathematician interested in algorithm creation and R programming to join our product development team. Digital First Media, in partnership with our AdTaxi team, is building features to provide predictive analysis within our third-party advertising tools.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in designing new, as well as improving existing budgeting algorithms for digital advertising.

  • Provide simulations, data analyses, and data visualizations as needed to communicate complex ideas to teammates.

  • Coordinate with end users for design and implementation of analytics solutions.

  • Prepare scripts to ensure proper data access, manipulation and reporting.

  • Communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner.

  • Formulate procedures for integration of R programming plans with data sources and delivery systems.

  • Ability to teach others through knowledge transfer.

  • Grow expertise by proactively remaining current with trends within digital advertising technologies.


Required Skills and Qualifications

  • A mastery of programming in the R language.

  • Knowledge of function programming.

  • Experience building complex and robusts modeling systems.

  • Mathematical modeling and optimization.

  • Proficiency communicating complex ideas to team members

  • Track record of using advanced statistical methods, information retrieval, data mining techniques.

  • Comfortable manipulating and analyzing data from varying sources

  • Ability to gather data from multiple sources and compile into a single output for presentation layer.

  • Minimum of one year of experience or degree in the field or in a related area.

  • A strong passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data.

  • A flexible analytic approach that allows for results at varying levels of precision.

  • Strong sense of ownership and track record of quality work.

  • Detail oriented, well organized, able to thrive in deadline driven environment


Helpful, but not required:

  • Working knowledge of machine learning methods.

  • Package development in R

  • Experience with third party APIs, sending and receiving data.

  • Familiar with both relational and nonrelational database structures.

Additional Information

This is a full-time position, located in Denver. 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.