Data Optimization Engineer
- Denver, CO
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.
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.
This is a full-time position, located in Denver.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.