Data Scientist

  • Vevo
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Nov 07, 2019
Full time Data Science Information Technology

Job Description

Vevo is the world’s largest all-premium music video provider, offering artists a global platform with enormous scale through its distribution partners. Vevo connects artists with their audience globally via music videos and original content, working directly with them to find unique ways to bring their music to life visually. Vevo also works with emerging artists, providing them with a platform of global scale and reach, to find and grow their audience. Reaching 26 billion monthly views globally, Vevo has over 400,000 music videos in its catalogue.
The Data Science team’s mission is to harness the power of Vevo’s data to provide better experiences for Vevo’s end users, advertisers, artist & label partners, along with deep insights for internal business groups.  This team is also the champion of experimentation and the scientific method, helping to bring data science methodologies to an ever-growing number of business domains. This is a full-time position based in Big Pink in downtown Portland. 
As a member of our team, you will
    • Work as an embedded team member of one or more product ‘squads’ focused on tackling some of Vevo’s most important challenges

    • Be given a huge potential to innovate in a green-field space: music video offers a unique opportunity for experimentation at scale, building on learnings gleaned from both the music and video verticals

    • Have a big impact on decisions across all areas of Vevo’s business, including content development, marketing & promotion, advertising and monetization

    • Become a trusted advisor to our senior leadership team, and help grow Vevo’s industry profile through targeted public speaking opportunities

This describes you

    • You have a successful track record deploying data science frameworks and approaches in ‘greenfield’ environments, working with a range of stakeholders

    • Proven experience in utilizing various ML packages in Python such as Scikit Learn, TensorFlow, numpy and pandas

    • You’re not shy about handling your data needs and have a solid grasp of SQL and distributed data ETL processes (preferably in Scala / Spark) such as MapReduce, filters, aggregations and joins

    • You have a solid grasp of statistics and how it enables data scientists to solve business problems

    • You thrive on working in an agile team environment

    • You enjoy music and internet video and possess a deep curiosity for creating music entertainment experiences as well as harnessing the power of data to unlock growth opportunities on global distribution platforms such as YouTube

    • Passionate about making a business impact


    • Ph.D. and/or another advanced academic study in a relevant data-centric field

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a successful track record of collaboration and influence within a fast-paced environment

    • Passion for data science advocacy and education

Interested? Great! You might like to know

    • We are a tight community of fun, upbeat people with a real passion for music and technology

    • We help you remain up to date with new technology including hosting/attending meetups

    • We provide daily catered lunches and an assortment of snacks and beverages 

    • Excellent benefits package

    • Competitive compensation packages

    • Premier access to music content and new releases of original media content

    • 401k Match

Vevo considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other legally protected status under local, state, or federal law.  
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