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Senior Data Scientist

| Greater NYC Area

Overview

Bluecore is a retail marketing platform specializing in email and artificial intelligence. Our unique ability to match customer data with real-time insights enables brands to build intelligent, triggered marketing campaigns. More than 400 retail brands, including Staples, Perry Ellis, Teleflora and Best Buy Canada, increase their revenue leveraging our products.  

 

Bluecore is looking for a Senior Data Scientist with strong mathematical background to work alongside our engineering teams to build the next generation of retail and commerce models that empower marketers. The ideal candidate holds an advanced degree in a quantitative discipline and has experience researching, building, and maintaining data science models at scale. They have first-hand experience with what works and what doesn’t, and are eager to share this experience with more junior members and guide them through that process. Our culture emphasizes making good tradeoffs, working as a team, and leaving your ego at the door.  

 

First-party data is at the core of everything we build and the Data Science team at Bluecore is at the forefront of exploring innovative and exciting ways to activate that data asset.  We’re a dedicated team of data scientists and engineers working together to build powerful models that empower marketers to make the right decisions and engage their customers with personalized content.  Our approach to building models is an academic one, starting with a literature search, a baseline, and an iterative process of training and validation to identify the most suitable model that is as simple as possible and as powerful as necessary.  We employ a wide variety of models, such as reinforcement learning for determining optimal content and timing of emails, Bayesian models for predicting customer lifetime value, and matrix factorization to identify a customer’s product affinity.  Our models operate at scale and crunch through millions of data points to make decisions that have been shown to double revenue and triple reach, and are designed in a flexible manner to generalize across our set of 300+ diverse customers who span industries from apparel to automotive.  To explore, build, deploy and maintain models we leverage many tools such as BigQuery, Spark, Cloud SQL, Keras, TensorFlow, Airflow, Google App Engine and Google Compute Engine. Finally, we’re a team that values applied research and constantly exploring the frontier of what’s possible; diving into topics such as topic modeling, restricted Boltzmann machines, recurrent neural networks, convolutional neural networks for image feature extraction, and most recently an extensive dive into differential privacy.

Responsibilities

  • Identify appropriate models/algorithms to solve product requirements, for example through researching academic literature.
  • Scope out large projects and initiatives, and see through their execution to the end.
  • Meticulous experimentation to evaluate and compare models.
  • Work closely with engineers to deploy models to production and maintain them.
  • Write internal and external facing documentation describing models and approaches, such as wiki pages, blog posts or journal papers.
  • Be a technical mentor for junior team members.

Requirements

  • Advanced Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics  or other relevant quantitative disciplines.
  • A PhD with at least one year of industry experience, or MS with 4+ years of experience.
  • Relevant coursework and experience in the fields of Machine Learning, Statistics, Optimization.
  • Strong mathematical background including a deep understanding of statistical/probabilistic analysis and Linear Algebra.
  • Ability to write production-ready code.
  • Experience with SQL.

Benefits

  • Highly competitive compensation package including salary and equity as well as the opportunity to work for one of the fastest growing marketing technology companies
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) plan
  • Monthly fitness stipend for a gym membership or fitness classes
  • Monthly public transportation
  • Generous Parental Leave & flexible vacation policy

Closing

At Bluecore we believe in fostering an inclusive environment in which employees feel encouraged to share their unique perspectives, leverage their strengths, and act authentically. We know that diverse teams are strong teams, and welcome those from all backgrounds and varying experiences.

 

Bluecore is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fair hiring practices and to creating a welcoming environment for all team members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, familial status or veteran status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • SQLiteDatabases
    • Google DatastoreDatabases
    • Google BigQueryDatabases
    • Google Cloud SQLDatabases
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • InVisionDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WrikeManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • IntercomEmail
    • MarketoEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Located in NYC’s historic FiDi, our dynamic pre-war office emulates our exciting vibe as an industry leader and progressive destination workplace.

What are Bluecore Perks + Benefits

Bluecore Benefits Overview

At Bluecore we offer a comprehensive array of class leading employee benefits and perks, in line with the strong value we place on people and culture.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Our flexible spending plans assist employees with out of pocket medical and dependent care expenses, while also offering a pre-tax benefit to lower their tax liability each year.
Disability Insurance
Bluecore provides both long-term and short-term benefit plans, fully paid by the company, in supplement to any state plans that may be in place.
Dental Benefits
We offer a national level PPO dental plan with a vast network of providers and which covers all preventative maintenance and two cleanings each year.
Vision Benefits
We offer a national level vision plan, with options to use an allowance each year towards contacts or frames and lenses, with very low employee cost.
Health Insurance Benefits
We are currently offering a national level health plan, offering an extensive network of providers and provide three different coverage lines to best need the individual needs of employees.
Life Insurance
Each employee is provided a $50,000 Life and AD&D policy, with the option to purchase supplemental coverage at steeply discounted rates.
Wellness Programs
We offer programs to expense back the cost of gym and fitness memberships as well as a data driven weight loss program sponsored by our health insurance provider.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Bluecore's 401(k) retirement plan offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds and international index funds to choose from.
Company Equity
Employees are offered options at the time of hire and based on performance, giving a sense of ownership in the company.
Performance Bonus
Select positions are eligible for performance based awards in the form of bonuses, which varry by department and position.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We offer a generous 120 day parental leave policy for either new parent to spend time with their child.
Flexible Work Schedule
We believe that each employee is most productive at different times, we allow employees and their managers to develop work schedules that align to both the needs of the business and the employee.
Family Medical Leave
We have generous leave policies which work in tandem with federal and state laws to allow employees to care for family as the need arises.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Whether taking a break to tend to personal matters or time away to rest, our PTO vacation time is uncapped.
Generous PTO
Bluecore has an amazing (unlimited) PTO policy that provides our people the flexibility to take the time they need to live a balanced and fulfilling life.
Paid Volunteer Time
As part of our generous PTO plan, we also allow and encourage employees to take time off to volunteer for causes within our community and those which resonate with their interests.
Paid Holidays
In addition to our generous PTO policy we also provide paid time off for all major holidays.
Paid Sick Days
In line with the PTO philosophy paid sick time is granted as needed, un capped and no annual balances.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Our dress code is flexible, including shorts, t-shirts and other casual attire to change with the weather and allow employees to dress up when needed and down when appropriate.
Commuter Benefits
We allow all employees to expense up to $121 per month to assist with their commuter costs. We also offer a pre tax commuter plan in line with IRS regulations to assist with the tax burden.
Company Outings
We offer multiple company events from holiday parties, trivia nights, team outings and in house social events on a regular basis. In addition to in house food contests to let culinary flags fly.
Free Daily Meals
We provide free daily catered lunches in addition to a fully stocked kitchen with snacks and breakfast items.
Stocked Kitchen
Our kitchen provides a wide assortment of beverages, snacks, fruits, breakfast items and other surprise treats on a weekly basis.
Happy Hours
We just launched monthly interdepartmental happy hours for the summer-- a great opportunity for our employees to get to know each other in a casual environment!
Recreational Clubs
As hard as we work we know that relaxation and self care are critical to happiness and success. We host regular board game nights, soccer club, and tennis outings to name a few
Fitness Subsidies
We offer programs to expense back the cost of gym and fitness memberships.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Bluecore University is our in-house training program dedicated to advancing our teams. Courses range in depth and are on subjects like Growth Mindset, social styles, and leadership frameworks.

Additional Perks + Benefits

What makes Bluecore extra special is the comprehensive nature of our benefits. Our company is not only focused on professional development but on physical and mental well being as well. Bluecore truly cares about the whole employee.

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