Senior Staff Data Scientist

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What Conviva is looking for in applicants

Have you streamed a program on Disney+, caught the latest binge-worthy series on Hulu, or tuned in for NFL highlights on social media? If the answer is yes, you have already benefitted from Conviva’s technology.

At Conviva, we create the technologies and standards driving industry transformation and streaming growth worldwide. It’s not about the data, it’s about what you do with it. As the leader in census, continuous measurement and engagement for streaming, Conviva measures in excess of 500 million unique viewers watching 200 billion streams per year with 3 trillion real-time transactions per day across more than 180 countries. Our platform is designed to deliver the insights our customers need to understand their business and focus on what matters. Join us as we make streaming better.

As a Senior Staff Data Scientist and Architect at Conviva, you are a hands-on individual contributor and technical lead in the big data analysis and machine learning area. You are going to work on the challenging problems in the video streaming industry, such as unifying viewer’s data across all streaming devices, analyzing and identifying viewer behavior and preference at real time, and building AI systems that can improve content and advertising experiences. You will be responsible for guiding and designing the data architecture, the statistical models, analysis methodologies, machine learning algorithms and applying these in solving real use cases for our customers. You will lead major initiatives of technology innovation and advancement, lead and contribute to the design and implementation of major new products and features with production quality that will have big business impacts for years to come. You will also work across teams and organizations, help establishing technical standards and driving the overall technical architecture and best engineering practices through design reviews, architecture discussions and other technical leader activities.


What you get to do:

  • Serve as a technical lead for our most demanding projects that involves data analysis, algorithm design and machine learning knowledge and experiences. Exert technical influence over multiple teams and across organizations, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience.
  • Leverage knowledge of internal and industry prior art in design decisions.
  • Contribute intellectual property through patents.
  • Assist in the career development of others, actively mentoring individuals and the community on advanced technical issues and helping managers guide the career growth of their team members.

What you bring to the role:

  • 7+ years of industry experience in predictive modeling, data science and analysis.
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience as a data science architect or technical lead.
  • Proven track records of leading the delivery of statistical analysis and machine learning solutions for solving real customer use cases with significant business impact.
  • Deep hands-on technical expertise in at least one major technical area: statistical analysis, machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) with established tools such as R, Scikit-learn, MLLib, SparkML, Tensorflow, etc.
  • Experienced in handling terabyte size datasets using big data platforms such as Spark, Hadoop/Hive, Impala, Presto/Athena, etc.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Comfortable with fast paced work environment.


  • A PhD degree in a highly quantitative field (Computer Science, Machine Learning, Operational Research, Statistics, Mathematics, etc.) or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in building DMP, DSP, ID graph or AdTech is highly desirable.


Conviva is the leader in streaming media intelligence, powered by its real-time platform. More than 250 industry leaders and brands – including CBS, CCTV, Cirque Du Soleil, DAZN, Disney+, HBO, Hulu, Sky, Sling TV, TED, Univision, and WarnerMedia – rely on Conviva to maximize their consumer engagement, deliver the quality experiences viewers expect and drive revenue growth. With a global footprint of more than 500 million unique viewers watching 150 billion streams per year across 3 billion applications streaming on devices, Conviva offers streaming providers unmatched scale for continuous video measurement, intelligence and benchmarking across every stream, every screen, every second. Conviva is privately held and headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with offices around the world. For more information, please visit us at

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