Applied Researcher

Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and creativity, where you can be on the team shaping the future of global commerce? Want to shape how millions of people buy, sell, connect, and share around the world? If you're interested in joining a purpose-driven community that is dedicated to creating an ambitious and inclusive environment, join eBay - a company you can be proud to be a part of.
 Advertising is one of the fastest growing areas in eBay which in some ways, will define the future of eBay. Digital advertising as an industry is growing rapidly, and the landscape is shifting as ecommerce advertisers are finding better value with ecommerce companies like eBay. As they shift budget from the duopoly of Google and Facebook, it creates a huge opportunity for eBay. Advertising is also amplifying eBay’s ecommerce by providing a tool for our sellers to move inventory and for buyers, by surfacing high quality items.
 This team focuses on building data / ML services for our advertiser sellers, to guide them ways to optimize for their ad budget and goals, for example by recommending the right inventory, keywords and Ads bid rate to apply for their campaigns, and eventually create campaigns automatically for advertisers. This is a relatively new area but with a very high business potential and need. It would allow you to work with massive amounts of data, and use a variety of data science techniques.
 We are looking for passion for deploying to production reliable and efficient Machine Learning services at scale. You will collaborate with researchers to invent, design and implement end-to-end reliable, scalable, efficient production services in Scala/Java, and Python (or similar languages), using state-of-the-art big data and Machine Learning tools.
 The ideal candidate will have a blend of science and engineering skills, proven track record of solving critical business problems through data science and strong analytical/quantitative and engineering skills. The candidate will be expected to have strong communication skills and to be capable of cross-group collaborations.
 Come and help us blow away the boundaries of e-commerce through AI!
 Work with data scientists, engineers, and multi-functional teams to produce end-to-end production-ready solutions.
 Analyze Big Data to produce actionable insights
 Develop solutions for large scale problems in eBay
 Provide technical leadership and mentoring to other team members
 Translate business problems into Machine Learning problems
 Build quick prototypes and do preliminary explorations to decide on feasibility and direction
 MS in Computer Science, (PhD preferred) or equivalent experience.
 Experience in NLP, ML and statistical modeling.
 Experience with large data sets and related technologies, e.g., Hadoop and Spark. Knowledge of SQL is preferred.
 Excellent understanding of machine learning algorithms Strong programming skills in Python, Scala (plus in one or more of Java, etc.).
 5+ years of related work experience
 Strong analytical skills and data-driven decision-making
 Experience in solving problems using data science and building practical solutions
 Agility to adapt to emerging challenges and execute under ambiguity
 Strong communication skills
 Ability to lead people and projects while writing code
 Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs. Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.
 Here at eBay, we love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel eBay is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about eBay’s Diversity & Inclusion click here:

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