Data Scientist

| Greater NYC Area

Over half a billion videos are watched across millions of websites on a JW Player video player every day. The Data Team at JW Player is responsible for processing the associated 3+ TB stream of data every day, extracting meaningful signals, and building valuable products for media publishers and viewers.

As a Data Scientist at JW Player, you will join a small, collaborative team responsible for conceiving, designing, and building these products and their next generations. Powered by an AWS stack with both realtime and batch data processing, our models operate on a massive scale and have a large impact on our business.

In this role, you will:

  • Dive into video network data to gain actionable insights into how video is being watched on the most popular video player on the web
  • Research, design and implement algorithms that improve JW Player's products, including video recommendation engines and automated cover art
  • Develop features that help describe viewers and videos to improve predictive models
  • Influence the direction of the business by effectively communicating results to cross functional groups
  • Be responsible for bringing data driven products into production and evaluating, optimizing and supporting them
  • Provide expertise on machine learning concepts for the broader Data team and inspire the adoption of data science across the entire breadth of our organization
  • Attend scientific conferences and have opportunities for technical mentorship

We are excited about candidates who have:

  • 2+ years experience of bringing data science products into production
  • Excellent communication and data visualization skills
  • Proficiency with Python
  • In-depth knowledge of machine learning and statistics
  • High proficiency with SQL and relational databases
  • Experience planning and executing A/B tests
  • A passion for learning
  • Experience with deep learning and related libraries such as tensorflow or pytorch
  • Experience with engineering data workflows using frameworks such as Airflow or Luigi
  • Knowledge of distributed computing and associated frameworks such as Hadoop, Spark, Hive, Presto, Impala or equivalent
  • A passion for building great products


About JW Player

JW Player pioneered video on the web over a decade ago and continues to innovate as the world’s largest network-independent platform for video delivery and intelligence. Media companies including Fox, VICE, Business Insider, and Univision, in addition to hundreds of thousands of creators of all types and sizes, rely on JW Player to deliver and monetize their content across all devices. JW Player’s massive global footprint of over 2 billion unique devices creates a powerful data graph of unique consumer insights and generates billions of incremental video views. The company is headquartered in New York, with offices in London and Eindhoven, and was named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ in 2018. For more information, visit http://www.jwplayer.com.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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Location

JW Player is located off the 33rd St. 6 stop in the heart of it all in midtown Manhattan.

What are JW Player Perks + Benefits

JW Player Benefits Overview

JW Player boasts a number of perks -- from our flexible work schedules and casual dress code to the Employee Professional Development program and generous Employee Referral Program, we strive to make sure all of our team members feel supported and appreciated.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
For many of our roles, hitting goals and surpassing expectations net rewards!
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
JW Player makes every effort to create a diverse and inclusive environment for our team members, including company sponsored events like our annual Inspire: Women in Tech & monthly Fireside Chats!

Additional Perks + Benefits

Flexibility is the name of the game for us. We have leadership that understands the myriad needs of a diverse workforce and what it takes to maintain a happy, healthy, inclusive culture.

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