AdColony needed to find a Chief Data Scientist to fill a newly created position.

They received 3 great candidates in 25 days.

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Chief Data Scientist

Client Overview

AdColony is one of the largest video advertising platforms in the world with a reach of more than 1.5 billion users globally. Known for its unparalleled 3rd party verified viewability rates, exclusive Instant-Play™ HD video technology, proprietary rich media formats, global performance advertising business and programmatic marketplace, and extensive SDK footprint in the Top 1000 apps worldwide, they are passionate about helping brands connect with consumers at scale on the most important screen in their lives.

The Challenge

Artemis engaged with AdColony at the beginning of their steep growth trajectory. This was a newly created position. They needed to hire an experienced data sciences leader that would help create the foundation of their next generation of innovation. Their desired candidate needed to be based out of their HQ office. In addition to a potential requirement of relocation, a partial list of the skills and experience needed included:

  • PhD in computer science, stats or related field
  • Proven data science research background
  • Ability to execute experimental solutions and use off-the-shelf statistical analysis tools
  • Strong enthusiasm for the science, backed by confidence built from experience
  • Excellent communication, organizational and presentation skills

End Results

The top candidate was local. They were offered the job and it was accepted. AdColony was able to find a highly qualified candidate and did not need to pay relocate someone. This person has since contributed in many ways:

  1. Designed and developed a mobile ad behavior targeting system that processes billions transactions each day.
  2. Designed and developed the first large scale user-based recommendation system that supports billions of users with daily updates.
  3. Designed and developed a fully automatic pipeline for cluster creation, stopping, restarting, CDH installation, storage attaching for best performance and flexibility.

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