Senior Data Scientist


Senior Data Scientist

605 is an independent TV measurement and analytics firm that offers advertising and content measurement, full-funnel attribution, media planning, optimization and analytical solutions. Comprised of engineers, analysts, data scientists, media experts and marketing strategists, 605 forges new paths using groundbreaking innovations that set industry standards for audience targeting and measurement.

We are looking for a dynamic Senior Data Scientist to serve as a coding and methodological thought leader. Being able and excited to analyze large and messy data is part of the job, as is having the skills to flexibly work on a variety of tasks to maintain project success. As a Senior Data Analyst you will be responsible for improving methods and efficiencies across the team, project management, hands-on coding and cross team collaboration.

A Senior Data Scientist’s day-to-day tasks would include:

  • Working independently or collaboratively on large and complex data science problems and analyses
  • Leading and mentoring fellow analysts and data scientists
  • Communicating with clients to develop analytical solutions within client context
  • Applying or adapting methods to new problems, and developing new tools as needed
  • Collaborating with software engineers to implement methods into production
  • Working with client/sales team to build new business opportunities

  • Master's degree in a quantitative field
  • 7+ years experience (or postgraduate degree(s) plus experience) in a comparable field
  • 4+ years of coding and specifically 2+ years in R/Python
  • Able and excited to analyze large and messy data
  • Strict integrity, able to work with confidential, private, and high-value client information
  • Intellectual flexibility to adapt existing tools, algorithms, methods to new needs
  • Can balance workload across a variety of different projects over the course of a week
  • Find stable threads to explore within amorphous and changing business problems
  • Proficiency with statistics and machine learning techniques and the ability to continually improve current methodologies and processes
  • Solid understanding of sampling, weighting, biased data, overfitting, ensemble methods, survey methodology, causal inference
  • Strong ability to communicate about data structure and characteristics, analytical techniques, statistical findings, and solutions to a variety of audiences using data visualization and reporting tools such as ggplot2, matplotlib, Shiny, etc.
  • Excellent written skills to translate results to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences through white papers; reports; and internal, external, and client-facing presentations

Preferred Skills:

  • PhD, ABD with experience in a comparable field
  • Experience working in analytics in the entertainment industry or in television or digital marketing
  • Experience designing and analyzing experiments
  • Experience analyzing high-dimensional time series or event stream data
  • Experience adapting, implementing, and scaling various machine learning techniques
  • Experience with Databricks (or other distributed computing environments) and familiarity with Spark SQL and Scala
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance for employees and their families
  • Company-paid life insurance, short and long term disability
  • 401k with match
  • Pre-tax flexible compensation plan for medical, transit, parking or dependent care expenses
  • Generous vacation, personal and sick days
  • Remote role with office space available on demand in NYC, Pasadena, or Syosset
  • 100% paid parental and family caregiving leave
  • Educational reimbursement program
  • A kitchen stocked with sodas, snacks, yogurt and other goodies
  • A tight-knit startup community who likes to eat! We celebrate everyone’s birthdays, have frequent team lunches, and do events in and out of the office
  • 605 is an active participant in conferences
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