Head of Data Science

  • Product & Development
  • Berlin, Germany

Head of Data Science

Job description

Adikteev is an AdTech company focused on increasing digital brand & product awareness, and retargeting app users to convert them into customers. The foundation of our business is combination of three technologies: Creative technology, AI algorithms and mobile DSP. Our team of 110+ people is based in Paris, Berlin, NYC and San Francisco. 30% of us contribute to the R&D of the business. Aside from rapid growth, the company has been generating double-digit million-euro revenues. Adikteev is ranked 10th in Inc Magazine’s 5000 Europe — an annual list that identifies the top 5000 fastest growing private companies in Europe.

We are now looking for a talented Head of Data Science to join the team in Berlin. Your role as a key member of the team will be to work hand-in-hand with the Data Science team in Paris to build data-intensive models that boost performance and address business opportunities.

With a terabyte of external data per day and over 1 million incoming requests per second, Big Data is not an empty promise at Adikteev. To tackle this complexity, our computational advertising technology relies on an algorithmic approach that puts Data Science at the core of our business. As the centers of innovation and scientific excellence of the company, the Data Science teams focus on applied research to improve continuously the existing approaches and to deliver out-of-the-box models in order to maximize the performance of our campaigns. Examples of research topics include conversion prediction, pacing algorithms, recommender systems, auction theory, reinforcement learning, etc.

Your Responsibilities:

  • You will work on data-intensive algorithms that require to be scalable and high-performing and address business opportunities;
  • You will research, design, prototype and develop cutting-edge real-time-bidding algorithms based on your mathematical knowledge and innovative ideas;
  • You will crunch vast amounts of data in order to extract valuable insights and to identify new product opportunities and model improvements;
  • You will develop high-performance algorithms in scalable and product-ready code and ultimately put them into production in close collaboration with our Data Engineering team;
  • You will mentor team members, provide expertise on the algorithmic approach and inspire scientific rigor to the entire organisation.


Your Skills:

  • Master's degree in a quantitative field with emphasis on applied mathematics, statistics or machine learning;
  • Excellent analytical skills and strong knowledge of probability, statistics and optimisation;
  • At least 7 years of experience with applied research and designing out-of-the-box models;
  • Broad understanding of experimental design and interpretation of results;
  • Strong programming skills with languages such as Python, Scala, R and profound skillset in SQL;
  • Initial experience in working with distributed systems (e.g. Spark and Scala);
  • Creative, curious and proactive;
  • Data-driven thinking to identify business opportunities and drive the product;
  • Great communication and management skills.

We offer:

  • Full responsibility for your working area from day one;
  • 30 days of paid vacation and flexible working hours;
  • An entrepreneurial environment with a family-like demeanor and competitive compensation system;
  • A modern office space in the center of Berlin, a great team, an excellent on-boarding process, individual training budge and a long-term career plan;
  • Support in relocation and other administrative issues if needed.

Other good reasons to join us:

  • Regular company breakfast, lunches and barbecues to share knowledge & socialize; 
  • Enjoying free drinks and coffee with your colleagues;
  • Playing FIFA or football table with your team;
  • After work beers.

Additional Information:

Adikteev received many international rewards:

  • 2017 Deloitte Extenso Fast 50 — an award that recognizes tech companies that have demonstrated exceptional growth in turnover in the last 4 years:

    • Adikteev is ranked 2nd in best tech companies in France; 1st in Ile-de- France, and 1st in the area of “Internet, Media & Telecoms.”

  • Deloitte Extenso Fast 500 EMEA: Adikteev is ranked 12th amongst 500 best tech companies in EMEA.

  • According to EY, Adikteev is listed as the 8th most outstanding French Startup.

  • French Tech Pass: Adikteev is listed in FrenchWeb’s top 100 best French tech companies.

  • Adikteev is recognized as a member of “BPI France Excellence.”

  • Adikteev has been awarded the label “Happy At Work.”