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Senior Data Scientist

JOB TITLE: SENIOR DATA SCIENTIST

LOCATION: MUMBAI/BANGALORE, INDIA

OUR STORY:

JioSaavn is South Asia’s leading music streaming service. We are over 200 entrepreneurs, across New York, California, Mumbai, Gurgaon, and Bangalore, who help music lovers access, discover, and listen to their favorite songs across languages and genres. In early 2018, a merger between JioMusic and Saavn was announced; creating a combined entity valued at over $1 billion. 

We blend digital technology, data analysis (which we have affectionately coined Music Science), and a strong, fearless business acumen to reach all corners of the globe. Through partnerships with Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and Shazam - to name a few - JioSaavn reaches more music fans across the world. Our award-winning mobile products, partnerships, innovations and thought leadership have been featured in some of the world’s leading publications, from The New York Times, to The Wall Street Journal, The Economic Times to Forbes, and many more. We are well-funded by some of the world’s most successful institutional investors and global media companies as well as a number of strategic individuals. Beyond investing, they are advisors and supporters of our vision, our passion, and our collective ability to deliver a revolutionary music experience as the leader in India.

OUR CULTURE:

At JioSaavn, we ignite passion and performance to work towards a collective goal: creating the perfect mobile entertainment ecosystem that delivers the best possible music experience to millions of listeners around the world. Our default mode is that of perpetual innovation. Together, we form a concerted rhythm that goes beyond borders. We don't just go with the flow, we create it.

JioSaavn offers a dynamic and unconventional work environment, full of fun wholesome experiences – from in-office performances by some of the world’s most beloved musicians to opportunities for international travel. We believe creativity and technology blend together like sweet melodies. When you choose JioSaavn, you join a diverse world of high-calibre techies, artists, and inventors hailing from companies like Yahoo!, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Qualcomm, HBO, Microsoft, Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm, Quikr, MSN, and NDTV. We are one of the few digital companies to provide employment opportunities that meet the Silicon Valley benchmark – right here in Mumbai! Figures, since we’ve got Silicon Valley covered, too.

Our value-based, people-first work culture is about empowering every individual in our global team to be catalysts for change in this dynamic digital world. Every day is an opportunity to bring your vision to life, and to expand, learn and grow. No idea is left unconsidered. No voice is left unheard.

With listeners speaking multiple languages in almost every country in the world, we like to think we have the most diverse user base on the planet. This has only been made possible because of the value we place on radical inclusivity in our offices across the globe. We believe different is wonderful, and what sets us apart is also what brings us closer. JioSaavn prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer. We have committed ourselves to creating a safe environment with fair and equal access and opportunities, sans discrimination. We encourage everyone to be open to experiences and perspectives beyond their normal; divergent thinkers create differentiated products, and even better music.

If our vibe matches with yours, we'd love to hear from you.

ROLE:

JioSaavn is looking for a Senior Data Scientist, ideally with experience in User Behavior Analysis and Modeling and/or Machine Learning for Ads, to impact the growth and expansion of some of the most important revenue initiatives within the company, including Ads and Pro subscription. You will be responsible for owning the AI/ML/DL models, supporting and exploratory analyses, and at-scale deployment of your models in production systems for User Behavior, Ads, and Pro subscriptions models.  You will work with Advertising, Growth, and Revenue team in the business problem definitions and solution goals, and with the Engineering, Operations, and Product teams in executing, training, and putting in production the solutions you create which will be delivered to 100s of millions of users.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Own the Data Science solution set(s) for various Revenue, and User Understanding user
    cases
  • Define and own the end-to-end Machine Learning flow and solution for each problem -from data collection, analysis, understanding, modeling, validation, hyper-parameter tuning, productionizing, performance reporting, model retraining and retuning, continuous improvement, and roadmap building and execution
  • Collaborate with fellow data scientists, business stakeholders, engineers, and product teams to ensure high degree of alignment based on the product roadmap
  • Constantly strive to improve the efficiency of our existing systems while pursuing transformative technologies that impacts JioSaavn’s performance, especially as it relates to Data Science, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning
  • Communicate cross-functionally across various teams, organizations and internal and external stakeholders to drive engineering efforts
  • Develop and drive long-term strategies around utilizing internal and external data sources, methods and processes to create quantum improvement

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative subject (Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Math, Operations Research, or Physics).  Masters or PhD strongly preferred
  • 5+ years of related industry experience in the Data Science and/or AI domain(s)
  • 3+ years experience in building and deploying AI/ML solutions in a B2C application
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of machine learning, predictive modeling, probability theory, statistics, and algorithms
  • Development experience in a programming language, Python is strongly preferred.  Prior experience using ML/DL libraries like scikit-learn, ML Lib, Keras desired, though not required
  • Expertise in SQL and knowledge of cloud data environments e.g. AWS or Azure
  • Experience with Spark, Hive, Hadoop or other large-scale data frameworks desired, but not required
  • Knowledge of and practical experience with A/B experimentation highly desired
  • Experience developing, building and scaling machine learning models in business applications using large amounts of data
  • Ability to communicate and explain data science concepts to diverse audiences, craft a compelling story
  • Agile development mindset, appreciating the benefit of constant iteration and improvement
  • Experience mentoring and/or leading junior data scientists / ML engineers in a collaborative team setting desired, but not required
  • Superb communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent presentation skills

BENEFITS AND PERKS:

At JioSaavn, we blur work and play, and you get all the perks of a global company.  You will get to work with a dynamic group of entrepreneurs, who are delivering results and working zealously across time zones to make a difference in the way the world experiences music.  We love what we do, and we think you will too.

  • Group Mediclaim
  • Fun Fridays
  • Flexible vacation policies
  • Free healthy (and unhealthy) lunches & snacks
  • JioSaavn-sponsored team outings
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