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Data Scientist
Taboola Los Angeles, California
Full-time Position
Relocation offered


Taboola is widely recognized as the world’s leading content discovery platform, reaching 750M unique visitors and serving over 300 billion recommendations every month.

Publishers, marketers, and agencies use Taboola to retain users on their site, monetize their traffic and distribute their content to drive high quality audiences. Publishers using Taboola include USA Today, NYTimes, TMZ,, BusinessInsider, CafeMom,, Fox Television,, Examiner, and many more.

You may have seen our tagline on many of our widgets out there -- Content You May Like.

Taboola’s Engineering Team builds high-scale, web and mobile e-commerce applications that run non-stop around the globe. We work in small collaborative teams to architect massively scalable and reliable systems.

As a Data Scientist at Taboola you will work with a very talented and tight knit team utilizing some of the latest technology and tools. In this role you will;

Identify and propose Data Science solutions for various product initiatives. Design and build predictive customer behavior models for targeting and personalization. Implement the applicable Machine Learning or statistics based algorithm for prediction and optimization and deliver the trained model to production. Present findings to product team and technical team leads in a clear and actionable way. Build and maintain code to populate HDFS, Hadoop with log from Kafka or data loaded from SQL production systems. Design, build and support algorithms of data transformation, conversion, computation on Hadoop, Spark and other distributed Big Data Systems

Qualifications / Experience

5+ years of experience in statistics, data mining and predictive modeling required
5+ years of programming experience in Java/Scala and/or Python required
Experience with Hadoop stack (HIVE, Pig, Hadoop streaming) and MapReduce
Experience with HBase or comparable NoSQL
SQL & database experience
Experience in collecting data from/exposing data to various data sources and services (API, JSON, XML)
Experience in implementing real-time machine learning and data mining algorithms in large scale environments a big plus
Experience with Google products especially Google Cloud Storage, Google Analytics and Google Big Query a big plus
Highly analytical and great problem solving skills.
Great communication skills and ability to explain data and analysis to a variety of audience.
Self motivation & enjoyment of a fast-paced environment.
Bachelor’s degree in quantitative or related field (Graduate or advanced degree preferred).

Taboola is the leading discovery platform, serving 360B recommendations to over 1B unique visitors every month on some of the Web’s most innovative publisher sites, including USA TODAY, Business Insider, Chicago Tribune, and The Weather Channel. Headquartered in New York City, Taboola has offices in Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, London, Bangkok, New Delhi, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul and Istanbul.

Publishers, marketers, and agencies leverage Taboola to retain users on their sites, monetize their traffic, and distribute their content to drive high-quality audiences. Learn more at and follow @taboola on Twitter and Instagram.
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