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Research Scientist



Ireland · Remote
Posted on Monday, August 21, 2023
It takes powerful technology to connect our brands and partners with an audience of nearly 900 million. Whether you’re looking to write mobile app code, engineer the servers behind our massive ad tech stacks, or develop algorithms to help us process trillions of data points a day, what you do here will have a huge impact on our business—and the world. Want in?

Yahoo​ ​Research​ ​is​ ​growing​ ​its​ ​strategic​ ​research​ ​teams​ ​to​ ​enable​ ​the​ ​company​ ​to​ ​build​ ​new​ ​products​ ​and​ ​platforms that​ ​our​ ​customers​ ​need,​ ​now​ ​and​ ​in​ ​the future.​ ​We​ ​have​ ​exciting​ ​job​ ​openings​ ​in​ ​several​ ​technical​ ​focus​ ​areas​ ​that are​ ​located​ ​in​ ​Dublin, Ireland with an opportunity to work remotely from anywhere in Ireland.

We​ ​hire​ ​the​ ​best​ ​scientific​ ​minds​ ​who​ ​like​ ​to​ ​roll​ ​up​ ​their​ ​sleeves,​ ​make​ ​new​ ​discoveries​ ​and​ ​contribute​ ​to​ ​the success​ ​of​ ​the​ ​business.​ ​We​ ​are​ ​looking​ ​for​ ​Research​ ​Scientists​ ​with​ ​a​ ​Ph.D.​ ​degree​ ​in​ ​Computer​ ​Science,​ ​Industrial or​ ​Electrical​ ​Engineering​, Statistics or Mathematics. ​ ​Our​ ​scientists​ ​specialize​ ​in​ ​designing​ and​ ​building​ ​scalable and​ ​reliable​ ​distributed​ ​and​ ​parallel​ ​systems​ ​that​ ​serve​ ​all​ ​the aspects​ ​of​ ​big​ ​data​ ​like​ ​data​ ​mining,​ ​optimization, machine​ ​learning,​ ​computational economics​ ​and​ ​analytics.​ ​

We​ ​design​ ​innovative​ ​algorithms​ ​to​ ​optimize performance of ad campaigns for our clients and push​ ​the​ ​capacity,​ ​performance​ ​and​ ​reliability​ ​of​ ​our​ ​platforms,​ ​exploit​ ​novel hardware​ ​and​ ​software​ ​architectures,​ ​and​ ​evaluate​ ​the impact​ ​in​ ​Web-scale​ ​production​ ​settings.​ ​We​ ​actively contribute​ ​to​ ​the​ ​scientific​ ​and open​ ​source​ ​communities​ ​in​ ​foundations​ ​of​ ​Computer​ ​Science,​ ​Machine​ ​Learning, Mathematical​ ​Optimization​ ​and​ ​Computational​ ​Economics.

Job​ ​Responsibilities:

● We​ ​work​ ​on​ ​game-changing​ ​products​ ​and​ ​solutions,​ ​you​ ​can​ ​quickly​ ​see​ ​how​ ​your​ ​research​ ​ideas​ ​and algorithms​ ​influence​ ​revenue​ ​and​ ​user​ ​engagement.​ ​The​ ​selection​ ​of​ ​our​ ​projects​ ​is​ ​unparalleled​ ​and​ ​we have​ ​amazing​ ​relationships​ ​with​ ​the​ ​product​ ​groups.

● We​ ​have​ ​a​ ​huge​ ​number​ ​of​ ​research​ ​problems​ ​to​ ​solve​ ​that​ ​lie​ ​on​ ​the​ ​intersection​ ​of​ Control Theory, ​Optimization,​ ​Machine Learning, ​ ​and​ ​Computational​ ​Economics (Auction Theory, Algorithmic Game Theory).​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​an​ ​expert​ ​in​ ​one​ ​of​ ​these​ ​fields​ or ​want​ ​to​ ​expand​ ​your research​ ​profile​ ​this​ ​is​ ​an​ ​ideal​ ​place​ ​for​ ​you.

● We​ ​care​ ​about​ ​you​ ​continuing​ ​your​ ​fundamental​ ​research,​ ​publishing​ ​papers​ ​and​ ​keeping​ ​track​ ​of​ ​the​ ​latest technologies​ ​developed​ ​in​ ​your​ ​respective​ ​field.

● Deep​ ​dive​ ​into​ ​the​ ​data​ ​to​ ​understand​ ​and​ ​apply​ ​patterns,​ ​while​ ​maintaining​ ​a​ ​sense​ ​of​ ​the​ ​big​ ​picture.

● Work​ ​closely​ ​with​ ​colleagues​ ​on​ ​the​ ​engineering​ ​team​ ​to​ ​put​ ​research​ ​results​ ​into​ ​action.

● Provide​ ​thought​ ​leadership​ ​to​ ​guide​ ​the​ ​direction​ ​of​ ​Yahoo ​products​ ​and​ ​services.

● Push​ ​your​ ​own​ ​research​ ​agenda​ ​and​ ​look​ ​to​ ​influence​ ​our​ ​products​ ​and​ ​services​ ​with​ ​your​ ​expertise.

Required​ ​Skills:

● Ph.D.​ ​in​ ​Computer​ ​Science,​ ​Industrial or​ ​Electrical​ ​Engineering​, Statistics or Mathematics.

● Strong​ ​research​ ​track​ ​record​ ​(academic​ ​or​ ​industrial)​ ​in​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​following​ ​areas:​ ​Mathematical Optimization​ ​and​ ​Algorithm​ ​Design,​ ​Data​ ​Analytics,​ ​Machine​ ​Learning,​ ​Computational​ ​Economics​ ​(auctions, pricing,​ ​mechanism​ ​design), Control Theory​ ​or​ areas of Computer Science and Mathematics ​related​ ​to these disciplines.

● Strong​ ​design​ ​and​ ​implementation​ ​skills​.​ ​Experience​ ​with​ ​large-scale​ ​production​ ​code development​ ​is​ ​a​ ​plus.

● Ability​ ​to​ ​conduct​ ​research​ ​that​ ​is​ ​justified​ ​and​ ​guided​ ​by​ ​business​ ​opportunities.

● Strong​ ​communication​ ​and​ ​presentation​ ​skills.

Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form (www.yahooinc.com/careers/contact-us.html) or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

Yahoo has a high degree of flexibility around employee location and hybrid working. In fact, our flexible-hybrid approach to work is one of the things our employees rave about. Most roles don’t require specific regular patterns of in-person office attendance. If you join Yahoo, you may be asked to attend (or travel to attend) on-site work sessions, team-building, or other in-person events. When these occur, you’ll be given notice to make arrangements.

If you’re curious about how this factors into this role, please discuss with the recruiter.

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