Poki is a cross-platform game publisher and developer, with a passion for web games. We bring awesome games to all screens. Let the world play!
Hey - we're Poki. We're on a mission to build the ultimate online playground for kids of all ages. Generating more than 1 billion minutes of play time each month, we strongly believe in the importance of data science in the development of our platform. To help us forward, we're now looking for an experienced Lead Data Scientist. Are you a hands on leader with a track record applying data science for scalable web platforms? Then read on!
As our Lead Data Scientist, you'll work with our talented data team, co-founders, Product Manager and Lead Developer on bringing a personalized experience to more than 30 million kids of all ages. You will have a strong impact on our product development by designing recommendation systems and ranking algorithms, setting things up for growth to 100 million users and beyond. You will improve our in-house analytics, and help to build our data science culture. You combine professional experience working on user centric data science for web platforms with leadership skills.
Lead by example and expand our talented team of all round data scientists, reporting to and working together with our co-founders
Shape our product together with our Product Manager by designing clever recommendation systems and ranking algorithms
Build robust data pipelines by extracting, processing and modelling data. Use Machine Learning (e.g. gradient boosting and NN), NLP (e.g. sentiment analysis and semantic linking) and other techniques to enrich profiles and content, or do recommendations
Collaborate with our Lead Developer in the design and implementation of microservices that integrate seamlessly with our platform’s technology. Select the right tools for our situation
Improve our in-house analytics tools and get the most out of the data collected by our SDK's. Grow Poki’s data science culture and inspire, educate and empower other teams by sharing your knowledge and experience
Set up a basic experimental design framework together with our design and UX team, to allow our product teams and the game developers we work with to build products users love
Every month, over 30 million users come to our platform to interact with 5,000 games as they generate more than 1 billion minutes of play time, while the other side of our platform offers game developers useful insights about their games. This is what our current data challenges are about:
Scale: We're on a mission to build the ultimate online playground, where 100 million kids of all ages play together on a daily basis. Therefore all of our services and data warehousing should be scalable. We currently use Google Cloud Platform
Enriched user profiles: We're working on quickly enriching our users' profiles to serve our new guests with the best possible recommendations from the start, tackling the cold start problem
Implicit feedback possibilities: With billions of events generated by our users on the platform as well as in-game, we can draw insights from all levels of user behavior
Content enrichment: Our in-house content expertise enables us to create more and more metadata for our games by combining content tagging and semantic linking
A competitive salary
State of the art equipment
Please provide your resume and other relevant documents.
Poki is an online playground with millions of users around the world. With our game platform, we bring fun to our users, while we help our partners to improve, market and monetize their content. As a young and fast-growing company, we strongly believe in smart and creative people who do consistently great work. We’ve made it our quest to become the ultimate online playground for kids of all ages – hence we’re looking for skilled and passionate talents… like you.
So what’s in it for you? Challenging work, a great team, and the opportunity to impact tens of millions of users with your work. And aside from that: a playful environment, truly flexible working hours, free healthy lunch at our central Amsterdam office and a yearly paid tropical work retreats are just a couple of the additional perks here. Come play!