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Staff Data Scientist

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TypeFull time
Requisition IDJOBREQ-2412572

Role Description

The opportunity

At Unity, our Inclusion is driven by one overarching framework: Empathy, Respect, and Opportunity. In a collaborative, fast-growing environment, we are solving hard problems, and enabling the success of our community. At Unity, you will make a difference. In the Unity Ads Applied Research team, we envision and build systems that help creators capture the value they build!

Come join Unity our Ads Applied Research team to help drive the overall Ads strategy for Unity's products and services. In this position you'll be driving our applied research initiatives to improve the optimization and machine learning powering our ad networks, market place and audience tools.

What you’ll be doing

As a data science expert, you will guide and drive the application of machine learning solutions across the whole organization. Your role will be to:

  • Translate business problems into a design and implement  advanced machine learning models and algorithms.  
  • Follow up on the latest machine learning research to improve Unity’s Ad platform Machine Learning capabilities
  • Form and validate hypotheses on new aspects of modeling and potency of new datasets for ML. 
  • Drive optimization hypotheses by analyzing the drivers for impactful machine learning and arguing the hypotheses and success for the next steps of development. 
  • Making requirements and communicating data and machine learning capability needs to the product and engineering teams.  
  • Driving the overall direction of machine learning future for Ads

What we’re looking for:
We are looking for a candidate with experience in guiding machine learning development via  revolutionary steps to keep Unity Ads at the forefront.

  • PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related technical field or equivalent experience on interpreting and translating research to applications. 
  • Experience successfully taking research and turning it into concrete product innovations with impact. 
  • Expertise with modeling frameworks (e.g. Tensorflow, PyTroch) and understanding of model architectures and mechanisms. 
  • Ability to explain machine learning and interpret the modeling efficacy for further improvements. 
  • Capable of conducting analysis, statistics and data literacy to deduct where the challenges and opportunities lie.

Life at Unity

Unity [NYSE: U] is the world's leading platform of tools for creators to build and grow real-time games, apps, and experiences across multiple platforms. Creators, ranging from game developers to artists, architects, automotive designers, infrastructure experts, filmmakers, and more, use Unity to bring their imaginations to life across multiple platforms, from mobile, PC, and console, to spatial computing.  

As of the fourth quarter of 2023, more than 69% of the top 1,000 mobile games are made with Unity as derived from a blended number of the top 1,000 games in the Google Play Store and iOS App Store. In 2023, Made with Unity applications had an average of 3.7 billion downloads per month. For more information, please visit  

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This position requires the incumbent to have a sufficient knowledge of English to have professional verbal and written exchanges in this language since the performance of the duties related to this position requires frequent and regular communication with colleagues and partners located worldwide and whose common language is English.

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