Manager of Data and Applied Science

About the Company

At Sojern, our mission is to become the #1 travel marketing platform. We build smart digital advertising products for the travel industry, powered by machine learning, data science and real-time traveler data with the goal of showing the right travel ad at the right time to the right traveler.

Our customers are hotels, attractions and tourism boards, and they use Sojerns products to build direct relationships with travelers across social, mobile and the web. Now, more than ever, our thousands of customers rely on Sojern to drive visits, bookings, and ticket sales by engaging with travelers as they plan their travel.

Sojern has a values-driven company culture. We focus on the customer, embrace inclusion, and win as a team. And we encourage work-life balance by supporting flexibility around where and when you work.

About the Team

Sojerns Applied Science team is ten strong and is part of Engineering and our Optimization team. We drive major impact for Sojerns customers because we develop systems to automate and optimize advertising campaigns, define and implement new methods for measuring advertising performance, and apply machine learning at scale for thousands of customers. We utilize a range of algorithms and methods to do this including:

  • Bayesian statistics and supervised learning to model conversion rates and revenue

  • Thompson sampling and linear programming to balance campaign objectives

  • Deep learning with Tensorflow/Kubeflow to model a travelers propensity to book

And as a part of engineering, we deliver through the full data product life-cycle: from prototyping to production component development. This provides each team member the opportunity to gain experience with a range of technologies such as Tensorflow, Kubeflow, Docker and Google Cloud Platform.

About the Role

We are looking for a Manager of Data and Applied Science to lead the team that builds improvements to our campaign optimization product.

The Experience Were Looking For:

  • You have hands-on experience building production-level ML and data products including collaboration across function, making design tradeoffs, and delivering against non-functional requirements.

  • You have expert-level understanding of data science topics.

  • You have at least six years experience as a data scientist, ideally within Ad Tech.

  • You have an MS or PhD in computer science or a quantitative discipline, or equivalent experience.

  • You have at least one year of experience either leading a team of data scientists or leading multi-stakeholder data science projects.

The Skills You Bring:

  • You mentor your colleagues and can lead without dictating.

  • You ensure that your team has what they need to deliver.

  • You know how to write production code in Python, and can reason about algorithmic efficiency.

  • You organize, plan, document and know how to push data products to production.

  • You effectively communicate with data scientists, software engineers and product managers.

  • You creatively solve business challenges with data science, machine learning and algorithms.

  • You can clearly explain how concepts from data science can be applied to business opportunities.

  • You know when to utilize a sophisticated solution and when not to.

The Value You Deliver:

  • You use your grit and initiative to fill in gaps and drive projects to completion.

  • You collaborate with analysts and other scientists to drive better customer outcomes.

  • You mentor and participate in code/design reviews.

  • You partner with product managers to improve requirements.

  • You innovate in the context of trade-offs.

  • Your team builds well-designed, reusable, efficient contributions to data-driven products.

  • Your teams contributions have outsized impact, helping Sojern deliver more bookings for our customers.


  • Opportunities: Be part of a growing team with training and support to help you grow

  • Ownership: Lead creative and challenging projects

  • Give Back: We give 40 hours a year to volunteer and organize office volunteer programs with local organizations

  • Culture: Strong core business values, focus on teamwork, vibrant, social and fun environment

  • Snacks: Variety of snacks in the office

  • Meals: Monthly catered lunches & happy hours

  • Competitive Localized Benefits

  • IATA Travel Discount

  • Time Off: Flexible vacation days

At Sojern, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender orientation, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Salary Range
$145,000.00 - 224,000.00
per Year
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San Francisco, CA 94101, US
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