Data Scientist

May 20, 2022


Whalar is a global award-winning technology-powered influencer agency and in the past three years has built a diverse, successful and growing business. We have an unparalleled reputation in the influencer marketing space, from being the first influencer agency to win a Cannes Lions, to being a pioneering thought leader with our groundbreaking research surrounding the neuroscience of influencer marketing. As our business continues to grow and expand, we are looking for creative, passionate, curious and driven team members to join the Whalar family.  This is a rare opportunity to be part of something truly special and to help shape the future growth of one of the most respectable and successful businesses in the creative and influencer landscape. Key Responsibilities You will partner with stakeholders from product, measurement and sales support teams to provide data analysis and tools surfacing trends and insights within social media marketing campaigns, as well as improving our forecasting of creative performance.  You will define and implement data models and analytical methodology, validating and clearly presenting recommendations to stakeholders.  Using Whalar’s proprietary data sets, you will look to derive new or novel ways to improve outcomes on complex or ambiguous problems.  Research and devise innovative models for social media campaign analysis and performance prediction using internal and 3rd party data sources. Assess and validate accuracy of data models or techniques to ensure integrity of reporting to our clients and internal partners. Partner with product and engineering teams to translate validated solutions into requirements and features powering scaled SaaS technology solutions.  Develop robust tools and dashboards to help internal stakeholders monitor, analyze and forecast social media creative performance. Devise and utilize algorithms and models to query large data stores, perform data and error analysis to improve models, and clean and validate data for uniformity and accuracy Analyze data for useful trends or patterns, and help interpret results for external reporting to brand clients Proactively communicate opportunities improving access and scale of internal data sources. Skills & Qualifications Degree in statistics, applied mathematics, or related discipline 3-5 years experience in data science or analytics in a professional technology, marketing or media environment Experience querying datasets using Python or R, and SQL, accessing and automating data pulls from internal and external API’s Experience researching and using machine learning algorithms and statistics such as regression, NLP, clustering, computer vision, etc. Excellent written and verbal communication skills Experience working with data visualization or reporting tools such as Tableau, Looker, Shiny or Dash Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, across several concurrent projects, an ideal candidate knows how and when to timebox solutions and research to deliver regular progress against deliverables.  Experience working with internal stakeholders to roadmap and plan new tools or research with a focus for iterative development Bonus Points Experience working with 3rd party data sourced from social media platform API’s, Google Analytics, and audience tools. Experience as an analyst supporting brand marketing or social media campaigns. Passionate about creating or consuming content on major social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok   Whalar is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Whalar is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

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