Optimization Analyst
AppNexus - New York, NY

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AppNexus Optimization and Analytics Team : We are a team of Analysts, Engineers and Quants devoted to solving ad tech’s hardest problems and crafting world class algorithms.

Mission:
Analysts are the creative thought leaders responsible for refining the optimization algorithms that power our best in class real time ad platform. We work closely with the Client Services teams to study client performance, identify areas for improvement and implement optimization enhancements to drive client business.

This role is perfect for someone who has 2-5 years of work experience, has a quantitatively-oriented degree (of any variety) from a top-tier school and who thrives in extremely analytical, data centric role.

Responsibilities:
Drive insights from data

Become an expert on optimization algorithms and understand how they drive client business

Work closely with the Implementation Consultant, Support, Account Management and Product Teams to study client cases and identify areas for product enhancement

Analyze and problem solve client optimization issues leveraging terabytes of data from 12 Billion+ ad impressions per day

Design and execute A/B tests to assess the impact of potential optimization refinements

Educate Client Services teams on the art of optimization and the inner workings of our optimization algorithm

Demonstrate thought leadership in digital media analytics and optimization

Build a World Class Organization

Help build our Optimization and Analytics practice, including developing training material, customer facing assets and internal resources

Provide feedback and share knowledge with Client Services team members

Requirements:
Passionate about working with extremely large datasets in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial and fluid start-up environment

Demonstrated ability to use data to troubleshoot and solve complex problems

Strong organization, communication and presentation skills

Mastery of MS Excel and experience with relational databases, SQL and Python (NumPy, SciPy) a strong plus

Familiarity with online media buying and selling, advertising technology solutions and ad network business models a plus

An quantitatively-oriented degree of any variation from a top-tier school is required

What is AppNexus?

AppNexus is the real-time ad platform used by global ad networks, demand-side platforms (DSPs), ad exchanges, and other leading online advertising companies. We offer a comprehensive software platform, hardware and cloud infrastructure that enable sophisticated companies to build, manage and optimize their entire display advertising businesses. Our applications provide single-point integration to the largest buyers and sellers of online advertising, including major ad networks and exchanges.

For more information about AppNexus, please visit the following links:

http://techblog.appnexus.com / - posts about our technical environment, recent projects and engineering culture
http://blog.appnexus.com / - posts about our business, products and the company
http://www.appnexus.com/solutions - our solutions
http://www.appnexus.com/about - our leadership

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AppNexus is a world-class ad technology company, and one of the hottest young companies in New York City (Silicon Alley Insider, amNY). Our...