Research Scientist
Yahoo! Inc. 195 reviews - Sunnyvale, CA

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Yahoo! is focused on making the world's daily habits more inspiring and entertaining. By creating highly personalized experiences for our users, we keep people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. In turn, we create value for advertisers by connecting them with the audiences that build their businesses. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has offices located throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific (APAC) and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. For more information, visit the pressroom ( or the company's blog (

Yahoo! Labs is pioneering the new sciences underlying online
publishing and advertising across all devices – desktop, smartphones, and
tablets. As the center of scientific excellence for Yahoo!, Yahoo! Labs
delivers both fundamental and applied scientific leadership through
published research, product innovations and new technologies powering the
company's products.

Job responsibilities include:
  • Device new models, algorithms, designs for
crowd-sourcing, social-computing systems and media forums to improve quality,
efficiency and user engagement.

understand business needs and
current production system and draw upon the latest thinking in economics,
mechanism design, social science to help architects, designers and
engineers build systems based on sound scientific principles

work closely with product and
engineering teams to realize models and algorithms in production-ready

stay current on published
state-of-the-art algorithms and competing technologies

maintain world-class academic
credentials through publications, presentations, external collaborations
and service to the research community

Required Skills/Experience:
in Computer Science, Economics or related area. Economics
majors should have a strong computational focus along with the ability to
source and analyze large volumes of data.

mathematical and computational modeling skills, ability to design and
execute experiments (online, lab) and draw conclusions.

to generate interesting research questions, design and execute research

communication skills both written and oral. This role is expected to
articulate and gain acceptance of proposals.

Preferred Skills/Experience:
Hands-on orientation and implementation

2-3 years of experience in
applying theory to practical problems, strong entry-level candidates will
also be considered

Interest in online advertising,
publishing, content generation, etc is desired.

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195 reviews
Yahoo! Inc. (Yahoo!)together with its subsidiaries, is an online media company. The Company attracts users every month through its...