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Principal Research Lead - Content Discovery

Full-Time at Hulu Beijing

Drive the Experience

As a member of our lean and agile tech teams, you'll be one of the people driving the experience, connecting viewers with the stories they love. Whether they're watching on desktop, on mobile, or in the living room, we're perfecting every line of code so our viewers' experience is unparalleled. Here you can work through the full life cycle of development utilizing the latest and greatest tech. And your work and efforts will actually be seen and enjoyed by our viewers — from the Oscars to the Super Bowl and countless streaming hours in between.

Darshana Hulu Santa Monica Darshana
I feel proud to be a part of continuing to evolve our successful product and seeing it change over the last five years.

The part you’ll play and
preparation for your role.

Hulu is the leading premium streaming service offering live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials, both in and outside the home. Operating at the intersection of entertainment and technology, Hulu has a unique opportunity to be the number one choice for TV. We captivate and connect viewers with the stories they love, and we're looking for people who are passionate about redefining TV through innovation, unconventional thinking, and embracing fun. Join us and see what Hulugan life is all about.

SUMMARY

Hulu’s Content Discovery Research team is seeking a Principal Research Lead, who is enthusiastic to drive the future of Recommendation and Campaign Research experiences for online video service. As a senior leader of our research team, you will lead and build a world-class research team, and will tackle some of the most challenging and exciting algorithmic problems.

The Research team analyzes and demonstrates petabytes of user and content data, in order to serve the right content to the right users, and create the best personalization experience in online video. While we stand firmly on statistical and mathematical roots, we see great value in real world via creative and pragmatic solutions.

An ideal candidate should have capability to define and drive the research roadmap in Content Discovery domain, with a proven track record of leading large scale research projects that is deployed into highly scalable production systems. This candidate should be able to work closely with multiple global partners inside and outside the organization, such as product managers, AI Platform Dev team, as well as the Recommendation & Campaign Dev teams. Does this sound like you? Come be a part of the team!

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Apply state of the art machine learning, statistics or data mining in a variety of areas, such as relevance prediction, user modeling, learning to ranking, and text mining
  • Invent and fast iterate on novel solutions to challenging data related problems
  • Develop scalable and efficient methods for large scale data analysis and model development
  • Collaborate with developers, program managers, and product managers in an open, creative environment
  • Manage, coach and provide research and system mentorship to junior researchers and research engineers on content discovery related research areas

WHAT TO BRING

  • MS or PhD in computer science, EE or other quantitative discipline
  • 5+ years of working experience on large scale machine learning, user behavior analysis, text mining in leading internet companies. Experience in personalization technology is highly preferred
  • Familiarity with Java, Python, C/C++ or any other OOP language
  • Proven track record of thriving in a fast-paced, data-driven, collaborative and iterative applied research environment
  • Outstanding research track record in the areas of machine learning, data mining, or statistical modeling, with evidence through publications in renowned journals, conferences
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Chinese Mandarin proficiency is required

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