1+ months

Scientist, Content Science - Pandora

Oakland, California

SiriusXM and Pandora have joined together to create the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S. Together, we are uniquely positioned to lead a new era of audio entertainment by delivering the most compelling subscription and ad-supported audio experiences to millions of listeners -- in the car, at home and on the go. Our talent, content, technology and innovation continue to be at the forefront, and we want you to be a part of it! Check out our current openings below and at www.siriusxm.com/careers .

Job Description

The Content Science team builds data science products and services for content creators such as artists, podcast and talk show hosts, curators, and programmers, to create the best-in-class curated audio catalog and programs, promote audio content, programs, and live events, and build personalized listening experiences for talk shows and podcasts. With billions of hours of listening to the music of hundreds of thousands of artists, you will contribute to understanding the variety, richness, and depth of our content, and its interconnections with content creators and distributors. We build a variety of products and services, both internal and external, to improve the experiences of content creators and listeners.

As a Content Scientist, you will be building products and services to identify, organize, and promote music and non-music content to hundreds of millions of Pandora listeners at scale. For this special role, we are looking for a machine learning scientist who shares our enthusiasm about music and non-music content and building cutting-edge services to power the next generation of audio products. Successful candidates will have significant expertise in statistical modeling and machine learning, solid programming skills, outstanding communication skills, and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team with diverse skill set.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Enhance SiriusXM + Pandora’s content understanding capabilities using machine learning techniques
  • Research and develop personalization solutions using a variety of on-platform signals to power SiriusXM and Pandora’s music and spoken-word products
  • Effectively partner with a cross-functional team of product managers, engineers, scientists, and analysts

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None


Minimum Qualifications

  • MS (PhD preferred) degree in a quantitative field or equivalent, relevant experience.

Requirements And General Skills

  • Expertise in a computational field with a strong background in general machine learning or natural language processing or recommendation systems
  • Ability to design, prototype and implement machine learning solutions
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally with product, analytics, and engineering
  • Ability to work in a team with diverse skill set
  • Excellent communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.

Technical Skills

  • Proficiency with Python or Java and experience with software development tools
  • Experience with SQL (or proprietary equivalent)
  • Familiarity with common machine learning libraries like scikit-learn and Tensorflow

Our goal at SiriusXM+Pandora is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM+Pandora is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.


Posted: 2020-06-18 Expires: 2020-08-17

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