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CTO (Co-Founder / Chief Data Scientist )

No salary • 25.0% – 40.0%
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About Auby:
45% of Americans have never listened to a podcast. The reason is simple: the podcast industry still lacks a solid platform for recommendations, especially for new listeners. Podcast listeners are overwhelmed by too much choice. With over 850,000 active podcasts and over 30 million podcast episodes, there must be a perfect podcast for you, but the question is, how do you find it?

This is where Auby comes in. Auby takes the work out of podcast discovery by curating personalized episode suggestions based on who you are and your listening habits.

The company is founded by Christine Hong (CEO and ex - Product at Tinder and Yahoo, Computer Science major at Yale).

About the Role:
Our mission is to fix podcast discovery. We’re looking for a talented and experienced data science leader to join our founding team and drive the development of our podcast recommendation model. You will be in charge of setting and implementing our data strategy and managing our team of data scientists and engineers.

We just opened up our beta last week and will launch to the app store soon. We've already gotten more than 1 million impressions the past month on our social media and website. Our beta algorithm currently incorporates a quality podcast database labeled by podcast enthusiast volunteers and a couple million of the top podcast shows/episodes we have scraped. The app is built using Flutter with a Firebase backend and connects to an AWS S3 bucket through Google Cloud Functions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the CEO to co-develop product roadmaps and requirements
  • Drive our recommendation model strategy and manage our current data scientist to execute strategy
  • Work with our product designer and Flutter engineers to display recommendation model results in a manner that delights our users

Requirements:

  • Passionate about fixing podcast discovery
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced start-up environment
  • Experience building personalized recommendation systems
  • Experience in developing the long-term strategy for a recommendation model and translating into an achievable road map

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with AWS and BERT
  • Experience recruiting and managing a team of data scientists

What’s In It for You:

  • Meaningful equity
  • Drive the data strategy for a growing startup about to raise seed funding

If you’re interested in working with us, please reach out directly to the CEO at christine@heyauby.com with the subject “Chief Data Scientist” and explain why you think you would be a good fit.

Auby at a glance

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Auby focuses on Mobile, Content Discovery, and Podcasting. Their company has offices in Los Angeles. They have a small team that's between 1-10 employees.

You can view their website at https://heyauby.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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