9GAG is hiring a

Data Scientist


As a Data Scientist at 9GAG you will have an amazing opportunity to provide moments of happiness to tens of millions of users, every single day. We have terabytes of behavioral, textual, visual and unstructured data from billions of interactions with our global user base. You’ll leverage this data to find creative solutions to solving our user’s problems.

We’re looking for a “full-stack” Data Scientist that understands that the data lifecycle isn’t just building models. You’ll often have to wrangle the data from its source, build your models and also figure out how best to serve the model to have the most impact. You’re able to explain technical findings to the entire company and implement your machine learning models in production.

We’re a small team that’s just starting out to handle really big data. We’re building our data processing platform using the latest in open source technology, like Apache Spark. You’re comfortable being thrown into the deep end and learning new skills using the latest in open source.


  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision and support
  • Apply machine learning, data mining and NLP to surface valuable insights in our dataset.
  • Identify and execute on high impact projects. Projects can range from developing customer retention models or developing a recommendation engine.
  • Collaborate with Web and Data Engineers to build robust and scalable data structure and models
  • Be a champion for high quality data-driven decision-making throughout the company by helping other teams develop good metrics and their own data analysis skills.


  • Live our values - H2O: Hustle to go all-in to achieve the goal, work hard and work smart; Humble to embrace the better ideas of others; Open to welcome differences and possibilities.
  • Real-world experience of building and/or maintaining Machine Learning models.
  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Math, Engineering, Statistics or other technical field. Advanced degrees preferred.
  • Solid knowledge of statistics, machine learning, AI, deep learning and NLP (Natural Language Processing).
  • Experience with at least one programming language (Python, Scala) and a SQL dialect.
  • Hands-on experience with Spark, Hadoop, etc.
  • Strong communication skills. You are able to communicate ideas and conclusions clearly to team members across the organization, technical and nontechnical alike.
  • You can teach us something new! We love to hire people who are way more knowledgeable than us in some area and can be good teachers and mentors.
  • No haters!


  • Expertise in machine vision, image processing, natural language processing or deep learning
  • Active user of 9GAG

9GAG is a place for fun, conversation and connection. Founded in 2008, 9GAG’s mission is to make the world happier. With millions of monthly users, 9GAG is a global top 200 website. 9GAG also has over 80 million followers across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

9GAG’s global headquarter is in Hong Kong. We are backed by: Freestyle Capital, True Ventures, First Round Capital, Greycroft Partners, 500 Startups, Y Combinator and a group of great angel investors in the United States.

At 9GAG, we value H2O: Hustle to go all-in to achieve the goal at hand, Humble to embrace the better ideas of others, Hustle to go all-in to achieve the goal at hand, Open to welcome differences and possibilities. We believe a great workplace combines great colleagues and hard problems.

We are hungry for high performance people who share our values to join us to make big global impact.

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