Data Science PhD Internship

at Shutterstock
Published November 12, 2022
Location Dublin, Ireland
Category Data Science  
Job Type Internship  


Shutterstock is a growing, fast-paced, entrepreneurial company operating within a disruptive industry for over 15 years. Well-positioned as the leader in the digital content space, Shutterstock has the largest crowd-sourced digital content library in the world, including leading collections of images, vectors, music, and video. We manage a library of creative building blocks for an expanding global customer base.

Shutterstock adds hundreds of thousands of images, video and audio content each week, and currently has more than 400 million images and more than 20 million video clips available.

Headquartered in New York City, Shutterstock has offices around the world and customers in more than 150 countries. The company also owns: Bigstock, a value-oriented stock media agency; Shutterstock Custom, a custom content creation platform; Offset, a high-end image collection; PremiumBeat, a curated royalty-free music library; and Shutterstock Editorial, a premier source of editorial images for the world's media.

Our Creative platform supports photographers, advertisers, film & television studios, marketers and publishers to produce  and consume amazing content, while our Editorial business is a world leader in the production and distribution of real-time celebrity, sports, fashion and news photography,  as well as covering events such as the Academy Awards, London Fashion Week and the Met Gala.

Shutterstock is looking for Data Science interns to join our product teams, working on the future of our creative and predictive performance platforms.

You will be working with highly motivated and extremely talented data scientists on large datasets, analytics and visualization tools and, finally, deep learning and machine learning. Our core belief is that the customers are our number one priority so we work hard to deliver value back to them with everything we do. We believe strongly in team ownership of systems, which includes defining the vision of the services to prioritization of projects.

Daily activities:

  • Participate in all aspects of the services under the team’s ownership, which includes design, implementation, automated testing, deployment, and uptime of the services.
  • Participate in the code review process, paired programming.
  • Work alongside Senior Data Scientists, Product Manager and Designers on the development of the services under the team's ownership.
  • Building the technology the right way: for us, this means simple, well-tested systems that gradually grow over time, and that provide plenty of insight into production performance.

Ideal candidate would have one or more of the following:

  • You will be currently pursuing a PhD in Data Science or other other related fields.
  • Experience in Data Science fundamentals and machine learning libraries.
  • Applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.
  • Understanding of common Natural Language Processing and Data Science libraries.
  • Passionate about what you do and care deeply about the things you build.
  • Able to clearly communicate to team members.
  • Has a good understanding of continuous delivery.

Bonus Skills:

  • Notebook experience [Jupyter, Zeppelin, Databricks, etc.] to perform data analysis and algorithm development using Python
  • Natural language processing experience, ranking and classification

About Shutterstock:

Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), directly and through its group subsidiaries, is a leading global provider of high-quality licensed photographsvectorsillustrationsvideos and music to businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world. Working with its growing community of over 350,000 contributors,

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Shutterstock Principles

We are one team collectively focused on creating an unrivaled experience for our Customers and Contributors. Our principles represent the mindset of the employee who will thrive at Shutterstock.  If you are passionate about what you do, and want to become part of a cutting-edge technology company building industry leading products, please apply.