If you’re an experienced ad tech or data science professional who wants to make a positive contribution to digital advertising industry best practices, the Council of Better Business Bureaus needs a Chief Technologist for its cutting edge online and mobile privacy program. In this new position, you will be the program’s chief expert on all aspects of advertising technologies in the online and mobile advertising industry, from the traditional tracking cookie to the latest in statistical IDs. You will apply your technical skills to monitor the browser and app-based advertising ecosystem to ensure that all companies involved in collecting and using data for interest-based advertising follow the Digital Advertising Alliance’s self-regulatory principles. As the Lead Technologist for the Online Interest-Based Accountability Program, you will play a key role in developing new enforcement methods that will keep this compliance program the gold standard in independent industry self-regulation. Your job responsibilities will include:
Creating and maintaining technical investigation methodologies and technology tools for the Accountability Program’s compliance work;
Performing forensic analyses of how companies are collecting and using data for online and mobile interest-based advertising to detect possible compliance issues;
Participating in formal reviews of companies’ compliance as the technical lead on the Accountability Program’s compliance team; Working with in-house IT and vendors to develop and implement technical solutions;
Representing the Accountability Program in technical working groups and other forums where technologists work on privacy issues;
Training staff and developing their expertise in technology analysis;
Building and maintaining relationships with key privacy professionals and academics.
About the Online Interest-Based Advertising Accountability Program
The mission of the Accountability Program is to build consumer trust in online advertising by ensuring that companies engaged in these practices comply with the self-regulatory principles. To this end, the Accountability Program monitors covered entities’ compliance with the Principles; conducts outreach to companies and consumers to explain the Principles and the accountability process; institutes formal inquiries into cases of potential non-compliance; and works with covered entities to expeditiously resolve instances of non-compliance. To ensure transparency, the Accountability Program publishes its decisions and refers cases of non-participation or uncorrected non-compliance to the Federal Trade Commission.
Advanced degree in computer science/information technology strongly preferred; experience in appropriate technical discipline(s) (e.g., system engineering, software development, database administration, and/ or statistical modeling) may substitute for formal education;
Seven (7) or more years of experience doing hands-on work in data science or advertising technology environment; or combined relevant work experience and applicable education
Knowledge of and experience with web operations and HTML, Java Script, other web programming, analytics, and debugging;
Knowledge of and experience with network analyzer programs, and browser tools that scan for online data collection technologies (e.g. Ghostery, Lightbeam, Wireshark);
Technical expertise and understanding across a range of advertising technologies, including audience targeting, exchange platforms, DSPs, SSPs, data management platforms and ad servers;
Strong technical understanding of real-time bidding, building and optimizing algorithms for use in programmatic advertising, audience segmentation, and databasing; and
Experience working on privacy or other compliance issues strongly preferred.
About Better Business Bureaus
The Data & Marketing Association is the leading global trade association of business and nonprofit organizations using and supporting direct marketing tools and techniques. DMA advocates industry standards for responsible marketing, promotes relevance as the key to reaching consumers with desirable offers, and provides cutting-edge research, education, and networking opportunities to improve results throughout the entire direct marketing process. Founded in 1917, DMA today has more than 4,800 corporate, affiliate, and chapter members from the US and 46 other nations, including 55 companies listed on the Fortune 100.