Principal Data Scientist

$170 K + 20% bonus, Python or R
Full Time
$0 - $170,000
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

    • Lead and support various projects to power personalization, recommendation, and content discovery:
    • Work with marketing, product, and merchandising teams to define problem statements.
    • Create a project plan to efficiently solve business problems.
    • Communicate project status accurately and in a timely manner. Ensure that projects adhere to established standards and methodology practices.
    • Facilitate problem solving and escalations to maintain the schedule.
    • Identify internal and external data sources to help answer the question.
    • Gather, clean, and transform data to use in analysis.
    • Explore data to increase understanding of customer behaviors, attitudes, and preferences.
    • Build and maintain state-of-the-art statistical procedures, algorithms, and models in Python and/or R to solve a range of problems in diverse domains including marketing & personalization, and site merchandising.
    • Conduct experiments to test the effectiveness of models.
    • Design and deploy algorithmic solutions to better meet the needs of customers.
    • Use analytical models to reduce uncertainty and drive key decisions across the organization:
    • Understand the customer lifecycle; generate actionable insights and recommendations to ultimately increase revenue.
  • Be aware of micro and macro-economic trends and their impact on the business.
  • Create compelling presentations for both internal and external customers using (D3.js, R Shiny, Looker, Tableau or similar)
  • Clearly and concisely present strategic and tactical recommendations.
  • Work cross-functionally to increase data sophistication:
  • Establish trust and a collaborative working relationship with cross-functional teams across the organization. Be the go-to person when cross-functional teams have questions about user behavior.

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of data sources relevant to each function.

  • Identify areas that could be optimized with increased access to data and work with teams to integrate models into their daily workflows.

  • Demonstrate team leadership:
  • Be a great team player that everyone enjoys working with and cross-functional team members look up to.

  • Lead by example and provide on-going mentorship and guidance to a team of data scientists and analysts.

  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement with a focus on providing solutions and delivering results.

  • Ensure the accuracy and relevance of the team's deliverables.


    • Master's/Ph.D. Degree in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Statistical Computing or equivalent.
    • 5+ years of prior experience in a role with heavy emphasis on data analysis and metrics development required.
    • 5+ years of hands-on experience analyzing and interpreting data, drawing conclusions, defining recommended actions, and reporting results across diverse stakeholders.
    • 5+ years of SQL development skills writing complex queries.
    • 5+ years experience in Big Data tools such as MapReduce, PIG, and HIVE, with extensive experience working with Spark.
    • 5+ years of hands-on project management experience.

    • 5+ years of experience with data visualization tools (D3.js, R Shiny, Looker, Tableau or similar).
    • 5+ years of experience deploying algorithms in a production environment using Java, Scala or Python.
    • 5+ years of experience with packages such as R or Python.
    • 3+ years of experience working with AWS.
    • Proven track record of leveraging data-driven models to drive impactful business decisions.
    • Experience using data access tools and building dashboards using large datasets and multiple data sources.
    • Analytical ability and communications skills.
    • Proven ability to effectively distill and communicate complex data to all organizational levels.

  • Highly organized and detail oriented, with a strong ability to coordinate and track multiple deliverables, tasks and dependencies.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks or projects at one time.

Dice Id : 90887686
Position Id : 5960481
Originally Posted : 6 months ago
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