Data Scientst in Seattle, WA

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

QVC   •  

Seattle, WA 98160

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


Less than 5 years

Posted 32 days ago

Job Description Details

As a Data Scientist at Zulily, you'll use statistical and machine learning techniques to better understand how customers engage with Zulily's web and mobile e-commerce platforms, and use that information to better allocate resources across Zulily (from recommender systems informing the e-commerce site, to acquisition and life-cycle marketing processes, to operations). You'll work with key stakeholders to define business questions, success criteria, and deployment plans. You'll use reproducible research techniques to create analytical data sets, conduct exploratory data analysis, select and engineer features, train, tune, and evaluate candidate models, distill and present findings, and create cloud-ready production and reference implementations.

What you will own, manage, and be accountable for:

• Constructs analytic data sets for both exploration and modeling

• Conducts exploratory data analysis and prepares visualizations summarizing key features of the data

• Researches and adapts existing open source algorithms when possible, develops novel techniques when needed

• Develops reproducible information products and modular, instrumented software

• Develops accurate models for prediction and inference

• Provides guidance to software development engineers on production implementations

• Develops program plans and road maps for Data Science

• Works with stakeholders to define business questions, success criteria, and model deployment plans. Checks in regularly with stakeholders during projects

We also want to let you know about what you can expect when you work at zulily:

• We have a well-defined career path for our technical talent, with measurable goals.

• Zulily understands the value of learning; every tech employee receives an annual education budget for personal development. This includes external classes, training, conferences, etc. We also encourage you to bring your new knowledge back to the team to share! In addition, Zulily also has internal L & D tools and opportunities available.

• HTO (Hack Time Off) - You have great ideas – here's some extra time to work on them! All exempt employees will be granted 5 days of "Hack Time Off" per year – PAID! You can partner with other teams on innovative ideas.

• Giving back: Every year we offer Zulily full-time employees 8 hours of PAID volunteer time.

• Zuniversity is a lecture/fireside series that allows you to meet with local influencers and learn about what is going on in our community.

Qualified Candidates Must Offer:

• Education: Bachelor's Degree with a concentration in one of the following: Statistics / Ops. Research / CS. Highly Preferred: a Master's Degree with a concentration in Data Science / Analytics

• 3 – 5 years working with real data sets in a business setting

• Experience distilling and presenting complex concepts to a business audience

• Solid Knowledge of for-profit business operations

• Demonstrated history of scoping small to medium size projects

• Experience with different algorithm families and experience selecting, applying, and measuring model performance in an established industry setting

• A professional background that includes working with machine learning and optimization techniques applied to real-world business data

• Expertise in data integration with SQL, as well as within a statistical programming language such as R or Python in a non-academic setting

• Practical knowledge and application of best practices in reproducible research and software engineering

• Well-versed in all phases of the modeling pipeline on both desktop and distributed/cloud platforms in a non-academic setting

• Experience with classical statistics and knowledge of design of experiments

• The ability to start FT work with Zulily upon offer

Bonus: experience with Spark.

Valid Through: 2019-11-8