At Shutterfly, we’re all about people — bringing them together, making them feel welcome, and connecting them to experiences. We make our customers’ memories last a lifetime by capturing, preserving, and sharing them through photography and personalized products. Through our family of brands, trend setting products, cutting edge technology, and best in class customer service, we help our customers, and each other, share life’s joy. Lifetouch has been the professional photography choice for schools and families for more than 80 years. Built on the tradition of “Picture Day” Lifetouch captures smiling faces, preschool through high school graduation. We also reach our customers through additional product lines including portrait studios, yearbooks, sports, and events.

Job Summary:

As a Data Scientist, your primary role will be to lead and work on high-impact business and marketing opportunities by developing innovative solutions through data analysis, predictive modeling, and advanced analytics techniques. This role will help shape strategic marketing direction and provide analytical guidance to cross functional teams on marketing tests, statistical approaches, forecasting, machine learning, and optimization techniques. The candidate should have a combination of analytical skills, business acumen, and interpersonal and communication skills.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities


  • Performs statistical data analysis on large data sets, resulting in impactful insights and outcomes
  • Creates models, monitors results, and develops and executes hypotheses for improving current modeling capabilities
  • Evaluates pricing scenarios and builds predictive models for consumer growth and account retention
  • Discovers insights and identifies opportunities using statistical analysis, data mining and predictive modeling
  • Communicates insights from analysis to multiple teams and key business leaders throughout the organization, providing recommendations on all aspects of the analytics
  • Develops creative and innovative analytical solutions for problem solving
  • Administers testing initiatives for B2B to B2C programs
  • Designs and selects test populations
  • Collaborates with Marketing, Operations, and Sales to utilize model findings to build and test programs that improve customer acquisition and retention efforts
  • Creates business intelligence dashboards that convey statistical insights
  • Develops, implements and evaluates machine learnings and optimization models across multiple platforms to create actionable insights from complex data sets


  •  Bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Math, Statistics or equivalent experience


  •  3+ years of experience translating analytics including statistical modeling, data mining, and predictive modeling/forecasting into actionable insights
  • 3+ years of SQL queries for data analysis
  • 3+ years of experience with Python
  • 3+ years of experience working with BI Tools (preferably QLIK, PowerBI, or Tableau)
  • Experience with several different tools including R, Open Refine, AWS, Redshift, and Oracle
  • Experience with basic statistics, descriptive and predictive data mining, machine learning, simulation, grouping and optimization
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel (including pivot tables, look-up formulas) and Powerpoint

 Other (knowledge, skills, and abilities):

  • Experience in working in a team-oriented, collaborative and cross-functional setting
  • Exceptional analytical, critical-thinking, and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong attention to detail; highly accurate and thorough in all tasks
  • Strong time management skills to deliver high quality work for multiple projects while meeting deadlines
  • Ability to draw conclusions/insights and translate those findings to develop recommendations for leadership action
  • Proven track record of delivering exception results over an extended period of time
  • Strong learning capability to adapt to ever changing technologies and techniques
  • Ability to make decisions and work independently
  • Understanding and experience with retail and production business analysis and processes

 Physical Requirements (if applicable):

 The physical requirements described here must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary duties and responsibilities. 

 When performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, stand, walk, bend, squat, climb, kneel, crawl, twist, balance, reach, use hands and fingers to perform repetitive tasks and assemble/disassemble equipment.   The employee must be able to frequently lift and move up to 5 pounds (and occasionally lift and move up to 10 pounds).