Data Scientist

Finance Redwood City, California


Description

The Data Scientist will be responsible for designing and directing experiments and observational studies to optimize our marketing efforts. This role requires an individual with a strong ability to communicate and collaborate across functional teams, in addition to outstanding analytical and critical thinking skills.  The role will have a strong focus on experimental design.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Directly impact resource allocation decisions by designing and directing experiments and observational studies
  • Partner with the marketing and business strategy teams to define and test hypotheses that answer critical business questions
  • Perform deep-dive statistical analysis on large, complex, multi-dimensional datasets.
  • Develop and contribute to a base of understanding that allows us to make optimal resource allocation decisions

 

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (MS, Ph.D.) in quantitative fields, and 2-3 years of experience with a range of techniques, tools, and methods related to data mining and statistical analysis
  • Strong ability with a statistical language such as R, Python or SAS, and hands-on experience using a variety of analytical methods
  • Experience with or strong working knowledge of experimental design concepts, regardless of industry/discipline
  • Hands-on experience with SQL, working knowledge of database design
  • Familiarity with internet marketing data collection methods and marketing technology, including search marketing, social marketing, and ad serving platforms
  • Creative mind with strong communication and interpersonal skills; talented with simplifying abstract business issues and large amounts of data into actionable analyses; must be able to interact with diverse groups of technical and non-technical people
  • Track record of contributing to successful end-to-end analytic solutions (clarifying business objectives and hypotheses, communicating project deliverables and timelines, and informing action based on findings)
  • Strong desire to articulate business recommendations based on analytical work

 

This position is full-time and based in Redwood City, CA