Senior Data Scientist - Profitability Science

Austin, TX

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Where will we ship the next couch we sell and how much will it cost to get it there? What are the drivers of customer returns? How different will that picture look in the future?

Profitability science answers these questions and others like them. We vend cost and profit estimates globally to ensure profit-aware decision-making across the company in systems such as pricing, sort, and marketing. Our broad scope comes with regular executive visibility and the opportunity to influence critical business strategy at Wayfair.

Our team is composed of ML scientists and economists working with dedicated product and ML engineers. We work with a spirit of curiosity and collaboration. We are looking for a manager to lead a newly formed science team into unexplored application areas.


What You'll Do

  • Define and drive the science vision for a new area of model development within our team
  • Embed with different stakeholders to understand their unique operating contexts 
  • Apply business judgement to identify opportunities and develop science strategies
  • Work with business and engineering partners to influence product direction and business strategy

What You'll Need

  • Curiosity, grit, candor and a team-first attitude
  • Strong experience in developing, testing, deploying, and maintaining production models
  • Track record of defining and delivering research and development agendas in an applied environment
  • 3+ years of experience in building scalable machine learning solutions
  • PhD in statistics, computer science, electrical engineering or the equivalent


Nice to Have

  • Experience in designing and building scalable technical solutions using cloud computing platforms (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud).
  • Experience in forecasting

About Wayfair Inc.

Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, we’re reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through our commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving, we are confident that Wayfair will be home to the most rewarding work of your career. If you’re looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then you’ll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking.

No matter who you are, Wayfair is a place you can call home. We’re a community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate our differences, and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. We value and rely on the collective voices of our employees, customers, community, and suppliers to help guide us as we build a better Wayfair – and world – for all. Every voice, every perspective matters. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or genetic information.

Job perks/benefits: Career development
Job region(s): North America
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