Lead Data Science Analyst, Machine Learning Annotation

Boston, MA

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Who We Are: Wayfair Data Science powers automation & decision support across all Wayfair business units. Our algorithms tackle a varied & broad spectrum of challenges in the Wayfair marketplace; from empowering suppliers to easily add products to our catalog, to enabling our customers to discover and purchase a vast & diverse assortment of home goods. 

The Data Science Search & Recommendations team is looking for a Lead Data Science Analyst to design, manage and deliver human-labeled datasets for improving machine learning models. In this role, you’ll work with a group of talented data scientists, and partner with fellow engineers, analysts, and product managers to bring to life our next-generation deep learning search products, such as search autocomplete, query understanding, and neural product retrieval. 

What You’ll Do:

  • Scope, develop, and operate data labeling projects that produce high-quality, ML-ready data sets.
  • Uncover deep insights in data to inform large scale state-of-the-art ML development
  • Manage third-party data labeling efforts and provide annotator training
  • Maintain existing annotation tools
  • Own data-labeling pipelines that distribute annotation and publish annotated data
    • Develop and apply ML-based pre-annotation tools to speed up the annotation process
    • Work with Data scientists to apply Active Learning data selection strategies
  • Ensure on-time delivery of highly consistent datasets; own annotation consistency measurement
  • Assist data scientists to create new annotation guidelines 
  • Continuously improve quality and throughput of data labeling workflows.

What You’ll Need:

  • 4+ years of experience in a quantitative or technical work environment, Bachelor's Degree in a technical field or related discipline
  • Experience building and/or QAing ML human-labeled datasets
  • At least 2 years of experience with SQL, GBQ, or similar technologies
  • High comfort level with Python (preferred), or with other languages such as R
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment where there can be degrees of ambiguity
  • Strong analysis and troubleshooting skills.
  • Passionate about AI and ML
  • In-depth knowledge of language and linguistics is a plus

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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