Data Science Engineer 2
Employer: Wayfair LLC
Title: Data Science Engineer 2
Location: 100 Huntington Avenue, 4 Copley Place, Boston, MA 02116
Duties: Apply statistical methods, economic principles, and machine learning to provide Wayfair with actionable recommendations and automated systems for optimizing product assortment. Job duties include: implementing algorithms and economic theory to understand relationships and trends in historical sales and the competitive landscape using Python or R; building and productionizing applications to perform statistical modeling of product features in an efficient and stable manner using scale-enabling technologies such as Docker and Kafka; performing analysis of data quality including identifying missing or inaccurate raw data and making transformations to improve data usability; applying statistical methods to structure experiments on Wayfair’s website in order to identify significant differences in various relationships, making data-based considerations for opportunity costs, sample sizes, and appropriate treatments; processing and aggregating vast amounts of product and competitor data using distributed processing software such as Apache Hadoop and Spark; presenting summaries of analytical work to internal clients and peers including outlining methods and formulating recommendations for action, using charts and graphs if necessary; lead projects; influence stakeholders; and, mentor junior data scientists.
Requirements: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Bio-statistics, or a directly related field plus three (3) years of experience in applying statistics and machine learning to economic problems in a business context.
Experience must include three (3) years in each of the following (experience may be gained concurrently):
- Working with Apache Hadoop, Python, R, Spark, or SQL
- Applying statistical and machine learning concepts including experimental design and statistical analysis
- Working with various machine learning tools including XGBoost and random forest.
Multiple Positions. Please submit resumes to Wayfair LLC, 100 Huntington Avenue, 4 Copley Place, Boston, MA 02116 or via https://www.wayfair.com/careers, Job Code: 11837.