Data Science Engineer 2

Boston, MA

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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, Job Code: 11837.

Job tags: Economics Hadoop Kafka Machine Learning Python R Spark SQL XGBoost