Senior Data Scientist, Event & Content Recommendations

Boston, MA

Applications have closed
Wayfair Inc. logo
Wayfair Inc.

Posted 7 months ago

Senior Data Scientist, Event & Content Recommendations

Boston, MA

Wayfair’s Data Science team builds the algorithmic systems that drive our business.

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 Event & Content Recommendations team is looking for an experienced Senior Data Scientist to design and build the next generation of recommendation models for a variety of Wayfair content, which reaches over 50 million customers every day. You’ll work within Wayfair’s big data technology infrastructure to leverage rich datasets for predictive modeling.


What You'll Do

  • Own the full Data Science life-cycle from conception to prototyping, testing, deploying, and measuring its overall business value
  • Develop quantitative models, leveraging machine learning and advanced data analysis techniques to create novel solutions to complex business problems
  • Integrate your algorithmic solutions into our technical platforms to run at scale and directly change the customer experience on site
  • Drive measurable business value collaborating with cross functional business teams 
  • Uncover deep insights hidden in our vast repository of raw data, and provide tactical guidance on how to act on findings
  • Use data to improve the decision-making of our employees, and ultimately, to enhance the experience of our customers and our suppliers
  • Work with a team of friendly and motivated scientists working together to build novel solutions to business problems


What You'll Need

  • Ph.D  in a quantitative field (e.g. mathematics, economics, computer science, engineering, physics, neuroscience, operations research, etc.) and 2+ years of experience, OR an advanced quantitative degree and at least 4+ years of experience
  • Hands-on experience with deep learning or a wide range of machine learning techniques
  • Proficient in at least one programming language (Python, Java, C, C++) and SQL
  • Pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • Ability to communicate technical subject matter to non-experts


About Us:

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 tags: Big Data Deep Learning Economics Engineering Java Machine Learning Python Research SQL
Job region(s): North America
Job stats:  4  0  0

More AI/ML/Data Science position highlights