Principal Data Scientist

Seattle, WA 98101

Posted: 04/02/2019 Category: Data Science Job Number: 281652-1_1 Salary: $190,000 - 220,000
Title: Principal Data Scientist
Location: Seattle, WA
Salary: $190,000 - 220,000
Contact: Paul Chatlos, [email protected]


Principal Data Scientist Job overview:

Are you passionate about using Data Science techniques to improve Customer Experience? Would you like to work in the fast-paced, competitive, customer-focused and data-rich world of online travel?
Our Data Science team is growing! We are looking for a Principal Data Scientist to use Machine Learning to help optimize hundreds of millions of dollars of Marketing spend and to help increase customer long-term value through relevant and engaging communications. This exciting opportunity would allow you to solve high-impact, complex problems using some of the latest technology and approaches.
In addition, you will mentor and provide technical support to more junior members of the team and help ensure the timely delivery of key projects.

If you are an advocate for using Data Science to understand customer point of view and are seeking a high-profile role in which you'll be able to influence our senior leadership team's strategic decision-making, this could be the role for you!

Principal Data Scientist What you'll do:

-Build, deploy and optimize machine learning models which support improved acquisition and profitability of customers. This will entail working on a broad range of projects, including:?Optimizing our bidding strategies within Acquisition channels (accounting for seasonal trends, spend constraints, auction dynamics)
-Predicting customer's long-term value to optimize spend allocation, re-targeting strategies
-Predicting customer's intent and preferences to tailor landing pages, online advertising, Email/Push communications
-Mentor and provide technical support to more junior members of the team
-Work in close partnership with Global Marketing, Product, Data and Technology teams to identify new opportunities to leverage Data Science and ensure that key projects that are carried out in the team are delivered in a timely fashion.
-Develop a deep understanding of our data infrastructure and champion infrastructure development needs which will help the whole team work more effectively.
-Be a technical leader on use, adoption and implementation of machine learning.

Principal Data Scientist Who you are

-MSc or PhD degree in any of the following fields: machine learning or computer science, statistics, mathematics with strong machine learning component;
-Hands on experience in machine learning, building datasets, selecting and engineering features, building and optimizing algorithms;
-Experience in several of the following domains: Real-time bidding, Learn-to-Rank, Recommender Systems, NLP, Computer Vision, Deep Learning, Regression, Classification, Clustering
-Advanced knowledge of at least one of the following programming languages: Python, Scala;
-Experience with statistics/machine learning packages such as Spark MLlib, Python (scikit-learn, pandas, numpy, scipy, Matplotlib), Keras, TensorFlow, PyTorch etc.
-Good SQL/data manipulation skills required including cleaning and managing data;
-Good programming practices, ability to write readable, fast code.
-Intellectual curiosity and desire to learn new things, techniques and technologies

Principal Data Scientist Nice to have:

-Knowledge of test design, implementation and evaluation, with website A/B testing experience a plus;
-Real world experience with Internet scale data on Spark, Hadoop or similar platform highly preferred;
-Experience with data visualization tools and packages

Paul Chatlos
Executive Recruiter

Paul specializes in the recruitment of quantitative marketing professionals. He prides himself in building excellent relationships with both clients and candidates in order to best address their hiring needs and career goals.
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