Data Scientist

| Culver City
SnackNation Business Intelligence (BI)
Do you want to be a part of one of the fastest growing companies in Los Angeles, disrupting the massive $635B consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry? If you answered yes, this just might be the most important job description you’ll ever read.
Who are we?
At SnackNation, our mission is to help consumers discover healthy alternatives and to inspire conscious eating decisions. We’re building an AI-powered data and insights platform that will predict the future success of today’s emerging brands and foster the growth of clean, healthy alternatives to today’s snacking leaders. With over $9B in brand acquisitions in 2018, including companies like RxBar, Bare Foods, Pirate Brands & Primal Kitchen, CPG snacking has become one of the most exciting investment sectors in the world.
Yet these Brands still don’t fully understand their end customer. SnackNation is single best targeted trial platform for these Brands to get access to their target consumer in the office and in the home. From here, our Data team is responsible for aggregating millions of consumer data points to build world-class predictive systems, consumer trends systems, recommendation engines and more!
Who are you?
You’re a highly skilled, and motivated Data Scientist looking for a new, exciting set of projects that will challenge you to demonstrate expertise & leadership in building out our advanced analytics models, while also helping millions of people across America live healthier, better lives.
Using your programming, data wrangling, and analytical expertise to drive product and business decisions.
With a deep understanding of ML frameworks, ML pipelines and statistics you’ll leverage your programming, data wrangling, and analytical expertise to architecture, frameworks, performance, automated testing, monitoring, and more. Working closely with the rest of our BI team, you’ll assist in creating the foundation for how we build data-driven applications, tools, and experiences for our Members, Brands, and Employees.

What You'll Do:

  • “The Netflix for Snacks” We’re building the most advanced “personalized snacking experience” in the world. We need your help to build a market-leading recommendation engine using machine learning techniques that will enable our 5K+ Offices and 20K+ Consumers to get exactly what they want in every shipment without ever needing to choose the snack themselves.
  • “The Brands Success Predictor Model” Our proprietary data & insights SaaS platform will identify tomorrow’s brand winners today. The AI-powered Success Predictor Model combines SnackNation proprietary consumer data with other market information to project tomorrow’s biggest and most successful CPG Brands.
  • “Robots Talking to Robots” We’re building a rules-based decision engine that optimizes groupings of shipments and forecast just-in-time inventory so that customers can get ultra-customized snack curations (to be packed by robots).
  • “Data is King” Help own the portfolio of BI projects that support the entire business - from eliminating Customer Churn, to maximizing New Sales Conversion Rates to optimizing our Marketing spend across multiple channels.

Who You Are:

  • Advanced degree (MS or PhD) in a quantitative field is preferred
  • 2-3 years experience developing production ML models to solve problems such as product recommendations, ranking, and matching
  • Understanding of machine learning, feature engineering, and model evaluation techniques
  • Ability to extract feature sets from large volumes of data with tools such as Hadoop, Spark, and SQLA consistent track record of performing data analysis using Python (numpy, pandas, scikit-learn, deep learning, etc.) and SQL
  • Experience building solutions with ML frameworks (e.g., TensorFlow, Spark MLlib, SciKit Learn, etc.) for real-time inferences
  • Ability to work with data and platform engineers to implement ML pipelines
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to explain complex analyses to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Effective data visualization skills with analytical tools such as Tableau
  • Data visualization and presentation skills to communicate your work effectively
  • You enjoy providing mentorship, learning, and being collaborative in cross-functional teams
  • You seek perpetual growth

Perks & Benefits:

  • Employee Stock Options
  • Paid Time Off
  • Company Subsidized Medical, Dental, Vision Plan
  • Life Insurance, 401k, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter Benefits & More
  • Catered Lunches & Well-stocked Kitchens
  • Yoga & Wellness Activities
  • Happy Hours
  • Company Retreats
  • Dog Friendly

About SnackNation
We exist to inspire more conscious food decisions by connecting healthier brands with engaged consumers through a smart marketplace. SnackNation cares about making a positive impact on the world, with a wellness-minded culture and values.
We look for people who aren't afraid to be themselves. Because that's our vibe. Whether it's health or sales goals, our mantra is Better Every Day. In fact, we offer meditation, yoga and bootcamp during work hours, not after. For every sale, we donate to Feeding America. We’ve donated more than THREE MILLION meals to food banks all across America!
Since launching in 2014, we’ve grown tremendously. In fact, SnackNation was just ranked #24 on Inc 5000’s 2018 list and the 2nd fastest growing company in LA! SnackNation also has the backing of VC firms like 3L Capital and have received press accolades in INC, Great Place to Work, Forbes. See here for more press mentions.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Node.jsFrameworks

Location

SnackNation is situated conveniently in the middle of the trendy Hayden Tract, near the metro line stop and minutes from downtown Culver City.

An Insider's view of SNACKNATION

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The office vibe is high energy and collaborative; It is a really hard-working group of people who love to support each other. When someone gets to their goal, they hit the gong and the whole office cheers for them. We also find time to enjoy the perks in the office - unwinding in the meditation room or participating in our snack tasting panel.

Annie

Member Success Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As a Sr. Data Analyst, I work with almost every team in the organization helping them make sense of their data, identify key insights, and standardize reporting. It’s incredibly rewarding getting to work in such a cross-functional role that sees how data impacts every department.

Rick

Senior Data Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since joining this company, I've been immersed in the complex, thrilling, and ever-changing world of eCommerce. The B2C arm of our company is small, mighty, and growing rapidly. It's fun being along for the ride, and invaluable. I'm now sure I'll devote my career to eCommerce, and my career path was illuminated by my experience here at SnackNation.

Ari

eCommerce + Products Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Most importantly, SnackNation has taught me that career growth goes hand in hand with personal growth. Since working here, I've changed my eating habits, sleeping schedule, improved the way I manage my finances and pushed my physical limits to the next level by doing a few 100 mile bike rides. All with the help and willingness from my coworkers.

Byron

Senior Account Executive

What are SNACKNATION Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs

Additional Perks + Benefits

From in-office yoga to snack tastings to walking your neighbor's pup around the block, we offer plenty of ways to take a break during the work day. One of our core values is 'Health Above All Else' and we do our very best to support physical, mental & spiritual health for our team with an array of benefits.

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