Data Scientist

| Greater LA Area

THE PURPOSE:

Slickdeals is looking for an experienced data scientist with strong business acumen to join our rapidly growing Business Intelligence team. This role will have high visibility within the company, partnering with product, marketing, business development, and engineering teams. You will work with large volumes of social engagement and transaction data from with intent of discovering trends, analyzing patterns, as well as providing ad-hoc exploration to make ambiguous data actionable. Your work will impact new product ideation, marketing and engineering improvements, better our customer experience and impact strategic decisions.

 

THE ROLE:

  • Process, cleanse and verify integrity of collected data
  • Create anomaly detection systems for inbound data
  • Evaluate, create and refine algorithms to optimize site performance metrics
  • Partner with various stake holders to understand and translate business needs into actionable models
  • Use machine learning, natural language processing, and other techniques to help identify new and optimize existing business opportunities
  • Create, help execute, analyze and iterate on multi-variate tests across different mediums
  • Mentor other team members looking to improve their understanding of data science and modeling concepts
  • Champion data collection and accuracy standards across the organization
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

THE CANDIDATE:

  • Is a highly motivated, data driven self-starter
  • Is proficient in data extraction using SQL, flat files, document stores, NoSQL, and other repositories
  • Has strong understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms (decision forests, collaborative filtering, boosting, feature scaling, dimensionality reduction, etc)
  • Able to quickly investigate, learn and master new data sets
  • Is passionate about data and its importance to the success of an organization
  • Can communicate with various levels of stakeholders
  • Thrives in team-based environment elevating all team members with their knowledge and improving own skills by learning from others


REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • 2+ years of applied data science experience
  • 5+ years of experience in a data related or engineering field
  • Experience with specialized modeling software (R, Python, Stata, SAS, etc)

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Understanding of Agile development process
  • Experience with web/mobile properties, types and volumes of data they generate
  • Experience with data visualization tools
  • Experience with large data processing systems (Hadoop/Spark, etc)
  • Experience with traditional web analytics platforms (Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics, Heap Analytics, etc)
  • Experience with Cloud vendor solutions, such as AWS Personalize, GCP, Azure or Databricks


Work Authorization
Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.
Slickdeals is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other protected status. Slickdeals will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the "Ban the Box" legislation. We may access publicly available information as part of your application.


Slickdeals does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies and is not responsible for related fees.

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Location

Hollywood, CA 90028

What are Slickdeals Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Every year, we host an office-wide volunteer day to give back to our local communities. In 2019, we teamed up with TreePeople, and spent the day caring for the trees at Laurel Canyon Dog Park.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Slickdeals has a wellness program which includes in-office yoga, in-office fitness classes, self defense classes and massage.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Slickdeals provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home on occasion, as needed.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Slickdeals employees receive between 10 and 18 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Winning.Team.Fun means we enjoy getting together outside of work, too. Events are scheduled by individual teams, and the office as a whole, during which we get together for some camaraderie and fun.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
As part of our Winning.Team.Fun mentality, we also host happy hours from time to time.
Parking
We offer employees free parking or commuter assistance, when appropriate.
Pet Friendly
Slickdeals allows employees who have been with the company for a while to bring their (well-behaved) dog to work. It's a great way to have employees be more engaged in their environment.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Slickdeals offers employees professional development opportunities like onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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