Director, Data Science at FabFitFun, Inc.

| Greater LA Area
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FabFitFun is dominating the women's lifestyle marketplace through our curated subscription boxes, FFF branded products including makeup and accessories lines, as well as a video streaming platform featuring live and licensed content. With over 1M members and growing, we are leveraging large amounts of data and are now seeking a Director of Data Science to lead, manage, and grow our data science team, while creating data products that are at the core of our business.

The data science team develops statistical and machine-learning models used to recommend products, personalize our member experience in multiple channels, guide merchandise decisions, cluster and segment our members, and drive many other key decisions across the company. You will lead the team as it develops new data products, automates key decisions, and analyzes massive data sets to help define the future of the company and help us get closer to our goal of box personalization. 

What you’ll do:

  • Lead a rapidly growing team of experienced data scientists and data science managers
  • Develop and codify best practices for modeling, testing, and analysis across the team and other teams using data across the business
  • Continue to grow our team to support the rapid growth of our core business and help deepen the integration of data science across the company
  • Work closely with our business intelligence and data engineering teams to support data-driven decision-making with analyses and algorithm development
  • Define and direct the technical strategy for data products at the heart of our subscription business
  • Find and create new opportunities for data science to impact new and existing lines of business
  • Provide statistical and machine learning expertise and mentorship to improve skills across your team and others
  • Lead collaboration between data science and its many business partners and stakeholders, including engineering, product, finance, merchandising, marketing, and operations teams
  • Own decision-making about data science tools and infrastructure, helping the team and company find the best technologies to analyze, visualize, extract, and store data
  • Present and explain results to major stakeholders and executives

What you’ll bring:

  • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in data science, statistics, computer science, mathematics, physical or social sciences, engineering, or other quantitative field
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • 3+ years of experience hiring and managing data scientists, analysts, and/or engineers
  • Proven ability to tackle business problems with data science solutions in production
  • Proven ability in developing both automated services and ad hoc analyses
  • Expert knowledge of modern machine learning algorithms (regression, classification, random forests, clustering, optimization, etc.) and statistical inference
  • Strong programming skills (Python, SQL, and R)
  • Strong data visualization skills (Tableau, Looker, Python/R packages, etc.)
  • Experience with consumer/consumer-facing data
  • Experience with two or more of the following is highly preferred:
    • Constrained optimization
    • Recommender systems
    • Natural language processing
    • Survival analysis
    • Lifetime value modeling
    • Bayesian modeling

What you’ll get:

  • A world-class data science team with a chance to grow and define its direction and practices into the future
  • A modern data science platform with full ownership over deploying and optimizing models
  • Full support from dedicated business intelligence and data engineering teams
  • Ownership of major, company-defining projects in areas like product selection, product recommendation, personalization, customer segmentation, and lifetime value prediction
  • Amazing benefits including medical, dental, vision, FSA, and 401k
  • Flexible PTO
  • Catered meals and kitchen stocked with great snacks and drinks
  • Free FabFitFun subscription and quarterly credit in the Add-Ons store
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Location

In the heart of West Hollywood! Close to many staples of the LA area including The Beverly Center, The Grove and popular restaurants and bars.
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How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

After being at this company for a few years, balancing work and life has never been a concern for me. Between the flexibility to work from home when necessary, to traveling the world, this company always encourages a balance. I really appreciate that I never have to put my life on pause -- it’s a freedom that makes this company so wonderful.

Taylor

Customer Acquisition Specialist

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As a brand copywriter, part of my job is to spearhead our seasonal campaigns and make sure our creative is cohesive across all channels. This means I have recurring touch bases with each department, such as Marketing, Merchandising, PR, Talent Partnerships, etc.

Bryne

Copywriter

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My career has grown tremendously since joining FabFitFun in 2015! I started as a Jr. Account Manager, and have worked my way up to Director, Strategic Merchandising! FabFitFun helped me to not only switch teams, but also encouraged me to take courses on any skills that I wanted to improve for my new position.

Carly

Director, Strategic Merchandising

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I believe in casually connecting with my team on a regular basis. During lunch I will often go to one of our team rooms and eat with them, and aim to not talk about work. My hope is that this connection will encourage them to ask me when they need something. I also try to encourage direct feedback by being grateful for ANY feedback I receive.

Arjen

SVP, People

What are FabFitFun, Inc. Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Each of our seasonal boxes partners with a charity/nonprofit organization.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Stocked kitchen with amazing snacks that suit both looking for something healthy or a sweet treat in the afternoon. Kombucha & cold brew also on tap!
Some Meals Provided
FabFitFun offers 3 catered a meals a week at our HQ in West Hollywood. Breakfast provided on Monday, while Lunch is provided on Tuesday and Friday.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Parking
Paid parking available for all of our employees with a paid parking incentive for those who commute to the office and don't require a parking spot or vouchers.
Pet Friendly
Dog friendly office!
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
You will have access to our online digital streaming platform (FabFitFun TV) that hosts a library of online fitness classes from top studies. Also hosted fitness classes every quarter in nearby gyms.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Generous compensation package and extensive benefits. 12 weeks’ paid parental leave. Free FabFitFun subscription and tons of beauty freebies! Daily impact on personalizing the FabFitFun member experience.

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