Senior Data Scientist

| Greater LA Area

Honey is a fast-growing startup based in Los Angeles. Our online shopping platform offers users a smarter way to shop. Through a simple browser extension, we open up instant access to exclusive savings, deals, rewards and discovery, all powered by the collective knowledge of Honey’s community of online shoppers. We are helping millions save when they shop online, and we're hiring! We are actively seeking a Senior Data Scientist who loves distributed systems and is motivated by the challenge of scale.

About the Team:

As a Senior Data Scientist at Honey you can expect to work with other data scientists, data engineers, and product managers to enhance existing product features and build new ones. You'll be able to work with these teams all while pitching your ideas for projects and determining your own approach and preferred tools.

About the Role:

As a Senior Data Scientist, you'll take ownership of a complete project area and develop an end to end solution that is deployed into our production system. Some of the projects currently being worked on include, enhancing product catalog with text and image-based classification, building recommendation systems for products and stores, and enhancing search. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the development of large and complex machine learning applications that drive significant business value
  • Develop and operationalize new data system components and production pipelines
  • Proactively initiate new projects with exploratory data analyses and proofs of concept
  • Experiment with data modeling tools and techniques, making appropriate trade-offs between performance and complexity
  • Write, maintain, and peer review generalizable code with documentation
  • Gather project requirements, translate into data design documents, and partner with data engineering to integrate into existing systems
  • Present model results to a variety of internal audiences, with appropriate regard for the level of technical detail
  • Champion the spread of best practices and mentor junior team members
  • Provide feedback to senior company leadership on strategic direction and high-impact initiatives

About You:

  • At least 4 years of experience in an Analytics and/or Data Science heavy role
  • Proven experience applying data science best practices in industry
  • Solid understanding of statistical theory
  • Working knowledge of supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods
  • Deep domain expertise in one or more areas of machine learning e.g. recommendation systems, neural networks, natural language processing, or search ranking
  • Experience deploying scalable models in production environments
  • Cloud computing experience, Google Cloud Platform a plus
  • Software development experience
  • Experience with big data technologies, especially Spark
  • Database experience and working proficiency in SQL
  • Proficient at programming in Python and familiar with data preprocessing, data transformation, and machine learning libraries

Honey is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law.

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Location

We're about a block away from the Staples Center, two blocks from the 7th Street Metro Station, and across the street from 7th and Figueroa!

An Insider's view of Honey

What are some social events your company does?

We have a regular company all-hands that gives everybody from different teams a chance to catch up with each other, quarterly recreational tournaments (usually ping-pong or competitive video games), board game nights, and a lot of the time just hanging out at whatever local events may be going on.

Sean

Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Cross-team collaboration plays a big role in ensuring deploys go smoothly. Sync ups between Engineering, Product, Design, and beyond, occur on a daily basis. Whether it’s a drop-in at someone’s desk, a Slack message to update a spec/status of a ticket, or a full on meeting--the communication never stops, to ensure that we’re all on the same page.

Yvonne

QA Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Being flexible and stepping out of my comfort zone. At Honey, several times I’m given the opportunities I’ve never had prior to working here. For example, I’ve had to schedule, plan and drive meetings. I’ve also had to get used to constantly presenting my work to my peers. It’s really great because it’s taught me how to be a better communicator.

Xola

Software Engineer

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

We have a completely open culture at the company, from seating to communication. Every Friday we do a company wide stand-up where we are as transparent as possible. The only way we can hit our objectives is if everybody is operating with the same information.

Glen

COO

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at Honey when there were only 10 people in the company and today we have over 100 employees. In the past 2 years we’ve seen tremendous growth both internally and externally which has allowed me the opportunity to build out a team underneath me, work across departments and provide input for the product and company’s future.

Stephanie

Sr. Director of Partnerships

What are Honey Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Honey matches up to 3% of employee contributions
Company Equity
Honey is still offering early-stage equity to anyone who joins the team
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
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