Data Science Intern at EZ Texting

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A Santa Monica-based tech company, EZ Texting's voice and text marketing SaaS platform is revolutionizing how businesses communicate. We are passionate dreamers who believe that technology can make a meaningful difference to an organization's success. Located in the heart of Santa Monica, we've created a unique work-space that the Los Angeles Business Journal has named one of the Top 100 places to work in LA - for the last six years running. Come find out why!

The Data Scientist intern will be responsible for leveraging data analytics, visualization and data science to understand customer behavior across millions of text message campaigns across the EZ Texting and CallFire platforms and draw out opportunities to drive growth, customer engagement, new product features and customer retention. You will conceive analytic plans encompassing descriptive and predictive analytics to draw out stories from the data, to help the company make informed choices that influence products and our relationship with our customers. To achieve these objectives, this individual will mine data and apply machine learning techniques, using languages such as SQL, Python, and R. This role will work cross-functionally with BI, Engineering, IT OPS, Marketing and the Product team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assess data quality and recommend strategies for making data optimal for advanced analytics and machine learning (wrangling)

  • Apply supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques, such as linear and logistic regression, decision trees, and k-means clustering.

  • Develop analyses segmentation, propensity models and behavioral clustering

  • Synthesize analytics and statistical approaches into easy-to-consume storylines, both visually and verbally, and provide indicated actions for executive audiences.

  • Capture business requirements for data and analytic solutions and collaborate with the cross functional team to ensure business requirements align with business needs.

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in statistics, mathematics, economics, industrial engineering or other quantitative discipline.

  • 1-3 years of experience building data science models (Regression, Decision Trees, K-Means, etc.).

  • Experience with large data sets and analytical tools.

  • Proficiency in scripting languages (SQL, Python, R, etc.).

  • Knowledge of a dashboarding language (Tableau, Power BI, etc.) or equivalent report building experience

  • Other desired qualifications: - Strong curiosity, leadership and business acumen.

  • Passionate about using data to drive strategy and product recommendations.

  • Experience in subscription-based businesses or eCommerce preferred

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate, collaborate and influence.

  • Ability to adapt rapidly in a fast-moving environment with shifting priorities and the ability to react quickly, dynamically, and intelligently.

  • Ability to effectively influence and communicate cross-functionally with all levels; exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong presentation skills are a plus

*This role is a part-time internship and does not include health benefits.

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Location

EZ Texting, voted a Best Place to Work since 2014, is located a block away from the Pacific Ocean and the world-famous 3rd Street Promenade.

An Insider's view of EZ Texting

How does your team reward individual success?

Our team goes out to lunch once a month to celebrate each other’s success. We've also done some team bonding. During our last team bonding event, we went snowboarding and skiing in Mammoth.

Eileen

DevOps Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

Every day at EZ Texting is awesome, because it's always different! Whether it be developing a new feature for our customers or coming up with new ideas that help innovate the space of texting! Every day is exciting at EZ Texting!

Aman

Software Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at EZ Texting almost 8 years ago as an intern. I've had the opportunity to learn new skills which directly elevated my career path. The company invests in development, both professionally and personally. Recently, my role has shifted towards Business Development. I feel very fortunate to work for a company that invests in its employees!

Shannon

Director of Global Connectivity

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We educate the team on what the business is trying to do and where the areas of struggle are. Once we are on the same page, we create an environment where departments take employee feedback regarding challenges and opportunities. A culture of transparency creates an environment where creativity is aimed at solving real problems for the business!

Vijesh

Co-Founder & CTO

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

At EZ Texting, we have always held ourselves to a high standard of respecting our employees work-life balance. We have a work-hard environment, but the happiness of our employees is always put first. We are here to achieve all company goals set forth while keeping the employee spirits constantly high

Chris

Customer Success Manager

What are EZ Texting Perks + Benefits

EZ Texting Benefits Overview

We have amazing perks for each of our employees here at EZ Texting. From Stock Options to FULLY PAID Medical Benefits, the list goes on!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
EZ Texting disability insurances covers you for both short-term and long-term disability.
Dental Benefits
Fully Paid
Vision Benefits
Fully Paid
Health Insurance Benefits
Fully Paid
Life Insurance
EZ Texting covers you for life insurance with a payout of 2X an employee's annual salary. Employees also have an option to purchase additional coverage.
Wellness Programs
EZ Texting hosts a wellness activity once a month which includes things like yoga, meditation, nutritionist guest speaker, massages, etc.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
EZ Texting offers stock options through its employee profit sharing program, including vesting over a four-year period.
Performance Bonus
EZ Texting compensation plans include an annual bonus for all regular full-time employees.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
EZ Texting offers up to 3 months of maternal leave and up to 4 weeks of paid paternity leave for new parents with at least 1 year of tenure.
Flexible Work Schedule
EZ Texting offers a flexible work schedule outside of core hours (10AM-4PM)
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
EZ Texting offers 2 weeks of paid time off for all employees and up to 4 weeks off for tenured employees of five years or longer.
Paid Holidays
EZ Texting offers all employees paid time off to observe all major holidays. Each employee also receives an additional 5 floating holidays per calendar year.
Paid Sick Days
EZ Texting offers UNLIMITED sick leave for all employees.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
EZ Texting offers Rally Fridays
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
EZ Texting has fully stocked kitchens including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea, etc.
Some Meals Provided
EZ Texting provides a weekly catered lunch on Tuesdays.
Happy Hours
EZ Texting provides an in-house Happy Hour on Fridays.
Parking
EZ Texting provides a parking pass at one of the local lots or we will reimburse your monthly parking expenses. We also will compensate you for opting out of a parking pass.
Pet Friendly
EZ Texting has a dog friendly environment.
Relocation Assistance
EZ Texting offers a relocation assistance reimbursement.
Fitness Subsidies
EZ Texting reimburses it's employees up to $70 per month for a gym membership.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

Here at EZ Texting we focus on our employees' happiness. We encourage professional development and also want employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

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