Lead Data Scientist

Bright Cellars, Milwaukee, WI

DISCOVER wine you love

Bright Cellars (www.brightcellars.com) is the monthly wine subscription startup designed to help new wine drinkers discover and define their taste in wine! We curate wines from around the world with the goal of making wine fun, accessible, and educational.

How Bright Cellars works: Our members join the Bright Cellars club by taking a short quiz to share their taste preferences. The Bright Cellars learning algorithm evaluates these preferences to predict four bottles of wine matched to each member’s taste. Each month, our members receive four unique bottles in the mail and log on to our site to provide personalized feedback. Similar to Pandora, the Bright Cellars algorithm uses this feedback to improve monthly matches going forward.

Bright Cellars is a fun, fast-growing startup with a work hard, play hard attitude. We look for smart, motivated individuals who are excited to build something incredible from the ground up.

What you'll do

  • Build new data science processes from the ground up
  • Define and manage KPIs across all teams in the company
  • Extract business insights from data sets and communicate results
  • Turn unstructured problems into robust technical solutions
  • Independently manage entire problem lifecycle: spec and prioritize, execute, communicate results and gather feedback, iterate
  • Work cross functionally to identify business problems and assist in creating data-enabled solutions
  • Collaborate with our software team to build and implement scalable algorithmic systems

Who You Are

  • 3-5 years experience in data science / analytics or related field, such as math or statistics
  • Experience working in a fast paced startup ecosystem
  • Self-driven and autonomous
  • Strong skills in statistics, probability, and/or machine learning
  • Fluent in at least one scripting language, such as R or Python
  • Understanding of relational databases (e.g MySQL, PostgreSQL)
  • Skill in data gathering, cleaning, and visualization
  • Mix of technical and soft skills: ability to independently execute on tasks along with defining business requirements and communicating results
The position is located in our office in the Third Ward of downtown Milwaukee. Please include a short description of why you are interested in this position and why you think you'd be a great fit!

About Bright Cellars

WE WANT TO HELP YOU DISCOVER WINE! We have a passion for wine, and our goal is to help our members discover the fantastic world of wine. Wine is one of the world's oldest beverages and we deeply respect its tradition. At the same time, it's all about having a great time drinking what we love. Whether you're an experienced wine drinker or just exploring, we hope you get to try something you otherwise would never have picked up and discover something you find amazing!

Bright Cellars

Want to learn more about Bright Cellars? Visit Bright Cellars's website.