Senior Data Scientist

CarGurus, Cambridge, MA

Find and share automotive knowledge

CarGurus is looking for a Senior Data Scientist to join our algorithmic traffic acquisition team. We are looking for entrepreneurial Data Scientists who can help continue to capture and retain unique visitors to our site from online search and social media platforms. Our goal is to extract insights from voluminous amounts of data and set the strategic course for online bidding. The general problems to solve are unconstrained; we are tasked with spending a large budget as efficiently as we can. How we achieve that is up to us.

What You’ll Do:

  • Analyze data, and design and implement data science or machine learning solutions
  • Aid the engineers who will implement your solutions in production
  • Communicate solutions to both a technical and a lay audience. E.g., what is it, how does it solve the problem, why is it reasonable, what could go wrong
  • Estimate the long-term conversion rate of each of hundreds of millions of keywords, combinations of demographics, and other forms of targeting
  • Analyze searches entered online and site activity to find new keywords and negative keywords
  • For any given monthly spend target and measure of efficiency (e.g., CPL, ROI), estimate the efficiency metric which will result in the target spend.
  • Measure the impact of television and radio advertising on online advertising

Who You Are: 

  • Experience working with datasets, and strong interest in deep data analysis – with a desire to investigate large amounts of Data and generate insights
  • Practical Experience in Python or R
  • Deep understanding of numbers with strong business sense
  • Understanding of the following principles:
    • Time Series
    • Classification Algorithms
    • Clustering
    • Regressions
    • Recommender Systems
    • Feature Engineering
    • Data Manipulation & Cleaning
  • Advanced Academic Degree (or relevant experience in one of the following):
    • Statistics
    • Computer Science (ideally with a focus on machine learning)
    • Any quantitative field which makes use of advanced statistical or machine learning techniques 

About CarGurus

At CarGurus, we believe a transparent car shopping experience is better for shoppers and sellers alike, and we innovate constantly to deliver on that promise. Today more than 20 Million (and growing) unique monthly visitors use our site and our mobile app to find their next car. With headquarters in Cambridge, MA, CarGurus has that "start-up feel"​ (we dislike meetings, play lots of foosball, have catered lunches and fun company outings—the list goes on). Unlike many start-ups, however, we have the advantage of being profitable (since 2010!) with sustained revenue growth. CarGurus is an engineering-driven company with a passion for data, and that drives everything from the speed at which we launch new products to the spirit of innovation that drives our company’s culture.

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