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Data Scientist, Forecasting - Fandango

NBCUniversal, Beverly Hills, California

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Level: Manager (Supervisor)


Fandango is looking for a data scientist with strong experience in time-series forecasting and causal inference to join the data science team. Data Science team drives cross-functional impact by developing production grade models for demand forecasting, CLTV , Churn propensity to name a few. We also work on recommender systems that power our data product business.

Responsibilities:
  • Own insight creation and delivery (in collaboration with the team); the data scientist will drive the engagement model with stakeholders, lead business problem definition and hypotheses formulation, develop clarity for solution design to support business decisions and outcomes
  • Apply causal model to show cause-effect relationship between various revenue drivers and top-line revenue
  • Ability to improve existing revenue forecast models to reflect changes in the business i.e impact of COVID-19, impact of changing theatrical movie window, launch of new streaming services etc.
  • Apply a diverse set of tactics including statistics, quantitative reasoning, and machine learning, to solve problems as well as independently research and produce actionable insights


• BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics or related technical field or equivalent practical experience
• 2+ yrs of experience as a data scientist
• Strong coding skill in Python and SQL
• Solid understanding of various regression models with pros/cons of each (ARIMA, Prophet, XGboost etc)
• Experience using AWS technologies such as Redshift, S3, Sagemaker etc.
• Real-world experience forecasting a complex business
• Combination of technical skills and business savvy to interface with all levels and disciplines across the organization

• Experience collaborating with software engineers and data scientists
• Experience with PySpark, Hadoop, Yarn, and other big data technologies
• Experience with uplift modeling/Causal inference is a huge plus
• Familiar with software build, release, deployment and monitoring tools and practices
• Experience working in an agile/scrum environment

At Fandango, we love movies. From showtimes and ticketing, to engaging content and innovations in movie going- we strive to deliver the perfect movie going experience—anytime, anywhere. And to be the go-to destination for moviegoers, we think it’s all about collaboration. Anyone can build a website or app, but it takes a special group across many disciplines to create an experience that can live across multiple platforms and connected devices. Thanks to an exceptional team, we’re working hard to make Fandango a little bit better every day. Our 30 million (and growing!) online and mobile monthly visitors can now buy movie tickets at over 25,000 screens nationwide and stay for exclusive trailers, our award-winning original video series, movie reviews, celebrity interviews and more. So, if you’re looking to inspire, be inspired and work at the intersection of entertainment and technology look no further than Fandango. Visit Fandango.com/careers for a behind-the-scenes look at Fandango and follow us on LinkedIn for the latest news and updates. Fandango is an NBCUniversal Company.

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