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Senior Data Scientist - Product Experimentation

Netflix, Los Gatos, California

Leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies


Netflix maintains a relentless focus on experimentation to continually improve our product. We are seeking a talented and passionate data scientist to help drive innovation for our user interfaces on mobile, web, and television devices used by over 93 million members throughout the globe. This is a high-impact position where your statistical analysis and interpretation of test results will have a direct and high impact on product decisions. Nearly all product changes are tested before productization: recent tests included improving the TV browsing experience with video previews and selecting the best artwork for videos.

Responsibilities:

  • Partner closely with product management leadership, designers, and engineers to design and analyze experiments that drive key product decisions.
  • Proactively perform data exploration on user behavior to discover future testing opportunities.
  • Research the best metrics to measure user engagement.
  • Lead the research and development of new experimentation methods and statistical techniques that could sharpen or speed up decision making.
  • Present your research and insights to all levels of the company, clearly and concisely.

Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, Operations Research, Econometrics or related field
  • 5+ years relevant experience with a proven track record of leveraging massive amounts of data to drive product innovation
  • Strong statistical knowledge and intuition - ideally utilized in A/B testing or other experimentation setting
  • Strong SQL skills
  • Strong Programming skills in Python or R
  • Experience with distributed analytic processing technologies (Hive, Pig, Presto, Spark)
  • Data visualization skills to convey information and results clearly
  • Deep product sense
  • Ability to work independently and drive your own projects
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • A fan of Netflix is a strong plus

A few more things to know:

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  • We are a tight and driven team with big goals, so we seek individuals who are truly passionate about their work.

About Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 100 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

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