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Senior Data Scientist, Product Innovation

Netflix, Los Gatos, California

Leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies


Netflix recently surpassed 100 million global subscribers—here’s Reed Hastings celebrating with a steak at Denny’s—and since we track every customer action, it means our company comfortably sits on top of one of the biggest datasets in the world. As a Senior Data Scientist working on product innovation, you will help Netflix to reach our next 100 million subscribers by leveraging vast data to perform research and make recommendations that will change how our viewers engage with the Netflix product.
 
Our Data Scientists perform research across a range of subject matter including algorithm development, user interface/experience, and original content. Our mission is to provide deep quantitative research around big questions to drive innovation at Netflix. Data Scientists on the team focus on a specific domain or two to ensure a deep level of expertise and ownership.

What you'll do

  • You will dive deep into Netflix’s large-scale data to identify key insights that will motivate product improvements, experiments, and innovation
  • You will partner with Product Managers to influence Netflix’s innovation strategy through internal white papers and presentations
  • You will develop analytic methods, build models, and define metrics to help Netflix improve algorithm performance, user experience, and original content engagement
  • You will collaborate with user experience/interface designers, algorithm developers, scientists, and engineers to solve Netflix’s most challenging and rewarding problems

Who you are

  • You love freedom and hate being micromanaged
  • You have strong beliefs that are weakly held: you can argue, and hear, all sides of a debate and adapt to new perspectives that emerge from it
  • You work hard, and you have healthy boundaries. You know how to prioritize both your work and personal commitments without guidelines
  • You can frame loose business problems, turning them into concrete recommendations
  • You have an advanced degree in a quantitative or computational field (e.g., statistics, econometrics, psychophysics, math, computer science, engineering, neuroscience, etc.) and 2 or more years of industry experience in quantitative analytics, data science, or another similar role
  • You have expertise applying linear models (e.g., GLMs, hierarchical, mixed effects), probability theory, and sampling methods to solve business problems; you are familiar with a diverse set of machine learning models and approaches
  • You are proficient with statistical languages like R and Pandas, relational databases/SQL, and large-scale data technologies like Spark, Presto, and Redshift
  • You understand experimentation, hypothesis testing, and causal inference
Who we are
 
Our culture is unique, and we live by our values. You will need to be comfortable working in the most agile of environments. Requirements will be vague, and iterations will be rapid. You will need to be nimble and take smart risks. Learn more about Netflix’s culture.

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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