Senior Data Scientist - Studio Production

Netflix, Los Angeles, California

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Netflix is seeking a versatile data science practitioner who is ready to tackle data analysis and modeling challenges in a refreshingly new problem space - Studio Production Science and Analytics.

Netflix has released over 600 Originals and plans to spend over $7B on content this year. Each one of these TV shows or movies is a complex production operation in itself that consumes and generates tremendous amounts of data. For the first time in history, we have an opportunity to organize, analyze and model this data at scale in ways never done before. Read more about Studio Production S&A in this blog post.

Some examples of questions one can examine here with data include:
• Are we using our studio space efficiently?
• What stages of a given production pipeline are likely to fail?
• What interventions in production pipeline lead to best quality outcomes?

As a Senior Data Scientist - Studio Production, you will get to answer these kinds of questions from our Hollywood office at the Bronson Studios, where the first talking feature film was filmed in 1927.

As a Senior Data Scientist working in this space, you will…

  • Partner with various technical and creative stakeholders to understand and deliver for their data analysis needs
  • Run exploratory analyses into ambiguous problems and define metrics to build a quantitative understanding of our business
  • Build machine learning systems to guide decision making
  • Do whatever it takes to deliver business value with data, be it building a data pipeline, a report, a dashboard or a predictive model
  • Embody and steward the Netflix culture


  • Proven track record of practicing data science at scale
  • Expertise in practical aspects of applied machine learning
  • Expertise in various aspects of data engineering (SQL, Hadoop, Spark etc.)
  • Experience in building tools, dashboard and reporting (web apps, Tableau)
  • Strong programming skills in Scala, Python or similar languages
  • PhD/MS degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Operations Research, Mathematics, or related quantitative field.

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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