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Senior Data Scientist - Algorithm Experimentation

Netflix, Los Gatos, California

Leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies


Personalization algorithms at Netflix deliver recommendations to over 100 million subscribers worldwide. To continually improve and innovate on our product, we maintain a relentless focus on empirical analysis and experimentation. As a Data Scientist in Science & Algorithms, you will be partnering with product and engineering teams to optimize personalization algorithms used to suggest movies and TV shows to Netflix members. This is a high-impact role in which you will have direct influence on how product decisions related to recommendations are made.

For a flavor of the work that is done on the team, check out our blog post:

Responsibilities

  • Lead the design, analysis, and interpretation of experiments to improve personalization algorithms at Netflix.
  • Drive innovation by exploring new experimentation methodologies and statistical techniques that could sharpen or speed up our product decision-making processes.
  • Proactively perform data exploration to understand user behavior and identify opportunities for improving our recommendation algorithms. Present your research and insights to all levels of the company.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Statistics, Econometrics, or a related quantitative field
  • 5+ years relevant experience with a proven track record of leveraging massive amounts of data to drive product innovation
  • Deep statistical skills - ideally utilized in A/B testing
  • Experience with distributed analytic processing technologies (Hadoop, Hive, Pig, Presto, MapReduce, Spark)
  • Strong programming skills (ideally in Python or R)
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Deep product sense
  • Self-starter
  • A fan of Netflix is a strong plus

A few more things to know

  • We expect a lot. Our culture is unique and we live by our values, so it's worth learning more about [Netflix Culture](http://www.slideshare.net/reed2001/culture-1798664)
  • We are a tight and driven team with big goals, so we seek individuals who are truly passionate about their work. We also support a balanced lifestyle.

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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