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Applied Researcher - Experimentation

Netflix, Los Gatos, California

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Netflix maintains a relentless focus on experimentation to continually improve our product. We are seeking a talented applied researcher to improve our experimentation methods to enable faster and better decisions. As part of our Science & Algorithms team, you will drive Netflix A/B testing culture and accelerate product innovation for over 100 million members worldwide.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and evaluate statistical methods to improve our experimentation practice. Develop best practices for conducting and interpreting experiments. A sample of our on-going projects: evaluate multiple hypothesis correction techniques, evolve our stratified sampling assignment to reduce variance (paper), develop a framework for evaluating metrics, explore sequential testing techniques.
  • Partner with our experimentation platform team to drive the implementation of methodological improvements.

Qualifications:

  • Phd degree in Statistics, Econometrics or related field
  • 5+ years relevant industry experience driving experimentation methods at scale.
  • Deep understanding of statistics applied to AB testing
  • Experience with distributed analytic processing technologies (Hadoop, Hive, Pig, Presto, MapReduce, Spark)  & strong programming skills (ideally in Python or R)
  • Self-starter

A few more things to know:

  • Our culture is unique and we live by our values, so it's worth learning more about Netflix Culture
  • We are a tight and driven team with big goals, so we seek individuals who are truly passionate about their work.

About Netflix

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