Senior Data Scientist – Local Intelligence

Chicago, IL, US

Job Description / Skills Required

Requisition ID: R11867
Are you passionate about solving interesting and challenging big data problems? Do you have expertise and interest in leading teams to solve interesting business problems using large-scale analytics and algorithms? If yes, you could be a great fit for this role with the Data Science team at Groupon. The Data Science team works on a variety of exciting analytics and modeling projects that have a direct impact on Groupon’s business.

Responsibilities:

Provide thought leadership on challenging data science problems that aim to make Groupon's marketplace more efficient. Example challenges include: Designing and solving an optimization problem that identifies which merchants to add to the platform, optimizing prices to address financial and other strategic objectives, predicting merchant performance, developing ensemble models, etc.

Flood the room with elegant data science solutions to business problems and best practices in machine learning.

Work closely with product and engineering teams to form good hypotheses on how to improve the business. Design, execute and measure experiments to test these hypotheses. Productionalize solutions that show lift.

Interpret and communicate insights and findings from analyses and experiments to product, service, and business managers.

Requirements:

PhD degree in statistics, applied mathematics or related quantitative field.

4+ years of experience as a data scientist or a related role.

Experience with widely used machine learning algorithms like linear and logistic regression, decision trees, SVM, KNN, k-means, random forest, dimensionality reduction, etc.

Proven ability to architect elegant solutions that solve problems holistically. Deep understanding of the pros and cons of alternative algorithms in terms of the assumptions made, execution requirements, etc.

Experience defining and analyzing multivariate tests

Expert in R with experience in machine learning related packages

Expert in SQL with experience in data warehouse technologies like Teradata

Experience with big data technologies like Spark and Hive is a plus

Groupon provides a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime. We’re enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events. At the same time, we are providing advertising options and tools that merchants can use to grow and manage their businesses. Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward. Community matters to us on an internal, local and global scale—it’s fundamental to our company’s growth and to the well-being of the world at large. We also value self-awareness, candor, lunch and WiFi. If we match with you, please apply to join us.