Data Scientist – Groupon Goods

Job Description / Skills Required

At Groupon, data drives our decisions. We are looking for a Data Scientist who will join an influential team to guide the Groupon Goods product roadmap by deriving meaningful insights from the wealth of data we have from our customers, logistics networks and suppliers. You will be testing hypotheses against the data, giving critical opinions about next actions, and communicating your findings to your team. We need an analytics expert the team can count and you will get to see your work rapidly feed back into the evolution of our products.

The ideal candidate will:

Synthesize raw data into recommendations on how products should evolve

Quantify the potential value of new product hypotheses

Design and support large-scale multivariate tests to prove out new ideas

Work with product management and engineering to develop KPIs for new features and instrumentation to quantify the adoption of new product initiatives

Create self-service “living” product scorecards for teams and managers to track impact and discover opportunities

Deep-dive analyses to identify root causes of product or operational issues

Design both the business logic and the technical specifications to extract key data elements from a data warehouse

Build machine learning algorithms to enable decision making in order to optimize customer experience/reduce cost/maximize profits or customer value


Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Economics or similar; graduate degree a plus

3-6 years of data science experience working closely with product and engineering

Ability to structure problems and use quantitative/qualitative skills to deliver simple, logical recommendations

Experience with data visualization and presentation

Advanced proficiency in Excel, Tableau (or other data visualization software), R, Matlab, Stata (or other statistical modeling package)

Proficiency with SQL, Hadoop, or other Map/Reduce (or other scripting language)

Proven ability to own data science initiatives end-to-end

Ability to use predictive modeling such as k-nearest neighbors, random forests, ensemble methods

Ability to understand and use software engineering techniques – parsing through data logs, leading instrumentation specifications and implementation, using and rewriting APIs, integrating APIs with data tools, knowledge and integration through flux

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.