Senior Data Scientist – A/B Testing, Local Intelligence

Job Description / Skills Required

Requisition ID: R14257
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 performs complex analysis over large data sets using cutting edge technology. At any given time, the team works on a portfolio of projects that have a direct impact on Groupon’s business.


Design, execute, measure, document and present the results of deal level A/B tests

Answer all deal level A/B test-related questions, generate insights that can be used for further testing and learning

Influence a diverse group of customers; remove resistance and be an advocate for positive change based on the findings from A/B testing

Help drive the roadmap for the deal level A/B testing platform; track all the right metrics/segments identified in collaboration with other product/business teams. Drive ongoing automation of test readouts.

Monitor A/B testing best practices and incorporate them into Groupon’s A/B testing methodology. Collaborate with other A/B testing teams to continually elevate company wide A/B testing standards.


PhD degree in statistics, applied mathematics, economics, econometrics or related quantitative field. MS graduates with strong academic records are welcome to apply.

2+ years of focused experience as a A/B testing data scientist or a related role. (4+ years for MS graduates)

Experience as a team leader is highly preferred.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrable ability to deliver compelling fact-based presentations

Expert in R or Python 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.