Data Scientist

| Chicago

 

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 building machine learning models which empowers supply intelligence, pricing intelligence and recommendation system. We need an analytics and modeling 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

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

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

  • Quantify the value of existing product improvements or the potential value of new product hypotheses.

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

  • Create product scorecards for teams and managers to track product performance, business 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

 

Qualifications:

  • BS or graduate degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics or similar quantitative field, with an emphasis on predictive analytics, data mining, statistics, machine learning, algorithms, etc.

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

  • Ability to translate business objectives and problems into analytical problems, and use quantitative/qualitative skills to deliver simple, logical and actionable solutions.

  • Experience with data visualization (such as Tableau) and presentation

  • Advanced proficiency in R, Python, and Excel

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

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

  • Ability to build predictive modeling such as time series, k-nearest neighbors, random forests, ensemble methods

  • Understanding of applied math topics, such as probability and statistics, linear algebra, basic optimization techniques, etc.

  • 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 machine learning platforms

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.

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Location

Our headquarters is nestled alongside the Chicago River in the bustling River North neighborhood, close to both blue and brown line CTA trains.

An Insider's view of Groupon

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Groupon provides an environment where I can strive for maximum work-life effectiveness, room for growth, and there is always something new to do. I enjoy spending lots of time at work because I love what I do; the hours are not burdensome, Groupon fits me. I define success in my own terms & Groupon provides us with the flexibility to be successful.

Milan

Senior Manager of Operations

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We are working on arriving at the optimal attribution models across different areas of our business. For example, the attribution of a purchase to a specific experience — a home page feature, an email, a push notification — likely has a different window of time where we can reasonably say a specific purchase is a result of a specific experience.

Kristi

Data Scientist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Here at Groupon, what you do matters. I got my start at Groupon as an intern and have had the opportunity in the past (almost) 5 years to build out a global volunteer program that has engaged over 5,000 employees in over 63,000 hours of service supporting the work of close to 650 nonprofit organizations.

Alicia

Program Manager, Employee & Community Engagement

What projects are you most excited about?

Recently, we committed to having 100% of our job descriptions reviewed for gender balance by the end of 2018. Also for 2018, work will continue with our Employee Resource Groups, who play a pivotal part in the attraction and selection of diverse top talent, and themselves can be developed and promoted into company leaders.

Carlos

Head of Diversity Recruitment

What are Groupon Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Recreational Clubs

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fitness benefits. Free office shuttles. Paid parental and family leave. Comprehensive sales training program. Sense of joy. Onsite cafes. Unlimited Routine Time Off (RTO). Flexible spending accounts. Life & AD&D insurance. 401(k). Disability coverage.

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