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Sr. Data Scientist

| Chicago

The Opportunity

Vivid Seats is the largest independent online ticket marketplace, sending 40,000 fans to live events every day. Working at Vivid Seats puts you front and center at the opportunity to scale our best in class platform that allows our fans to sit closer and see more.

At Vivid Seats, you will have the opportunity to work with flexibility and the speed of a startup while operating at a massive, profitable scale. We keep our teams lean, giving every single employee direct accountability in creating a positive ticket buying experience. We are relentless and move quickly to release new features and content to the site and mobile app daily. Your ideas are heard and implemented, your hard work rewarded. Being a part of our team means that have the ability to drive impact and own the innovation that allows us to connect our tens and millions of unique monthly users to the memorable experiences that live events create.

As a Senior Data Scientist, you will have a direct and measurable impact on growth and profitability by developing, improving, and testing algorithms to drive customer acquisition and retention. You'll be a vital member of the Data Science team, creating analytical models that deliver value to Vivid Seats' customers. 

You'll explore diverse sets of user-generated data and will use sound scientific principles to create precise, high-performing and reliable models that will be used to predict popular events and recommend events customers will love.

As an advocate of analytical, data-driven decision making, you'll work cross-functionally to distill and present complex learnings across the company.

To be successful, you'll need

  • A proven career in data analytics or data science
  • Experience developing insights from large datasets using various analytical methods such as predictive learning, regression methods, clustering, statistical forecasting, etc.
  • In-depth understanding of statistics and experiment design - control vs. variations, multivariate experiments, etc.
  • To collect, organize, and analyze large amounts of data from a variety of sources using clear, well-documented, and understandable methodology
  • Experience building, deploying, testing, and tuning models using open/cloud-based tooling (e.g. R, python, Jupyter, KNIME, RapidMiner, TensorFlow, SageMaker, etc.)
  • To understand the drivers of our business, and to be able to explain your approach, test plans, and learnings to a wide variety of both technical and non-technical stakeholders

What We Offer
We are passionate about creating memorable experiences for our fans and the best in class experience for our employees. Vivid Seats offers competitive compensation levels, individual and team-based bonus opportunities, generous benefits package and Flex PTO policy plus a variety of workplace perks. The most exciting one: We offer our employees $100 worth of credits each month to spend on Vivid Seats tickets along with promotional discounts. At the heart of it, we are all fans of great live events. We want to help you get there more often.
Location
111 N Canal Suite #800
Chicago, IL 60606 
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • JSPFrameworks
    • DockerFrameworks
    • KubernetesFrameworks
    • AWSFrameworks
    • AuroraFrameworks
    • SpringbootFrameworks
    • Elasticsearch Frameworks
    • RedshiftFrameworks
    • PandasFrameworks
    • JuliaFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • Constant ContactEmail
    • MailChimpEmail

Location

Located in the Loop near major transportation lines including Ogilvie and Union stations, as well as the Brown, Purple, Green, and Blue CTA lines
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What are Vivid Seats Perks + Benefits

Vivid Seats Benefits Overview

We make it easier for you to give it your all. While you are transforming the live event industry, we will take care of you and people who matter to you.
We've got you cover with a variety of Health, Dental and Vision packages to help fit your needs; 100% Employer Paid Life Insurance, AD&D and EAP; STD and LTD.
One of the most competitive 401 (k) programs on the market.
Continuing education opportunities and rewarding performance incentives
PTO, Maternity and Paternity policies that afford you the flexibility to take planned time off as needed.
In-office happy hours, holiday and summer events, company-sponsored sports leagues, catered lunches.
Stocked kitchen with healthy snacks!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Committed to partner with organizations and causes that are important to our employees and our communities.
Partners with Nonprofits
Corporate Social Responsibility is important to us - we have a team dedicated to leading these efforts both in a local and national scope.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Vivid Cares, Vivid Cleats, the FUN Committee are just a few examples of how we partner to execute initiatives that are important to our employees!
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Employees trained on best practices supporting data-driven decisions - starting with recruiting and hiring.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include Sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

We offer discounts on tickets to attend your favorite events along with great health insurance plans with healthy employer subsidies, and pre-tax commuter benefits. . We host catered lunches and regular happy hours to recognize birthdays and celebrate successes. Our corporate office provides a fully paid in-building gym membership for your morning yoga or lunchtime run. For those with strong balance skills, we also have treadmill and bike desks!

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