Nordstrom Trunk Club
Chicago, IL

Data Science Intern at Nordstrom Trunk Club

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Working for Trunk Club

When you join Trunk Club, you join the Nordstrom family. Our fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment is paired with the strong history and experience of a retail legacy. We have access to some of the greatest minds in retail and technology and are constantly creating innovative strategies to develop the ultimate apparel solutions. We welcome your adaptability, your curiosity, and your passion to contribute to our unparalleled shopping experience!

Who We Are

At Trunk Club, we develop machine learning algorithms that enable the business to make data-driven decisions, from whom marketing targets for re-engagement credits, to which merchandise to recommend for a given customer. Our stack provides data scientists the capability to easily turn an algorithm into an API, and run follow-up A/B tests using a range of multivariate models at your disposal. Every team relies not only on the insights collected, but more importantly in the clever ways that we present it at every step in our experience.

Data Science helps drive Trunk Club. Every member plays a critical role in influencing the company on the best ways to grow and change. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with every team and gain exposure to deploying machine learning algorithms in a high-tech environment.

What You'll Do
  • Over the course of this 10-week summer internship you will be assigned a core project, working alongside experienced data scientists to leverage advanced machine learning techniques to immediately impact our business.
  • Work hands-on on an analytical project from conception to deployment, leveraging Machine Learning and AWS tools.
  • Gain insight on industry-valued practical machine learning methods, building Machine Learning models that power our apps and inventory classification. Our preferred languages are Python and R.
  • Research and develop predictive algorithms using various supervised and unsupervised statistical concepts, such as time series, multivariate methods, GLM, and Bayesian inference.
  • Work with technology partners to test and implement solutions.
  • Communicate and present algorithm solutions and outcomes with other teams through data visualization.
What Your Background May Look Like
  • Proficiency with Python, R, Jupyter, and Spark is preferred.
  • Completed at least 15 credit hours of graduate coursework
Who You Are
  • A self-starter. You love what you do and are motivated to find the next improvement opportunity.
  • A learner. You have an insatiable thirst for knowledge and greater understanding, particularly as it relates to business insights.
  • A collaborator. You thrive in a team environment and enjoy communicating with technical and non-technical users alike.
  • A multitasker. You are organized and can effectively balance changing priorities.
How We Work
  • With others. We collaborate cross-functionally to solve problems and deliver the best products for our customers.
  • With agility. We don’t believe in following a process for process’s sake. We ship frequently and focus on delivering incremental value.
  • With open minds. We are committed to building a diverse team of people with unique perspectives. This encourages a healthy and inclusive environment that builds a more sustainable, successful company.
  • With pride. We value our people most of all. We invest in ourselves by applying our own strengths and interests to company needs.
A Few of Our Perks
  • Lunch-and learns
  • Tech all-hands every other Friday
  • Hack days
  • Team outings
  • Flexible work environment with casual dress code
  • Merchandise discounts at Nordstrom Rack, Nordstrom, HauteLook, and Trunk Club

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Where we are

Located in the popular River North neighborhood in Chicago, our headquarter offices are easily accessible to public transportation.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • SwiftLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Sinatra, Sidekiq, ES6Frameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

What are Nordstrom Trunk Club Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

On-site coffee bar with barista and snacks • Full bar • Rooftop with city views • Did we mention merchandise discounts?

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