Data Scientist

We are looking for a passionate data junky who loves finding needles in haystacks of logs and data warehouses.  Houzz has a user base of millions of monthly users, hundreds of thousands of registered home improvement professionals, and the world’s largest knowledge base of home design preferences and remodeling activity.  We are looking for someone to sift through the piles of data to understand key factors in the health of the business, in the performance of new product initiatives, and to find compelling stories to be shared with the greater Houzz community.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Define key success metrics of the business that track the engagement / growth of the user base
  • Analyze and report performance of current and new product initiatives with appropriate statistical techniques
  • Find interesting trends in user preferences and work with editorial teams to produce stories for Houzz
  • Develop best practices for experimental design
  • Work with data infrastructure / back-end peers to define the data collection needs for future data science work

Required Skills & Experience:

  • MS or PhD in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or another quantitative discipline
  • Experience with Web Analytics
  • Experience writing complex SQL queries in a data warehouse environment
  • Experience with statistical environments such as R or Matlab
  • Desire to explore data in an unstructured environment and discover meaningful trends
  • Creative, curious and fascinated by data and the lifestyle trends they reveal

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python, Ruby or PHP
  • Experience with distributed frameworks such as Map Reduce, Pig, or Hive

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