Data Scientist - Walt Disney Studios

Burbank, CA

Job Category: Data Science Industry: Entertainment and Media Annual Salary: commensurate with experience

The Walt Disney Studios (TWDS) is seeking a Data Scientist to oversee the design, build, and testing of formulas for complex metrics/KPIs, (Lifetime Value, Cost Per Registered User, Retention Curves), machine learning methods, and analytics models to support the Disney Movies Anywhere team within the TWDS. This position will report to the Director of Analytics for TWDS. The goal of this team is to create a competitive advantage for TWDS using data.

As a trusted creator of premium entertainment experiences for the whole family, The Walt Disney Studios is committed to making it easier than ever for consumers to grow their digital movie libraries in a seamless and family-friendly experience. This exclusive cloud-based digital movie service for iOS, Android and Web experiences enables consumers to discover, purchase, manage, and watch movies from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars at home and on the go.

Position Summary:
The Data Scientist will research, design, implement and validate algorithms to analyze diverse sources of data to achieve targeted outcomes. The role will provide expertise on mathematical concepts and machine learning for the broader analytics team and inspire the adoption of advanced analytics and data science. 

Responsibilities

  • Development of prototype solutions, mathematical models, algorithms, machine learning techniques, and robust analytics to support analytic insights and visualization of complex data sets
  • Provide optimization recommendations that drive KPIs established by product, marketing, operations, PR teams, and others
  • Drive innovation by exploring new experimentation methods and statistical techniques that could sharpen or speed up our product decision-making processes
  • Develop and deploy testing hypotheses and analyze test results, providing the necessary analytical rigor to ensure data quality, consistency, repeatability, and accuracy of insights
  • Desire to participate in an “Open Source” learning environment where sharing, documenting, teaching, and collaborating with others is the culture

Basic Qualifications

  • 5 or more years relevant experience with a proven track record of leveraging analytics to drive significant business impact
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Proficiency with a statistical analysis tool such as R or SAS
  • Relational, no-SQL, and/or columnar data experience
  • Experience with SQL
  • Excellent time and project management skills, with the ability to manage detail work and communicate project status effectively to all levels
  • Proven track record in meeting aggressive deadlines
  • Ability and desire to lead projects independently from start to finish, working with internal and external teams to make decisions and maintain momentum

Preferred Qualifications

  • Machine learning experience
  • Statistical knowledge and intuition - ideally utilized in A/B testing
  • Experience with distributed databases and query languages like Hive, Spark, Scala, or Pig
  • Programming experience with a scripting language such as Python, Perl, Java, or Ruby
  • PhD or MS degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, CS, Econometrics or related field
  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Econometrics or related field
  • Ability to tell a story with data – What does the analysis tell you? What do you think the business should do next? Why do you think what is happening, is happening? Ability to influence others with the story of what you’re seeing in the data to make business recommendations

Additional Information

Please apply now through this link!
https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/burbank/data-scientist/391/3316068?cid=15738

This position is with company code 1990, an equal opportunity employer.

Job ID: 387859BR
Location: Burbank, CA
Business: Studio Entertainment
Brand: The Walt Disney Studios

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