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Data Scientist

Santa Monica, CA | Business Analytics

Job Description

Edmunds.com is looking for a talented Data Scientist to join our machine learning team.  You’ll participate in enterprise-critical projects like developing recommendation systems, user segmentation, product testing and optimization, improved website navigation, and many more.  If you want a visible, high-impact role bringing together car manufacturers, dealers, and consumers, this career is for you.

Our ideal candidate will want to advance strategic objectives through data exploration and modeling.  You will uncover practical insights and efficiencies, driven by hypotheses, lean processes, and agile collaboration.  You will have experience building various types of models from the ground up, including experience in processing and preparing data. In short, you have a passion for leveraging data to solve real problems with the goal of delivering high quality, scalable products and solutions.

What You'll Do:

  • Utilize cutting edge predictive analytics modeling and data mining to improve user experience and / or user response rates
  • Provide creativity and thought leadership in leveraging large data sets to solve some of our most pressing problems
  • Participate in designing and implementing new or improved customer-centric website features

What You Need:

  • An extensive background in machine learning and data mining techniques
  • MS or PhD in Statistics, Applied Math, Computer Science, Machine Learning, or related field; or a BS with experience
  • Expertise in R, SAS or another scientific computing language
  • Desire to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment
  • Highly desirable: proficiency in Python, Ruby, or other scripting languages
  • Preferred, but not required: proficiency in Java or other structured programming languages

Working at Edmunds:

At Edmunds.com we’re driven to make car buying easier.  As one of the most trusted review sites on the Internet, almost 18 million visitors use our research, shopping and buying tools every month to make an easy and informed decision on their next car.  How do we do it, you ask?  The key ingredients are our enthusiastic employees, progressive company culture and cutting edge technology.

A few of the perks:

  • ​Results Only Work Environment (ROWE) - work whenever you want from wherever you want, as long as the work gets done
  • Competitive pay + fantastic benefits including 14 paid company holidays (how many of your friends get to celebrate Earth Day as a paid day off?)
  • Flexible Time Away From Work - take what you need; as long as your work gets done, you can take any reasonable amount of time off - with pay, of course

Employees think it's a pretty great place to work and some pretty impressive publications think it is too: we've been recognized as one of the best places to work by the LA Business Journal (for the last 4 years!), Wall Street Journal, Business Week Magazine and Architectural Record.  If you’re interested in learning more and joining our mission, we'd love to hear from you!

 

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