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Saturday, April 03, 2010

Senior Statistician - Shopzilla (Los Angeles, CA)

Create and innovate. And have fun along the way.

Zillans, as we call ourselves, work within an atmosphere where laughter is encouraged, dress is casual, and nobody takes him or herself too seriously. But we do work hard every single day to make Shopzilla the greatest shopping search engine in the world. To that end, we strive to hire the smartest, most passionate people we can find.

We currently have the following opportunity available:

Senior Statistician

As our Senior Statistician, you will:

  • Identify and prioritize optimization opportunities in collaboration with your manager
  • Leverage state-of-the-art data systems to mine some of the most comprehensive logs of the online retail world. Utilize your skills in advanced statistics and machine learning to identify correlations, patterns, and levers that provide meaningful optimization opportunities
  • Design, implement, and validate AI systems for optimization of product recommendation and consumer experience personalization
  • Advise and support teams in design of experiments and analysis of test results
  • Deploy and test your optimization methodologies on nimble production environments; measure and report on the projected impact of your optimizations
  • Develop production-worthy solutions by leveraging engineering teams dedicated to optimization processes
  • Launch, monitor, and tune your optimization systems in order to maximize financial return and reach goals set forth by executive management
  • Leverage your experience to explore improvements to data systems, learn new optimization methodologies, and grow your responsibilities and your career
Your qualifications include:
  • 2+ years experience in an operational role
  • 2+ years experience with algorithm design
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • High energy and the capacity to manage complex, multi-team projects
  • Experience with / understanding of most of the following methodologies: clustering, association rules, logistic and linear regression, support vector machines, decision trees, random forests, boosting, bagging, neural networks, genetic programming
  • Experience with text mining, semantic parameterization, document mapping
  • Experience with ETL and manipulation of large data sets
  • Expertise in at least one of: SPSS, SAS, R, Matlab
  • Proficiency in at least one of: Perl, Python, Java, Shell Scripting
  • Advanced Degree (PhD preferred) in Statistics, Applied Math, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Operations Research
In return for your talent and dedication, you'll enjoy excellent benefits including medical, dental and vision plans; life insurance; a 401(k) plan; a flexible spending account; and generous vacation benefits -- and to top it off, we provide FREE catered lunch every day!

If you're super-smart, interested in solving challenging problems, enjoy life and care about the people you work with, then Shopzilla is a good fit for you.

About us:

Shopzilla, Inc. is one of the largest and most comprehensive online shopping networks on the web. Through its leading comparison shopping sites, bizrate.com®and Shopzilla.com®, Shopzilla helps shoppers find the best value for virtually anything they want to buy from thousands of online retailers. Based in Los Angeles, Shopzilla operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Germany. The company is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc.(NYSE:SNI), which include national lifestyle TV networks such as HGTV, The Food Network, Fine Living, The Travel Channel, and more.

Shopzilla is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please submit your resume to: jobs@shopzilla.com

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