Senior Data Scientist - User Interface Experimentation

  •  Netflix
  •  Los Gatos, California
  •  Feb. 7, 2017

Job Description

Netflix maintains a relentless focus on experimentation to continually improve our product. We are seeking a talented and passionate data scientist to help drive innovation for our user interfaces on mobile, web, and television devices used by over 93 million members throughout the globe. This is a high-impact position where your statistical analysis and interpretation of test results will have a direct and high impact on product decisions. Nearly all product changes are tested before productization: recent tests included improving the TV browsing experience with video previews and selecting the best artwork for videos.


    • Partner closely with product management leadership, designers, and engineers to design and analyze experiments that drive key product decisions.
    • Proactively perform data exploration on user behavior to discover future testing opportunities.
    • Research the best metrics to measure user engagement.
    • Lead the research and development of new experimentation methods and statistical techniques that could sharpen or speed up decision making.
    • Present your research and insights to all levels of the company, clearly and concisely.


    • PhD degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, Operations Research, Econometrics or related field
    • 5+ years relevant experience with a proven track record of leveraging massive amounts of data to drive product innovation
    • Strong statistical knowledge and intuition - ideally utilized in A/B testing or other experimentation setting
    • Strong SQL skills
    • Strong Programming skills in Python or R
    • Experience with distributed analytic processing technologies (Hive, Pig, Presto, Spark)
    • Data visualization skills to convey information and results clearly
    • Deep product sense
    • Ability to work independently and drive your own projects
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
    • A fan of Netflix is a strong plus

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