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Director, Data Science - Disney+ Content

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 631669BR Location Glendale, California, United States Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted Jul. 30, 2019

Job Summary:

The Director, Data Science - Disney+ Content will lead a team of data scientists that use statistical modeling and machine learning to identify patterns in content consumption that help us ascribe value to types of content and project demand for future content. They will be focused on creating models that help us link the value of content on the platform to subscriber acquisition and retention and predict how to optimize the content toward these ends in the future.

Data Scientists in the Disney+ Content Value team are the insights and modeling partner for the Disney+ studio content and programming teams. They focus on informing content decisions for Disney+ through data modeling, analysis, and actionable insight generation.

Disney+ is a highly collaborative environment and the Director will be responsible for building strong partnerships within the Data team and cross-functionally with stakeholders across programming, marketing, content, and operations. They will partner with other leaders in the Data team to ensure knowledge sharing, transparency and help in setting data standards and cross-functional communication.

Responsibilities:

  • Leadership: Lead a team of data scientists focused on discovering causal inferences through modeling and experimentation with a focus on defining and moving business KPIs.
  • Modeling: Leverage statistical and machine learning modeling techniques to measure, project, and ascribe value to content on the platform as it contributes to user subscriptions
  • Forecasting, and Opportunity Sizing: Both to set goals and help evaluate potential opportunities, this data scientist will be tasked with creating models that ascribe value to content and can inform content development decisions.
  • Experimentation: Develop test plans, define success metrics, and ensure accurate results methodologically, technically, and statistically.
  • Deep-Dive Analysis: Analyze user behavioral data to identify patterns, uncover opportunities, and create common understanding of how people are interacting with the platform and content.
  • Partnership: Partner closely with business stakeholders to identify and unlock opportunities, and with other data teams to improve platform capabilities around data modeling, testing platforms, data visualization, and data architecture.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of analytical experience
  • 6+ years’ work experience using SQL
  • 5+ years Python/R or other statistical programming language
  • 3+ years of people management experience
  • Experience with advanced data modeling and predictive analytics
  • Familiarity with data exploration and data visualization tools like Tableau, Looker, Chartio, etc.
  • Understanding of statistics concepts (e.g., hypothesis testing, regression analysis)
  • Ability to think strategically, analyze and interpret market and consumer information
  • Strong communication skills, as well as written and verbal presentation skills
  • Advanced degree in an analytical field or equivalent experience

Required Education

  • Master’s degree in a quantitative or computational field (i.e., Math, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics or an emphasis in quantitative methods or business analytics etc.) ideally with a background in testing and modeling.

About Disney Streaming Services:

Disney Streaming Services is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service; the upcoming Disney subscription video service; and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. Our core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location. We serve consumers by bringing the world’s most beloved characters, timeless stories, legendary athletes, and epic sporting events to global audiences through best-in-class direct-to-consumer video services. We strive daily to imaginatively challenge convention with innovative technology that gives consumers the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Streaming Services LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Streaming Services.

Disney Streaming Services LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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