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Sr Data Scientist

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 948282BR Location Santa Monica, California, United States / San Francisco, California, United States Business Disney Streaming Date posted Mar. 22, 2022

Job Summary:

Data scientists at Disney are the insights and modeling partners for the content, marketing, product, and engineering teams at Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+. They use data to empower decision-makers with information, predictions, and insights that ultimately influence the experiences of millions of users worldwide. Scientists on the team build models, perform statistical analysis, and create visualizations to provide scalable, persistent capability that is iteratively improved through direct interaction with cross-functional business partners.

Responsibilities:

  • Modeling: Develop statistical models for understanding user behavior and business impact.
  • Insights and Analytics: Analyze user behavioral data to identify patterns, uncover opportunities, and create common understanding of how people are interacting with the service and content.
  • Visualization of Complex Data sets: Development of prototype solutions, mathematical models, algorithms, and robust analytics leading to actionable insights communicated clearly and visually.
  • Communication: Partner closely with business stakeholders to identify and unlock opportunities, and with other data teams to improve platform capabilities around data modeling, data visualization, experimentation and data architecture.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience on statistical model building
  • 5+ years’ experience with programming language (Python)
  • 5+ years’ experience using SQL
  • Deep understanding of statistical concepts like hypothesis testing, Bayesian decision-making, etc.
  • Hands-on experience in advanced data analysis
  • Strong communication skills, for both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Advanced degree, PhD or MS in an analytical field or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience thinking strategically to interpret market and consumer information, preferably about a subscription service.
  • Familiarity with data exploration and data visualization tools like Tableau or Looker
  • Advanced degree in an analytical field or equivalent experience

Required Education

Advanced degree, PhD or MS in an analytical field or equivalent experience

Preferred Education

Advanced degree in an analytical field or equivalent experience

About Disney Streaming:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 we call Disney Streaming.

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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