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Groupon, Inc

Data Scientist - Optimize

Groupon, Inc - Chicago, IL

Groupon is based in Chicago and operates in major regions globally. We are a local e-commerce marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy in their neighborhoods. We're enabling real-time commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products and live events. At the same time, we provide merchants with the resources and tools to grow and manage their businesses. Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward.

At Groupon, data drives our decisions. Just about every change that we make to Groupon is an A/B Test (aka, experiment). We collect large amounts of data about how our customers interact with our software, giving us the feedback we need to confidently move forward or carefully refine our approach. As an organization we strive to run more experiments faster, which requires statistical rigor and accurate analysis. While our automated A/B testing systems give us a baseline understanding of how features perform, we need creative and curious data scientists who know what it takes to design controlled experiments for a wide range of hypotheses, and who are well versed in statistics.

As a Data Scientist, you will join a team of data scientists and software engineers to guide features across web and mobile platforms by researching novel statistical approaches to experiment analysis, and prototyping them in our context. In addition, you will translate statistical concepts to Product Managers, and others who are not experts in stats, helping them help themselves. Finally, You must relish generating and testing hypotheses against the data, have strong critical opinions about next actions and crisply communicate your findings to your team. You will enjoy being the statistics and analytics expert your team can count on and seeing your work rapidly feed back into the evolution of the product.

The ideal candidate will:

Show an ability to research varied approaches in math and statistics

Exhibit curiosity to uncover meaningful insights not specifically directed by others

Synthesize raw data into recommendations on how the product should evolve

Quantify the potential value of new product hypotheses

Design and support large-scale multivariate tests to prove out new ideas

Work with product management and engineering to develop KPIs for new features and instrumentation to quantify the adoption of new product initiatives

Perform deep-dive analyses to identify root causes of product or operational issues


Experience with statistics

Bachelor's degree in Finance, Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Economics or similar; graduate degree a plus

Web/mobile product analytics experience working closely with product and engineering (3 years a plus)

Experience with A/B Experimentation is a huge plus

Proficiency with SQL and at least one scripting language

Proficiency in R, Python, Matlab or other statistical modeling package

Ability to structure problems and use quantitative/qualitative skills to deliver simple, logical recommendations

Experience with data visualization and presentation

Experience with Hadoop or other Map/Reduce frameworks is a plus


23 days 19 hours ago

Groupon, Inc


Data Scientist - Optimize Groupon, Inc - Chicago, IL, United States


Location: Chicago, IL

Company Profile:
Groupon's mission is to become the world's commerce operating system. By connecting buyers and sellers through price and discovery, we have the opportunity to become one of the world's essential companies, a daily habit for our customers and merchant partners.