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Groupon, Inc

Senior Data Scientist - Supply Intelligence

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.

Are you passionate about solving interesting and challenging big data problems? Do you have expertise and interest in leading teams to solve interesting business problems using large-scale analytics and algorithms? If yes, you could be a great fit for this role with the Data Science team at Groupon. The Data Science team performs complex analysis over large data sets using cutting edge technology. At any given time, the team works on a portfolio of projects that have a direct impact on Groupon's business.


Provide thought leadership on challenging data science problems that aim to make Groupon's marketplace more efficient. Example challenges include: Predicting true incremental value of merchants, designing and solving an optimization problem that minimizes the supply / demand gap, optimizing prices to meet financial and other strategic objectives, developing ensemble models that collectively support complex decision making processes, etc.

Flood the room with elegant data science solutions to business problems and best practices in machine learning.

Work closely with product and engineering teams to form good hypotheses on how to improve the business. Design, execute and measure experiments to test these hypotheses. Productionalize solutions that show lift.

Interpret and communicate insights and findings from analyses and experiments to product, service, and business managers.


PhD degree in statistics, applied mathematics or related quantitative field. MS graduates with strong academic records are welcome to apply.

2 years of experience as a data scientist or a related role. (4 years for MS graduates)

Experience as a team leader is highly preferred.

Experience with widely used machine learning algorithms like linear and logistic regression, decision trees, SVM, KNN, k-means, random forest, PCA, etc. Deep understanding of the pros and cons of alternative algorithms in terms of the assumptions made and execution requirements.

Proven ability to architect elegant solutions that solve problems holistically.

Experience designing and analyzing multivariate tests

Expert in R or Python with experience in machine learning related packages

Expert in SQL with experience in data warehouse technologies like Teradata

Experience with big data technologies like Spark and Hive is a plus

First 90 days:

Get yourself familiarized with the tools and data sources that the team uses

Learn the business and understand the challenges we are trying to tackle

Identify a simple project; develop a model, push to production and kick off an experiment


5 days 13 hours ago

Groupon, Inc


Senior Data Scientist - Supply Intelligence 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.