Data Scientist houzz
We are looking for a passionate data junky who loves finding needles in haystacks of logs and data warehouses. Houzz has a user base of 16 million (and growing) monthly users, over 300K registered home improvement professionals, and the world?s largest knowledge base of home design preferences and remodeling activity. We are looking for someone to sift through the piles of data to understand key factors in the health of the business and in the performance of new product initiatives and to find compelling stories to be shared with the greater Houzz community.
Define key success metrics of the business that track the engagement / growth of the user base
Analyze and report performance of current and new product initiatives with appropriate statistical techniques
Find interesting trends in user preferences and work with editorial teams to produce stories for Houzz
Develop best practices for experimental design
Work with data infrastructure / back-end peers to define the data collection needs for future data science work
Desired Skills & Experience:
MS or PhD in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or another quantitative discipline
Experience with Web Analytics
Experience writing complex SQL queries in a data warehouse environment
Experience with statistical environments such as R or Matlab
Experience with scripting languages such as Python, Ruby or PHP
Experience with distributed frameworks such as Map Reduce, Pig, or Hive preferred
Desire to explore data in an unstructured environment and discover meaningful trends
Creative, curious and fascinated by data and the lifestyle trends they reveal
||310 University Avenue |
Palo Alto, CA 94301
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
20 - 50M RaisedInvestors: Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
, Sequoia Capital All Jobs: at houzz
|Headquarters:||310 University Avenue|
Palo Alto, CA 94301
|Company Profile:||Join Houzz and help revolutionize the 300B home improvement industry with a combination of mobile, local, social and visual technologies.
We've built a community of more than 16 million design-obsessed unique monthly users and over 300K registered local home improvement professionals. In addition to the core site, our mobile apps include the highest-rated lifestyle iPad app in the Apple AppStore, with over 15 million downloads and an average of five stars from over 100K reviewers. Our software development stack includes Redis, Solr, MySQL, jQuery, a custom ad server, targeting and recommendation engines, and image serving and processing at a very large scale.
We are backed by some of the top venture capital firms in the world, including Sequoia Capital, NEA, GGV and KPCB, and are generating revenue by delivering products that address the needs of homeowners, local professionals and global brands.
We have an entrepreneurial culture, a warm work environment, and a close-knit family that loves to celebrate birthdays and team accomplishments. We offer a competitive salary, generous equity, full benefits and the best team of nice and smart people that you've ever worked with.|
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