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Warby Parker // boutique-quality eyewear retailer
 
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Thursday, August 08, 2019
 
   
 
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Warby Parker is on the lookout for a Senior Data Scientist who will help Warby Parker use data more efficiently to work more effectively. To make this possible, our Data Science team works closely with all departments across the company: Customer Experience, Supply Chain, Strategy, Product Strategy, Technology, Applied Research, Brand, Real Estate, Marketing, Digital Product, Retail, & more.

As a member of our team, youll see that our work can take many forms. At times, we're producing polished decks to be presented to the co-CEOs. Others, we're building simulation tools that output interactive maps or spreadsheets to be crunched by our Analysts. Sometimes we're even constructing predictive models built into a microservice to be used by systems throughout the company. We also help develop useful frameworks for thinking about risk & uncertainty, giving stakeholders more confidence when making multimillion-dollar decisions.

In this role, you'll use a wide variety of mathematical & technical tools, including mixed-integer programming, statistical modeling, & machine learning. We also help run research studies & experiments. These methods have allowed our team to validate new products, like the Prescription Check app.

Over the years, our team's efforts have been featured in Inc. & have helped earn Warby Parker a Webby award. (The latter was for Virtual Try-On, a feature in our an e-commerce iOS app.) At the end of the day, when we help our company succeed we're also supporting our incredible Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program. Good work leads to good outcomes.

Our team is geographically distributed with a quorum in our New York City headquarters, complete with a beautiful, quiet library space & bountiful snacks. Our company benefits include trans-inclusive healthcare, parental leave for birth & non-birth parents, & a slew of other perks (like free glasses, of course!). If all of this sounds right up your alley, read on!

What youll do:

  • Ask thoughtful questions & listen carefully to get to know your stakeholders vocabulary, problems, goals, & constraints
  • Partner with our Product Manager to scope out & prototype potential solutions to make sure your output will be useful for stakeholders and/or customers
  • Select & apply appropriate mathematical tools, then write the code to implement your solution
  • Regularly present your progress to stakeholders & iterate it based on their feedback
  • Present final results to stakeholders, executives, & the broader company as needed
  • Deploy final code to production (for applicable projects)
  • Give helpful feedback on teammates designs, plans, & code
  • Learn from & teach colleagues on the Data Science team, while also supporting Analysts on teams throughout the company

Who you are:

  • Backed by 3+ years of experience in related stakeholder- or customer-focused data science work
  • Able to exercise independent judgment on all aspects of project execution while also soliciting regular input from colleagues & stakeholders
  • A kind, empathetic communicator (in writing & in person) with excellent listening skills
  • Someone who works proactively & effectively with people of various skill sets
  • Equipped with a good numerical sense & able to think probabilistically
  • Able to write clean, organized queries in SQL & code, in either R or Python
  • Comfortable working with the tools of modern software engineering, such as working at the command line, using version control, & writing tests
  • Not on the Office of Inspector Generals List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE)

Extra creditdefinitely not required, but if you have these skills we can put them to good use!

  • A good understanding of visualizing datayou know how to do it & how your work will likely be understood by non-experts
  • A background in teaching, mentoring, tutoring, or lecturing
  • Experience deploying & maintaining production code
  • Experience designing, running, or analyzing research studies

About us:

Warby Parker was founded with a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. By circumventing traditional channels & designing our frames in-house, were able to offer top-quality glasses & sunglasses (plus an uncommonly delightful shopping experience) at a fraction of the traditional going price.
 
 
 
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