Data Scientist

San Francisco

Formation provides personalization for the largest enterprise businesses in the world. We work with high volume data streams to deliver tailored experiences and orchestrate physical and digital exchanges into a seamless journey. Our Data Science Team is transforming the way people engage across multiple industries.

You'll collaborate closely with engineers and share responsibility throughout the product life-cycle. You'll work in small, self-sufficient teams with a common goal: deliver excellent data science solutions anchored in a culture of quality, delivery, and innovation.

As a Data Scientist at Formation you're capable of working in an agile data science environment to generate and test hypotheses quickly. You’re also passionate about improving, optimizing, and developing new reinforcement learning (RL) strategies to enhance the value of our platform.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Apply RL and statistical analysis to complex, real-world problems through massive data sets
  • Independently design, test, and productionize RL-based experimentation to refine customer strategies
  • Collaborate with colleagues in product and customer success roles, sharing responsibility throughout the product life-cycle
  • Ability to explore an unfamiliar and large data sets with big data tools such as Hive or Spark
  • Present methodology and results to external stakeholders and Fortune 500 clients

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years experience as a Data Scientist, prior software development experience is a plus
  • Master's or Ph.D. in a relevant technical field (e.g. Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics)
  • Prior experience with RL frameworks such as TensorFlow or Vowpal Wabbit, and Spark is a plus
  • Machine learning knowledge with a focus on contextual bandits, reinforcement learning, recommender systems, knowledge of common Data Science concepts related to e-commerce (e.g. lifetime value, net incremental revenue, churn) is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with peers
  • Demonstrated skills in result-driven problem solving

ABOUT FORMATION

Formation distills complex customer data into uniquely tailored experiences; we orchestrate physical and digital exchanges into one seamless journey. Our business is building lasting, trusted relationships between people and brands—and making it look easy.

We're already reaching millions of people a day, and we're just getting started. Our founding leadership is equal parts business, design, and engineering—because we believe differing perspectives + passionate discourse achieve the greatest outcomes. We are collectively talented, but also humble. We give our whole selves. We love learning new things.

Formation is committed to inclusion and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Also, we are thrilled to be named one of the Top 50 startups by LinkedIn! Every member of our team makes Formation a special place to work and grow. Come join us and see for yourself!



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