Decision Science Consultant

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
  • Jul 07, 2017
Full-time Computer Science Data Analysis Data Collection Data Mining Data Modeling Machine Learning MATLAB R SAS Statistics

Job Description

Create innovative scientific models and data-driven decision support tools as a member of our Decision Science team. Not sure where you fit in? We hail from many disciplines, including: Operations Research, Machine Learning, Statistics, Econometrics, Industrial Engineering, and Applied Mathematics. If your expertise lies in data mining, analytical consultation and science modeling, this could be the perfect role for you.

Your Role

  • Achieve business goals and objectives - Research and develop decision science models and act as a consultant to all business units within The Walt Disney Company
  • Pursue innovation - Conduct research on analytical techniques and translate that research into usable and sustainable solutions for users
  • Put your skills to the test - Perform data collection and data mining as well as build state-of-the-art decision science algorithms, tools and systems
  • Drive value - Model and analyze revenue management and pricing related issues using various mathematical, statistical and simulation techniques
  • Tell the story - Present science results to business partners and clients
  • Support a global and enterprise-wide mission - Identify and apply best practices in the field of advanced analytics (statistics, operations research, etc.) to multiple Walt Disney Company business units including Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Disney Cruise Line, Media Networks (e.g., ABC, ESPN), Studio Entertainment (e.g., The Walt Disney Studios, Disney Theatrical Group), and Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media

What We're Looking For

  • Possess a Master's degree in Statistics, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Econometrics or related field
  • Must exhibit competence in at least one of the following four analytics/science fields (inclusive of applicable topics as noted), and in one computing topic as follows:

Statistics (two or more topics):

  • Generalized linear models
  • Nonparametric regression
  • Bayesian statistics
  • Time series (State space models, ARIMA, etc.)
  • Mixture models
  • Structural equation models

Optimization (at least one topic):

  • Mixed-integer
  • Non-linear
  • Stochastic
  • Stochastic Models and Discrete-Event Simulation
  • Decision Analysis or Multiple Criteria Decision Making

Econometrics (two or more topics):

  • Panel data
  • Limited dependent variables
  • Generalized method of moments
  • Simultaneous equations models
  • Instrumental variables

Machine learning (two or more topics):

  • CART
  • Random forests
  • Neural networks
  • Boosting
  • Support vector machines
  • Graphical models
  • Clustering
  • Reinforcement learning

Computing & programming languages (at least one):

  • Scientific computing (MATLAB, Julia, etc.)
  • Statistical (SAS, R, etc.)
  • General (Java, Python, C, C++, etc.)

How To Stand Out

  • Proven knowledge of revenue management context, including demand forecasting, resource allocation, and pricing
  • Possess a PhD in Statistics, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Machine Learning, Econometrics or related field

Who We Are

At Disney, we're storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

Additional Information

┬ęDisney is an equal opportunity employer. Drawing Creativity from Diversity.


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