Decision Science Consultant

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA
  • May 31, 2018
Full-time C++ Digital Media Forecasting Java Machine Learning MATLAB Python 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: Statistics, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Machine Learning, and Econometrics. 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 Direct-to-Consumer & International, Media Networks (e.g., ABC, ESPN), Studio Entertainment (e.g., The Walt Disney Studios, Disney Theatrical Group) and Parks, Experiences & Consumer Products

What We’re Looking For

Possess a Master’s degree in Statistics, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Machine Learning, 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):

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

Optimization (at least one topic):

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

Econometrics (two or more topics):

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

Machine learning (two or more topics):

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

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

About Walt Disney World Resort

Since opening in 1971, Walt Disney World Resort has played an important role in many childhood and family memories. Today, hundreds of millions of guests from around the globe visit this magical place to enjoy a Disney vacation. Through a combination of creativity, innovation and technology, the resort immerses guests in classic Disney tales and new kinds of family entertainment. Drawing from a rich heritage of storytelling, Walt Disney World Resort cast members bring Disney magic to life through unmatched attention to detail and superior guest service.

About The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney World Resort.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

Job ID

544044BR

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