Data Science Associate

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Glendale, CA, USA
  • Oct 11, 2018
Full-time Big Data Business Intelligence (BI) Data Analysis Data Mining Data Reporting Data Science Data Visualization Excel Quantitative Tableau

Job Description

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.

We’re looking for an intellectually curious, business-savvy, analytical powerhouse to join The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-To-Consumer & International (DTCI) segment as an associate data scientiston the ad sales team. In this role, you will be responsible for driving improvements across DTCI’s portfolio of offerings by using data. Working collaboratively with cross-functional teams, you will develop, drive, and oversee new strategies to ensure the growth of the business and the overall bottom line.

Responsibilities

  • Perform business intelligence analysis and data mining on large, complex data sets to understand user behavior across the portfolio
  • Help grow a multichannel advertising technology capability by leveraging internal and external datasets to expand our reach within and across platforms
  • Build predictive models and algorithms to optimize products
  • Develop new tools, statistical models, and analysis processes to improve how data is used across the organization
  • Distill and socialize insights across all levels of DTCI, as well as other segments of The Walt Disney Company to help drive decision making
  • Provide data visualization, using Tableau, advanced Excel functionality and other business intelligence tools to build data reporting dashboards
  • Through industry research, ongoing education, and practical experience, become a leading subject matter expert in digital user behavior, monetization, and engagement

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years demonstrable experience driving measurable results (monetization, engagement) with digital products across various business models
  • Innovative thinker capable of operating both in a strategic capacity (big-picture perspective, asks "why") and a hands-on/execution capacity (detail-oriented, conscientious)
  • Excellent understanding of statistics and the ability to confidently translate statistical analyses into compelling and actionable recommendations
  • Proven ability in predictive analytics and modeling
  • Strong experience with writing SQL to extract and manipulate data at the source
  • Experience with R, Python, or other statistical computing packages
  • Experience building complex visualizations (Tableau, Looker a plus)
  • Experience working with social and web analytics and publishing platforms (e.g. Facebook Insights and Audiences) a plus
  • Knowledge of Salesforce DMP, Adobe Audience Manager, Oracle BlueKai or other DMPs a plus
  • Experience with consumer behavior and insights analysis (transactional and usage)
  • Great communication and teamwork skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently

Required Education

  • B.A. or B.S. (MS, MBA, or PhD a plus) from a top institution in a quantitative field (Math/Statistics, CS, Engineering, Business, Economics, experimental science, or similar)

About Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products

The Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

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 Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products.

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, 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

600394BR

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