Data Scientist, Quantitative Research

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Company Description

Wish is a mobile e-commerce platform that flips traditional shopping on its head. We connect hundreds of millions of people with the widest selection of delightful, surprising, and—most importantly—affordable products delivered directly to their doors. Each day on Wish, millions of customers in more than 160 countries around the world discover new products. For our over 1 million merchant partners, anyone with a good idea and a mobile phone can instantly tap into a global market.

We're fueled by creating unique products and experiences that give people access to a new type of commerce, where all are welcome. If you’ve been searching for a supportive environment to chase your curiosity and use data to investigate the questions that matter most to you, this is the place.

Job Description

The Buyer Risk team at Wish has an opportunity for experienced Data Scientists in Quantitative Research in San Francisco. The role entails driving analytics insights and enabling senior leadership to make effective, analytically driven decisions, in particular areas of fraud risk and financial efficiency. The ideal candidate should be passionate about Wish and e-commerce, has a strong analytical and consultative mindset, deep understanding of databases and data visualization, the ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment delivering against tight deadlines, and a passion for scaling operations through automation.
What you'll be doing:

  • Conduct insightful analysis using internal and external data (e.g. revenue, customer, merchant) to gain insights that will drive tactical and strategical business decisions.
  • Proactively watch for signs of trouble, articulate with data, and make hot fixes before long term solutions can be delivered
  • Conceptualize and build centralized tools (including pipelines) that can extract data/insights for daily business management in an automated manner.
  • Develop dashboards and visualizations for the business stakeholders and maintain the integrity of the reports. 
  • Streamline and automate dashboards / reporting / pipelines
  • Process a large amount of data and do deep dives to understand certain trends/patterns, carry out correlation analysis to identify causes and relatedness.
  • Conduct deep dive for root cause analysis and causal inference
  • Own foundation work that enables others and other teams
  • Own the end to end data -> insights -> actions -> feedback closed loop
  • Work effectively with cross-functional teams globally, assimilating requirements, driving results in the form of data insights and being liaison between engineers and business partners.
  • Own backtesting and experiments for fraud rules and models

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Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Statistics, or a quantitative field. PhD preferred.
  • 1+ years of work experience in finance/business/risk data analysis.
  • Proficiency in SQL or other query languages, deep experience and strengths to develop complex queries.
  • Development experience in at least one scripting language (R, Python, PHP, Perl, etc.).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to transform data into business insights and actionable recommendations. 
  • Experience working with large data sets that are structured and partially structured.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 1+ years of work experience in machine learning 
  • 1+ years years with big data systems, such as Spark, Hadoop 

Additional Information

Wish values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. We do not discriminate based on any legally-protected class or characteristic. Employment decisions are made based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please let your recruiter know. For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Individuals applying for positions at Wish, including California residents, can see our privacy policy here.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • HiveDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

Our San Francisco office is located in the Citigroup Center with direct access to BART and surrounded by amazing restaurants and coffee shops.

An Insider's view of Wish

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We do a lot of cross-functional work with other teams to create promotions, campaigns, articles, social media content, videos, and more. We also provide regional insights to stakeholders and exchange ideas to help grow each market. I love looking back and seeing how much my role has evolved since I started working at Wish!

Tania

Localization Manager, Spanish

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My goal coming out of university was to learn how to scale the infrastructure of a growing company. Larger tech companies have mostly solved these scalability problems and Wish gave me the opportunity to solve tough problems hands on. Wish is now handling 100x the traffic since I joined and I'm still learning new things everyday.

Vitaliy

Manager, Software Engineering

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

My role as a Brand Protection specialist at Wish revolves around reviewing and actioning on merchants that infringe on our Intellectual Property policy. My work will hopefully create a fair and trustworthy platform for both our users and merchants.

Miguel

Brand Protection Specialist

What are Wish Perks + Benefits

Wish Benefits Overview

Here at Wish, one of our top priorities is to maintain the health and well-being of our employees and their families. To achieve this goal, Wish covers 100% of insurance premiums for full-time employees and their dependents. And that's not all! In addition to our amazing benefits, we proudly offer many perks like fitness reimbursement, flexible work hours, generous paid time off, Wish cash, an ESPP program and many more...

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Wish proudly partners with Black Girls Code, University of Waterloo WiCS and Women Who Code through volunteering and hosting events.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Coming soon!
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Our Wish Employee Resource Groups, or WERGs as we call them, are employee-led organizations that help build awareness, educate and drive inclusivity.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wish covers 100% of medical, dental & vision monthly premium costs for employees and their dependents.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Wish offers a fitness allowance.
Mental Health Benefits
Employee Assistance Plan - Up to 5 in-person visits with a trained professional, per issue. Additional online benefits include legal, financial, childcare, and parental leave resources.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Breakfast pastries.
Fitness Subsidies
Wish offers a fitness allowance.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
New! All full time employees are eligible to receive a monthly work from home stipend.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Wish offers "Wish for Leaders" management training program as well as other Learning & Development workshops.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Wish offers up to $500 per year for job related professional development activities.
Customized development tracks
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