Data Scientist - Performance Marketing at Groupon
Chicago, IL, US / Seattle, WA, US

Groupon is the leader in mobile e-commerce and we are looking for a Senior Data Scientist to further accelerate our growth and success in marketing.  We are looking for a professional who will own Groupon’s marketing efforts to drive conversion, engagement, and consumer value.


The Data Scientist is responsible for understanding customer behavior and translate that to actionable insights that can impact revenue and user experience. The role not only requires background in math, analytics and programming, but also a passion for business, a desire to go into uncharted territory with bold new ideas, and a willingness to go the last mile on execution!


What you will be doing:

  • Build bidding models and decision engines using state of the art machine learning techniques. 

  • Design and analysis of experiments

  • Interact with product and marketing teams to identify questions and issues for data analysis and experiments.

  • Design and code software programs, algorithms and automated processes to cleanse, integrate and evaluate large datasets from multiple disparate sources.

  • Identify meaningful insights from large data and metadata sources; interprets and communicate insights and findings from analysis and experiments to product, service, business managers and customer service operations lead.

We are excited if you have the following:

  • Strong analytical background, at least an MS degree in computer science, statistics or related quantitative field, with an emphasis on predictive analytics, data mining, statistics, machine learning, algorithms or similar field.

  • Understanding of applied math topics such as probability and statistics, linear algebra, basic optimization techniques, etc.

  • 3+ years of experience in analytics, business analytics or quantitative analytics role.

  • Rigorous analytical and quantitative skills

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

  • 3+ years work experience as a data scientist or a related role

  • NLP  and reinforcement learning are a plus

  • Hands on experience with predictive analytics tools and machine learning techniques/algorithms

  • Hands on experience with predictive analytics tools and machine learning techniques/algorithms

  • Hands on experience with R, sklearn, Teradata, Hadoop, AWS (sage maker), Scala, Spark

  • Experience defining and analyzing multivariate tests

  • A successful history of translating business objectives and problems into analytic problems, and analytic solutions into actionable business solution


Groupon's purpose is to build strong communities through thriving small businesses.  To learn more about the world's largest local ecommerce marketplace,  click here for the latest Groupon news. Plus, be sure to  check out the values  that shape our culture, guide our strategy and make our company a great place to work. And just don't take our word for it.  Hear from real Groupon team members  and learn more about our  inclusive employee groups. If all of this sounds like something that's a great fit for you, then click apply and let's see where this takes us. 


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