Data Science Lead, Seller Shipping
San Jose
hace 9 horas

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About the Team and Role :

eBay’s Global Shipping & Authentication Decision Sciences team is seeking an experienced Data Scientist to provide analytics and strategic insights as well as thought leadership to help shape the seller shipping experience product roadmap.

With a passion for driving transformative changes to the customer experience and in delivering business outcomes, we mine the largest datasets in the world of e-Commerce and use analytics and data science techniques to extract impactful insights.

We achieve this by partnering closely with the product, business and engineering teams, and identify opportunities that are accretive to the product roadmaps.

The successful candidate will find him / herself surrounded by sharp professionals with diverse backgrounds, operating in a fast-paced, intellectual, and team-oriented environment.

This highly impactful role offers the unique opportunity to develop / showcase hybrid skill sets and partner with leaders across the organization. More specifically,

  • Partner with product managers, business owners and engineering team across the shipping organization to identify and highlight opportunities to enhance our shipping recommendation engine, and make it easier for sellers to list items on eBay.
  • Operate as a function manager but also as an individual contributor on problems spanning across data science, product and business analytics to influence decision-making and help shape the seller experience product roadmap.
  • Here are some interesting problem statements we are working on.

  • What is the tradeoff between speed and shipping service cost for eBay sellers? At what unit cost thresholds do sellers switch from faster to lower service in favor of costs and vice versa and how should that feed into our shipping service recommendations. >
  • Product analytics A-B testing dData science

  • As sellers list items on eBay, how to provide them with a simplified shipping experience aka product flow? >
  • Core product analytics

  • What’s the impact of shipping carrier price changes or regulations on eBay sellers? >
  • Business analytics

  • Find ways to increase the on-platform shipping label adoption of eBay sellers? >
  • Open ended problem >

    Data Science Business case

    The role, based in San Jose U.S., reports into the Director of Global Shipping & Authentication Decision Sciences and will have 1-2 reports.

    Interested? More details below :

    Job Title : Data Science Lead, Seller Shipping Experience.

    To be successful in this role you :

    Have intellectual curiosity, passion for problem-solving, and comfort with ambiguity.

    Require the minimum of a bachelor’s or higher degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Science, Business Administration or Business Analytics.

    Master’s degree is a plus.

    Have to strike a balance between

    Critical thinking and hands-on analytics and data science (SQL, R, Python, Tableau etc.)

    Being a functional leader and a product / business analyst while having a data science mindset to problem solving at scale.

    Possess strong technical skills to turn big data in Teradata and Hadoop into actionable insights. At the same time, you also have the ability to think about the big picture and connect the dots to evaluate how the insights impact eBay’s ecosystem.

    In addition to delivering insights on existing Product & Tech initiatives, you will come up with creative product growth opportunities based on insights, and build momentum through influence.

    Enthusiastically and effectively communicate with partners across the organization and regions.

    Additionally, the following background and experience is preferred :

    Proven track record of turning insights into product growth opportunities in prior roles with increasing scope and responsibilities

    Ability to present complex analyses and insights effectively in an easy to understand manner. Strong interpersonal skills including ability to present insights and recommendations persuasively.

    Good experience with both descriptive and inferential statistics ability to build basic prototype models

    Experience in a leading technology company is preferred though not essential.

    Product analytics and experience with site experimentation (A / B testing) is a plus.

    Domain expertise in shipping, supply chain or a related field is a plus.

    Finally, and must have : A passion for eBay, either existing or nascent. We are an outstanding company, and are looking for people who get excited by our fascinating marketplace and outstanding business opportunities

    Benefits :

    Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs.

    Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.

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