Wayfair is hiring a

Senior Data Science Manager

Boston, United States
Full-Time

Introduction to the team:  

The Data Science group at Wayfair solves some of the most analytically challenging problems facing a rapidly growing Internet leader with millions of customers and complex business operations.   The mission of the Data Science team is to unlock deep learning from data in order to help guide the business – everything from tactical optimizations to broad level strategic direction that is grounded in data evidence and heavy analytical rigor. This requires a multidisciplinary blend of statistics, technology, and business strategy, all applied in tandem to discover key insights that lie hidden in our data sets.    

This particular role will focus on deep diving into a broad variety of exploratory initiatives around customer targeting. It will require a substantial amount of investigatory analysis to scope out new projects, as well as developing the strategy and algorithmic frameworks behind executing on these projects. It will involve wrangling large amounts of data to figure out creative ways to take our customer targeting capabilities to the next level. 

Responsibilities include:  

  • Serving as a consultative partner to the marketing team to understand needs and conduct analyses that will help determine targeting strategy
  • Wrangling data from multiple sources including sales, customer, and clickstream databases to create integrated views that can be used to influence business decisions
  • Working with large, complex databases
  • Understanding and applying data mining techniques to generate deep insight and discover effective solutions to challenging problems
  • Delivering presentations to high level business stakeholders that tell cohesive, logical stories using data

Qualifications:  

  • BA/BS/MS/or PhD, with strong academic record, ideally in Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Operations Research, Statistics or other quantitative field
  • 5-10 years of experience in a corporate, start-up, or research environment
  • Experience with Python, SQL, etc. (advanced programming languages)
  • Intense intellectual curiosity – strong desire to always be learning
  • Analytical, creative, and innovative approach to solving difficult problems

About Wayfair:

Wayfair Inc. offers an extensive selection of home furnishings and décor across all styles and price points. The Wayfair family of brands includes:

  • com, an online destination for all things home
  • Joss & Main, where beautiful furniture and finds meet irresistible savings
  • AllModern, a go-to online source for modern design
  • DwellStudio, a design house for fashion-forward modern furnishings
  • Birch Lane, a collection of classic furnishings and timeless home décor


Wayfair generated $2.25 billion in net revenues for full year 2015. The company employed 3,809 people as of December 31, 2015 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe.  The company has previously been named one of America’s Most Promising Companies by Forbes Magazine and selected by the Boston Business Journal and Glassdoor.com as a Top Company to Work For and Top Company for Well Balanced Life.

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