Rarefied talent in big data technology and analytics

Senior Data Scientist

Disney ABC Television Group

Job Description

Are you interested in changing the future of television? The media industry is undergoing rapid change, and Disney-ABC Television is building new data & analytics capabilities that will enable us to complete in this dynamic new marketplace. A new startup group has launched within Disney-ABC Television with the skills and passion to prepare the way for that future and lead a data revolution. The Consumer Data & Analytics team is responsible for innovating, developing, and evangelizing cutting-edge data products and solutions.

The CD&A team is seeking a talented and creative engineer or scientist specializing in Data Science and Machine Learning to help optimize content and marketing for Disney ABC Television. This is a high-impact position where your implementation, analysis and interpretation of results inform decisions affecting millions of viewers, with a direct tie to company revenue. The ideal candidate will have a technical background, be a self-starter and should be excited about transforming the future of television. The role covers a broad range of subject areas, including computer vision software development, data discovery and analysis and presentation of results.


  • Design, implement and improve computer vision based solutions to analyze and characterize human behavior as it relates to television content.
  • Take ownership and improve current processes and become a key contributor to next steps in platform development. 
  • Perform data exploration on user behavior with a focus on video analytics, set-top box data, and other data sources to develop new insights related to fan engagement. 
  • Present your research and insights to all levels of the company, clearly and concisely. 
  • Research the best metrics to measure user engagement. 
  • Aid in the research and development of new experimentation methods and statistical techniques that could sharpen or speed up decision making. 

Basic Qualifications

  • Proficiency with Python or C++, SQL and experience with computer vision software packages and proven ability to learn new programming languages.
  • Experience in machine learning and/or image processing.
  • 3+ years of experience devising and implementing novel computer vision algorithms.
  • Experience with monitoring human behavior in audience domains (e.g., movies, TV) is a strong plus 
  • Strong analytical and mathematical ability working in 2D/3D problem spaces, exposure to a statistical analysis tool such as R or SAS.
  • Strong data visualizations skills to convey information and results clearly.
  • Ability to work independently and drive your own projects.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Impactful presentation skills in front of a large and diverse audience.

A few more things to know: We are a tight and driven team with big goals, so we seek individuals who are truly passionate about their work. We also support a balanced lifestyle. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with distributed databases and query languages like Hive is a plus.
  • A fan of movies and television is a strong plus

Required Education

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, Operations Research, or other technical field. 

Preferred Education

  • Advanced degrees preferred.
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Job Location
Seattle, WA
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Employment Type:
Full Time
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