Rarefied talent in big data technology and analytics

Associate Data Scientist

Disney Parks & Resorts

Job Description

Job Summary:

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

We’re looking for an intellectually curious, business-savvy, analytical powerhouse to join The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-To-Consumer & International (DTCI) segment as an associate data scientiston the ad sales team. In this role, you will be responsible for driving improvements across DTCI’s portfolio of offerings by using data. Working collaboratively with cross-functional teams, you will develop, drive, and oversee new strategies to ensure the growth of the business and the overall bottom line.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform business intelligence analysis and data mining on large, complex data sets to understand user behavior across the portfolio
  • Help grow a multichannel advertising technology capability by leveraging internal and external datasets to expand our reach within and across platforms
  • Build predictive models and algorithms to optimize products
  • Develop new tools, statistical models, and analysis processes to improve how data is used across the organization
  • Distill and socialize insights across all levels of DTCI, as well as other segments of The Walt Disney Company to help drive decision making
  • Provide data visualization, using Tableau, advanced Excel functionality and other business intelligence tools to build data reporting dashboards
  • Through industry research, ongoing education, and practical experience, become a leading subject matter expert in digital user behavior, monetization, and engagement

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years demonstrable experience driving measurable results (monetization, engagement) with digital products across various business models
  • Innovative thinker capable of operating both in a strategic capacity (big-picture perspective, asks "why") and a hands-on/execution capacity (detail-oriented, conscientious)
  • Excellent understanding of statistics and the ability to confidently translate statistical analyses into compelling and actionable recommendations
  • Proven ability in predictive analytics and modeling
  • Strong experience with writing SQL to extract and manipulate data at the source
  • Experience with R, Python, or other statistical computing packages
  • Experience building complex visualizations (Tableau, Looker a plus)
  • Experience working with social and web analytics and publishing platforms (e.g. Facebook Insights and Audiences) a plus
  • Knowledge of Salesforce DMP, Adobe Audience Manager, Oracle BlueKai or other DMPs a plus
  • Experience with consumer behavior and insights analysis (transactional and usage)
  • Great communication and teamwork skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently

Required Education

  • B.A. or B.S. (MS, MBA, or PhD a plus) from a top institution in a quantitative field (Math/Statistics, CS, Engineering, Business, Economics, experimental science, or similar)

About Direct-to-Consumer and International:

Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. This segment is responsible for The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN; the upcoming Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service; and the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu. As part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney Streaming Services, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney-branded streaming platforms, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

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Job Location
Glendale, CA
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Full Time
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