Data Scientist / Economist

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eBay
San Jose - United States
S: Competitive

Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and imagination, where you can be part of the team shaping the future of global commerce? Want to shape how millions of people buy, sell, connect, and share around the world? If you're interested in joining a purpose driven community that is dedicated to creating an ambitious and inclusive workplace, join eBay – a company you can be proud to be a part of.

Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and imagination, where you can be part of the team shaping the future of global commerce? Want to shape how millions of people buy, sell, connect, and share around the world? If you're interested in joining a purpose driven community that is dedicated to creating an ambitious and inclusive workplace, join eBay – a company you can be proud to be a part of.

The Product Insights team tackles challenging and critical problems facing eBay's Product & Engineering teams. These problems require deep analysis and thoughtful insights and can directly impact the operations of eBay's core businesses. Members of the team have the unique opportunity to influence decision making at the highest levels of the organization. We achieve this by partnering closely with the Product & Engineering teams, and identify opportunities that are accretive to their product roadmaps.

You will have access to eBay's vast data resources, which include some of the largest community-based marketplaces in the world. Very few technology organizations can rival the rich set of transactional and behavioral data that eBay has assembled since its inception. Researchers have used eBay data to not only impact business operations, but also to publish in the top peer-reviewed journals in social science.

To be successful in this role:

You have strong empirical and analytical background, either demonstrated through coursework or original research
You have strong technical skills or knowledge in tools and packages such as SQL, R, Python, Stata
You have demonstrated the ability to combine quantitative and qualitative findings in order to frame the right questions and deliver actionable insights
You are a lateral thinker, who constructively challenges the obvious answer in order to examine the underlying mechanisms or phenomenon
You believe collaboration and effective communication are critical to achieving goals

Additionally, the following background and experience is preferred:

2-5 years experience as Data Scientist / Economist.
Recent graduate or currently graduating Masters or PhD of a science (e.g. mathematics, physics, engineering, statistics) or quantitative social science program (e.g. economics, business, marketing)
Ability to present complex analyses and insights effectively in simple terms
Experience with both descriptive and inferential statistics – ability to build basic prototype models
Background in ecommerce product experience either through prior research or work experience
Experience with site experimentation (A/B testing), econometrics, or casual inference a plus

Job summary

Employer:

eBay

Location:

San Jose, United States

Education:

Master's Degree

Sector:

Economist

Salary:

Competitive

Job Type:

Permanent

Hours:

Full-Time

Posted:

11th October 2017

Apply By:

15th November 2017

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