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Data Scientist - Live Discovery and Engagement


Los Gatos, CA 07-03-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Data Scientist (L5) - Live Discovery and Engagement

At Netflix, we seek to entertain the world by inventing entertainment experiences our people can't live without and connecting them with stories for our over 270 million members in 190 countries. Recently, Netflix has expanded its entertainment offering to include Live content, like The Roast of Tom Brady Comedy Special, the SAG Awards ceremony, and The Netflix Slam tennis match. Our scope will grow to include premium live entertainment with partners like WWE and the NFL in 2025.

Member Engagement and Experience Data Science and Engineering team is at the forefront of driving innovations in Netflix's core product experience within our streaming and new business domains through data. The team collaborates extensively with Product and Engineering teams to identify, incubate and enable product innovations leveraging robust measurement techniques (analytics, experimentation, modeling) and scalable tooling.

As a Data Scientist focusing on Live discovery, you'll be at the exciting intersection of Netflix's core product and the emerging live streaming experience. By partnering with the cross-functional team you will be driving product innovation in this new area while ensuring a coherent overall product experience for our members.

In this role, you will:
• Drive product innovation through robust measurement strategies in experimentation, modeling, and analytics, keeping the overall product vision in mind and focusing on Live Streaming.
• Establish strong partnerships with stakeholders to shape the space's vision, whether by helping determine a product strategy or defining new metrics.
• Develop experimentation and measurement frameworks to increase the velocity of investments and aid complex decision-making.
• Facilitate ownership and accountability by ensuring that the team produces trustworthy, high-quality outputs that influence the decisions and direction of member experience.
• Lead or enable engineering and product partners to lead the design, analysis, and interpretation of experiments that shape product decisions.

To be successful in this role, you have:
• At least five years of professional experience applying statistical and mathematical concepts to solve real-world problems at scale.
• Passion for driving product vision and innovation strategy by leveraging a broad set of techniques and building strong partnerships with stakeholders.
• Strong statistical skills and intuition, ideally utilized in experimentation or other product analytics settings, are required to solve problems in consumer-facing product areas.
• Expertise in SQL and statistical programming (Python preferred).
• Experience with algorithms as a product (e.g. recommendation systems, ranking algorithms.) is a bonus
• Exceptional communication with technical and non-technical audiences across a wide group of cross-functional stakeholders.
• Good judgment to balance between addressing stakeholder or test-specific needs and investing in scalable solutions to serve general use cases. Ability to work independently and drive your own projects.
• Comfort with ambiguity; ability to thrive with minimal oversight and process.

Visit our culture deck and our Research page to learn about what it's like to work on Analytics at Netflix.


Netflix's culture is key to our success. We celebrate diversity, recognizing that diversity of thought and background builds stronger teams. We approach inclusion equally seriously and thoughtfully. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Our compensation structure consists solely of an annual salary; we do not have bonuses. You choose each year how much of your compensation you want in salary versus stock options. To determine your personal top-of-market compensation, we rely on market indicators and consider your specific job family, background, skills, and experience to determine your compensation in the market range. The range for this role is $150,000 - $750,000.

Netflix provides comprehensive benefits including Health Plans, Mental Health support, a 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match, Stock Option Program, Disability Programs, Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts, Family-forming benefits, and Life and Serious Injury Benefits. We also offer paid leave of absence programs. Full-time hourly employees accrue 35 days annually for paid time off to be used for vacation, holidays, and sick paid time off. Full-time salaried employees are immediately entitled to flexible time off. See more details about our Benefits here.

Netflix is a unique culture and environment. Learn more here.

We are an equal opportunity employer and celebrate diversity, recognizing that diversity of thought and background builds stronger teams. We approach diversity and inclusion seriously and thoughtfully. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, caste, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic makeup, marital status, or military service.

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Salary Details
Salary Range: $150,000 to $750,000 Per Year ($ USD)