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Model Validator

Sony Interactive Entertainment

San Mateo, CA 02-17-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Model Validator

San Mateo, CA

As a Model Validator on the Product Data Science team, you will serve a critical role in ensuring the team produces high quality models and in generating trust in those models throughout the company. You will work closely with a diverse team of data scientists on key product initiatives in order to improve customer experience, increase customer engagement, and determine next-best-action across critical journeys on the PlayStation around the world.

• Translate requests for model development into technical model requirements
• Actively participate in model development meetings to help ensure model quality
• Provide guidance and feedback on inputs, methodology, and interpretation to modelers during model development
• Review the underlying inputs, assumptions, conceptual soundness, implementation, and output of completed models to quantify strengths and limitations
• Clearly communicate results to technical and non-technical stakeholders in the form of validation reports
• Provide ongoing feedback to modelers to help guide model improvements
• Challenge assumptions and be a vocal advocate for accurate interpretation, generating trust in the team and the models we produce

• 5+ years of professional experience in a relevant data role, preferably for a media or entertainment business
• Significant knowledge of statistical inference, particularly in regards to selecting appropriate methods, checking assumptions, and validating results
• Extensive experience in and deep understanding of SQL-based languages
• Proven ability to manipulate large data sets and perform complex joins
• Comfortable with and interested in ambiguity and open-ended questions
• Demonstrated interest in knowledge sharing and collaborative problem solving
• Experience working with diverse, collaborative, cross-functional teams
• Ability to maintain high standards without being aggressive
• Passion for quality and accuracy


Company Profile
Sony Interactive Entertainment

Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services.