Data Scientist - Forecasting & Optimization

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Who We Are

The Farmer’s Dog was created to radically improve the $90 billion global pet food industry — starting with a subscription service that sends freshly-made food directly to customers’ doors. Long term, our aim is to simplify every part of pet care, bettering the lives of the animals who make our lives better. We recently raised our Series C, bringing our total funding to over $100M. We're backed by the early investors of Warby Parker, Dollar Shave Club, Sweetgreen, and Glossier, and are aiming to build a company as healthy as the dogs we feed.

Join The Farmer’s Dog team as we continue to determine ways of bringing peace of mind to customers, health to their companions, and much-needed change to the way people feed and care for their pets.

#LongLiveDogs
Where You'll Come In

The Data Strategy and Insights department supports the entirety of the company, ensuring that every decision at The Farmer’s Dog is made with optimal insights and minimal friction. As a Data Scientist specializing in Forecasting and Optimization, you will leverage diverse datasets alongside your strong math skills to deepen and broaden the insights provided through our data as they relate to customer needs, experience, and behaviors. Your work will also have a strong influence on customer experience, and help to optimize various aspects of operations, experimental design and analysis, and you will get to interact with all corners of our business including growth, operations, finance, and marketing. 

As a Data Scientist at The Farmer’s Dog, you will be a strong collaborator with the many amazing people throughout the company. You will work most closely with our data product manager to identify high-value work, with an eye towards the actions it enables. You will brainstorm with our small team of data scientists on modeling and solutions to our problems.

This role is based in NYC and reports to the Head of Data Strategy and Insights.

How You'll Make an Impact

As a Data Scientist at The Farmer’s Dog, you will:

  • Create predictive models that the team can leverage into prescriptive insights
  • Be a driving force in answering our most difficult questions
  • Help drive life-long retention by unearthing our customer pain points and informing solutions. 
  • Leverage our myriad data sources to help friction points people encounter in deciding to try The Farmer’s Dog.
  • Work closely with our marketing team to more deeply understand how our different approaches of communicating the benefits of fresh food for dogs impacts growth
  • Work with operations to help optimize fulfillment across different regions
  • Provide insights to our CX / Customer Service teams on which issues most deeply affect our customers
We're Excited About You Because
  • You understand the value of “done”, and prioritize action over model accuracy.
  • You have worked with business stakeholders before, and understand how to turn data into actionable insights
  • In addition to your proven academics, you have at least 4 years of industry experience in a non-internship role, where your insights have influenced the decision-making.
  • You are extremely comfortable with R
  • You have ample experience with:
    • bayesian methods
    • time-series forecasting
    • optimization problems
    • feature engineering
    • feature selection
    • imbalanced data
    • experimentation & causal inference
  • You have a natural curiosity, always asking the next question and seeking to understand concepts down to their core level
  • You love dogs
  • You prefer to work with a team rather than working alone
A Few of Our Best Benefits
  • Brand new dog-friendly office in Greenwich Village (upon a safe return-to-office!)
  • Market-competitive compensation and equity packages
  • Comprehensive Healthcare, Dental, and Vision
  • 12 week paid parental leave
  • Flexible PTO and (when in office) WFH policy
  • Discounted fresh food for your pup
  • Strict daily belly rub quota
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks

Location

The Farmer's Dog is located in the heart of Greenwich Village right by Washington Square Park and NYU!

An Insider's view of The Farmer's Dog

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It's so refreshing to be able to walk into my job knowing that I'm truly making a difference. Every person on our team believes in our product and mission, so motivation and passion comes organically. Did I mention that our office is full of dogs?

Matt

Customer Experience

What projects are you most excited about?

We are changing the way people think about pet food by delivering fresh, healthy meals for dogs in personalized meal plans. Supply chain is exciting because it's basically the key differentiating factor for how we can be the most cost efficient, really impact the consumer experience for the better, and always make sure the dogs get fed.

Sana

Head of Operations

How does the company support your career growth?

I feel a crazy opportunity to grow my career the way I want to at The Farmer's Dog. We are encouraged to take risks and are surrounded by genuine, loving, and compassionate people. The culture is supportive of both dog and human health and wellness, and I love that I get to help dogs live longer lives with my dog, Emmy, by my side.

Adrian

Growth Manager

What is your vision for the company?

The Farmer's Dog is on a mission to change the way people think about feeding their pets. Our goal is to educate & give people the tools to give their pets the healthiest diet. We believe that once the world is educated about fresh food, people will stop feeding their pets processed food and the life expectancy for the entire species will increase.

Brett

Co-Founder & Head of Community

What does your typical day look like?

As CEO, I spend my days making the hard decisions, hiring the best people, protecting the team, and making sure the company is financially sound. I also get to choose which dogs are allowed in the office (all of them).

Jonathan

Co-Founder & CEO

What are The Farmer's Dog Perks + Benefits

The Farmer's Dog Benefits Overview

Brand new dog-friendly office in Greenwich Village
Discount on TFD food for your pup!
Comprehensive Healthcare, Dental, and Vision
Unlimited vacation & sick days
Flexible work-from-home policy
Team outings, coffee always brewed fresh, and a strong snack game (avocado toast always)

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
We love partnering with rescue organizations, adoption centers, and other organizations who are as passionate about dogs and dog people as we are.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Whether we're ordering in, going out, or bringing our own, we take lunch seriously.
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
We love a good offsite and have regular all-hands meetings led by the co-founders.
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
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