Data Scientist

| Greater NYC Area

Data science is the core around which Custora is built. The central value proposition of our product is that we provide e-commerce businesses the ability to:

  • organize the overwhelming amount of data they deal with
  • analyze it for patterns and predictions
  • deliver these insights in a readily accessible, freely explorable way
  • and do it again, repeatedly and reliably, as more data comes in the door

The data science team at Custora can be found hard at work at each step above. Our projects range from the development and refinement of statistical models, to the design and implementation of scalable back-end infrastructure that powers our analyses, to collaboration with other teams at Custora to make sure customers get the most out of our analyses.

We place particular emphasis on providing a robust system of statistical insights. Our goal is not to deliver a single paper or presentation’s worth of material, but to give our customers a powerful analytical toolbox. We can help them use it, but we also want them to be able to take it and run with it, exploring their data on their own and finding uses for our models that we hadn’t even thought of.

On top of that, we have an expanding customer base and a growing interest in developing analyses and statistical modeling pipelines that extend beyond e-commerce. With more customers, richer data sets, and new domains of exploration, we’ll face bigger and bigger challenges, but we think we’re up for it, and we are looking for people who want to join us for the ride.

Specifically, we are looking for:

  • A solid foundation in statistics, either demonstrated through academic study or work experience.
  • Experience with at least two programming languages and one general-purpose statistical package or programming library. The data science team mainly uses R, Scala, and Ruby, but that’s not set in stone, and we value the ability to learn new libraries and ecosystems.
  • Friendly and ready to work with others, both technical and non-technical. We don’t work in isolation and regularly interact with each other and members of other teams.
  • At least some familiarity with: Unix-like operating systems, SQL databases, and web application programming. Strong experience in any is a plus.
  • Other pluses: experience with distributed-computing ecosystems like Spark; experience with Amazon Web Services; experience teaching statistics or programming

What it’s like to work here:

  • On Monday we eat and meet as a team to chat projects and progress.
  • We’re 45 genuinely nice people. We work together and experiment with how to do things. It’s an amazing environment to both explore your professional interests and shape your career trajectory.
  • We move quickly. You build something and the next day it comes to life. You see and feel an immediate impact with the collective efforts of the team.
  • We’re building a company and a team we love. We’re in it for the long run.
  • Read more about what makes us, us here.
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The perks

  • We’re a flexible work environment
  • Competitive salary and meaningful equity
  • Health, dental and vision insurance (100% covered)
  • Free lunch every day, plus free water — hot and cold!
  • Unlimited vacation: take as much time as you need (we recommend at least 3 weeks)
  • Monthly unlimited MetroCard

Custora is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity. We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or socioeconomic status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • HiveDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • SketchDesign
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We're a skip from Bryant Park in the heart of the Garment District, with easy access to all the trains and an outdoor terrace overlooking Manhattan.

An Insider's view of Custora

What are some social events your company does?

Twice a year, we close daily Custora operations so we can build stuff as a team. Like traditional hackathons, there's a time limit, and at the end of the 24-hours, we get together and share what we've made. It's amazing what can be done in 24-hours; we've written songs, made music videos, crafted hiring plans, built features. Lots of things tu

Erin

Head of People Operations

What projects are you most excited about?

Growing the company in a sustainable way and thinking about how to continuously bring in diverse talent and perspectives that will not only create the best work environment but also build the best products and experiences for our customers.

Nathalie

Talent Acquisition Lead

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I joined Custora after having spent time in finance and consulting. While I joined on Success team, just a year in, I was encouraged to follow my passion for product development. The ability to map your own career trajectory and have such a big impact makes Custora an amazing place to come to work every day!

Nitika

Product Manager

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Our product development process at Custora encourages innovation across multiple teams, not just engineering and product. Team members across the org have the ability to pitch product and development initiatives which we get to vote on and decide as team what gets built and what get prioritized.

Jon

Co-Founder, CTO

What does career growth look like on your team?

Career growth at Custora is very customized but also a big priority into how we develop. As a part of new hire on-boarding, you have the ability to build a career map and work with your manager on creating goals and outcomes.

Nathalie

Talent Acquisition Lead

What are Custora Perks + Benefits

Custora Benefits Overview

We pride ourselves on making the Custora work environment one that people feel supported and appreciated. We offer generous benefits across the board and incorporate them into our compensation packages in a holistic way.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
100% coverage
Vision Benefits
100% coverage
Health Insurance Benefits
100% coverage
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Lunch provided daily!
Happy Hours
Often offsite and more often at our office bar and terrace
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
We provide an annual stipend for personal & professional development workshops and classes.
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