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Data Scientist


Stitch Fix
Headquarters: San Francisco, CA

About the Team

At Stitch Fix, our mission is to define the future of retail by combining machine algorithms with human expertise. We work on unique problems at the intersection of tech, retail, and logistics. Solving our problems often requires pushing the boundaries of data science and defining the next stage of the field. This is where you come in: We want you to combine our unparalleled data resources with innovative algorithms to help our clients find things they love.

About the Role

Data scientists at Stitch Fix are autonomous. You will own projects from end to end, working on the whole stack without depending on others. You will have a significant voice both in what you work on and how the work is carried out. We don’t use “senior” titles, but our data science role involves significant responsibility. Working on our team offers a rare opportunity both for intellectual growth and for business impact. You will discuss and share mathematical and programmatic challenges amongst your stellar peers. We foster a collaborative environment to keep you constantly challenged and learning new things every day.

You're excited about this opportunity because you will…

  • Develop solutions to support our core business functions.
  • Collaborate closely in an equal partnership with business and engineering teams.
  • Have the opportunity for major impact on a thriving business.
  • Own projects end to end, including strategy and rollout.
  • Solve business problems by reframing them to enable algorithmic solutions.
We’re excited about you because you have…

  • An advanced degree from a quantitative field; for example, mathematics, physics, cognitive science, statistics, etc.
  • Theoretical knowledge and experience applying statistical (or machine learning) models to real-life problems.
  • Fluency in scripting languages (R or Python).
  • Experience with relational databases / SQL.
  • Experience using modern tools to access large distributed datasets (e.g. Presto, Spark.)
  • Interest and skill in data visualization high skill in data visualization (big plus).
  • Scrappiness and can thrive on autonomy.
  • Great communication skills.
  • An innate curiosity and bias to action.
  • The ability to identify what’s important, and what’s not.
  • The ability to recognize that simple is sometimes best.
  • Experience tackling vague problems, transforming unframed problems into algorithmic solutions.
Why you'll love working at Stitch Fix...

  • We are a group of bright, kind and goal oriented people. You can be your authentic self here, and are empowered to encourage others to do the same!
  • We are a successful, fast-growing company at the forefront of tech and fashion, redefining retail for the next generation
  • We are not just data-driven: We are data first
  • We are committed to our clients and connected through our vision of “Transforming the way people find what they love”
  • We love solving problems, thinking creatively and trying new things
  • We believe in autonomy and taking initiative
  • We are challenged, developed and have meaningful impact
  • We take what we do seriously. We don’t take ourselves seriously
  • We have a smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right and is open to new ideas
  • We offer competitive compensation packages and comprehensive health benefits
  • You will be proud to say that you work for Stitch Fix and will know that the work you do brings joy to our clients every day
About Stitch Fix

Stitch Fix is an online personal style service for men and women combining art and science to disrupt and redefine the retail industry. We’re the first fashion retailer to blend expert styling, proprietary technology, and unique product to deliver a refined and deeply personalized shopping experience. We leverage vast amounts of client data to make decisions throughout the company. All of this results in a simple, powerful offering to our customers and a successful, growing business. We believe we are only scratching the surface of our opportunity, and we’re looking for incredible people to contribute! We’d love for you to help us carry on the trend.