Senior Data Scientist

  • Ancestry
  • Aug 30, 2021

Job Description

About Ancestry:
When you join Ancestry, you join a human-centered company where every person’s story is important. We believe that by discovering the struggles and triumphs of our past, we can foster deeper bonds and more meaningful connections among families and communities. Our talented team of scientists, engineers, genealogists, historians, and storytellers is dedicated to empowering customers around the world from all backgrounds on their journeys of personal discovery.

With more than 27+ billion digitized global historical records, 100 million family trees, and 18 million people in our growing AncestryDNA database, Ancestry helps customers discover their family story and gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Passionate about dedicating your work to enriching people’s lives? You belong at Ancestry.

We are looking for a Senior Data Scientist to join our global Data Science Team at Ancestry. You will work with a high functioning group handling exciting data science challenges that impact customer experience and business success.

You will:
Use ML solutions and data analytics to improve customer and understanding
Advocate for a data-driven culture and support the long-term value creation through development of outstanding data science capabilities in the areas of predictive modeling, attribution, customer segmentation, forecasting, causal inference.
Contribute to technical discussions, help translate questions into data science problems and find cost-effective solutions to the challenges at hand
Work with Product Analytics, Marketing, Consumer Insights and other teams to provide and communicate data-driven recommendations to the business

Qualifications

  • Master's or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics or other data-related field.
  • 3+ years of industry experience in machine learning and statistical modeling
  • Experience completing multiple data science projects end-to-end; from idea generation, goals formulation, to implementation and deliverables
  • Proficiency in Python and SQL
  • Experience with applied machine learning, business analytics and data visualization
  • Working knowledge or experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Experience with deep learning models, experimentation and causal inference and publications in machine learning domains

  • Helping people discover their story is at the heart of ours. Ancestry is the largest provider of family history and personal DNA testing, harnessing a powerful combination of information, science and technology to help people discover their family history and stories that were never possible before. Ancestry's suite of products includes: AncestryDNA, AncestryProGenealogists, Fold3, Newspapers.com, Find a Grave, Archives.com, and Rootsweb.We offer excellent benefits and a great compensation package. For additional information, regarding our benefits and career information, please visit our website at http://ancestry.com/careers

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    Additional Information:
    Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

    All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law.  For San Francisco office candidates, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.  

    Ancestry is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ancestry via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ancestry. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ancestry as a result of the referral or through other means.