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Sr. Data Scientist

Company: Sony Interactive Entertainment America
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Data ScientistSan Mateo, CAAs a senior data scientist in the Product Data Science (PDS) team you will be responsible for generating interpretable, meaningful models of human behavior to support personalization and targeted messaging, and to inform decision making throughout the company. You will work with subject matter specialists, model validators, data journalists, and data engineers to use your knowledge of a variety of statistical, data mining, and machine learning techniques to determine the right model to build for each situation, extract appropriate features for each model, and develop, test and build models that are both valid and useful in order to help create a personalized, enjoyable experience for PlayStation users around the world.Responsibilities:Apply advanced statistical and machine learning techniques to translate business needs into reliable, valid models of user behaviorDesign, develop, and improve predictive and behavioral models in order to:Identify moments or subgroups of interestClassify users or contentPredict future behaviorDrive personalized recommendationsIdentify patterns, anomalies, relationships, and trendsWrangle constantly changing, large, complex, high volume, high dimensional, sparse dataCollaborate with business partners and subject matter specialists to ensure that developed solutions are reasonable, practical, and meet business needs in a timely fashionWork collaboratively with other members of the team to develop the most appropriate model for each situation and to determine each model's constraints and failure conditionsWork with engineers to utilize and improve in-house solutions that support model development, production, and usageMentor peers, coordinate work across multiple related models, and interact with both technical and non-technical partnersParticipate regularly in high-level, cross-group, collaborative problem solving to improve the quality of the models you develop, extend the ways the company can use data to drive experiences that delight our users, and cement the status of the team as leaders with vision.Qualifications:Advanced analytical and problem solving abilities and a flexible, curious approach to dataDeep theoretical and applied understanding of Bayesian or frequentist statistics, data mining techniques, and/or machine learning techniquesExtensive experience querying, manipulating, and analyzing a variety of different forms of dataUnderstanding of the importance of feature engineering and performance tuning and their impact on the reliability, validity, and interpretability of modelsAbility to make good decisions and a realistic understanding of the issues, use reason and review facts, identify inconsistencies and weigh options, and make logical and timely decisionsAptitude for and interest in working with other methodological specialists to develop a deeper understanding of modeling principles, learn new modeling methods or approaches, and identify the most appropriate model for a given questionExperience building models at scale or in an industry settingStrong dedication to the generation of useful, reliable informationInterest in and ability to work collaboratively with people with substantively different ways of thinking and areas of expertiseCollaborative problem-solving mentality and willingness to trade expertise with peersExpertise in any of the following areas is a bonus: video game industry experience, clickstream analytics, behavioral economics, political science, sociology, social network analysis, graph theory, data engineering#LI-GD1

Keywords: Sony Interactive Entertainment America, San Mateo , Sr. Data Scientist, Other , San Mateo, California

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