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Data Scientist (Outward, Inc.)

Date: Mar 6, 2019

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-14885
Area of Interest: Information Technology
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


Location: San Jose, CA

About Outward, Inc.

Outward, Inc. is based in San Jose, CA and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Williams Sonoma, Inc.

At Outward Inc. our vision is to 'lower the friction' with regards to all aspects of the customer journey for our parent company and our retail customers. We do this by offering new technology solutions that enable new experiences and top-notch visualizations of their products. We are continuously pushing the boundaries of how 3D and AR/ VR technologies will drive the next generation shopping experience. Through our portfolio of premium lifestyle brands -- our mission is to deepen consumer connections with the products that matter and deliver an innovative experience.

We are positioned as a technology leader in the visual merchandising space for retail, with a focus on improving customer experiences with next-generation product visualizations.

Come and join a growing team of engineers as we solve technological riddles and push the envelope of what can be done on the web! (

What you will do...

* Selecting features, building and optimizing classifiers using Big Data techniques
* Data mining using state-of-the-art methods
* Working with peers to enhance data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems
* Creating automated anomaly detection systems and constant tracking of its performance
* Building closed-loop algorithms to power scaled personalization within the digital experience



* Master's Degree in Statistics or equivalent
* 2 - 5 years of professional experience working as a Data Scientist
* Experience with Retail/E-Commerce industry and know how to apply analytic techniques to solve problems and set up test cases that can impact client sites
* Can build & manage a large amount of data pipelines as it contains to client web performance
* Professional experience using Python and/or R
* Hands-on experience on at least one deep learning framework such as Keras, Theano, TensorFlow, and Caffe
* MATLAB experience is a plus!
* Experience with NoSQL databases, such as MongoDB, Cassandra, HBase, etc.
* Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, AB testing, etc.
* Ability to work independently on complex problems of varying complexity and scope
* Ability interface at many levels, including internal/external clients
* Great communication skills

Outward's Benefits & Perks:

* Medical, Dental, Vision, & 401K
* Company-Sponsored Team Events & Staff Parties
* Recently Relocated Headquarters, Great for Commuters!
* Twice Weekly Catered Lunch
* Free healthy snacks
* Dog-friendly, bring your furry pal with you to work
* Floating holidays, PTO, and game nights

This position Will Not offer relocation or Visa Sponsorship assistance.

Outward, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Outward, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the California Fair Employment Act (AB 1008), or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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