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Data Scientist

Company: CarGurus
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Who we are
At CarGurus (NASDAQ: CARG), our mission is to give people the power to reach their destination. We started as a small team of developers determined to bring trust and transparency to car shopping. Since then, our history of innovation and go-to-market acceleration has driven industry-leading growth. In fact, we're the largest and fastest-growing automotive marketplace, and we've been profitable for over 15 years.What we do
The market is evolving, and we are too, moving the entire automotive journey online and guiding our customers through every step. That includes everything from the sale of an old car to the financing, purchase, and delivery of a new one. Today, tens of millions of consumers visit CarGurus.com each month, and -30,000 dealerships use our products. But they're not the only ones who love CarGurus-our employees do, too. We have a people-first culture that fosters -kindness, collaboration, and innovation, and empowers our Gurus with tools to fuel their career growth. Disrupting a trillion-dollar industry requires fresh and diverse perspectives. Come join us for the ride!Role OverviewOn the Data Science team, our goal is to extract insights from voluminous amounts of data and deliver business impact using Data Science and Machine Learning tools. The general problems to solve are unconstrained; we are tasked with collaborating with business partners to drive the company's innovation and profitability. We are looking for a Data Scientist (Entry Level) who can further the team's mission of solving core business problems with data science. The current work of the team includes capturing and retaining unique visitors to our site from online search and social media platforms, helping to deliver high-quality data products to the consumer and dealer engineering and product organizations, and helping to craft both long- and short-term strategies for our marketing spend.What you'll do

  • Communicate solutions to both a technical and a lay audience. E.g., what is it, how does it solve the problem, why is it reasonable and what could go wrong
  • Analyze data, and support more senior data scientists by performing exploratory data analysis and implementing data pipelines, dashboards, and machine learning solutions
  • Help measure the impact of television and radio advertising on online advertising
  • Improve CarGurus core algorithms like Instant Market Value (IMV), predicting the probability of a user or customer converting or churning
  • Take a curiosity about R&D and the latest ML research, but also don't hesitate to use a tried-and-true tool when it's the right one for the job
  • Promote and foster an inclusive, transparent, and collaborative cultureWhat you'll bring
    • Experience working with real datasets, and strong curiosity about deep data analysis - with a desire to investigate large amounts of data and generate insights
    • A basis of knowledge in Statistics and Machine Learning
    • Advanced Degree (MS or relevant experience) in one of the following: Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science (ideally with a focus on machine learning) or any quantitative field which makes use of advanced statistical or machine learning techniques
    • Prior industry experience in an adjacent field like software engineering or data analytics
    • Experience working with or building data pipelines and/or dashboardsWorking at CarGurus
      We reward our Gurus' curiosity and passion with best-in-class benefits and compensation, including equity for all employees, both when they start and as they continue to grow with us. Our career development and corporate giving programs, as well as our employee resource groups (ERGs) and communities, help people build connections while making an impact in personally meaningful ways. A flexible hybrid model and robust time off policies encourage work-life balance and individual well-being. Thoughtful perks like daily free lunch, a new car discount, meditation and fitness apps, commuting cost coverage, and more help our people create space for what matters most in their personal and professional lives.We welcome all
      CarGurus strives to be a place to which people can bring the ultimate expression of themselves and their potential-starting with our hiring process. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. We foster an inclusive environment that values people for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. That's why we hope you'll apply even if you don't check every box listed in the job description. We want to know what only you can bring to CarGurus.Additional information
      US employees must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation. #LI-Hybrid

Keywords: CarGurus, Cambridge , Data Scientist, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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