As a Lead Data Scientist at Babylist, you’ll redefine how millions of users search and discover the products they will love as they prepare for one of life’s biggest events. You will partner with other Data Scientists, Product Managers and Engineers to understand users needs and improve the experience of building registries and shopping at Babylist.

What You’ll Do

  • You will be responsible for building and owning the next generation of personalization and product/content recommendation systems that will make the experience for our millions of Babylist users unique to them.
  • Facilitate collaboration with other engineers, product managers, and designers to build  best-in-class ML powered search, ranking, and recommender systems.
  • You have prowess and past experience in a multitude of recommendation technologies, empowering you to understand the challenges of making discovery better continuously by hypothesis, modeling, and experimentation.
  • Be a data leader within Babylist.
  • Mentor and collaborate closely with other engineers and become a valued member of a diverse and autonomous team.
  • Continuously improve our product by innovating on the service through the usage of A/B tests.

What You’ve Done

  • BS, MS or Ph.D. in computer science, engineering, mathematics, machine learning, (computational) physics or statistics.
  • You must be fluent in Python & SQL.
  • Strong mathematical, statistical methods and analytical skills.
  • Experience working with ML frameworks like TensorFlow, PyTorch, Scikit-learn, Spark ML, Torch, or RankFM.
  • You have at least 5+ years of professional experience working in a product-driven environment, out of which 3+ years are in one or more of the following: recommendation systems, search, natural language processing, or similar.
  • Experience with training systems based on large scale implicit user behavior including handling feedback loops.
  • You care about agile software processes, data-driven development, reliability, and responsible experimentation.
  • Experience mentoring and growing collaborative teams.

About Babylist

Babylist is the leading destination for baby commerce, where 8 million people each year buy what they need to welcome a new baby. We serve parents and the community of grandparents, friends and relatives around each baby – connecting everyone who helps plan, prepare and shop for the new arrival. From the “add anything from anywhere” registry for new parents, to the expert advice and product ideas for gift givers, there is no more trusted, go-to solution for growing families.

If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying. Experience comes in many forms – skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. We know that diversity makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking, which is why we’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply.