Lead Data Scientist, Customer Domain at Vistaprint

| Waltham
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About Vistaprint:

We are Vistaprint, a member of the Cimpress family (NASDAQ: CIMPR), the world leader for mass-customized marketing products, serving almost 20 million small and medium sized businesses locally in 20+ countries. Working across the globe in a truly international team, we are shaping the digital revolution in printing and mass customization. Over the past 25 years, we grew from startup to $2.75 billion in annual revenue and are confident that we still have a huge, multi-year growth opportunity ahead of us. Our confidence is driven by two primary factors: firstly, ~80% of the market segment for small businesses’ marketing materials is still served through traditional offline channels, often lacking the convenience and cost advantages from greater scale that we can offer our customers. Secondly, there is a significant opportunity to accelerate our activity in adjacent product segments such as packaging, apparel, signage, or corporate line of business accounts. We are a profitable business with an entrepreneurial mindset, and throughout our history we have proven our commitment to investing for long-term horizons.

 

Since our inception, Vistaprint has sought to disrupt our market and to build a transformational and enduring business. Over the past 20 years, we’ have reinvented ourselves frequently in service of this mission. Change is in our DNA.

 

Opportunity:

It is an exciting time to join Vistaprint as our founder, Robert Keane, recently stepped back in to lead Vistaprint as CEO and, is building out a new executive team. Together with all employees, we are renewing the company’s focus on delighting customers, fostering an entrepreneurial culture and accelerating our world-class capabilities.

 

At Vistaprint, we believe that everything we do has a lasting impact on our customers and on each other. It begins and ends with a passion for helping our customers succeed. To give them our best, we empower our team with the autonomy they need to make smarter decisions and pursue higher value. We thrive on exploration, collaboration, and helping every customer grow their business beyond imagination. Fueled by technology and innovation, we are so much more than business cards.

 

Putting Your Expertise to Work

 

As an expert in the customer domain, you will create data-driven segmentations, develop cutting edge algorithms, curate predictive and descriptive customer features, and provide expert insight to increase our understanding of customer behavior and needs.   You’ll partner with business stakeholders to define problems and develop models to inform all aspects of our customer-driven business.

 

You will join a community of Data Scientists in our Data and Analytics (DnA) organization, working alongside business analysts, technologists, data engineers, and business stakeholders to solve critical challenges and help us maintain our customer focus.  You’ll seek ways to improve, communicate openly, and be an active problem-solver. Throughout the design, development, and delivery stages you will surprise yourself with new levels of professional and personal growth. 

 

Essential Functions

 

  • Engage with stakeholders to consult around analytical project requirements, define success metrics, explain methodologies and results, and negotiate deliverables.
  • Build new models, segmentations, and algorithms; as well as analyze pre-existing data products, provide suggestions on how to evolve, and improve their efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Deliver a range of custom Data Science projects that may include Customer Propensity Modelling (churn, acquisition, next product); Customer Lifetime Value; Share of Wallet; Hypothesis Testing; the list goes on. 
  • Contribute to a customer platform which makes available a set of predictive and descriptive data point which will be consumed in a broad set of data products (predictive models, reports, and visualizations).
  • Materially contribute to a roadmap making customer data products a core capability at Vistaprint

 


 

Skills and Experience We’re Looking For:

  • Ph.D./M.S. in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Statistics, Operational Research or related quantitative field (Ph.D preferred) 
  • 5+ years of advanced machine learning and modelling experience; 2+ years of experience in the customer domain (which may include segmentations, customer LTV, and propensity models) 
  • Extensive experience in model development, model validation and model implementation for large-scale applications
  • Excellent programming skills in SQL and Python or R
  • Strength in clarifying and formalizing complex problems
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to convey mathematical results and concepts to non-science stakeholders
  • Communicating and managing work in a cross-functional environment

 

Considered as a plus:

  • Spark, Java, Scala
  • S3, Azure, Databricks
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Experience using standard libraries (scikit-learn, MLlib, TensorFlow, MXNet, PyMC3)
  • Agile working methodology
  • Relevant work in an e-commerce environment
  • Experience mentoring or managing junior scientists

 

And a few reasons you will love it:

  • We will give you the chance to learn from some of the best global talents in this field. You will grow with us and we will make every effort to support your professional development.
  • You’ll love your colleagues and teammates. You will work with people who are as energetic, smart and driven as you are. We’ve got an amazing team and we thrive off each other – you’ll thrive too.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to make a difference. You will be working on projects that can have a real impact on decisions & results – we are a very data-driven company and Data Science is a massive driver of Vistaprint’s innovative outlook.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Vistaprint, a Cimpress company, is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, nationality, age, religion, citizenship, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender presentation, legal or preferred name, marital status, pregnancy, family structure, veteran status or any other basis protected by human rights laws or regulations. This list is not exhaustive and, in fact, we strive to do more than the law requires.

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Location

Our Boston office (One Lincoln St) is two blocks from S.Station and offers stunning views. In Waltham we have free parking and fitness facilities.

An Insider's view of Vistaprint

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I’ve always been told that having work-life balance was a priority. Not until coming to Vistaprint have I seen this ideology followed through on and put into practice so effectively and passionately with ample paid time off and work-from-home opportunities.

Adam Lawless

North American Public Relations Lead

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Every day brings new opportunities to collaborate with colleagues around the world. Technology enables us to overcome the distance - it’s not uncommon to see monitors with multiple locations dialed in, collaborating through shared documents and smart boards. Not only are we solving complex problems but we are growing and learning from each other.

Jennifer Hansen

Director, Analytics

How does the company support your career growth?

With a culture that allows me to feel psychologically safe to communicate honestly, I am enabled to share and receive feedback early and often. With regular touch bases with my manager, I can control my development, finding opportunities to take on projects that challenge me to work on areas of improvement or/and showcasing my strengths.

Andrew Holmes

Sr. Analyst

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our tribe and squad structure gives the technology teams autonomy to determine their own roadmaps and how they will achieve their goals using innovative strategies. We work backwards from customer outcomes and experiences to drive our roadmaps. We are a community of builders creating the next generation of ecommerce in mass customization a reality

Veronica McCarthy

VP, Technology

What is your vision for the company?

My vision as CDO is to transform Vistaprint into one the world’s most iconic DnA-driven companies. We want all of Vistaprint to think of data like water: easily accessible, inexpensive and vital to our wellbeing. To turn this into a reality, we need to significantly grow our team massively over the next year.

Sebastian Klapdor

Chief Data Officer

What are Vistaprint Perks + Benefits

Vistaprint Benefits Overview

Vistaprint strives to provide competitive compensation and benefits programs. Our total rewards package goes beyond great earnings potential and provides the means to a healthy lifestyle with flexibility to meet our team member's changing needs. Benefits include a generous medical, dental and vision plan. It also includes Flexible Spending Accounts, HSA, Commuter benefits, 401 k Plan as well as paid time off programs (volunteering, sick leave, PTO and flex time)

Culture
Volunteer in Local Community
Two days per year where team members can volunteer at a charity of their choice
Eat Lunch Together
Diversity
Documented Equal Pay Policy
Someone's Primary Function is Managing the Company's Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Vistaprint employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Short-term Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers up to $2000 per member/ year
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers $175 for glasses/year
Health Insurance Benefits
Vistaprint offers 3 seperate health plan options through Bluecross Blueshield of MA
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 2 times an employee's annual salary upto a maximum of 400,000
Pet Insurance
employees have the option to pick up discounted pet insurance through Nationwide
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vistaprints 401(k) retirement plan offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds and international index funds to choose from.
401(K) Matching
Vistaprint provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match 50% of contributions up to 3% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Match Charitable Contributions
Team members are eligible for matching contributions upto $500/ year
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Vistaprint provides Backup child care assistance.
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Vistaprint also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Vistaprint provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Company-Sponsored Family Events
Vistaprint sponsors an annual take you child to work day which is a highlight for employees and their families.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Vistaprint employees receive between 15 and 20 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 16 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 4 weeks of paid sabbatical after their first 5 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 40 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Team members can use pre-tax dollars for their transit/commuter parking needs
Free Daily Meals
We provide free breakfast on Friday. Employees get free lunch on twice per month.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Pool Table, Foosball, Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Vistaprint has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and soft drinks.
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Friday. Employees get free lunch every second Wednesday.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once every two weeks.
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Fitness Subsidies
BCBSMA members are eligible for upto $150 reimbursed annually.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Vistaprint offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5250

Additional Perks + Benefits

“The VistaBreak” is one of the most prized benefits we offer our employees. This four-week paid sabbatical was originally established to grant some well-deserved time off to loyal employees when they reach their 5-year tenure. What could you do with an extra month of paid time off?

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