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Data Science Intern

| Greater Boston Area
ASICS Digital is looking for a Data Science Intern for our ASICS Studio app to join the team for the summer and help us build a world class product that makes getting a good workout easy to do whenever it's convenient.
The Data Science Intern will help build a content recommendation engine to be integrated into the ASICS Studio app and allow users to receive personalized recommendations based on inputs such as user data, class metadata, and aggregate behavior data with the end goal of improving usage retention.
Responsibilities:
Brainstorm with the product, data and engineering teams to identify inputs for the algorithmBuild an algorithm to recommend content to users encouraging them to follow the same path as our super usersWork with mobile and platform engineers to integrate the algorithm into the appIterate on the algorithm and work with product to set up in-app A/B experimentsTransfer knowledge of recommendation engine at the end of the summer to the technical team for maintenance
Milestones:Work with the data team to ramp up with the ASICS Studio data structureIdentify inputs for first iteration of the recommendation engineBuild proof of concept with data and establish baseline predictionsWork with the product engineers and platform teams to integrate engine into ASICS StudioIterate on the recommendation engine to try and improve retention rate
Dependencies:ProductDevelop roadmap for recommendation engine projectManage other dependenciesProduct engineering will need to: Connect algorithm from the server to the appIntegrate A/B testing platformBuild A/B experimentsPlatforms will need to:Help set up infrastructure for intern to workBuild endpoints from the algorithm

Responsibilities

  • Brainstorm with the product, data and engineering teams to identify inputs for the algorithm
  • Build an algorithm to recommend content to users encouraging them to follow the same path as our super users
  • Work with mobile and platform engineers to integrate the algorithm into the appIterate on the algorithm and work with product to set up in-app A/B experiments
  • Transfer knowledge of recommendation engine at the end of the summer to the technical team for maintenance

ASICS Digital is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or fitness level.

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Technology we use

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Location

We are located right between Downtown Crossing and South Station. Easy access to public transit and restaurants in every direction.

An Insider's view of ASICS Digital

What’s the vibe like in the office?

You can expect to hear anything from Celine Dion to Megadeth playing on Fridays from our Jambox, spontaneous poetry readings (from me), random off-beat slow claps for doing everyday tasks i.e. leaving the office. Overall though, my favorite thing about our office is the safe environment to be who you are every day.

Annie

Customer Support Manager

What does your typical day look like?

When your coworkers are composed of real-life ninjas, loon preservationists, triathletes, and office dogs, it's not an exaggeration to say that each day at the office is different. We're a fast-paced company with a laid-back vibe. We work hard to develop the latest app features but we're passionate about having fun along the way.

Maia & Yun

QA Tester, ASICS eCommerce & Software Engineer, Runkeeper

What makes someone successful on your team?

At ASICS we seek out people that are smart, curious and humble. Above all, we make hiring decisions based on whether an individual will strengthen our culture or diminish it. No matter how strong the candidate's skills are, if we aren’t confident our collective team grows stronger with them on it, we won’t move forward.

Dan

President, ASICS Digital

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

My team members are the masters of their domain, and I make sure they know that I believe in them to make wise decisions, while always having their backs when things don’t go as well as they expect. Essentially I want them to feel comfortable in our team based environment to prosper and learn and not be afraid to fail.

Karla

Director of Platforms

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

As an Analytics team, our goal is to have ASICS and Runkeeper adopt a data-driven approach, which means to make strategic decisions based on data analysis and interpretation. This will help the company in deciding priority within business units and teams to focus on the key performance indicators and positively impacting performance of the company.

Deepika

Business Intelligence Reporting Analyst, Analytics

What are ASICS Digital Perks + Benefits

ASICS Digital Benefits Overview

We seek to hire great team members and then give them the trust and flexibility to make their own decisions. We approach nearly everything with that philosophy. Our work gets done within pod teams that operate lean and are self managed and guided. We promote a flexible environment that encourages hard work and time to have fun and celebrate. We pride ourselves on our in office culture and community and, unfortunately, we don't hire remote employees. We know that our role as an employer of choice is to provide top notch benefit packages and perks like an open vacation policy and paid parental leave for birthing and non-birthing parents.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We have BCBS as our Health and Dental Insurance carrier with robust HMO and PPO medical plans for people to choose from, we cover over 80% of the cost of the plans and the remainder is pre-tax for you
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
We offer reimbursements for wellness related activities, in addition BCBSs reimbursements. We have a membership you can utilize with Hubspot bikes and promote giving back to the community.
Onsite Gym
It's still being built out but it's coming! Additionally, we have yoga classes offered throughout the week, a Run club on Wednesdays, a group that plays basketball on Thursdays and more!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
We match dollar for dollar capped at 6% of an employee’s compensation. What is the vesting period? None! The company contribution is made every payroll at the same time as employee contributions.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We offer up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave for the birthing parent and are currently putting into place more formal non-birthing parent leave amount.
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
We know sometimes unlimited vacation policies lead to employees actually taking less vacation. We work hard to avoid this by leading by example and our managers encourage time off.
Paid Holidays
We observe many of the major holidays.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
We don't have a keg but do have a stocked beer and wine fridge!
Casual Dress
We are a very casual work environment. Most of us wear jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and often fitness gear around the office.
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
We have summer and holiday parties, monthly events like First-Friday Happy Hour, Hungry, hungry humpday breakfast as well as game nights, bad movie nights, Make-your-own Pizza night and more!
Stocked Kitchen
We have everything from beverages to granola bars to popcorn and gummy bears. While we are a fitness company, snacks (or really any food) are never safe in our office. Did someone say Kit Kats?
Some Meals Provided
We have team lunch on Tuesdays! These vary from Tacos, to Burgers, to Salads and more!
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
We have several dogs that can be seen roaming the office plus #dogs and #cats slack channels where we all just gush over each other's pets. Yup we're that corny.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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