Data Scientist

Location: San Mateo, CA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

About us

Wiser is the leading provider of actionable data for better decisions. Wiser collects and analyzes online and in-store data with unmatched speed, scale and accuracy. The Wiser platform then blends these insights with advanced workflow software to drive business value for brands and retailers. Using a unique combination of data science and human validation, Wiser offers integrated solutions for every aspect of retail, all in one place

Job Description:

Are you excited about data? Are you interested in building next generation data science technology built on top of massive amounts of structured and unstructured data? If so this is the right opportunity for you.  We are a fast-paced, dynamic (and fun) organization with many unique and interesting technology challenges.  You’ll get to help build our data science stack, design our architecture, fix things when they break and do it with smart, down-to-earth people that enjoy having fun while working together.


  • Expand machine learning based intelligence capability of Wiser Data Platform.
  • Partner closely with other data scientists on the team to develop algorithms and drive key product initiatives.
  • Work with Engineering and Product Management to identify data science use-cases.
  • Present your research and insights to all levels of the company as well as academia.
  • Maintain regular and reliable work attendance

Skills and Qualifications

  • PhD in Statistics or other related quantitative field. Masters with exceptional background may also be considered.
  • Knowledge of machine learning and data mining techniques in one or more areas of statistical modeling, regression analysis, time-series prediction, NLP, computer vision.
  • Ability to develop fast prototypes by applying data science algorithms to problems in new domains.
  • Deep familiarity and experience with GAM, ARIMA, Exponential Smoothing, LSTM, Tree-based model. 
  • Deep Learning and other related topics.
  • Strong coding skills in Python.
  • Experience with dynamic pricing strategy or time-series data is a strong plus.
  • Familiarity with Spark a strong plus

Other Characteristics:

  • Strong communication skills and ability to work effectively independently and in teams (local and distributed)
  • Intellectually curious, with a passion for continuous learning and growing professionally
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, work well in an interrupt driven environment, show initiative and respond quickly in a fast paced environment.
  • Possess a strong work ethic and proactive approach to problem solving

Other Duties - Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Travel - Occasionally as needed.

Work Environment - This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is required to sit for prolonged periods of time; balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The employee is required to operate essential office equipment, such as computer/laptop, phone, printer, copier, keyboard, mouse, and other office equipment on a regular basis.

EEO Statement - Wiser Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation of any kind. Wiser Solutions, Inc. is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants, providing a work environment free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. All employment decisions at Wiser Solutions, Inc. are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, family or parental status, disability, genetics, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by the state, federal, or local law. Wiser Solutions, Inc. will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or retaliation based on any of these characteristics.

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Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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