Constant Contact: Sr. Data Scientist
1601 Trapelo Road
Waltham, MA 02451

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Constant Contact, Inc. helps small businesses and nonprofits connect with their customers, clients, and members. Constant Contact champions the needs of small organizations and provides an easy, affordable way to build successful, lasting customer relationships. Our customers get real results through email newsletters, surveys, events, Facebook promotions, online listings, and more. We're looking to expand our Analytics team in our Waltham office.

Do you thrive in a fast-paced, analytical environment where innovation, excellence and creating actionable insight are not just catch-phrases but steeped in the companys culture? We seek an analyst with a strong intellect, even stronger curiosity, and an experienced problem solver who can drive business value by proactively recognizing needs, connecting the dots, and turning it into actionable insights and recommendations.

Working across nearly all parts of Constant Contact, leveraging customer, behavioral and Big Data, the Analytics team is on a journey to develop a deep understanding of our customers across all aspects of their lifecycle. We leverage this insight to bring in more customers, more revenue, and drive customer success and engagement.

The Senior Data Scientist will be a key member of the Analytics and Data Science team, serving as subject matter expert and energized by tackling big challenges in a complex business environment. You will not only dive deep to find the answers, but craft meaningful and articulate recommendations that can be discussed and acted upon with your peers. This person will contribute to our product strategy by designing and developing analytic initiatives driving user engagement, value creation, and productivity through the use of data.

Responsibilities:

  • Establishing, articulating and championing a product vision that addresses critical business needs.
  • Collaborate with Product Marketing, Product Management, Data Management Platform, UX, and Engineering groups to research, define, and execute a data-driven product roadmap.
  • Partnering with data infrastructure teams and other key internal engineering teams to understand the gaps within existing tools and services, and identify the best path forward
  • Conduct analysis of prospects and customers for product design, go-to-market strategies and retention engagement efforts
  • Develop data inquiries, and conduct data exploration and data mining to determine program effectiveness and predict future performance
  • Develop and implement test designs that serve as champion and challenger for marketing programs
  • Develop and analyze optimal testing strategies
  • Analyze customer segments to drive growth
  • Partner closely with business stakeholders to ensure insights are leading to action and measuring the business impact Customer Insights is creating

Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate has past experience using data science / analytical research in a cloud environment to advance product development or product insights
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong experience with SQL and Tableau or other BI tools.
  • Experience developing data visualizations to enable data exploration.
  • Experience developing scalable and automated data pipelines
  • Machine learning experience in Python and/or R
  • Experience with one or more cloud environments (AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Azure or other platforms)
  • Practical knowledge applying analytical techniques such as time series regression, decision trees, segmentation, clustering, response modeling and factor analysis to real-world data.
  • Curious, self-motivated thinker; always asks why and drives until the answer is clear.
  • Strong communicator with demonstrated experiencing translating analytic findings to business insights and influencing business stakeholders to drive action and improved business performance.
  • Strong project management and cross-functional collaboration skills required.
  • Masters Degree or higher in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science or equivalent experience.
Full-time

Why We Work Here

Lina
Product Training & Customer Operations co-op

 

Why did you choose Constant Contact?

I didn’t know too much about the company prior to applying. However, once I came in to interview, I got to see what the company was like, what the people were like, and learn more about the culture. It sold me.

What did you learn from the co-op program?

I always thought work had to be very serious and stiff, and that’s kind of how I was at the beginning of the internship. But then I learned that you can have a little fun. It makes your experience better and makes your work better because you’re able to build real relationships with people. I’m even able to be friendly with my boss, which I never thought could happen. We’re able to laugh about things but still can be serious when we need to get things done. It’s a great balance.

I also went from organizing webinars to leading my own. In fact, everything that could go wrong did go wrong in the first one I led. I learned to problem-solve on the fly and it ended up going well. I think it set me up to be more successful for the webinars that followed.

 How do you think your experiences here will shape your future and career?

I’m so thankful, even to this day, because the culture and people have been so great. I’m worried that I won’t find another company like this. Everyone is respectful and makes you feel like a part of the team, even as an intern or co-op. I’m taken seriously here and given opportunities to work on big products with different departments. It even allows me to have a say on projects, which I didn’t think I would have coming into this. It really built my confidence in my skills and ideas.

What was the most impactful scenario during your time here?

I’m naturally a shy person and not overly outgoing, but Constant Contact is very big on relationships and offers ways to naturally build those. Some things we’ve done were team meetings, bonding exercises (like a fun Lego team building one), dinners, and more. It made it easy and more comfortable to get to know people.

For example, in the beginning I’d just quietly take notes at meetings. Now, I feel comfortable and empowered to speak up. It also helped me feel comfortable enough to start leading live webinars, which can be intimidating. The relationship-building helped me do better in my job, overall.

Sebastien
Talent Acquisition Co-Op

What did you learn from this program?

It reaffirmed that I’m a big people person because I had to interact with people constantly at work.

I learned how to manage myself with self-directed work. I figured out what steps I needed to take to get the end the result. It was interesting to see how I was empowered to take action on my decisions and make it happen.

My main work experience was in retail, and working here was hugely different. In a professional setting, you have to know how to be accountable for yourself and make sure you show up on time, invest in your day, and manage your workload on your own.

Why did you choose Constant Contact?

I saw your mission and that seemed really cool because I’m from a city that has a ton of small businesses. Our economy thrives off them. So I checked out the website and thought this seemed like a great company to work for.

How do you think your experiences here will shape your future and career?

It gave me more understanding of professionalism, as far as how to communicate and behave and how to get the message across to different people.

I learned that change is always constant and being able to adapt and deal with change is a top skill to learn. Being flexible will help me roll with the punches for both school and work.  

You have to be able to absorb the culture and take it with you wherever you go. You are a spokesperson for the company and culture, even off the clock.

What was the most impactful scenario during your time here?

When I was able to talk to people at Northeastern and say, “Hey, come get my job. I can tell you all about it.” When people were able to ask me what the job is and if they’d be a fit, and I was able to vouch for it and advocate for it, it showed me that I really knew what I was doing. I was able to talk to my peers and confidently say they should come here, this is why it’s awesome, and this is why it helps small businesses and non-profits. To be able to articulate it in a way that interested them was really important.

Dana
Talent Acquisition Co-Op

What did you learn from this program?

Working in talent acquisition (and specifically sourcing) has helped me get out of my shell a little bit more. Reaching out to people who aren’t necessarily looking for a job was hard in the beginning, but when I realized I was playing a valuable role in Constant Contact’s recruiting efforts and was helping candidates change the course of their careers, things became easier. Even though it was a little awkward or difficult for me to reach out to people at first, it helped me become more outgoing throughout the course of my co-op.

After being in retail, I realized that it’s not too different from Constant Contact. It’s all about customer service, and that’s what Constant Contact’s primary focus is. I didn’t realize how many people can be considered “customers” aside from people paying for a product/service. On our team, our customers are our candidates and hiring managers. It’s interesting to see how I was able to apply those same skills to a different customer-base.

Why did you choose Constant Contact?

As the great-granddaughter of immigrants who opened a small grocery store during the great depression, Constant Contact’s mission really resonated with me. Coming to work each day knowing I’m able to have a positive impact on small businesses makes me feel like I’m a part of something special. Also, when I came in to interview, I really connected with the people here which was much different than the other experiences I had during interviews.

How do you think your experiences here will shape your future and career?

Learning how Constant Contact treats people, develops people, and leads people is going to stay with me. From the beginning, I felt like a valued and respected part of the team and moving forward I’m going to do what I can to foster that same kind of environment wherever I go.  My co-op also showed me what good leadership looks like and that it’s possible to be professional, approachable, and fun all at the same time. I hope to use these experiences to nourish a culture of fun and productivity at future opportunities.

What was the most impactful scenario during your time here?

In the beginning, I had no experience in recruiting and wasn’t even sure it was something I could do. But after casually talking to someone on a random bus ride back to Boston from NYC about the company and why I loved working there, my outlook changed. I was able to pique his interest and it ultimately led to him joining our team. I would have never expected to get a hire while traveling, so it showed me that I was able to represent Constant Contact as a great place to work no matter where I was or what I was doing. I realized how passionate I am about Constant Contact and how much I care about the mission. Through that passion, I was able to build my confidence as a recruiter. 

Lauren
Corporate Social Responsibility Intern