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Technical Product Manager - Data Science

4 Copley Place - Floor 7
Boston, MA 02116

Wayfair's Pricing & Profitability Data Science team is seeking a sharp, driven product manager to drive key strategic initiatives through data science and technology. At its core, the Pricing & Profitability team leverages data and technology to hit financial goals and optimize our value offering to customers. The Pricing & Profitability team develops algorithms and tools that optimize and manage profit, revenue, and price perception. The team uses a combination of business, big data, and stat skills to understand complex market phenomena to influence pricing, assortment, and product recommendations. A continuous flow of experiments ensures deeper insight and refinement of these tools and algorithms. The product manager works alongside the Pricing & Profitability team to develop road-maps and drive the technology behind these initiatives.

What You'll Do

  • Develop strategic technical road-map and balance road-map with short-term bug fixes and quick-hit projects
  • Work directly with a large team of data scientists and back-end engineers to create new products and maintain a safe interface with other Wayfair systems
  • Run agile sprints for a team of back-end engineers
  • Create buy-in for upcoming projects with internal teams and senior management
  • Translate high-level business projects into detailed technical deliverables, and project manage to completion
  • Act as subject-matter expert on all data science systems and technologies to non-technical stakeholders
  • Conduct analysis to track value and impact of initiatives
  • Influence future strategies across a diverse range of internal teams
  • Anticipate and react rapidly to changes in business needs and project scope

What You'll Need

  • 4+ years of experience in a consultative, analytic, quantitative or technical work environment
  • Degree in quantitative field (e.g. mathematics, economics, computer science, engineering, physics, neuroscience, operations research etc.
  • Ability to lead discussion and guide a group to smart decisions even when you are not the subject matter expert
  • Intuitive sense of how quantitative and technical work aligns closely with business priorities and business value
  • Experience manipulating large data sets or have SQL/Python
  • Strong understanding of statistics
  • Exceptional problem solving and analytical skills alongside a desire to solve some of Wayfair's most challenging problems
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment where there can be degrees of ambiguity

Category: Data Science / Machine Learning

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