: Principal Data Scientist
275 Wyman St
Waltham, MA 02451

Employee Testimonials

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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.

About Our Team:

As the Lead Data Scientist, you will be a “go-to” domain expert in data science and machine learning, leading the charge on innovative work, mentoring more junior data scientists, and guiding the organization on methodology and best practices. You will also guide high-profile projects - not just delivering solutions, but identifying opportunities and determining the work. Your statistical, computer science and business domain expertise will have a significant influence on our business.

You will join a core team of Data Scientists, working with Marketers, Analysts, Engineers and Product Owners to forge new paths and revolutionize how data is utilized to deliver value. 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.

What You Will Do:

  • Engage with partners to advise on analytical project requirements, discuss methodologies and negotiate deliverables.
  • Learn, practice, and lead others to use new tools in an inspiring technical environment that combines both coding skills, web technologies and real-time data.
  • Analyze pre-existing models and algorithms; suggest how to improve the efficiency and effectiveness, to drive value to the organization
  • Deliver a range of custom Data Science projects that may include Recommendation Systems, Price Optimization; Time Series Modeling; Customer Lifetime Value Customer, Propensity Modeling); Image Recognition; The list goes on.
  • Be a thought leader within the Data Science team, staying current with trends and technologies

You Have:

  • Extensive machine learning and modeling experience, and have delivered multiple projects as a lead scientist or in a similar capacity
  • MSc in Statistics, Mathematics, Operational Research or similar field
  • Strong programming skills in Python and R
  • Hands-on experience using “big data technologies”
  • Experience of software engineering techniques including version control, continuous integration, unit testing.
  • Stakeholder management; ability to independently communicate technical and statistical concepts to non-practitioners, and influence the application.

Considered as a plus:

  • Spark, Java, Scala
  • PhD in Statistics, Mathematics, Operational Research or similar field
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Experience using standard libraries (scikit-learn, MLlib, TensorFlow, MXNet, PyMC3)
  • Agile working methodology
  • Relevant work in an e-commerce environment
Full-time

Employee Testimonials

Adam Lawless
North American Public Relations Lead

I’ve worked in a variety of environments throughout my career and 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. I see Vistaprint as an extended family, but we never forget that each team member has a life and family outside that needs as much attention and care. I look forward to coming to work each and every morning. But more importantly, I know that when I’m needed at home, I’m able to put my full attention where it’s needed.”

Andrew Holmes
Sr. Analyst

Vistaprint has 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.

Sebastian Klapdor
Chief Data Officer

What stands out to me the most about Vistaprint is the culture of entrepreneurship, collaboration and putting the customer first. It feels like a $1.5bn startup with quick decision making, a fail-fast approach and agile teams that can pivot when something doesn’t work out. 

Veronica McCarthy
VP, Technology

Vistaprint is going through a transformation, and we are using technology in new and unique ways to deliver jaw-dropping value for our customers. The work of the technology team is the engine that is driving Vistaprint’s success now and into the future as we build and maintain flexible, scalable cloud-based microservices architecture using APIs. 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.