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Data Scientist
New York, NY

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Job Description


Topps is seeking a Data Scientist to work in an agile DataOps environment.

Your mission will be to empower our product decision-makers with information to make the best possible product for our fans.

Topps is one of the most enduring and respected brands in the United States. We are building a world-class digital group to deliver the highest quality mobile sports and entertainment apps to fans all over the world.

We are on a mission to dramatically lift the quality of our apps and modernize the Topps brand. We are looking for people with the passion, talent and focus to begin creating the highest-quality mobile apps around sports properties such as MLB, NFL & NHL, and entertainment brands such as Star Wars, Marvel and Disney.

Join our dynamic & entrepreneurial team and be a driving force as we transform one of the most storied entertainment brands into the world leader of digital collectibles.

Why you will love it here:

* Work with the world's top sports and entertainment properties
* Work with a passionate, confident and humble team
* Fun office atmosphere
* Independence and lack of bureaucracy that clears the way for you to do your best work
* Competitive compensation & benefits. We build great teams and take care of them


Responsibilities include:

* Modeling user behavior to better understand how users interact with our applications
* Work closely with product owners and business customers to gather requirements
* Interface with our data engineer to communicate data requirements and needs
* Conducting A/B testing for mobile apps
* Developing production quality machine learning solutions and design of probabilistic models
* Take the lead in developing data products within our mobile applications, i.e. recommendation systems
* Clearly communicate output of models to key product owners/ business customers
* Recognize and adopt best practices in modeling including data cleaning, feature engineering, testing, maintainability, validation and documentation


Requirements include:

* 1-4 years of experience in a Data Science/Analytics role
* Code proficiency on at least one of the following languages: Scala, Python, R
* Familiarity with ubiquitous data science libraries i.e. pandas, sckitlearn, tidyverse, ggplot, matplotlib, keras, tensorflow, etc.
* Interest in functional programming a plus
* High interest on Big Data processing
* High interest in probabilistic modeling and statistical methods
* Interest in machine learning
* Experience on AWS is a plus
* Experience with Test Driven Development is a plus
* Familiarity with Spark/Databricks is highly valued
* Familiarity with Mongo/Postgres is a plus
* Analytical/mathematical mindset
* Good communication skills
* Intellectual curiosity. Passion for learning and exploring
* Team player


* BS/BA in either Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics or related field required
* Masters in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Data Science or related field a plus

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