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From: CM
Date: 09 Oct 2006
Subject: West Los Angeles, California: (Sr.) Analyst/Statistician, Business Optimization at Shopzilla.com

Shopzilla.com is seeking a (Sr.) Analyst / Statistician, Business Optimization for its Consumer Acquisition Optimization Group (Los Angeles headquarters).

Reach beyond conventional data mining! Shopzilla's proprietary approach to optimization empowers analysts to manage end-to-end processes. From data analysis, to optimization system design, engineering implementation, all the way to financial and operational management, you are in control and are fully responsible for the performance of your systems. Do you possess the combination of an energetic business mindset and well-rounded statistics abilities? If so the most sophisticated shopping engine has a fast-paced career to offer.

Shopzilla.com, a division of the $7.7 billion E.W. Scripps Company, is the growing leader of the comparison shopping industry, recognized for owning and developing the most advanced technological solutions.

  • The #1 US comparison shopping engine (Comscore 04/06), with 20 million unique visitors/month, 30 million products, 80,000 stores
  • A focus on developing proprietary, cutting-edge solutions thanks to a world-class team of scientists, statisticians and engineers who repeatedly set industry standards
  • A company culture rooted in analytics and optimization excellence
  • Degree in Statistics, Applied Math, Computer Science or Operations Research
  • ** Outstanding inter-personal and communication skills **
  • High energy and the capacity to manage complex, multi-team projects
  • Experience with / understanding of the following methodologies:
  • Na´ve Bayes, decision trees
  • Clustering: o-cluster, k-means
  • Support vector machines, time-series
  • Data scoring concepts, predictive analytics
  • Expertise in at least one of the following packages: SPSS, SAS, ODM
As a (Sr.) Analyst / Statistician, Business Optimization you will:
  • Identify and prioritize optimization opportunities in collaboration with your manager
  • Leverage state-of-the-art data systems to mine some of the most comprehensive logs of the online retail world. Utilize your advanced statistics skills to identify correlations, patterns and levers that provide meaningful optimization opportunities
  • Deploy and test your optimization methodologies on nimble production environments. Within hours, measure and report on the projected yearly impact of your optimizations
  • Develop production-worthy solutions by leveraging a full-blown engineering team dedicated to optimization processes
  • Launch, monitor, and adjust your optimization systems in order to maximize financial return and reach goals set forth by executive management
  • Leverage your experience to explore improvements to data systems, learn new optimization methodologies, and grow your responsibilities and your career
A plus:
  • Graduate education
  • Experience with KXEN
  • Desire to take on managerial responsibilities
At Shopzilla, our goal is to build the greatest shopping service ever conceived by mankind. To that end, we strive very hard to hire the smartest people. We're an environment where great ideas shape our vision and true passion drives us to the best solutions to the most challenging problems at the intersection of shopping and search.

Shopzilla offers great benefits including medical, dental and vision plans, life insurance, 401(k) plan, flexible spending account, generous vacation benefits -- and we even provide FREE catered lunch every single day!

So, if you are the super-star type -- the one all look to as the smartest in your area of expertise -- love challenging yourself, and are searching for a place to work where people care, your ideas matter and you can make a real difference to helping millions of consumers, then we need to talk.

Shopzilla is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Apply online here.

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