Data Scientist (L5) - Applied Research, Consumer Insights

Los Gatos, CA

Netflix is one of the world's leading entertainment services with over 260 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, films and games across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can play, pause and resume watching as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, and can change their plans at any time.


We’re looking for a passionate Data Scientist to join our Consumer Insights Data Management & Analytics (DM&A) team. This team leverages technical expertise in applied data science, engineering, and solutions development to support a high-impact team of 90+ quantitative and qualitative researchers. The Consumer Insights team conducts cutting-edge research designed to help answer Netflix’s most complex business challenges.


In this role, you will leverage your expertise in statistics/machine learning, causal inference, and research design to help drive innovations through the effective identification and application of analytics. You will seamlessly bridge attitudinal and behavioral data to deliver comprehensive insights that inform and guide our business strategy. You will collaborate with researchers, data scientists, and engineers to help answer Netflix’s most complex business challenges through the analysis of rigorous consumer research. This is a high-impact role in which you will directly influence strategic decision-making at Netflix.

Visit our Research page to learn about what it’s like to work on Analytics at Netflix.


In this role, you will:

  • Leverage your expertise in Statistics, Causal Inference, Machine Learning, and research design to analyze quantitative survey data in conjunction with behavioral data to develop comprehensive insights.
  • Partner with Researchers, Engineers, and Data Scientists to develop comprehensive analysis plans and generate high-quality quantitative research across the globe.
  • Consult on research plans e.g. surveys, MaxDiff, Conjoint, A/B tests (tangential space to CI), and analysis plans e.g. experimentation or causal inference modeling, key drivers analysis (usually outsourced to vendors), etc.
  • Develop a strong understanding of various business areas including Content, Brand, Product, Ads, Games and more to connect dots and effectively address primary business questions with attitudinal metric development.
  • Work collaboratively and iteratively throughout the research lifecycle to support survey design, deployment, analysis, and interpretation.
  • Consult with Legal and Privacy Engineering teams to ensure best practices in the collection, storage, retention and use of data collected across consumer surveys, focus groups, and other research methodologies.

To be successful in this role, you have:

  • Advanced degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, Economics, or a related quantitative field or relevant industry experience.
  • Strong statistical knowledge and intuition - ideally utilized in experimentation, market, consumer, or social research settings.
  • Strong partnership skills and ability to plan, execute and independently drive projects forward.
  • Ability to communicate technical and statistical concepts clearly and concisely among audiences at various levels.
  • Expert quantitative analysis, programming, and data manipulation skills using SQL, R and/or Python, and version control (Github, Stash).
  • Experience building multi-step ETL jobs/data pipelines and working with job scheduling systems is a plus.
  • Experience in building causal inference solutions is a plus.
  • Experience working with 3rd party APIs for data ingestion is a plus.

Our compensation structure consists solely of an annual salary; we do not have bonuses. You choose each year how much of your compensation you want in salary versus stock options. To determine your personal top of market compensation, we rely on market indicators and consider your specific job family, background, skills, and experience to determine your compensation in the market range. The range for this role is $170,000 - $720,000.

Netflix provides comprehensive benefits including Health Plans, Mental Health support, a 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match, Stock Option Program, Disability Programs, Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts, Family-forming benefits, and Life and Serious Injury Benefits. We also offer paid leave of absence programs. Full-time hourly employees accrue 35 days annually for paid time off to be used for vacation, holidays, and sick paid time off. Full-time salaried employees are immediately entitled to flexible time off. See more detail about our Benefits here.

Netflix is a unique culture and environment. Learn more here.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and celebrate diversity, recognizing that diversity of thought and background builds stronger teams. We approach diversity and inclusion seriously and thoughtfully. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, caste, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic makeup, marital status, or military service.

Data Science
North America
160,000+

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