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Principal Machine Learning Scientist
Search & Personalization
Posted on 4/15/2022
Remote • United States
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Any prior work in information retrieval, knowledge graphs, recommendations, and personalization in an e-commerce setting is highly desirable
  • Experience in Real-time streaming, Active Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Deep Neural Networks, Graph-based Learning would be really desirable
  • Minimum 10 years' relevant experience in the industry (excluding internships/co-op/academic projects) in developing multiple machine learning and statistical models and projects for real-world, business problems in productions
  • Strong algorithmic thinking and passion for empirical research to answer hard questions
  • Ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis, algorithmic approaches, and findings in a clear, precise, and actionable manner
  • A BS/MS/Ph.D. degree in Statistics, Applied Math, Operational Research, Computer Science or related field is desirable
  • Highly effective in leading and working on multiple projects and delivering results on time effectively. Exceptional skills in project management (planning, resource allocation, and execution) and attention to detail. Exceptional leadership owning the outcome and building work relationships in cross-function projects
  • Build, deploy, and maintain predictive models in one or more of the following areas:
  • Typeahead, Query Understanding and Search Ranking, Learning-to-Rank
  • Personalized Product Ranking and other personalization
  • Product Recommendations Systems
  • Be a Thought-leader and a Visionary with excellent technical abilities, strong leadership skills, communication skills, and adaptability to new, cutting-edge research in the field of AI and Machine Learning
  • Provides mentorship/leads a small team of excellent scientists. Coach and guide the work of others in small groups of four to six data scientists to deliver complex models, analytical projects and solve business problems, and act as a point of contact and thought leader for the team
  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously and independently with a lot of freedom and accountability for success
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with diverse teams (e.g., marketing operations, technology, merchandising, procurement, apparel design/production) to understand business objectives and design and implement data-driven solutions
  • Effectively communicate analytical solutions to non-technical stakeholders and senior leadership

1,001-5,000 employees

Retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise
Company Overview
Fanatics mission is to facilitate sports community through apparel. The company is one of the largest retailers of officially licensed sports merchandise.
  • Work Life Balance - At Fanatics we place our focus on results and empowerment and encourage you to enjoy your time on and OFF the field with our competitive time off policies.
  • Recognition and Rewards Program - Fanatics values our internal fans too! Our programs are designed to thank and reward Fanatics athletes for their hard work and commitment to winning as a team.
  • Company Sponsored Events - From breakfast to happy hour and every hour in between – Fanatics employees can enjoy time together at one of our many company events.
  • Fanatics.com Employee Discount - As an employee you will receive a special discount on all of your favorite sports merchandise and memorabilia.
  • Give Back - Fanatics cares about the fans around us. We encourage you to partner up with your teammates in giving back and serving the communities where we work and play.
  • Meet & Greets - You never know who will show up to the office. You might just meet one of your all-time favorite athletes.
  • Invest in You - Here at Fanatics we want you to accomplish your goals. We offer tuition reimbursement.
  • Healthy Lifestyle - Fanatics cares about helping and supporting our teams in their busy lifestyles. Through wellness relationships with fitness and weight management partners we are here to support you in whatever your lifestyle goals.
  • Wellness Coverage - Your health is important to you – and it’s important to us too! We offer a number of benefit plan options for convenience and flexibility.
  • Financial Security - Through our plans, Fanatics offers you a way to budget for health care expenses that you’d typically pay for out of pocket.
  • Retirement - The sooner you begin planning for your retirement, the better. Fanatics offers generous plans to help you prepare for the future.
  • Network of Support - Fanatics understands that sometimes you may need someone in your corner. Through the Life Assistance Program, you and your family have access to support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Fanatics Family First - Afterall we are #OneFanatics. Put your family first with our paid maternity and paternity leave program, or take advantage of our infertility treatment reimbursement program to get the support you need while you try to grow your family.
  • IDEA - We invite you to join one of our Employee Resource groups, or celebrate and honor what’s most important to you through our IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equality & Advocacy) floating holiday. We recognize diversity helps foster innovation, and people perform better when they can be themselves. Gender Affirmation Treatment reimbursement is available to employees.
Company Values
  • By Fans, For Fans - By Fans = Bringing passion and pride to the work we do; For Fans = Exceeding fan expectations
  • One Fanatics... Win As A Team - Our combined efforts; growing and succeeding together; WE before ME
  • Missionary, Not Mercenary - At Fanatics, working here is more than a paycheck, it’s doing what you love everyday
  • Innovative Products and Fan Experiences - Offering fans unique products and ultimate experiences – there is no one else doing what we do, better than we do it
  • Execution and Agility... Over Talk - Quickly adapting and delivering our best in a fast-paced, high growth environment while maintaining humility