Data Science Intern - Style Discovery

Data Science Intern - Style Discovery

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About the team

At Stitch Fix, we’re transforming the way people find what they love. Our clients want clothes that will help them present their best selves--yet without the burden of search or having to keep up with current trends. A core challenge of personalization at scale is growing and developing a successful inventory even as fashion and our clients’ tastes evolve. The Style Discovery team is focused on this challenge, helping to transform and scale Stitch Fix’s visibility into what people will love. To do this, we use embeddings, deep learning, inventory simulations, and creative approaches to machine learning integration, to discover the best merchandise for our clients. 

About the role

We’re looking for someone to join us for a 10 week duration over the summer and uncover emerging trends in personalization. This will mean using techniques in natural language processing to build a text corpus based on how fashion and our clients’ tastes are evolving. Next, you’ll use state of the art Language Models (LMs) to parse, classify, and cluster this data, ultimately uncovering the ‘state of the art’ in trends. Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to get your prototype into production and to share your new knowledge across the broader algorithms team. This won’t be a lonely endeavor though; we value ownership, but we also love to collaborate. 

You're excited about this opportunity because you will…

  • Use Python and SQL to build a text corpus of millions of text entries
  • Deploy state-of-the-art techniques in natural language processing and machine learning to uncover emerging trends  
  • Develop your applied machine learning and software engineering skills
  • Work with a cross-functional team to communicate how your findings can help to drive value and to enable personalization at scale. 

We're excited about you because you...

  • Are a student currently enrolled in a quantitative field, such as computer science, statistics, electrical engineering, mathematics, etc.
  • Are proficient in Python and SQL but are still hungry to learn
  • Have an interest in computational linguistics, natural language processing, or generative modeling 
  • Have strong grasp of basic principles of machine learning 
  • Have an interest in scientific communication
  • Are driven by a hunger to make a tangible business impact
  • Have an affinity with software engineering, are familiar with Python, and can demonstrate an ability to quickly get up to speed working with new technologies 

Why you'll love working at Stitch Fix...

  • We are a group of bright, kind and goal-oriented people. You can be your authentic self here, and are empowered to encourage others to do the same!
  • We are a successful, fast-growing company at the forefront of tech and fashion, redefining retail for the next generation
  • We are a technologically and data-driven business
  • We are committed to our clients and connected through our vision of “Transforming the way people find what they love”
  • We love solving problems, thinking creatively and trying new things
  • We believe in autonomy & taking initiative
  • We are challenged, developed and have meaningful impact
  • We take what we do seriously. We don’t take ourselves seriously
  • We have a smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right & is open to new ideas
  • You will be proud to say that you work for Stitch Fix and will know that the work you do brings joy to our clients every day

About Stitch Fix

Stitch Fix is an online personal style service for men and women combining art and science to disrupt and redefine the retail industry. We’re the first fashion retailer to blend expert styling, proprietary technology, and unique product to deliver a refined and deeply personalized shopping experience. We leverage vast amounts of client data to make decisions throughout the company. All of this results in a simple, powerful offering to our customers and a successful, growing business. We believe we are only scratching the surface of our opportunity, and we’re looking for incredible people to contribute! We’d love for you to help us carry on the trend.

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