Data Science Manager - Shop Recommendations

Data Science Manager - Shop Recommendations

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About the Team

At Stitch Fix, our data science team combines machine learning with expert human judgment to generate innovative recommendations and insights that transform the way our clients discover what they love. We believe in a curiosity-driven, data science culture where members have autonomy to deliver impact through end-to-end, full-stack product development and ownership. The diversity of the problems that we work on and the data-rich environment of our business make it possible, even essential, to bring the tools of multiple disciplines to bear on our hardest problems. As a $2B+ company we are looking for data scientists and leaders to join us in the revolutionization of retail.

The shop recommendations team leverages personalization algorithms to power the Shop experience, which involves a combination of modeling style, outfit recommendations, and expanding Stitch Fix’s total addressable market. In doing so, this team builds capabilities that explore a client’s stylistic preferences and then use those to produce rankings over best items and outfits in real-time.

About the Role

As a senior-level manager, you will lead a team of experienced data scientists that recommends, ranks, and personalizes fixes.  In partnership with other data science and business leaders, you will identify opportunities and frame algorithmic problems to drive impact of both existing and new product capabilities. You will be your own product and project manager, creating a vision of what should be built and empowering your team to actualize that vision. 

As an experienced people manager, you will be responsible for developing bright individuals and building an amazing team. You should be excited to identify people’s strengths and development opportunities, fostering individual growth through frequent and kind feedback. As the company scales and the team continues to grow, you should understand the importance of being on the constant lookout to recruit top talent for the future. 

You're excited about this opportunity because you will…

  • Hire, teach, amplify, grow and develop the individuals on your team 
  • Strategize about new algorithmic capabilities that can play to Stitch Fix’s strengths and build out new initiatives cross-functionally 
  • Promote tinkering with state-of-the-art recommendation engines and scaling successful experiments
  • Share your engineering expertise such that your team can experiment faster, deploy more quickly, and build new capabilities from the ground up
  • Develop relationships with senior business leaders across Stitch Fix that have diverse and unique points of view
  • Structure projects work plans, roadmaps and communication cycles
  • Guide your team along entire model life-cycle by exploring the data, designing your own models, deploying them, testing and monitoring them 
  • Take pride in selflessly supporting your team and propping individuals up for their own success

We’re excited about you because…

  • You have led people before and are passionate about developing a team
  • You have production machine learning experience and are proficient in deploying apps in Python
  • You have strong cross-functional, communication skills that help simplify and move complex problems forward with business partners 
  • You have a deep understanding of ML in theory and in production environments
  • You are innovative and inspired to take on new challenges and you do not shy away from potential failure
  • You have production machine learning experience and are proficient in deploying apps in Python
  • You have a degree in a quantitative field such as Computer Science, Statistics, Physics or a related field
  • You think about ethics in AI, the impact of machine learning on society, and want to bring that to bear in our work here

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

  • We are a group of people who are bright, kind and motivated by challenges. 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
  • We offer competitive compensation packages and comprehensive health benefits
  • 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


At Stitch Fix, we’re about personal styling for everybody and we believe in both a service and a workplace where you can be your best, most authentic self. We’re the first fashion retailer to combine technology and data science with the human instinct of a Stylist to deliver a deeply personalized shopping experience. This novel juxtaposition attracts a highly diverse group of talented people who are both thinkers and doers. All of this results in a simple, powerful offering to our customers and a successful, growing business serving millions of men, women, and kids. We believe we are only scratching the surface on our opportunity, and we’re looking for incredible people like you to help us carry on that trend.

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