Data Scientist - Shop Search

Data Scientist - Shop Search

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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

In this role, you will contribute to building the future of personalized apparel shopping: we are moving beyond the paradox of choice to generate and present unique content to clients tailored to their particular needs at any given time. Whether it’s for clients searching for an item for a special occasion, discovering something that fits their existing wardrobe, or just wanting to get inspired - Stitch Fix’s Shop aims to do it all while personalizing styles for the client’s aesthetic, size, fit and price comfort zone.

Search in Shop is a new, key focus area for Stitch Fix, and we’re aiming to enable client exploration in an intuitive and elegant manner. Stitch Fix’s Shop is a growing and exciting area for the business in which you will get the opportunity to lead work cross-functionally with Strategy, Product, Merchandising, Marketing, and Engineering partners to build these capabilities from the ground up! 

You're excited about this opportunity because you will…

  • Solve problems related to multimodal search, the balance between query and user relevance, recommendation explainability, query suggestion, latent representations, etc.
  • Experiment and build new 0 to 1 algorithmic capabilities that deliver personalized content to clients
  • Develop, lead, and execute the strategic vision of client-facing search
  • Productionize models and systems partnering with our very helpful data platform team for real-time applications
  • Leverage unique data about our clients, our merchandise, and their interactions across all Stitch Fix surfaces 
  • Work with our product, product design, and engineering teams to create roadmaps for developing new client products, user features, data flywheels, and infrastructure

We’re excited about you because…

  • You have a solid understanding in designing and implementing search, information retrieval, or natural language processing systems AND want to grow even deeper in the field
  • You have led end-to-end machine learning and data projects, from inception to production 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 have strong cross-functional, communication skills that help simplify and move complex problems forward with business partners 
  • You are a compassionate teamplayer and you see your growth and success entangled with the growth and success of your peers
  • You are innovative and inspired to take on new challenges and you do not shy away from potential failure
  • 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

About Stitch Fix

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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