Senior Data Scientist - Discovery

Senior Data Scientist - Discovery

Job Description

Join a high impact, customer-obsessed data science and analytics team!  


At Nordstrom, we apply Data Science across a complex and rapidly evolving retail landscape to develop innovative data products, new business processes and improve the customer experience in our stores and online. Our data science teams are composed of interdisciplinary contributors with a broad scope who work in an energizing and collaborative atmosphere.   


The Digital Customer Experience - Discovery team is on a mission to reinvent the digital styling experience through the power of data and artificial intelligence. We are working on exciting, cutting edge and impactful opportunities, leveraging computer vision, natural language processing, and the latest open-source methods; creating in-process tools to enhance the stylist shopping experience; and developing analytics solutions that enable the business to make data-driven decisions. 

Read this first: Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized folks tend to only apply when they check every box. If you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat to see what skills/experience you are able to bring to this team.


  • Collaborate with engineering, product managers and taxonomy partners on a variety of search related projects, this includes product selection, product ranking, query understanding, autocomplete, and personalization. 

  • Effectively plan and communicate with partners, and co-workers to define and align on deliverables, timelines, and responsibilities. 

  • Manage and influence product strategy and execution with data and insights. 

  • Lead development of data solutions to help solve business problems and improve customer experience.  

  • Select the analytical modeling technique most suitable for the structured, complex data and develops custom analytical models  

  • Build prototypes, and develop and deploy machine learning algorithms to production. 

  • Identify and design experiments to measure the impact of newly developed models  

  • Influence data science standards and best practices across the center of analytical excellence. 

  • Coach junior team members as needed. 



  • MSc in quantitative field or equivalent experience. PhD is a plus.    

  • 5+ years of commercial experience as a Data Scientist. 

  • 5+ years of experience with Python and proficiency with machine learning frameworks and libraries. 

  • 5+ years of experience with SQL. Experience working in environments such as Presto, Spark, and Hive. 

  • 3+ years of experience with search systems (Elasticsearch/Solr).  

  • 3+ years of experience with learning-to-rank, and NLP. Deep learning and computer vision is a plus.  

  • 3+ years of experience in A/B test design and post-test analysis. 

  • Excellent software engineering practices, including test driven development, code review, and version control with git.    

  • Experience making informed trade-offs that balance quick wins with long-term robust solutions.  

  • A passion for machine learning, problem solving, and innovation. . 

Nordstrom is able to offer remote employment of this position in all US states except AR, MS, MT, NE, NH, ND, SD, VT, WV, and WY. #LI-Remote


We’ve got you covered…

Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:

  • Medical/Vision, Dental, Retirement and Paid Time Away
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Merchandise Discount and EAP Resources

A few more important points...

The job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It’s not all-inclusive. There may be additional duties, responsibilities and qualifications for this job.

Nordstrom will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all legal requirements.

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Pay Range Details

The pay range(s) below are provided in compliance with state specific laws. Pay ranges may be different in other locations.

Colorado: $124,600-$186,900, Nevada: $124,600-$186,900
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