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Data Scientist

Website FriendFinder Networks

WHAT WE WANT

FriendFinder Networks is looking for a Data Scientist with the primary responsibility to query and analyze large disparate datasets looking for relationships and trends typically related to increasing revenue, improving membership conversions, fraud detection and prevention, and providing actionable insights for solutions to business problems. You will communicate your findings and make presentations to senior management on a regular basis. Your contributions will ensure FriendFinder Networks will continue to provide our customers the best possible user experience for everyone who visits our web sites 24 hours a day, every day of the year, all over the world.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Analyze complex data to provide recommendations for maximizing profitable revenue, traffic conversion opportunities, and reducing costs to support business objectives
  • Perform data analysis to support executive decisions
  • Work with stakeholders identifying and defining operational problems, plan project strategy, and define data requirements
  • Perform complete queries across multiple database/servers, and ideally, stored procedures, user defined functions, events, etc.
  • Dive into complex data sets to analyze trends, identify opportunities and quantify the potential value of new initiatives.
  • Collect and evaluate data gathered from multiple sources and abstract up from low-level information to a better understanding to present to management and executives
  • Able to define business requirements for reporting, dashboards, analytics and ad-hoc reporting for various Business Units

Effectively communicate findings to non-technical stakeholders and senior leadership

WHAT YOU MUST HAVE

  • Bachelor’s degree in applied or technical discipline (CS, Math, Statistics, Engineering or similar) is required
  • 2 years’ of relevant business analysis experience
  • 2 years’ Google Analytics experience preferred
  • Experience with R/S-Plus, SPSS, SAS, STATA (or similar), MS SQL Server Analysis Services, etc. is required
  • Programming or scripting language experience would be advantageous (e.g., Perl)
  • Statistical background with experience in regression analysis, correlation analysis, clustering , machine learning
  • Must be comfortable with adult content
  • Must be at least 21 years old

WHAT IS PREFERABLE TO HAVE

  • Hands on advanced experience with MYSQL, writing queries
  • Advanced MS Excel (e.g., pivot tables, MS query, array formulae, user-defined functions, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability designing effective solutions to complex problems; intuitive/natural aptitude for problem solving
  • Solid track record of ownership of projects and adept at working independently with little supervision
  • Articulate and comfortable communicating with colleagues, different teams, and all levels of management

WHAT YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE

  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills
  • Team-player, positive attitude and flexible
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
  • Should have a high degree of honesty and integrity
  • Should be a team-player, positive attitude and flexible

 

REPORTING TO THIS POSITION:  No direct reports

PERKS

FriendFinder Networks Inc. and its subsidiaries offer a business casual work environment, flexible work hours, and a competitive salary.  The benefits package includes:

  • 401(k) with a 5% match on eligible earnings with no vesting period
  • Medical (Kaiser HMO, Aetna PPO), Dental, and Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account for Healthcare and Dependent Care
  • Life Insurance, AD&D, LTD and Short and Long Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off (20 days PTO) and Holiday Pay (12 company paid holidays off)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health Club Reimbursement

 

WORKING WITH US

 

WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT WE DO

Not only do we love what we do, but we truly believe in it. We grow through positive education, skill training, courses, big stories, and big dreams. We are constantly improving and striving for perfection to revolutionize and enhance the lives of our members.

 

WE CARE ABOUT PEOPLE

The main precondition of any relationship is the ability to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes to truly understand them. Satisfied customers, employees, and business partners are not just a cog in the wheel, but the main ingredient of the company’s success.

 

WE EMBRACE DIVERSITY IN ALL FORMS

FriendFinder Networks has embraced diversity from the beginning of its history dating back to the mid 1990s. We created the first online personals sites for gays and lesbians, for non-English-speaking audiences, and for those who enjoy what was once called “alternative lifestyles”. Headquartered in San Francisco / Silicon Valley and staffed throughout the world, our team also relies on diversity of background, perspectives, and ideas.

To apply for this job email your details to kschmidt@ffn.com

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