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Principal Data Scientist

Location: Redwood City, California US


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Job Number: 26767

Position Title: Principal Data Scientist

External Description:

Your Opportunity

You will be responsible for analyzing tens of millions of customer interactions to find patterns that help improve the effectiveness of our marketing organization. Your day-to-day will contain a wide spectrum of the activities, from meeting with business stakeholders and understanding challenges and opportunities, to data wrangling and modeling, to producing effective visualizations that concisely deliver insight. You will be a go-to person in the organization for knowledge and insight on our data and potential uses and areas in which we can deploy it.

Our Ideal Candidate

You are a data driven, professional data scientist who has the ability to decompose ambiguous business questions into tractable problems to be answered through a range of data sources and analytical techniques. You have deep technical knowledge and the ability to turn mountains of data into digestible insights and data products. You enjoy working in a fast-paced, collaborative, global environment and moving a quickly-growing organization towards an even more promising future.

Your Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director – Marketing Insights and Analytics, you will:

  • Be a technical expert and partner with the organization to understand pain points and areas in which we can and should leverage data products and solutions.
  • Advocate for the continued propagation of advanced analytical and machine learning techniques within the business.
  • Build, deploy, and maintain ML models
  • Mentor more junior data scientists and analysts to grow the overall technical abilities of the team
  • Support ad hoc analytics requests as needed
  • Develop reports and/or presentations that concisely communicate findings and recommendations to stakeholders.

Your Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Engineering or a field with a quantitative focus or a technical discipline

  • 8+ years of relevant professional experience
  • 8+ years of experience with a data science programming language (e. g. R, SAS, SPSS, and/or Python) (Python Preferred)
  • Experience with at least one data visualization tool (Tableau, Power BI, d3.js, GGplot, etc.)
  • Proficiency in SQL and relational databases
  • Experience with big data frameworks (Hadoop / Spark)
  • Strong applied statistics skills (statistical modeling & inference)
  • Consultative style; skilled in supporting internal customers
  • Strong project/time management and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters Degree or PhD in Data Science or other quantitative field
  • 10+ years experience as a Data Scientist or Business Analyst


City: Redwood City

State: California

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Community / Marketing Title: Principal Data Scientist

Company Profile:

At Informatica, We “DATA”. We Do Good, Act As One Team, Think Customer First, and Aspire For The Future. Informatica enables companies to unleash the power of data to become more agile, realize new growth opportunities, lead to new inventions resulting in intelligent market disruptions.

A career with Informatica gives you all the opportunities and benefits that can only come from working for the trusted industry leader, including amazing, energetic team members; a globally diverse workplace; and a company dedicated to your success, growth, and advancement.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

Navigating COVID-19 and Beyond

  • Since March 2020, our INFA Team have been working remotely to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19
  • During this time, work-life balance and the well-being of our team has been a priority for us. In lieu of not being in the office, our teams are actively participating online via video chats. You'll find groups connecting for online games, virtual break rooms, online training, yoga, morning coffee, and so much more!
  • We're also offering all teammates the ability to expense home office items (monitor, chair, desk, etc…) to ensure that you're as comfortable as possible

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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Travel Requirement: Limited

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The Hiring Process

Apply for an open role via our Career Page or through an Internal Referral. While you're waiting to hear back from our Talent Acquisition Team, visit, our Informatica social channels, and Glassdoor. Doing so will give you insight into who we are, what we do, and why you should join our team.

If you're a great fit, one of our Recruiter's will reach out to you to schedule an initial screen via a video call. Use this time to share your experience with the Recruiter, and why you're the best person for the job.

After speaking to the Recruiter, you'll have a chance to meet with the Hiring Manager and team via a video call. Use this step as a chance to learn more about the team, and as a chance to sell yourself and impress the team.

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