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Chewy Senior Data Scientist in Bellevue, Washington

Our Opportunity:

Chewy is seeking a Senior Data Scientist to join the growing Supply Chain Planning team in Bellevue, WA. Combining a background in Supply Chain with a deep understanding of analytics and data science, you will be a part of a team responsible for strategic planning and research initiatives centered around our inventory and fulfillment for Autoship, one of Chewy’s key differentiators.

This includes optimizing the way that we predict customer demand, account for supply risk, and incorporate customer lifetime value into Autoship decisions. The Supply Chain team operates in a fast-paced environment where every day brings new challenges and new opportunities. You will be responsible for designing and implementing solutions and technologies which will handle the growing business needs and play a key role in redefining what it means to be a world-class Operations Research organization.

What You’ll Do:

  • Partner with Supply Chain’s functional areas (with Demand Planning, S&OP, Transportation, and Supply Planning) to optimize our Supply Chain

  • Improving upon existing methodologies by developing new data sources, developing and testing model enhancements, running computational experiments, and fine-tuning model parameters for new models

  • Formalizing assumptions about how models are expected to behave, creating definitions of outliers, developing methods to systematically identify these outliers, and explaining why they are reasonable or identifying fixes for them

  • Deep dive big Supply Chain data to explain change, find hidden opportunity, and provide recommendations

  • Communicating verbally and in writing to business customers with various levels of technical knowledge, educating them about our research, as well as sharing insights and recommendations

What You’ll Need:

  • An advanced degree (M.S., PhD, or equivalent experience) in Operations Research, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science or related field or 4+ years’ experience designing optimization and machine learning solutions for large scale applications

  • Ability to understand and apply advanced mathematics

  • R or Python mastery

  • Experience working with Predictive Models (Time Series and Regression), Linear Programming, and Classification

  • Ability to translate complex data sets and research into simple business recommendations

  • Ability to use collaborative programming tools (Git, Confluence, etc.), and assist and support junior colleague’s use of those tools

Bonus (if applicable):

  • Expertise in reinforcement learning and/or deep learning

  • Strong leadership skills and outgoing

  • E-com, Retail or startup experience is a plus

Chewy is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all Team Members.

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