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Can you provide me info about the data science role in Netflix? How should I prepare for it?

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Here is what Netflix expects from its Data Scientists:


  • Work with business stakeholders and as a strategic partner and find creative ways to solve high-impact analytical problems with data

  • Work closely with leadership on various teams to generate insights and propose decisions 

  • Research and build performance indicators and key metrics

  • Build and deploy mathematical models and ML models that improve payments processing and enable fraud detection

  • Develop dashboards and visualizations that will allow stakeholders to work with metrics and trends by themselves. Assist and educate on interpretation

  • Automate repetitive ad-hoc requests


  • Strong statistical skills - causality/incrementality vs. correlations, probabilistic graphical models, experimentation, predictive modeling, time series

  • Data analysis, reporting, and visualization with Tableau, D3, etc.

  • Can build and deploy models

  • Skills in Big Data (Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Presto etc.)

  • Data crunching or numerical computing experience in Python, R, Julia, etc.

  • Able to write ad-hoc data pipelines and ETLs for self-use

  • Quantitative educational background

Other Requirements:

  • Prefer action and quick iteration to perfection

  • Able to multitask, work independently, and drive their own projects

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Able to continue strong stakeholder relationships

  • Open to ambiguity

  • A Netflix fan!

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