Data Scientist - Marketing

Full time

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Job Requirements

Sweetwater, the nation’s #1 online retailer of pro audio equipment and music instruments is seeking to hire a Data Scientist focused on marketing efforts, which spans digital, performance, email, print, social and more. This role will leverage internal and external data to find opportunities, test hypotheses, and build solutions that bring business value.

This is a full-time position located at our headquarters in Fort Wayne, IN. Benefits include health insurance (including vision and dental options), generous paid time off, and campus amenities like our Downbeat Diner, Crescendo Café, Wavelengths Salon and Spa, Fitness Center, free employee medical clinic, and more.

Job Responsibilities

  • Enhance, extend & build models, such as: Media Mix Modeling, Audience & Geographic based frameworks, Predicted Lifetime Value, Customer Segmentation, Attribution, Website pathing & Entry points, etc.
  • Work with stakeholders within marketing to learn their processes & workflows and find ways to deliver value
  • Define business problems & questions and help evaluate options for providing solutions
  • Source, clean, & transform the necessary data according to best practices for the specific scenario
  • Perform exploratory data analysis & feature development – communicate learnings/insights
  • Build predictive models using current & well supported algorithms – balancing business value and metrics
  • Deploy solutions leveraging the validated models for stakeholders and systems to use and interact with
  • Measure & monitor results – maximizing performance, opportunities to improve, and knowing when to iterate
  • Collaborate with Data & Analytics Engineers, Business Intelligence, Cloud Platform Engineers, as well as Software Developers for data pipelines and functions necessary to operationalize model and provide inference


  • 3+ years of experience with involvement in 1+ end to end model processes supporting a use case in production
  • Proficiency in website analytics, customer segmentation, & testing/experimentation (A/B, audience, geographic)
  • Experience with algorithms throughout the data science space: Supervised (Regression & Classification), Unsupervised (Clustering & Anomaly Detection), Time Series & Forecasting, Neural Networks
  • Solid understanding of model metrics and which can/should be used for specific use cases
  • Bachelor’s degree in quantitative field such as Data Science, AI/ML, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, or Computer Science
  • Python/R & SQL knowledge is critical; familiarity with MLOps concepts (Git, branching, CI/CD) desired
  • Natural curiosity with a strong business acumen (retail preferred)
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive
  • Solid organizational and prioritization skills to manage multiple projects easily while meeting deadlines
  • Ability to handle sensitive data in a confidential manner
  • Passion for Sweetwater, your team’s success, and the products we are building for our customers

We are looking for candidates who are hungry for the next challenge, exhibit strong interpersonal communication skills and take personal ownership of their projects. Here, you’ll have a voice while being an active participant in the way we solve complex business challenges. We care deeply about the work we do, and we are committed to serving our customers. If you have these same qualities, we’d like to speak with you!

Sweetwater “Ideal” Team-Player:

  • WOWs The Customer - Deep passion and desire for creating amazing customer & colleague experiences
  • Get Things Done - Great work ethic and moves with a sense of urgency
  • Obsesses over the Details – committed to paying attention to the details
  • Drives Continuous Improvement – Always focusing on effective and efficient work and way to get better
  • Develops the Future – committed to pursuit of growing personally & professionally and has a focus on bringing your colleagues along with you on that journey

We function best as a unified team, so relocation to our state-of-the-art campus in Fort Wayne, IN is required. Interested and qualified candidates, please apply. We look forward to exploring your #FullTimeDream with Sweetwater!

Sweetwater’s culture is built upon celebrating the creative creation of music, which unifies people from all walks of life. Our individual differences make Sweetwater stronger as a company and a better place to work as we respect, learn, and grow from each team member’s unique perspective and experience. We have welcomed thousands of employees and their families from all over the world, and we invite you to discover why we consider a career at Sweetwater the full-time dream.


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