Senior Data Scientist - Marketing Science

Full time

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Job Overview

Marketing science – a sub-team within marketing analytics at Disney’s Direct to Consumer team (Hulu, Disney+, ESPN+ and Star) – is in search of an econometrician to run marketing mix models (MMM) and associated ancillary analysis. This position will work as part of a team focused primarily on econometric modeling, which also provides support for downstream practices used to inform marketing investment. The analyst plays a hands-on role in modeling efforts. The ideal candidate has a substantial quantitative skill set with direct experience in marketing science practices (MMM, attribution modeling, testing / experimentation, etc.), and should serve as a strong mentor to analysts, helping to onboard new talent in support of wider company goals. Technical acumen as well as narrative-building are integral to the success of this role.


  • Build, sustain and scale econometric models (MMM) for Disney Streaming Services with support from data engineering and data product teams
  • Quantify ROI on marketing investment, determine optimal spend range across the portfolio, identify proposed efficiency caps by channel, set budget amounts and inform subscriber acquisition forecasts
  • Support ad hoc strategic analysis to provide recommendations that drive increased return on spend through shifts in mix, flighting, messaging and tactics, and that help cross-validate model results
  • Provide insights to marketing and finance teams, helping to design and execute experiments to move recommendations forward based on company goals (e.g., subscriber growth, LTV, etc)
  • Support long-term MMM ( automation, productionalization and scale with support from data engineering and product
  • Build out front-end reporting and dashboarding in partnership with data product analysts and data engineers to communicate performance metrics across services, markets, channels and subscriber types

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Econometrics, or Statistics
  • At least 5 years of experience in a marketing data science / analytics role with understanding of measurement and optimization best practices
  • Coursework or direct experience in applied econometric modeling, ideally in support of measure marketing efficiency and optimize spend, flighting and mix to maximize return on ad spend (i.e., MMM)
  • Exposure / understanding of media attribution practices for digital and linear media, the data required to power them and methodologies for measurement
  • Understanding of incrementality experiments to validate model recommendations and gain learnings on channel/publisher efficacy
  • Exposure to / familiarity with with BI/data concepts and experience building out self-service marketing data solutions
  • Strong coding experience in one (or more) data programming languages like Python/R
  • Ability to draw insights and conclusions from data to inform model development and business decisions
  • Experience in SQL

Additional Information

The hiring range for this position in Santa Monica, California is $136,038 to $182,490 per year and in Seattle, Washington and New York, New York is $142,516 to $191,180 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

About Disney Direct to Consumer:

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Streaming Services LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Direct to Consumer.

Disney Streaming Services LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.


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