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About the Position
The Science team drives evidence-based decision-making throughout Twitch. We are researchers and leaders who advise product and business decisions and identify ways to use data and models to develop new capabilities. We are an interdisciplinary team leveraging experts in analytics, data science, and user and audience research to improve the world’s leading livestreaming platform.
Our team seeks an outstanding econometrician with demonstrated experience tackling large-scale time-series forecasting challenges. We prize creative problem solvers with the ability to adapt and extend cutting-edge forecasting models to the unique Twitch environment. Our problems include forecasting demand for hundreds of thousands of products and nowcasting impacts of new programs. The ideal candidate combines acumen in statistics and applied time-series modeling to grapple with these and other challenges and guide decision-making at the highest levels of Twitch.
Drive Twitch’s knowledge of users and creators through research projects in time-series forecasting, including model development, estimation, and validation
Partner with data scientists to integrate economic models with large-scale time-series forecasting techniques
Autonomously identify and pursue research with significant business impact, and make compelling cases for prioritization and resource allocation
Serve as a subject-matter expert in econometrics generally and time-series forecasting specifically. Work with team members and stakeholders to broaden access to and understanding of forecasting capabilities
Collaborate with specialists in data science, analytics, engineering, and economics disciplines to efficiently develop reliable and reproducible techniques at scale
Deliver well-documented datasets, tools, and reports to key technical and business stakeholders
PhD in Economics, Econometrics, or highly related field (e.g, Finance)
Expert-level facility with forecasting techniques (e.g., ARIMA) and packages (e.g., Prophet) applied at scale
Excellent written and verbal communication skills on quantitative topics
Fluency in data fundamentals: data manipulation in R or Python, SQL, and statistics
Keen judgment for balancing research depth and pacing
Advanced knowledge of machine-learning techniques applied to time-series forecasting
Prior work with marketplace or entertainment-type products, especially at a tech company
Experience with data pipelining from data preparation to analysis to deployment
2+ years of experience in industry, consulting, government, or academic research
Excitement to shape the development of a growing team and help millions of content creators and viewers
Familiar with or uses Twitch
Medical, Dental, Vision & Disability Insurance
Maternity & Parental Leave
Amazon Employee Discount
Monthly Contribution & Discounts for Wellness Related Activities & Programs (e.g., gym memberships, off-site massages, etc.)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Served Daily
Free Snacks & Beverages
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Twitch. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.