Data Scientist

Location: San Francisco, CA

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Who We Are

We're a cast of characters working to shine a spotlight on anime. Crunchyroll is an international business focused on creating both online and offline experiences for fans through content (licensed, co-produced, originals, distribution), merchandise, events, gaming, news, and more. Visit our About Us pages for more information about our collection of brands.

Crunchyroll COVID-19 Hiring Status

Crunchyroll employees are currently working from home, and we are still conducting remote interviews and hiring during this time. This role is expected to start remotely, and we'll work closely with you as we understand every person has unique circumstances.

Location: San Francisco

Our headquarters is located in downtown San Francisco, where our group of cross-functional experts assemble to create experiences for our passionate communities.

About the Team

At Crunchyroll, our motto is simple - we champion the extraordinary by super-serving our super-fans. Say that 5 times fast! What better way to do so than by helping our millions of fans across the globe discover their next favorite show?

We are a low ego team that takes on not-so-humble challenges. From supporting the reporting needs of a few partner teams way back in 2015, to building a widely used data platform that provides custom solutions to multiple downstream consumers today; our journey has been exciting, celebratory, and informative.

With our data platform, we now power reporting, personalization, analytics and other cross-functional integrations.

Join us in improving and building new personalization features for each of our superfans.

Our values as a team - we love opensource, encourage collaboration, value opinions, and cultivate continuous learning.

P.S. Check out this recent article for a peek into how we evolved our personalization efforts to get to where we are today.

Location: San Francisco

Our headquarters is located in downtown San Francisco, where our group of cross-functional specialists assembles to create experiences for Crunchyroll and VRV's hardworking communities.

A day in the life of our Data Scientist:

  • Assist with building out Data Science and ML capabilities and help drive the execution of an extraordinary multi-year roadmap that impacts both our top line and bottom line. They will collaborate closely with other data scientists to deliver on these efforts.
  • Will be responsible for owning and improving Crunchyroll's personalization algorithms and associated infrastructure.
  • Will be responsible for improving the experimentation framework by building out a comprehensive A/B testing strategy
  • Will collaborate with data engineers in building a cross-functional feature repository
  • Will work closely with product teams in architecting, designing, and implementing features that scale.

About You:

  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science or equivalent experience
  • Basic understanding of computer science fundamentals
  • 3+ years of Statistics, Data Science, or Data Analysis background
  • Comfortable with complex SQL querying
  • Comfortable working with large datasets
  • 1+ years of experience in at least one programming language, preferably Python
  • Basic understanding of software architecture, object oriented design, and design patterns.
  • Experienced in conducting experimentation (A/B testing)
  • Basic understanding of some public cloud, preferably AWS. Additional familiarity of associated cloud resources (S3, EC2, RDS etc.) is a plus
  • Basic knowledge of Data Engineering, Database technologies and distributed systems
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Comfortable with using Github or similar tool for version control

Benefits: San Francisco Office:

  • Competitive salary
  • Use What You Need time away from work policy
  • Medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance
  • Health care and dependent care FSA
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Employer paid commuter benefit
  • On-site gym, showers, yoga, and wellness classes
  • Catered lunch and dinner 4 days per week
  • Skilled, passionate, and fun co-workers
  • Pet friendly environment - pet insurance and dog friendly office

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About Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll, the world's most popular anime brand, connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories with 360-degree experiences.

Fans have access to the largest collection of licensed anime through Crunchyroll, Anime Digital Network (in partnership with Citel, a subsidiary of Média-Participations), and Anime on Demand video streaming services, translated in multiple languages for viewers worldwide. Viewers can also access simulcasts — top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast. Crunchyroll's services also extend to licensing of theatrical, TV, home video, and consumer product rights.

Fans engage further with events (including owned events Crunchyroll Expo, Anime Awards, Crunchyroll Movie Nights, KAZÉ Movie Nights), consumer products through eCommerce and retail partners (Crunchyroll, KAZÉ, AV Visionen), Crunchyroll Games, KAZÉ Games, and manga (KAZÉ Manga, Crunchyroll Manga app, Crunchyroll Manga Store).

Crunchyroll was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Paris, Chisinau, Lausanne, and Berlin (AV Visionen). VRV (U.S.) and Eye See Movies (Germany) are also Crunchyroll brands.

Our Company Values

You'll see these in action if we're lucky enough to have you:

  • Embrace Originality - We've taken different paths to get here - but we're in it together to win in anime
  • Fuel Passion - Understanding fandom makes us better at what we do
  • Champion Change - We're agile and see change as an opportunity to lead by example
  • Hustle Intentionally - As fans of our fans, we always want to do more - but we're deliberate in our path
  • Elevate Anime - We're showing the world how special anime is

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Crunchyroll. Pursuant to applicable law, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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