Data Scientist, Advanced Analytics

Location: Orlando, FL

*** Mention DataYoshi when applying ***

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for conducting advanced analysis on guest behaviors and preferences from both structured and unstructured data to better understand marketing opportunities. Design, develop and evaluate advanced predictive and machine learning models with a focus on the personalization and optimization of marketing tactics. Help define and optimize segmentation strategy using a variety of techniques, ranging from statistical analysis to complex data mining and modeling. Conduct advanced analysis on various marketing efforts to gauge performance, impact and effectiveness against the desired results. Deliver clear and compelling findings with data visualization tools and presentations that inform and inspire internal stakeholders to make better business decisions. Collaborate with colleagues in Marketing Operations and IT to infuse predictive analytics into customer touchpoints, driving increased relevance and business performance.


  • Engage with internal partners to translate business problems into a framework for advanced analysis and collaborate to establish project goals and deliverables.
  • Extract and prep data for analysis and modeling.
  • Develop segmentation, propensity and look-a-like modeling of individuals across known, identified and anonymous audiences. Create the analytics to leverage known, inferred and appended information about individuals to promote personalization across a guest’s planning, shopping, fulfillment and on-property experience.
  • Define and produce deliverables that identify opportunities to shape consumer experiences that inform and inspire internal stakeholders and decision makers.
  • Understands and actively participates in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: This role is responsible for the design and management of modeling practices and segmentation that incorporate demographic and behavioral data from CRM systems, online tracking data and 3rd party enhanced data, in partnership with internal marketing teams, to enhance understanding and increase value by application of actionable segmentation and models.


  • Experience leveraging predictive modeling, big data analytics, exploratory data analysis and machine learning to drive significant business impact.
  • Expert knowledge programming in R or Python.
  • Skilled in interacting with relational databases through SQL.
  • Knowledge in marketing, media and customer segmentation strategy.
  • Ability to manipulate unstructured data to form insights about the business.
  • Understanding of big data technologies and coding in a cluster-computing framework.
  • Familiar with visual analytic tools such as Tableau.
  • Ability to paint a picture through analytics that will enhance and determine business decisions.
  • Demonstrated a willingness to both teach others and learn new techniques.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects required and work independently in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment required.

EDUCATION: Master’s degree required – Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Analytics or Data Science


  • 5+ years of prior hands-on experience in data science is preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Competency in programming with statistical modeling tools to fuel and deliver marketing personalization and business insights.
  • Strong familiarity with manipulating and mining data to transform business decisions that impact the bottom line.
  • Knowledgeable in leveraging visual analytics to create a seamless and inspirational story that inspire and inform business leaders with the necessary knowledge to drive revenue and customer loyalty.
  • Experience/Knowledge in the following areas preferred: Travel & Resort Industry, Entertainment &/or Theme Park experience, Marketing Personalization Marketing Mix Models, attribution, forecasting, and market testing, Digital Marketing & Analytics, Business Intelligence Reporting, CRM Execution, Consumer Research and Journey, Consumer Data, Competitive Analysis.

Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

Universal is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Universal Orlando via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Universal Orlando HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Orlando. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Orlando as a result of the referral or through other means.

Universal Orlando Resort. Here you can.

Universal Orlando is an equal opportunity employer. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2021 Universal Studios. All rights reserved. EOE

*** Mention DataYoshi when applying ***

Offers you may like...

  • wpromote

    Senior Data Scientist
  • Secureworks

    Senior Principal Data Scientist - Secureworks - Se...
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
  • Halfaker and Associates

    Principal Data Scientist
  • Upstart Network, Inc.

    Senior Data Scientist
    Columbus, OH
  • Grammarly, Inc.

    Data Scientist
    San Francisco, CA 94104