Data Scientist

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Job Description

We are growing our Marketing Data Science team in San Francisco. We’re looking for a Data Scientist to join and help grow this exciting team.

By joining this data science team, you will be a member of the global Data Science & Machine Learning Team, tackling our toughest and most exciting data science challenges.

Key Responsibilities

  • Use data science to drive product innovation, customer success, marketing optimization, and more across both our family history and consumer genomics businesses
  • Apply statistics, clustering, and modeling to complex business problems
  • Help champion a data-driven culture and push long-term business value creation through development of best-in-class data science capabilities
  • Leverage statistical modeling, data mining, and computer science to increase value across our businesses


  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, or other relevant technical fields.
  • 2+ years working experience in machine learning / statistical modeling.
  • Expert level in machine learning and Statistical analysis (classification, regression, recommendation systems).
  • Proven track record of completing multiple data science projects end to end, from idea generation to objectives formulation to implementation and deliverables.
  • Fluency in Python
  • Fluency in at least one high-level programming language like R or Matlab
  • Fluency in SQL
  • Experience in Scala or Java
  • Experience with SPARK
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Highly skilled at translating business requirements from key stakeholders into shovel-ready work plans

Additional Information

Helping people discover their story is at the heart of ours. Ancestry is the largest provider of family history and personal DNA testing, harnessing a powerful combination of information, science and technology to help people discover their family history and stories that were never possible before. Ancestry’s suite of products includes: AncestryDNA, AncestryProGenealogists, Fold3,, Find a Grave,, and Rootsweb.

We offer excellent benefits and a competitive compensation package. For additional information, regarding our benefits and career information, please visit our website at (REF)

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