Decision Science Consultant

Disney Lake Buena Vista, FL 2019-05-06

Job Summary:

Create innovative scientific models and data-driven decision support tools as a member of our Decision Science team. Not sure where you fit in? We hail from many disciplines, including: Statistics, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Machine Learning, and Econometrics. If your expertise lies in data mining, analytical consultation and science modeling, this could be the perfect role for you.

Your Role:
  • Achieve business goals and objectives – Research and develop decision science models and act as a consultant to all business units within The Walt Disney Company
  • Pursue innovation - Conduct research on analytical techniques and translate that research into usable and sustainable solutions for users
  • Put your skills to the test - Perform data collection and data mining as well as build state-of-the-art decision science algorithms, tools and systems
  • Drive value - Model and analyze revenue management and pricing related issues using various mathematical, statistical and simulation techniques
  • Tell the story - Present science results to business partners and clients
  • Support a global and enterprise-wide mission - Identify and apply best practices in the field of advanced analytics (statistics, operations research, etc.) to multiple Walt Disney Company business units including Direct-to-Consumer & International, Media Networks (e.g., ABC, ESPN), Studio Entertainment (e.g., The Walt Disney Studios, Disney Theatrical Group) and Parks, Experiences & Consumer Products

What We’re Looking For:
  • Possess a Master’s degree in Statistics, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Machine Learning, Econometrics or related field
  • Must exhibit competence in at least one of the following four analytics/science fields (inclusive of applicable topics as noted), and in one computing topic as follows:
    • Statistics (two or more topics):
      • Bayesian statistics
      • Generalized linear models
      • Mixture models
      • Nonparametric regression
      • Structural equation models
      • Time series (State space models, ARIMA, etc.)
    • Optimization (at least one topic):
      • Decision Analysis or Multiple Criteria Decision Making
      • Mixed-integer
      • Non-linear
      • Stochastic
      • Stochastic Models and Discrete-Event Simulation
    • Econometrics (two or more topics):
      • Generalized method of moments
      • Instrumental variables
      • Limited dependent variables
      • Panel data
      • Simultaneous equations models
    • Machine learning (two or more topics):
      • Boosting
      • CART
      • Clustering
      • Graphical models
      • Neural networks
      • Random forests
      • Reinforcement learning
      • Support vector machines
    • Computing & programming languages (at least one):
      • General (Java, Python, C, C++, etc.)
      • Statistical (SAS, R, etc.)
      • Scientific computing (MATLAB, Julia, etc.)

How To Stand Out:
  • Proven knowledge of revenue management context, including demand forecasting, resource allocation, and pricing
  • Possess a PhD in Statistics, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Machine Learning, Econometrics or related field

About Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

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: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. 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 Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Parks, Experiences and Products.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. 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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