Omaze is an online fundraising platform that’s reinventing charitable giving by making it fun and easy for anyone to give. From once-in-a-lifetime experiences with the world’s most influential people to original t-shirts designed and made with love, everything at Omaze connects influencers, nonprofits and donors in support of incredible causes. Leveraging storytelling, social media marketing, celebrity influence, data science and exclusive merchandise, we help charities raise more funds and awareness so they can create greater impact than they ever have before.

Associate Data Scientist at Omaze
 Who We Are: 

Omaze is an online fundraising platform that’s reinventing charitable giving by making it fun and easy for anyone to give. From once-in-a-lifetime experiences with the world’s most influential people to original t-shirts designed and made with love, everything at Omaze connects influencers, nonprofits and donors in support of incredible causes.

Leveraging storytelling, social media marketing, celebrity influence, data science and exclusive merchandise, we help charities raise more funds and awareness so they can create greater impact than they ever have before.

Our campaigns have benefited over 200 nonprofits—through experiences like winning a walk-on role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and getting interviewed by Jon Stewart, and exclusive t-shirts like Samantha Bee’s “Nasty Woman” and Shailene Woodley’s “I Stand with Standing Rock.” Our incredible community has raised millions for amazing organizations and generated significant awareness by regularly appearing in outlets like the Today Show, Vanity Fair, CNN, Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel and many others.

If your heart is beating faster now than it was before you started reading this, we’d love for you to join our team!

Who We’re Seeking:

Omaze's Data Science team is looking for an outstanding Associate Data Scientist to help us build and deploy predictive models as well as deliver actionable insights to our team.

We have unique customers, interesting problems, and scale. We’re growing. And we’re looking for great people.

Data Science was one of the earliest teams at Omaze. We approach experimentation, testing, and learning very seriously. Our Data Scientists have some of the most fun in the building. You enjoy building models and discovering patterns in data. And you’re great at building smart UI tests, so our customer experience is as strong as possible.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Accountable. You’re great at driving projects from inception to ship.
  • Insightful. You’ve got a good eye for what needs proving (or disproving) in our experience.
  • Rigorous. You love building models that stand up to scrutiny … and watching your conclusions get adopted by others.
  • Cross-Functional. You’re super-comfortable working across the organization to gather requirements, take feedback, and ensure you’re building the right things.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Modeling: Build accurate predictive models.
  • Optimization: Propose and implement innovative A/B tests.
  • Delivery: Write well designed, testable and reliable code.
  • Evangelism: Work across the organization to ensure we’re running the right tests, and that we’re helping Omaze get smarter.

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • You have 1-2 years of professional experience in a Data Science team or role.
  • You understand how to design and evaluate experiments.
  • You have strong understanding of linear models and generalized linear models.
  • You have worked with clustering algorithms and have a good understanding of random forest and xgboost.
  • You have some experience with the AWS suite of technologies (Lambda, RedShift, RDS, EMR, Kinesis, S3, etc.).
  • You have some experience with Hadoop and/or Spark.
  • You're comfortable in Unix environment and aren't afraid of Vim
  • Bonus points for technical chops: HTML, CSS, Javascript, Flask

To Apply:

Tell us a little bit about yourself and why you would be an ideal fit. Include your dream Omaze experience and which cause it would benefit.

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