Senior Economist- Forecasting
The Team
We’re looking for a Senior Economist with a background in time series forecasting to join the Forecasting Science team at Wayfair. The Forecasting Science team consists of data scientists, economists, and machine learning engineers responsible for both owning large scale systems and driving forecasting best practices throughout the business, consulting with both science and business teams. We develop econometric, statistical, machine learning, and hybrid forecasting models at massive scale to drive operational excellence throughout our supply chain from item level demand for our millions of products, to staffing needs for our growing warehouse network, to container demand for our international shipping network. 
As a Senior Economist you should be eager to partner closely with our business partners to drive our rapidly scaling operations, while being part of a collaborative and curious scientific community looking to dive deep into state of the art forecasting techniques leveraging both statistics and machine learning in concert. It’s an exciting time to join our team both for the business impact you’ll be able to drive, and the techniques you’ll be able to develop as time series forecasting propagates through our operations. 
What You’ll Do 
  • Design and implement
  • Statistical, machine learning, and hybrid time series forecasting models, particularly within a hierarchical context 
  • Metrics highly correlated with business performance
  • Unsupervised learning algorithms 
  • Robust and scalable data pipelines 
  • Scope concrete data science solutions to ambiguous business problems
  • Collaborate with business partners, data engineers, data scientists, economists, and machine learning engineers to drive end-to-end success of your solutions
  • Communicate the value of your work to a broad audience, both business and technical
  • Mentor and empower junior data scientists
What You’ll Need
  • Ph.D. in Economics and 1+ years of experience
  • Proficiency at either Python or R and willingness to engage with both languages
  • Experience building time series forecasting models leveraging machine learning, statistical, econometric, and/or hybrid models
  • A genuine interest in the happiness, well-being, and success of everyone on your team
  • The ability to learn fast, a willingness to work hard, integrity, compassion, and a team-first attitude
  • The ability to work with business and technical contributors: strong verbal and written communication skills, the ability to synthesize conclusions for non-experts, and the desire to influence business decisions

To apply for this job please visit