24 days old

Lead Data Analyst - Disney Parks & Resorts

Seattle, Washington

Acting as a Lead Data Analyst, you will work with business and technology cast members to build machine learning that supports desired business and technical capabilities and requirements


Responsibilities Include

  • Develop solutions that apply machine learning, optimization, deep learning, algorithmic, and statistical techniques across diverse problem sets and domains
  • Serve as a trusted advisor with business and technology stakeholders – garnering support and partnerships in alignment with the solution vision and analytic initiatives
  • Support project delivery teams through the articulation and scaling of defined models and readiness of associated data assets towards production releases
  • Design and implement data and technology prototypes, proof-of-concept (POC), and solution prescriptions across emerging platforms
  • Produce artifacts in support of reference architecture advocacy and implementation, including authoring documentation, white papers, and presentations/diagrams for dissemination to technical and business audiences
  • Proactively look for opportunities to align technology as an enabler for business needs and capabilities (e.g., identify need for advanced analytics, etc)
  • Perform research for best practices in predictive analytics and data management in support of the technology roadmap and proactively share this information as applicable with other members of the team


Basic Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience developing data, analytic, and machine / deep learning solutions with demonstrated exposure to Hadoop and Spark-based storage and compute platforms
  • Full-lifecycle ML modeling experience including: train/rest data selection & segregation, feature engineering, cross validation, model parameter tuning and optimization techniques, and ongoing model performance evaluation
  • Demonstrate development knowledge with ML focused APIs in Python, R, Scala, and/or Java
  • Ability to become an established and trusted advisor with business and technology audiences along with the ability to present technical concepts and solutions to both business and technology stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to deconstruct business problems into actionable predictive analytic patterns
  • Curiosity and objectivity in the approach to problem solving and analytic initiatives
  • Proven ability to leverage and integrate technology components into an overall solution architecture in support of business requirements
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Data Architecture, Data Warehousing, Advanced Analytic, or Data Science implementations
  • Disciplined approach to the development and delivery of analytic technology solutions
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills


Preferred Qualifications

  • 4 - 6 years of experience in statistical and predictive analytic or machine learning methodologies required (including: regression, classification, forecasting, time-series analysis, and ML-centric solutioning)
  • 4+ or more years software development experience in Python, R, Scala, and/or Java
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in development using open source data science and analytic technologies and techniques (including Python (and scikit libraries), Spark, TensorFlow, etc)
  • 4+ years of relevant experience in Very Large Data Warehousing and/or Advanced Analytics using massively parallel (MPP) database platforms (such as Teradata, Netezza, etc)
  • 6+ years of relevant experience in data preparation, cleansing, ETL / ELT and/or use of advanced SQL techniques


Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in Science (applied or computer sciences), Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics / Statistics (STEM) field


Company Overview

The Walt Disney Company is a world-class entertainment and technological leader. Walt’s passion was to continuously envision new ways to move audiences around the world—a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from theme parks, resorts and a cruise line to sports, news, movies and a variety of other businesses. Uniting each endeavor is a commitment to creating and delivering unforgettable experiences — and we’re constantly looking for new ways to enhance these exciting experiences. Bring your individual talents here and discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.


“It takes people to make the dream a reality.” Walt was on to something when he said that, and it continues to ring true today. No matter the stage in your career, being a part of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts means being a part of a team where you help bring innovation to life through unsurpassed products, services and most importantly remarkable experiences. As a Cast Member you are the steward and connection to our legacy and the backbone of our thriving innovations. Join our team and watch your dreams come true.


Additional Information

This position is with the legal entity of Walt Disney Attractions Technology LLC, an equal opportunity employer.


Job ID 485578BR


  • Data Analytics
  • Data Scientist
  • Statistician
  • Business Intelligence

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