Job Description

Supporting the Disney Advertising Sales organization within our Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) segment, the Audience Modeling and Data Science team are subject matter experts in each of the following areas:

  • Creating and optimizing audience classification models that enable us to predict and target strategic audience attributes, including brand affinity, purchase behavior, and psychographics
  • Integrating a broad suite of complex datasets, from digital event logs to sporting event metadata, into carefully curated and reusable data models
  • Publishing audience attributes across an array of ad-serving endpoints
  • Working cross-functionally to ensure our data product is aligned with the goals of each strategic sales vertical and the business as a whole

We’re looking for an intellectually curious, business-savvy, analytical powerhouse to join The Walt Disney Company’s DMED segment as a data scientist on the ad sales team. In this role, you will be responsible for driving improvements across DMED’s portfolio of offerings by using data. Working collaboratively with cross-functional teams, you will develop, drive, and oversee new strategies to ensure the growth of the business and the overall bottom line.


  • Develop new predictive models from prototype to production
  • Combine knowledge of proven statistical methods and business context to critique model performance and optimize to specific success metrics
  • Leverage cloud SQL software and open source tools to wrangle huge amounts of data across dozens of sources into a unified data model
  • Assist in development and orchestration of processes that egress data to storage repositories and API endpoints
  • Collaborate on rapid prototype MVP (minimum-viable product) solutions for emerging opportunities

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2-3+ years experience in data science (preferably in the advertising sales space), data engineering, or statistically-driven technical field
  • Proven ability in predictive analytics, statistical modeling, and model evaluation techniques
  • Strong experience using SQL to transform and summarize data (Spark, Beam, Hadoop, and other big data processing software a plus)
  • Experience in Google Cloud, AWS, or other cloud platforms.
  • Innovative thinker capable of operating both in a strategic capacity (big-picture perspective, asks why) and a hands-on/execution capacity (detail-oriented, conscientious)
  • Great organization, communication and teamwork skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work and learn independently

Company Info.

The Walt Disney Company

From classic animated features and exhilarating theme park attractions to cutting edge sports coverage, and the hottest shows on television, The Walt Disney Company has been making magic since 1923, creating unforgettable stories that connect with audiences around the world. And we’re just getting started! Disney Streaming Services is a business unit within Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment that oversees all consumer

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