Forward Deployed Data/BI Scientist

As a Forward Deployed Data/BI Scientist, you will deploy groundbreaking technical solutions to solve our customers’ hardest problems. Projects often start with a nebulous question like “Why are we losing customers?” or "What is the lifetime value of our customers". You will lead the way in developing a solution, from high-level system design and prototyping to application development and data integration. As an FDSE, you leverage everything around you: The Retina Portal, the Retina Data Science team, and our expert advisory team. You must also have a basic understanding of customer analytics such as Lifetime Value, Churn, Segmentation, etc.

The perfect candidate will have a background in a quantitative or technical field, along with management consulting experience at a top-tier firm. You are focused on results, a self-starter, and have demonstrated success in using analytics to drive the understanding, growth, and success of a product. These positions are located in our Santa Monica office right off the Third Street Promenade.

  • Apply your expertise in quantitative analysis, data mining, and the presentation of client data to see beyond the numbers and understand how our users interact with both our consumer and business products.
  • Partner with Product and Engineering teams to solve problems at scale and identify trends and opportunities for the company
  • Inform, influence, support and execute our product decisions and product launches.
  • Must have expertise in the following analysis areas:
    • Business / Performance Forecasting
    • Designing and evaluating experiments
    • Identifying new levers to help move key metrics
    • Monitoring key product metrics
    • Evaluating and defining metrics
    • Understanding root causes of changes in metrics
    • Building and analyzing dashboards and reports
    • Building key data sets to empower operational and exploratory analysis
    • Understanding ecosystems, user behaviors, and long-term trends
    • Building models of user behaviors for analysis or to power production systems
    • Influencing product teams through presentation of data-based recommendations
    • Communicating state of business, experiment results, etc to product teams
    • Spreading best practices to analytics and product teams
  • 2+ years experience at a top-tier consulting firm
  • Degree in Computer Science, Math, Physics, Engineering, Statistics or other technical fields from top-tier institution
  • Expert in written and verbal communication 
  • Ability to communicate the results of analyses with client leadership teams
  • Understanding of statistics (e.g., hypothesis testing, regressions)
  • Experience manipulating data sets through statistical software (ex. R, Pandas) or other methods is a plus
  • Experience with distributed computing Spark/Hadoop is a plus
  • Experience with Amazon Redshift and Athena is a plus


  • Very competitive salary and equity package (also including Healthcare, Dental, Vision)
  • Help shape and grow a venture backed tech company from the ground floor
  • Life Insurance
  • 15 days of PTO per year
  • unlimited sick days
  • paid holidays
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan
  • Free snacks and drinks
  • Professional Development
  • Performance Bonuses
  • Equity Package
  • Relocation costs (if applicable)
Retina.AI is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.