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Data Scientist @ thredUP

At thredUP, we’re working to revolutionize the clothing industry and we're looking for a curious and creative Data Scientist to help manage our complex multi-sided marketplace. As part of our data science team, you will report on marketplace insights and work cross-functionally to build the algorithms that drive pricing, supplier acquisition, and inventory management efforts. You will work with a highly interdisciplinary team of data scientists, software engineers, analysts, and product managers. If you get excited about data-driven decision making and want to play a role in managing a highly dynamic marketplace, we’d love to hear from you.

What you'll do:

  • Implement algorithmic solutions to drive decisions around item acceptance, item pricing, and discounting and clearance strategies for 3.5M unique items in inventory and 1.5M new items every month
  • Uncover insights in our vast repository of raw data, and provide tactical guidance on how to achieve an assortment that maximizes growth and value for all marketplace participants
  • Develop rigorous forecasting systems to bring predictability to our planning around inventory growth and economics
  • Create mathematical representations of the flow of items into and out of our marketplace
  • Drive the strategy for promotions, merchandising campaigns, and sales, and investigate their effect on inventory and buyer mix
  • Participate in our knowledge-sharing culture by spreading best practices and learnings from prior experiences, helping the entire team level up


  • At least 3 years of full time, professional experience in data analytics, data science, or software engineering roles
  • Ability to effectively work with business leads; strong cross-functional communication skills that help push projects forward and encourage the development of new collaborations
  • Innate curiosity and drive to find insights that unlock new growth or efficiency - you can’t help but dig in and seek the truth
  • Well-rounded skill set in statistics, machine learning, software development, and project management
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL and Python, and experience writing code in a collaborative environment
  • Prior experience working with marketplaces and/or a relevant background in economics or operations research is a plus


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