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A rich digital and data playground where you can apply your analytics talents—that’s what you can expect to find on the Data Science and Analytics team at Catalina. Here, you will proactively generate impactful, sustainable technology solutions to gain deep insights into purchasing behavior. As part of a dynamic team, you will be challenged and supported as you drive insights that can’t be found anywhere else.

  • Full Time
  • Travel: Occasional

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Success Profile

What makes a successful Data Science and Analytics employee at Catalina?
Review the top traits we’re looking for and see if you’re the right fit.

  • Analytical 10
  • Results-driven 9
  • Digitally Savvy 9
  • Communicator 8
  • Critical Thinker 8
  • Strategic 7
Traits are on a scale of 0 to 10

Additional Traits

  • Insightful
  • Logical
  • Organized
  • Persuasive
  • Practical
  • Proactive
  • Problem-solver
  • Curious

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  • Health Insurance

  • Retirement Plans (With Match)

  • Continuing Education

  • Family Support

  • Flexible Time Off

  • Healthy Work/ Life Balance

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Catalina is such a great place to leverage data science. Our shopper data is vast and granular, and our clients face an increasingly competitive landscape. The opportunities to help are endless.

Wes Chaar, PhD, Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Job Description

Data Scientist

Job Number R0001483 Posted On 01/28/2020 Location Atlanta, Georgia

Our Team

The Advanced Analytics and Data Science team at Catalina creates new, world-class science-based capabilities for external and internal clients, shepherding these initiatives from initial concept, prototyping / proof-of-concept, design, build, testing, training, and handoff.  We use advanced machine learning, data science, operations research, statistics, and related analytics methodologies, operating on big data and delivered on a scalable computing platform using modern technologies.  We illustrate value and drive to bring these capabilities to Production and ensure that these initiatives are successful.

This position will report directly to the VP of Advanced Analytics and Data Science.


The Incumbent

  • Manages and transforms very large data sets
  • Works on moderate to complex projects that require a singular area of expertise
  • Leads project planning sessions with users, business analysts, and team members to gather and analyze user requirements.  Develops recommendations
  • Formulates mathematical models in an appropriate programming language or application
  • Analyzes raw input data from computer or other media
  • Validates and tests of models to ensure adequacy, or determines need for reformulation
  • Utilizes and stays current on applicable programming languages and software technologies
  • Tracks progress and reports out to stakeholders
  • Knows what quality means, strives for quality, designs for quality, tests and refines until a very high quality is achieved, and continuously improves
  • Delivers prototypes / proofs of concept
  • Recommends plans to bring to Production
  • Manages and maintains non-trivial software artifacts which achieve the capabilities listed above
  • Strives to create clean, widely applicable / reusable artifacts
  • Operates with minimal supervision required (supervision by manager a couple of times per week)


  • Ph.D. in computer science, machine learning, engineering, mathematics, statistics, operations research, decision science, or related discipline;  OR
  • Masters degree in (same disciplines mentioned above) AND 2+ years experience after graduate school in computation, data science, machine learning or related; OR
  • Bachelor degree AND 4+ years experience
  • Excellent computing and software engineering skills: python, other programming (e.g., C++/Java), cloud distributed computing (e.g., Azure, Databricks), machine learning frameworks (e.g., spark MLLib, tensorflow), UNIX, bitbucket, Target Process/JIRA or other Agile development tool, concepts of data engineering
  • Good communications, verbally, and also the ability to construct cogent design documents, emails and PowerPoints
  • Atlanta-based.  (Will entertain candidates willing to relocate to Atlanta.)
  • Ability to travel up to 25%
  • Sunny disposition, team player

About Catalina

Catalina is a recognized leader in highly targeted, personalized digital media that drives, tracks and measures sales lift for leading CPG retailers and brands. Powered by the most extensive shopper database in the world, Catalina's mobile, online and in-store networks personalize the consumer's path to purchase, delivering $7.9 billion in relevant consumer value each year. Catalina has no higher priority than ensuring the privacy and security of the data entrusted to us and maintaining the consumer trust paramount to the continued success of our business partners and Catalina. Based in St. Petersburg, FL, Catalina has operations in the United States, Europe and Japan. To learn more, please visit or follow us on Twitter @Catalina.

The intent of this job description is to describe the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be required to perform other job-related tasks other than those specifically included in this description.

All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subjected to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace.

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  • 35+ year high performing ROI

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