Experimental Mind Job Board
Experimentation & Causal Inference Intern
Los Gatos, CA
Posted 3 months ago
In one sentence, why is this role awesome?
You will learn about real-life decision-making challenges at Netflix, and help us develop innovative solutions.
Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with 200+ million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Netflix is reinventing entertainment from end to end. We are revolutionizing how shows and movies are produced, pushing technological boundaries to efficiently deliver streaming video at massive scale over the internet, and continuously improving and personalizing how content is presented around the globe. 
Throughout our business, Netflix employs a simple but powerful approach to product innovation and decision making: we ask our members, through experiments (online or quasi), which of several possible experiences resonate with them. To support experimentation at scale, we continuously invest in our democratized experimentation platform that supports contributions of metrics and inference methods from users of all backgrounds, and permits experimenters to use these building blocks to develop flexible and powerful workflows. We are always looking to improve our decision making capabilities by exploring, developing, and implementing new approaches to the design and analysis of randomized experiments, and by leveraging approaches from causal inference.  

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications:

  • Pursuing a PhD, entering 3rd year or later in Fall 2022, at an accredited university and authorized to work as a summer intern in the USA. 
  • Engaged in relevant research into online experimentation, sequential experimentation, adaptive experimentation, causal inference, or a related area.   
  • Experience programming in R and/or Python.
  • Curious, self-motivated, and excited about solving open-ended challenges at Netflix.
  • Great communication skills, both oral and written. 

Nice to have:

  • Past publications in relevant conferences or journals.
  • Comfortable with SQL.
  • Experience with version control systems such as git.

What will you learn and do?

  • You will learn about real-life decision-making challenges at Netflix, and help us develop innovative solutions.
  • You will learn broadly about how the Data Science and Engineering (DSE) department at Netflix strengthens and helps optimize all aspects of our global entertainment business. 
  • You will collaborate with stunning colleagues in the Data Science & Engineering organization and beyond.
  • You will hone your skills manipulating and applying inference methods to truly massive data sets. 
  • You will have the opportunity to present your work at key internal forums within Netflix. 
The Summer Internship
At Netflix, we offer a personalized experience for interns, and our aim is to offer an experience that mimics what it is like to actually work here. We match qualified interns with projects and groups based on interests and skill sets, and fully embed interns within those groups for the summer. Netflix is a unique place to work and we live by our values, so it's worth learning more about our culture.
Internships are paid and are a minimum of 12 weeks, with a choice of a few fixed start dates in May or June to accommodate varying school calendars. Conditions permitting, our summer internships in 2022 will be located — depending on the team — either remotely, in our Los Gatos, CA, or in our Los Angeles, CA, office. 
Netflix is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity, recognizing that diversity of thought and background builds stronger teams. We approach diversity and inclusion seriously and thoughtfully. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Netflix is an online platform that enables users to watch TV shows and movies.
Size:  1001-5000 employees
Funding Level:  Public
Symbol:  NFLX
Year Founded:  1997
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