Economist/Core Data Scientist

Beijing, Beijing, China
Machine Learning and AI


Role Number:200328147
At Apple, we believe in hard work, a fun environment, and the creativity and innovation that only comes about when hardworking people from diverse backgrounds approach problems from varying perspectives The people here at Apple don’t just build products — they craft the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. It’s the diversity of those people and their ideas that encourages the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it! Building this environment starts with YOU! At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. If you bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. This is a visible and important role at Apple in China and will have great impact on Sales Team. The individual in this role will be responsible for interpreting quantitative data and developing statistical models to forecast and monitor sales demand & supply for sales analytics team.

Key Qualifications

  • Strong background in statistics or econometrics: regression analysis, causal inference, time series analysis, GLM, logistic regression, probability theory, regularization, interest in machine learning algorithms
  • Develop internal visualization and modeling tools to facilitate data-driven decisions
  • Present results and other analytical findings to business partners
  • Strong statistical background and experience with causal inference, time series analysis (e.g. ARIMA, exponential smoothing, time series regression methods etc.), forecasting, and data analysis
  • Experienced R/Python programmer also proficient in other languages important to the ETL data pipeline (e.g. SQL)
  • Experience with data visualization packages (e.g. ggplot2, plotly) and advancing multiple projects at once on a tight schedule
  • Ability to share results with a non-technical audience
  • Experience in bayesian statistics and modeling (e.g. bayesian structural time series, dynamic linear models)
  • Advocate and practitioner of version control and reproducible code
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, in both Mandarin Chinese and English


• Work with various teams to understand business problems and provide business solutions • Build models to causal impact of new programs release across different scenarios • Develop internal visualization and modeling to facilitate data-driven decisions • Present results and other analytical findings to business partners

Education & Experience

• PhD in Economics or related fields • M.S. in related field with 5+ years experience applying econometric models to business problems.

Additional Requirements