Senior Data Scientist

Full time

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About Pinterest:

Millions of people across the world come to Pinterest to find new ideas every day. It’s where they get inspiration, dream about new possibilities and plan for what matters most. Our mission is to help those people find their inspiration and create a life they love. In your role, you’ll be challenged to take on work that upholds this mission and pushes Pinterest forward. You’ll grow as a person and leader in your field, all the while helping Pinners make their lives better in the positive corner of the internet.

Creating a life you love also means finding a career that celebrates the unique perspectives and experiences that you bring. As you read through the expectations of the position, consider how your skills and experiences may complement the responsibilities of the role. We encourage you to think through your relevant and transferable skills from prior experiences.

Our new progressive work model is called PinFlex, a term that’s uniquely Pinterest to describe our flexible approach to living and working. Visit our PinFlex landing page to learn more.

We are looking for a Senior Data Scientist to join the Growth org. You will shape the future of people-facing and business-facing products we build at Pinterest. Your expertise in quantitative modeling, experimentation and algorithms will be utilized to solve some of the most complex engineering challenges at the company. You will collaborate on a wide array of product and business problems with a diverse set of cross-functional partners across Product, Engineering, Design, Research, Product Analytics, Data Engineering and others. The results of your work will influence and uplevel our product development teams while introducing greater scientific rigor into the real world products serving hundreds of millions of pinners, creators, advertisers and merchants around the world.

What you’ll do:

  • Deep strategic analysis to answer growth ecosystem questions such as how to drive long term user engagement and how to balance monthly active user growth and overall user engagement.
  • Product recommendations. Clearly communicate recommendations to product and engineering leadership on how we can evolve our internal strategy to address shortcomings observed through deep analysis.
  • Opportunity sizing and analysis. Write clear, actionable analyses that help teams identify areas of improvement to our growth strategies. How do we segment users and provide more personalized experiences for different segments users?
  • Evolve our experimentation capabilities and tools to evaluate the changes we make to our growth levers. Advise on experimentation best practices; identifying flaws in experiment practices and results; building tools for experiment analysis; collaborative design of new multicell experiment frameworks, counterfactual logging, etc.
  • Creating and tracking success metrics. Identify the right measures of success for product teams and help them track those metrics. Own the full lifecycle of those metrics from logging requirements, metrics definition, prototype pipelines, and improvements.
  • Lead and mentor the scope of work for at least one other individual, demonstrating high-quality output of both yourself and others for whom you are responsible. Provide continuous and candid feedback, recognizing individual strengths and contributions and flagging opportunities to improve performance.

What we’re looking for:

  • 5+ years of combined post-graduate academic and industry experience applying scientific methods to solve real-world problems on web-scale data.
  • Proven ability to apply scientific methods to solve real-world problems on web-scale data.
  • Expertise in at least one scripting language (ideally Python/R).
  • Proficiency in SQL/Hive.
  • Strong business and product sense: delight in shaping vague questions into well-defined analyses and success metrics that drive business decisions.
  • Excellent communication skills: able to lead initiatives across multiple product areas and communicate findings with leadership and product teams.
  • Experience leading key technical projects and substantially influencing the scope and output of others.

Relocation Statement:

This position is not eligible for relocation assistance. Visit our PinFlex page to learn more about our working model.

At Pinterest we believe the workplace should be equitable, inclusive, and inspiring for every employee. In an effort to provide greater transparency, we are sharing the base salary range for this position. The position is also eligible for equity. Final salary is based on a number of factors including location, travel, relevant prior experience, or particular skills and expertise.

Information regarding the culture at Pinterest and benefits available for this position can be found here.

US based applicants only $123,470—$254,024 USD

Our Commitment to Diversity:

Pinterest is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best qualified people in every job. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic under federal, state, or local law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you require an accommodation during the job application process, please notify for support.


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