Senior Data Scientist, Product (Free)

We are looking for Senior Data Scientist, Product to join Spotify’s Analytics team. Our mission is to turn terabytes of data into insights, and get a deep understanding of the world of music and listeners. Together with us you will study user behavior, evaluate strategic initiatives and experiment with new features. Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences music.

We are developing a world-class advertising platform to support the free tier of Spotify. Analysts in this area will be helping to answer questions such as

  • How can we drive a better Free user experience?
  • How do we optimize to build a more personalized ad & messaging platform?
  • How can we innovate the audio advertising format?
  • How do we accurately measure the impact & effectiveness of advertisements/promotions

What you’ll do

  • Work closely with cross-functional teams of data scientists, user researchers, product owners, designers and engineers who are passionate about Spotify’s success
  • Perform analyses on large sets of data to extract actionable insights that will help drive product decisions
  • Impact product strategy by leading foundational research & experimentation initiatives to develop a deeper understanding of how product, platforms & promotions influence user behaviour
  • Mentor and coach other data scientists
  • Work from our offices in New York

Who you are

  • You know how to understand and solve loosely defined problems and come up with relevant answers and actionable insights to guide product development decisions
  • You have a deep understanding of numbers, as well as a strong business sense
  • You have 4+ years of relevant experience, with a degree in economics, psychology, computer science, statistics, or mathematics or another quantitative discipline
  • You have the technical competence to perform advanced analytics: coding skills (such as Python, Java, or Scala), experience with analytics & visualization tools (Pandas, R, SPSS, SQL, Hadoop, Tableau),  and experience performing analysis with large datasets
  • You possess statistical competence (such as regression modeling, a/b testing, significance testing etc)

 

It is a plus if you

  • have demonstrated experience with hands-on statistical modeling and possess knowledge about machine learning (such as predictive modeling, decision trees, classification models, clustering techniques)
  • worked in an analytics role within an advertising function

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our users and our creators. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to come be a part of changing the way the world listens to music.

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