Data Scientist (WhatsApp)

(Menlo Park, CA)

WhatsApp is a fast, simple and reliable way to talk to anyone in the world. More than 1 billion people in over 180 countries use WhatsApp to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere. WhatsApp is not only free but also available on multiple mobile devices and in low connectivity areas — making it accessible and reliable wherever you are. It's a simple and secure way to share your favorite moments, send important information or catch up with a friend. WhatsApp helps people connect and share no matter where they are in the world.

Responsibilities

  • Work with mobile client engineers to help them define and analyze data for improving product performance and quality
  • Define and maintain a set of key product performance and quality metrics
  • Develop techniques for highlight significant changes in performance and quality metrics (e.g. between two software releases)
  • Develop techniques for tracking performance and quality metrics over time
  • Work with tool engineers to automate workflows and create tools for performance and quality metrics tracking
  • Lead individual projects for making data-driven product improvements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Understanding of statistical data analysis techniques used for classification, regression, clustering, dimensionality reduction, anomaly detection
  • 2+ years or experience applying statistical data analysis to real-life problems
  • Knowledge of data analysis tools and libraries like "PyData" and R
  • Ability to present data and communicate analysis results in a way that doesn't require statistical background to understand
  • Ability to automate data analysis steps using Python
  • BS in statistics, math or equivalent
  • Ability to work in a team

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