Data Scientist, Growth


Healthcare is expensive and complex. Help us fix it.  

HealthTap has assembled talent to form the first growth team in digital health. Your growth team members previously worked at companies on a breakout trajectory, had won TechCrunch Disrupt awards, and had collectively founded multiple startups. Read more about how the team started here:

Right now, we're looking for a Data Scientist, Growth with an applied mathematics, statistics, CS, OR, or related background to help bring affordable virtual care to a billion people.


About HealthTap

HealthTap is the first global virtual health practice, powered by more than 107,000 U.S. doctors, delivering fast, affordable, and high-quality care.

How does that work?

  • You can search the world's largest library (6 billion answers served in six years) of peer-reviewed doctor knowledge for any health topic
  • Or ask help from Dr. A.I, our virtual “physician” who translates your symptoms into personalized, doctor-recommended insights—trained by HealthTap’s doctor network
  • And if needed, connect with a doctor for a live virtual consult through voice, video, or text—and get prescriptions, labs tests, and referrals afterwards

Not only have we’ve served more than 250 million people over the past six years, but the most reputable health providers and health payors — from New Zealand to the United States — are using our platform to help their patients receive and doctors deliver faster, more affordable, and quality care.

We’re a venture-backed (with the likes of Khosla, Eric Schmidt, Mayfield Fund) health-tech startup based in the heart of Palo Alto.


What’s the opportunity?

As part of the growth team that directly reports to the CEO, you'll have resources, autonomy, and the support of other A-players to drive user growth through rapid innovation and experimentation.

You'll work in your own interdisciplinary team—together with other growth designers, growth  engineers, growth data scientists, and the customer success team members to brainstorm, prioritize, ship, and analyze growth interventions around the OKRs you try to move in a quarter.

Examples of product growth projects you could work on:

  • Implement supervised/reinforcement learning algorithms on paid marketing channels to optimize bidding
  • Design PPC experimentation methodology to optimize conversion rates, controlling for confounders such as search volume and traffic demographics changing with bids, CTAs and ad text
  • NLP to determine common reasons for performing a consult to understand user archetypes and consult satisfaction



About You

  • You have a BS or MS or PhD in a quantitative discipline (applied mathematics, statistics, CS, or related field)
  • You are fluent in the use of a rapid prototyping language (such as Python, or R)
  • You have a deep understanding of basic statistics, and a proven track record of independent data analysis
  • You have worked on a product that people love to use, and you know the metrics and interventions to get to that success
  • You’re passionate about making the world a happier, healthier place
  • You’re accustomed to a data-driven, experimentation-oriented approach in a fast paced, agile environment
  • You like extreme ownership and autonomy
  • You enjoy educating others: for example, by writing a playbook about how you scaled a paid marketing growth loop
  • You’re interested in why something happened, not just what happened

Nice to have

  • You’re proficient in programming, especially in Ruby or Javascript
  • You know what model is best applicable for what situation and why
  • You always approach the world with a model in mind
  • You have a T-shaped skill set -- with a T in paid marketing channels (PPC, display, FB Ads etc.)
  • You have a proven track record in achieving paid marketing results at scale (where CPA<LTV with a decent payback period)
  • You have experience with conversion rate optimization
  • You know how to set up new paid marketing growth loops with CPA from 1 to 0 ;)  
  • You have the ability to explain complex topics with clarity and humor so people understand it and remember it (in fact you are the Eric Barker or Samuel Hulick of paid marketing)
  • You have written years of copy (consumer media background is a plus)
  • You have a product Design & UX background
  • You have a behavioral psychology background
  • Your entrepreneurial, scrappy background is a plus
  • Your experience in a smaller startup is a plus
  • Your background in gaming, online dating, travel, lead gen (i.e. financial products) is a plus


  • Write code and save lives
  • Enjoy autonomy— the product growth team will directly report to the CEO of HealthTap
  • Work in a modern office on Palo Alto’s University Avenue (steps from Caltrain)
  • Get served catered lunch, dinners and healthy snacks
  • Take advantage of subsidized gym membership
  • Relax with in-office massages
  • Get covered by full medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Enjoy competitive compensation and equity
  • Win at work in a diverse culture--Visa sponsorship is available
  • Pet the in-office puppies :)

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