Data Scientist Intern, User Modeling

At Pandora, we're a unique collection of engineers, musicians, designers, marketers, and world-class sellers with a common goal: to enrich lives by delivering effortless personalized music enjoyment and discovery. People—the listeners, the artists, and our employees—are at the center of our mission and everything we do. Actually, employees at Pandora are a lot like the service itself: bright, eclectic, and innovative. Collaboration is the foundation of our workforce, and we’re looking for smart individuals who are self-motivated and passionate to join us. Be a part of the engine that creates the soundtrack to life. Discover your future at Pandora.

Want to understand what keeps millions of users tuning in to the most sophisticated music service in the world?  In this role, you'll study the links between music playlisting, advertising placements, and user behavior, generating ideas and building models that drive Pandora's continued growth.


To land this gig, you will need:

  • PhD candidate in Math/Stats/CS/EE/Physics or in a quantitative field
  • Strong publication record in machine learning, stats, or similar fields
  • Ability to prototype and develop custom machine learning and/or signal processing algorithms
  • Familiarity with current research in machine learning
  • Good intuition with data, and understanding how users interact with Pandora
  • Proficiency in Python and/or Java
  • Hive, Hadoop or SQL a plus

Pandora is committed to diversity in its workforce. Pandora is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, veteran or disability status. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Pandora is also a VEVRAA federal contractor. Pandora requests priority referrals of protected veterans from each ESDS, as required by regulation.

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Maira likes to say she manages the heart of Pandora, as she is responsible for leading the team of engineers that produces the algorithms that create the sequence of music listeners hear.


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