Data Scientist

As a data scientist on Pinterest’s team, you love data and want to use it to improve people’s lives. You’ll use your engineering, data wrangling, and analytical expertise to influence the direction of the product with your data-driven feature ideas. You’ll work closely with A/B experiment owners to ensure that their experiments run successfully and will partner with our data engineering team to build the data pipelines and dashboards that enable feature owners to make informed decisions about their own experiments. You’ll jump into analysis on everything from latency and availability to new user experience to marketing channels, turning terabytes of raw logs into insights.

What you’ll do:

  • Ask and answer questions on key components of our product
  • Collect, analyze, and synthesize findings from data
  • Collaborate closely with product, engineering, and user research teams
  • Provide thought leadership on metrics, features, and products to the entire company
  • Drive the collection of new data and the understanding of existing data sources
  • Analyze and interpret the results of A/B experiments and improve our experiment tools
  • Help data users throughout the company improve their data literacy

What we’re looking for:

  • Over 2 years’ experience in data analysis focused on product changes
  • Passion for using data to drive key product and business decisions
  • Ability to manipulate large data sets with high dimensionality and complexity
  • Belief in reproducible analysis, e.g. via R or IPython
  • Fluency in SQL and at least one scripting language such as Python
  • Enthusiasm for rapid analysis in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn large-scale distributed computing tools (Hadoop, Hive, etc.)
  • The uncanny ability to identify unreasonable results
  • A well-tuned sense of skepticism
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and commitment to high-quality results

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