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Director, Content Data Science

3+ months agoMountain View, CA

Snap Inc. is a camera company. We believe that reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Our products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together.

The Product team uses creativity, insights, and operational excellence to steer our product vision across Snap Inc. This team of designers, scientists, and product managers work in a highly collaborative environment to build the products and experiences that bring our community together in new and special ways.

We’re looking for a Director, Content Data Science to join Snapchat!

What you’ll do:

  • Provide technical and analytical leadership to others in the development of a broad range of complex models that support business needs

  • Lead the development of our time series forecasting models for growth, retention, probabilistic segmentation

  • Lead the development of our predictive algorithms across a number of different areas all with the aim of better understanding our customer and our business

  • Work with company executives to identify specific and actionable opportunities to solve existing business problems through data modeling and in collaboration with engineering, product and business teams

  • Iterate on existing and prototype new algorithms with robust test coverage and work with engineering to integrate into our production code base

  • Identify new opportunities that can benefit from data science analysis and present those findings

  • Be the expert at utilizing data sources across the organization with ability to integrate data across multiple platforms

  • Productionize models with the engineering team to ensure results are accessible to other teams and available for additional analyses

  • Lead a small team of principal data scientists and statisticians

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to work effectively across multiple business units to deliver advanced analytics solutions

  • Ability to utilize data sources across the organization with ability to integrate data across multiple platforms

  • Able to use machine learning techniques to predict different user’s likelihood to retain/churn

  • Strong knowledge of machine learning algorithms (supervised and unsupervised learning) and advanced statistics (time series forecasting, clustering algorithms, probabilistic models)

  • Build forecasting models for various KPIs and metrics to support the goal setting process

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field such as math, statistics, and computer science, or equivalent years of experience

  • 10+ years relevant experience managing and/or directing a Data Science team

  • 5+ years of experience making predictions based on past and/or present data through the development of statistical and/or mathematical models

  • Experience developing scalable mathematical models and solving complex quantitative problems that can be shared cross-functionally

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in a quantitative field

  • Strong coding experience in one (or more) data programming languages like Python/R, additional experience with scientific libraries like Numpy, Pandas, or equivalent libraries a plus.

At Snap, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to create innovative products that improve the way people live and communicate. Snap is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE, including disability/vets. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and contact us at

Our Benefits: Snap Inc. is its own community, so we’ve got your back! We do our best to make sure you and your loved ones have everything you need to be happy and healthy, on your own terms. Our benefits are built around your needs and include paid maternity & paternity leave, comprehensive medical coverage, emotional and mental health support programs, and compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success!

Client-provided location(s): Mountain View, CA, USA
Job ID: d0364aa370276314d0b8022262cab01d9a55009755bd19094b40b81e0f369ebb
Employment Type: Other