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Sr. Manager, Core Data Science

Mountain 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 Senior Manager, Core Data Science to join Team Snapchat!

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  • Lead the development of our time series forecasting models for growth, retention, probabilistic segmentation, classification models, sampling and others using advanced statistical and ML techniques

  • 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. 

  • Responsible for iterating on existing and prototyping new algorithms, building these algorithms with robust test coverage and working with engineering so they can be integrated into our production code base, when applicable. 

  • Function as an expert and collaborate with the rest of the team to assess how analyses can be adjusted for better predictive power.

  • Proactively identify 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 where joins do not exist, account for missing data and other approaches to clean and enhance our data.

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

  • Work effectively across multiple business units with numerous stakeholders to deliver advanced analytics solutions.

  • Provide strategic direction, project clarity, methodological consultation and deliver results both individually and through managing a high performing team.

  • Lead the development & implementation of regular insights share-outs that drive the consumer voice throughout the organization.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


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

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

  • Experience making complex and broad predictions based on a vast amount of 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 understood by non-mathematical colleagues. 

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


Minimum Qualifications:

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

  • 8+ years of experience in measurement and insights; ideally in a direct to consumer business

  • 5+ years experience in building, managing, and leading a high-performing data analytics team


Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in a quantitative field (Economics, Computer Science, Physics)

  • Experience in digital marketing measurement

  • SQL (Snowflake, BQ Amazon Redshift,, etc.) experience and relational databases experience

  • Java and/or Python development experience

  • Experience working in Big Data stack environments (AWS, Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive, etc.)


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!

Job ID: 76799f1c661b783c5ffbe87a92572cc620ae54464fe5d229346b04e02107461d
Employment Type: Other