Senior Data Science Analyst

You are curious and driven to collect, analyze and interpret data that will be used to inform product decisions. You can break down complex and ambiguous technical questions and provide clear answers in return. You are not afraid of digging into the data and working across teams to find missing pieces. You care about the integrity and validity of the data. You are excited to help co-workers solve data puzzles, and even more so to teach them how to do it on their own.

VSCO is looking for a Senior Data Science Analyst to take our data practice to the next level. You will work with our Director of Data Science on building our data model with industry best practice, extracting insights to influence the product roadmap, and building models describing user behavior or content performance. You will take a leading role in defining how we do data at VSCO, scope out projects, propose approaches, and drive them to completion.

The day-to-day

  • Build our Data Model for user behavior, marketing analytics, and content analytics using best practices on Hadoop or Redshift, and in collaboration with our Data Engineering team
  • Guide the instrumentation, testing, and analysis of new features in collaboration with the Product Team
  • Mine user data to uncover the drivers of user engagement and propose new actions
  • Analyze content performance to inform content creation and recommendation
  • Build ad hoc reports and visualization to help teams measure the performance of their business units
  • Help grow the data analytics team

Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or Economics
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience in the consumer app space
  • Demonstrated experience extracting, manipulating, and analyzing complex data using SQL and R or Python
  • Good understanding of ETL and data pipelines; Hands-on experience cleaning and aggregating large data sets for analysis and visualization (SQL/MapReduce)
  • Deep understanding and working knowledge of statistical analysis techniques such as hypothesis testing and regression analysis

Nice to have

  • Experience writing ETL and data manipulation scripts in MapReduce, Hive, or Spark
  • A deep appreciation for photography and the visual arts

About VSCO
VSCO is a leading creative platform empowering people everywhere to create, discover & connect through images and words. Founded in 2011, VSCO is headquartered in Oakland, CA with an office in New York, NY. VSCO is the sister company to the Denver, CO-based print marketplace Artifact Uprising.

Perks
Free delicious breakfasts and lunches daily, amazing snack selections, and the best coffee in the Bay Area. Equity, health, vision and dental insurance for families, flexible vacation policy, and paid trips to conferences. Relocation assistance provided.

Why VSCO?
Creative FreedomWe value the creative process and our employees’ opinions — input is encouraged, regardless of your position or title. We want people who are driven, who demonstrate initiative in taking our digital tools to the next level.

Working Life
At VSCO, everyone works hard but also takes the time to enjoy life outside of the office. Balance is important to us.It Won’t Be BoringTry new things. Think outside the box. We want an environment that fights stagnation and challenges the status quo.

Interested in this position?
Tell us why you want to work at VSCO and what we should know about you.

VSCO believes in building a safe place for creative expression and celebrating that which makes us human, welcoming unique and personal backgrounds and experiences. We’re proud to foster that value within VSCO, as we continue to focus on building an inclusive and diverse culture.

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