Data Scientist, Shopping


Job Overview

We’re looking for a Data Scientist to lead the Shopping Merchant org with the goal of helping merchants succeed at Pinterest and to help the company monetize Shopping products. You’ll apply quantitative analysis, data mining and data visualization techniques to shape the strategy of the Merchant pod and influence Shopping ads strategy. This person will mentor and coach several other product analysts and data scientists within Shopping Merchant org.

What you’ll do:

  • Perform deep dive analysis to understand and optimize the key levers of our Shopping Merchant team 
  • Mentor and lead other product analysts and data scientist in the Shopping Merchant org
  • Partner closely with Ads Quality team to generate insights and define strategy for Shopping monetization
  • Generate insights and communicate them with a broad range of stakeholders effectively by creating compelling reports and visualizations
  • Design core metrics that serve as the North Stars for team efforts and model trade-off decisions across product areas
  • Work with product managers and engineers to design data products, prove their value by running experiments and release into production
  • What we’re looking for:

  • Ability to manipulate large data sets with high dimensionality and complexity; fluency in SQL and Python or R.
  • 7+ years experience doing quantitative analysis or statistical modeling
  • Experience mentoring and leading other analysts
  • Knowledgeable about best practices around data manipulation, building data pipelines, feature engineering and creating dashboards
  • Ability to lead initiatives across multiple product areas and communicate findings with leadership and product teams to quickly turn insights into actions
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to explain learnings to both technical and non-technical partners.
  • Experience in Ads or Shopping Products will be preferred
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