Senior Data Scientist, Growth


Job Overview

We are looking for a Senior Data Scientist to join the Spotify product Insights team in New York City. As part of the Growth Opportunities department, you will focus on driving improvements in user acquisition, engagement and long-term growth by measuring and optimizing new channels, platforms, product features and strategic marketing initiatives.You will lead experimentation for the team and develop our measurement capabilities when traditional A/B testing isn’t an option. We are looking for a data science leader to help the team identify key product and marketing levers for user growth and systematically test, optimize, and establish value for each. As a Data Scientist, your mission is to turn our 200 petabytes of data into insights and gain a deep understanding of audio and listeners to impact the strategy and direction of Spotify. You will study user behavior, marketing strategies, markets, content, new features and bring data and insights into every decision we make. Above all, your work will impact how we think about user growth and how we can make Spotify available and accessible for more people around the world.

What You’ll Do

  • Work as part of a cross-functional team of product, data science, tech, design and user research that aims to propel Spotify’s user growth by fostering a culture of impact and performance
  • Lead experimentation for initiatives both on and off-platform (e.g. SEO, product launches, marketing initiatives, etc): design test plans, obtain cross-functional alignment, execute robust analysis, and deliver actionable insights
  • Establish learning agendas, measurement plans and success metrics in close coordination with contributing teams and stakeholders
  • Set a strategic framework to identify and prioritize new projects by evaluating and forecasting their potential for growth impact
  • Drive product strategy by leading foundational research & experimentation initiatives to develop a deeper understanding of our user funnel
  • Maintain a culture of rigor and data curiosity to drive tangible business impact
  • Who You Are

  • You have a PhD / MS degree in a quantitative or computational field (focus on causal inference / experimentation / scaled measurement) preferred
  • You have 5+ years experience with mixed data skill sets and approaches (analytics, analytic tools, and data science); experience with rapid product development for a consumer facing tech company preferred
  • You have strong analytical skills, including analysis and modeling of big data, statistics, A/B testing, and experimental design required 
  • You have deep understanding of a breadth of modeling techniques (e.g. regression models, causal inference in marketing and product launches, advanced Bayesian techniques)
  • You have strong SQL skills and advanced programmatic expertise, like R or Python
  • You have the capacity and passion to translate business objectives into actionable analyses and results into business and product recommendations
  • You have experience with international markets, growth marketing, web platforms
  • You are a highly motivated and flexible individual with the ability to lead cross-functional teams and drive projects to successful and timely delivery.
  • You thrive in a dynamic environment and are able to execute with autonomy. 
  • You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be brilliant. So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 286 million users.

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