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(Closed) Lead Data Scientist

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Discord
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ San Francisco, CA

Discord Secret Sauce recipe:

  • 3/4th of a cup of recommendation systems that allow our users to discover content they might enjoy
  • 2/3rds a cup of characterizing a healthy Discord server and learning how can we help more server owners build healthy communities
  • 1/2 a cup of developing applied machine learning models to tag voice sessions with poor voice quality in real time
  • Pinch of sugar (it helps balance the acidity)

If you’re a master Data Scientist chef who wants to take a crack at this recipe and look through our expansive cookbook for more, we’d like to invite you into our massive, data-driven kitchen.

We’re looking for a foundational Lead Data Scientist to help build out the core data science function at Discord, provide mentorship, and set the direction for the team. You will work closely with teams like Analytics, Data Platform, Product, and Engineering to explore our data and unlock insights that will be used to power analyses and drive decision-making at all levels of the company. Join us in creating a best-in-class communications platform that millions of users and communities love!

Discord is home to passionate people who value our mission β€” bringing people together around games. Diversity and inclusiveness are a critical part of how we get there. We believe that with diversity comes a better product, better decisions, and a better work environment. Everyone here is committed to making Discord representative of the world we want to live and play in.

What you'll be doing

  • Help define and grow our nascent Data Science team as the foundational first hire
  • Partner with internal stakeholders across product, engineering, and business teams to identify opportunities, prioritize projects, and produce models and findings that drive data-informed decisions
  • Explore our data and apply advanced statistical techniques to provide a deeper understanding of our product, users, communities, and business
  • Improve our existing capabilities in product experimentation, business forecasting, and anomaly detection for KPIs
  • Design experiments to tease out causal impact and draw actionable conclusions

What you should have

  • Collaborative attitude and a healthy dose of natural curiosity
  • Ability to communicate complex analyses in easy-to-understand ways
  • PhD or MS in Statistics, Math, Computer Science, or other quantitative field
  • 5+ years of work experience in an applied research or data science role
  • Proven track record of team mentorship and technical leadership
  • Fluency in SQL and a language such as Python, Java, R, or Scala to work efficiently with large data sets in a production environment
  • Deep technical expertise in statistical modeling, modern machine learning techniques, and experiment design
  • A vision for what Data Science can and should be, as well as the ability to work with internal stakeholders to execute on that vision

Bonus Points

  • Passion for Discord, games, or online communities
  • Experience at a consumer tech company
  • Direct experience with hiring / growing data science teams
  • Experience with large data sets and distributed computing (Hive/Hadoop)
  • Familiarity with technologies such as Airflow, AWS Redshift, and/or BigQuery to build and optimize production data pipelines
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