Senior Data Scientist, Decision Science

Data & Analytics Mill Valley, California


Decision Science @ Glassdoor

The Decision Science team drives data-driven strategy and decision making across the company through predictive analytics, testing and optimization.  We work on a wide variety of problems. We drive product prioritization and inform business strategy by developing a deep understanding of our users and clients. We work with Product team to build and refine data products, such as personalization to power the site and internal products, such as fraud detection, to improve our business efficiencies. We work with Sales team to score and prioritize leads, with Marketing team to build media models, optimize spend to increase pipeline, with Marketplace to understand elasticity of supply and demand, and work with Finance and Business Operations teams on financial planning and forecasting. If gaining exposure to a wide variety of business functions across a fast-growing company excites you, this is the place to be.

This Role

The Sr. Data Scientist will work within the Decision Science team and partner with Business Operations, Acquisition Marketing and PMs to help define, build, prioritize and optimize the best products and experiences for our users and customers. In this role, you will be focused on creatively solving for jobs marketplace inefficiencies and shaping our programmatic ads strategy through deep dive advanced analyses to meet our users and customers needs. We are highly data driven in how we set product direction and optimize product features.

The ideal candidate will be extremely analytical and demonstrate strong business judgment. You thrive on data, analyses and insights. You ask deep business questions, generate dozens of ideas to solve them, rapidly test them and close your analyses with a solid recommendation. You are extremely results driven.

A sampling of projects you could work on:

  • Use predictive modeling techniques to reveal causal relationships of customer success
  • Leverage data to help us improve jobs posting performance and translate that into strategic recommendations
  • Collaborate on longer-term marketplace strategy, identifying areas for improvement, new product offerings, and go-to-market approaches
  • Construct models and define KPIs that allow us to better understand marketplace dynamics
  • Conceptualize and build data models, tools, and dashboards that empower stakeholders, enabling them to access data and draw insights in a self-serve manner
  • Manage A/B testing across mobile web and app platforms to continuously improve engagement and feature-test new product offerings

Develop and own key metrics and KPIs  to better understand, monitor, and track, marketplace performance


  • 3+ years of quantitative experience, ideally in an Internet company
  • Degree in a quantitative field (statistics, operations research, math, etc.) with strong experience in data & business analysis
  • No less than expert level usage of SQL & Excel
  • Must have some experience in R or Python
  • Some experience with analyzing logs; experience with Hive / Pig is a big plus
  • Strong visualization skills and experience with BI tools (ex. Tableau)
  • Thorough knowledge of statistics and some A/B test experience
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • You are able to confidently distill and present insights to senior management

Why Glassdoor?

  • Work with purpose – join us in creating transparency for job seekers everywhere
  • Glassdoor gives back! Glassdoor is a Pledge 1% member; all employees receive 3 paid volunteer days per year
  • 100% company paid medical/dental/vision/life coverage; 80% dependent coverage
  • Equity in a late stage startup backed by top-tier VCs
  • Sunny & peaceful Mill Valley offices located right on the water
  • Walking, running and biking trails steps away from the office
  • Onsite gym and fitness classes
  • Free catered lunch; new menu daily
  • Paid holidays and flexible paid time off
  • Your choice between Mac or PC
  • Dog-friendly office (with dog-free zones if you are so inclined)
  • Free parking

Glassdoor is committed to equal treatment and opportunity in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to gender, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law. Glassdoor is an equal opportunity employer; committed to a community of inclusion, and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.