Lead Data Scientist

Data & Analytics Mill Valley, California


At Glassdoor, our mission is to help people everywhere find a job and company they love. We do that through data science – by matching people with the best jobs for them. This is a hard problem and we are looking for curious and brilliant individuals who are up for revolutionizing the way people find and choose jobs.

We have raised $160 million from top-tier VCs such as Google Capital, T. Rowe Price, Tiger Global and Benchmark and we are on a growth trajectory. Each month, more than 30M users visit Glassdoor, but our aspiration is to enable every person in the world with deep content & jobs information. We need your help to accelerate this growth further, come join us!

Data Science & Analytics @ Glassdoor

We work on a wide variety of problems. We make our products & teams smarter. We drive product prioritization & inform business strategy by developing a deep understanding of our users and clients. We build consumer 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 to score & prioritize leads, with marketing to optimize marketing pipeline and with Finance 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 Lead Data Scientist will head up our B2B Marketing and Sales Data Science & Analytics team. The person will lead a team of 2 – 4 Data Scientists & Analysts working with the B2B Marketing and Sales teams at Glassdoor.  You will work closely with B2B and Sales teams to help them solve problems that require data science (big data/coding/machine learning/statistical) skills. Your output could be external or internal facing data-driven products, insights, or recommendations.

A typical week would comprise of brainstorming with B2B Product Directors and Head of Sales on new project ideas, building a statistical / ML model prototype, interacting with the data engineering team on modeling specs & implementation, analyzing the health of our Sales and B2B programs or building dashboards for the business teams to consume.

The ideal candidate will be extremely results driven & passionate about winning. You exercise very sound judgment and have the ability to balance sophistication with simplicity, scientific rigor with pragmatism and agility with quality.

A sampling of projects you will work on – 

  • Determining market and product improvement opportunities for Glassdoor Free Employer Accounts
  • Demonstrating to clients how Glassdoor influences applicant behavior, e.g. through user journey visualizations
  • Developing sales material and strategy with Product Marketing
  • Using modeling to help employers write job descriptions that maximize applications
  • Improving on predictive tools (e.g. lead scores) for B2B Marketing and Sales
  • Participating in novel research with the Glassdoor Economic Research team, such as understanding what makes people leave their jobs.


  • 5+ years of experience in a relevant quantitative field, ideally in an Internet company. Hands-on experience with statistics & machine learning algorithms
  • 1+ year of team management experience
  • Proficient in SQL and Python/R
  • Strong business acumen and problem-solving skills
  • Extremely strong business analytics & product intuition. Some consulting experience a plus
  • Strong and persuasive communication skills
  • Quantitative Degree – like Statistics, Operations Research, Physics, Computer Science, Economics, etc. MS/PhD preferred

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; 85% 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.