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Senior Data Scientist (Ads)
San Francisco, CA

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Job Description

"The front page of the internet," Reddit brings over 330 million people together each month through their common interests, inviting them to share, vote, comment, and create across thousands of communities. Come for the cats, stay for the empathy.

As a Data Scientist you'll be integral in shaping, steering and evaluating strategic, operational and engineering decisions at Reddit. You'll be responsible for developing and communicating transformative strategies and data insights to drive advertising performance at Reddit.

Our Data Scientists work to answer the biggest and most exciting questions at Reddit with a passion for strategic product decisions coupled with the application of exacting statistical analysis. We solve complex problems with a combination of drive and pragmatism with a view to delivering actionable insights across the entire company. Our work informs the decisions that drive our most revenue-critical products.

You'll get to directly see the impact of your work on hundreds of millions of users around the world.


* Partner with Ads Engineering & Product teams to help improve user experience and optimize advertiser ROI
* Participate in designing, analyzing, and evolving our machine learning models.
* Identify, analyze and recommend the growth levers most critical to Reddit.
* Proactively design and execute in-depth exploratory analysis to shape the product development and future roadmap.
* Collaborate with stakeholders to synthesize experiment results, qualitative research and quantitative research into actionable next steps.
* Lead the development and adoption of predictive models to aid decision making.
* Present findings to leadership to drive roadmap decisions.
* Take responsibility for turning data into understanding by being active, insightful, educational and supportive in every conversation about data.
* Be an integral part of the Data Org, leveraging and contributing to the data assets, shared across a school of world-class data experts


* Must own an advanced degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g., mathematics, statistics, economics, finance, computer science, electrical engineering)
* 5+ years professional experience in a quantitative/scientific role at a consumer internet company (2+ years for PhD)
* Expertise in predictive, statistical and machine-learning based modeling
* Ability to synthesize data from a variety of sources (models, descriptive analysis and strategic goals) into concrete next steps for stakeholders
* Proficiency in data extraction (SQL, etc.), data manipulation (Python, R, Scala, etc.) and advanced statistical languages (R, MATLAB, Pandas, etc.)
* Skilled in explaining complex analytical concepts to non-experts and influencing decision makers
* (Optional) Having professional experience/exposures with online ads auction business model

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