Senior Data Scientist, Analytics - Ecosystem & Servers

  • Locations
    • Remote
    • San Francisco
  • Date Posted
  • Sep. 29, 2021
  • Function
  • Data Science
  • Sector
  • Entertainment

Discord is looking for experienced, proactive and self-driven Data Scientists to join our Ecosystems & Servers Data Science team.

At Discord, Data Scientists on Ecosystems & Servers shape our holistic understanding of Servers and their role in the Discord flywheel. We do this through broadly distributed analyses, metric development, and experimentation, with applications across multiple product areas. We also partner directly with key product pillars in the Discord Ecosystem. These include our Safety, Online Communities, Apps & API, and Activities Platform teams; each area an important component of the Discord Ecosystem and overall user experience.

What you’ll be doing

  • Partner with teams throughout Discord through the full lifecycle of data analytics from ideation and exploratory analysis, to building dashboards and reports, and A/B testing
  • Define KPIs and diagnostic metrics that help improve the user experience, encapsulating these measures in clean crisp dashboards that provide the company with timely and actionable information
  • Use our amazing infrastructure to quickly and easily build custom data sets to monitor novel product features and processes
  • Proactively socialize insights, dashboards, and reports with technical and non-technical audiences, soliciting feedback on where to improve
  • Be a champion of A/B testing and help groups throughout the company design, analyze, and interpret A/B tests correctly
  • Collaborate with data and engineering teams to design scalable and future-proof instrumentation

You’ll Thrive In This Role If (not hard qualifications - if you’re not sure, please apply!)

  • 4+ years of experience autonomously translating ambiguous business problems into deep informative insights through hands-on analytics
  • 4+ years of experience building performant dashboards using Tableau, Looker, or similar software - with proficiency in designing clean crisp visualizations
  • 3+ years experience writing excellent SQL
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to translate complicated findings or technical approaches in easy-to-understand ways
  • 2+ years of experience in the design, analysis, and interpretation of A/B tests in a large data environment
  • A desire to work with amazing, passionate people who care deeply about solve challenging problems to improve Discord
  • Last but not least - a collaborative attitude and a healthy dose of natural curiosity!

Bonus Points

  • Passion for Discord or online communities
  • Experience with writing production ETL
  • Experience with technical leadership, being the point person for one or more stakeholder groups
  • Experience with analytics for social media or international subscription-based online services, including familiarity with concepts such as social graphs, LTV analysis, funnel analysis, etc
  • Experience writing performant code in BigQuery SQL

Benefits and Perks

  • Comprehensive medical insurance including Health, Dental, and Vision (Plus up to $20,000 for gender affirmation procedures)
  • Mental health resources and quarterly wellness stipends
  • 19+ paid holidays, 4 weeks of PTO, use-what-you-need sick days and volunteer time off
  • Paid parental leave (plus fertility, adoption and other family planning benefits)
  • Generous stipends for headphones, your remote work setup, and lunch on a daily basis (while we’re all remote)
  • Flexible long-term work options (remote and hybrid)
  • A diverse slate of Employee Resource Groups
  • Plus commuter contributions and other perks for office-based employees

About Us

Discord is a voice, video and text app that helps friends and communities come together to hang out and explore their interests — from artists and activists, to study groups, sneakerheads, plant parents, and more. With 150 million monthly users across 19 million active communities, called servers, Discord has grown to become one of the most popular communications services in the world. Discord was built without selling ads or user data and instead, offers a premium subscription called Nitro that gives users special perks like higher quality streams and fun customizations.

In a world of polarization, social curation, and loneliness, Discord is working toward an inclusive world where no one feels like an outsider. We believe in the value of genuine human connection, which can so easily be lost online. So we’re building a space where everyone can find belonging from the inside out. If this strikes a chord with you, come build belonging with us!