Sr. Data Scientist - International Growth

  • Location
    • San Mateo, CA
  • Date Posted
  • Jul. 6, 2021
  • Function
  • Data Science
  • Sector
  • Entertainment

Every day, tens of millions of people from around the world come to Roblox to play, learn, work, and socialize in immersive digital experiences created by the community.

Our vision is to build a platform that enables shared experiences among billions of users. This is what’s known as the metaverse: a persistent space where anyone can do just about anything they can imagine, from anywhere in the world and on any device. The breadth of opportunities, and the evolving demands of this first-of-its-kind platform, ensure that your avenues for growth are always expanding and flexible.

Join us and you’ll usher in a new category of human interaction while solving exceptional challenges that you won’t find anywhere else.

Why data science & analytics?

The Data Science & Analytics organization’s mission is to increase our speed, frequency and acumen of making decisions at scale by instilling a data-influenced approach to building products. We cover a wide area of the data spectrum including analytical data engineering, product analytics, experimentation, causal inference, statistical modeling and machine learning. Aligned and partnering with product verticals, we use this extensive tool belt to discover new opportunities and unmet use cases, influence and shape the product roadmap and prioritization, build data products and measure impact on our community of players and developers.

Why international growth?

As a Senior Data Scientist in our Growth team, you will drive international strategy and insights for Roblox. You will analyze and understand how Roblox performs in various markets and identify key opportunities of growth. You’ll partner with data scientists, product managers, engineers and leaders across the company to better understand our players and builders, performing ad hoc analysis, creating dashboards, defining KPIs, applying models, and designing A/B experiments.

You Are:

  • Passionate about data. You have the curiosity and self-drive to continuously learn new techniques and tools to extract value from data. You understand when to apply the appropriate methodology to maximize impact in a pragmatic fashion.
  • A strategic thinker. You get excited when you encounter a challenging business opportunity with a significant upside potential. You bring your data-driven perspectives to drive business decisions.
  • A strong communicator. You understand that analysis must be presented in meaningful ways and engage in spirited discussions about the findings.
  • An expert transforming data with SQL and a scripting language such as Python or R. You’re experienced in crunching massive volumes of data and developing solutions to solve difficult business problems.

You Will:

  • Drive international expansion strategy for Roblox through data-driven insights
  • Understand how Roblox performs in various markets and establish key metrics
  • Identify drivers of growth in international markets to inform strategic investments
  • Design and evaluate A/B experiments
  • Build statistical, data mining, and machine learning models
  • Grow your career with an amazing company

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of industry experience in analytics
  • 2+ years working in Growth and/or Product Analytics
  • 2+ years of experience using big data query/processing languages such as SQL, Hive or Spark to transform/manipulate very large datasets
  • 2+ years of experience in one or more scripting languages such as Python or R
  • 1+ years of experience in statistical modeling and machine learning
  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Applied Math, Physics, Engineering, Statistics, Economics or other technical field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in Computer Science, Applied Math, Physics, Engineering, Statistics, Economics or other technical field
  • Exposure to analytics projects that drive international growth
  • Experience in fast-paced environment or fast growing company
  • Ability to communicate analytics results and data storytelling to influence product direction
  • Experience in product management or business consulting

You’ll Love:

  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • A rewarding 401k program
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Free catered lunches five times a week and several fully stocked kitchens with unlimited snacks
  • Onsite fitness center and fitness program credit
  • Annual CalTrain Go Pass
  • A Roblox Admin badge for your avatar