Data Scientist - Spotify for Artists (Remote Eligible - Americas)


April 28, 2021

    Data, Research & Insights Data
The Marketplace team builds Spotify's content and creator platforms. Our products - Spotify for Artists, Soundtrap, and SoundBetter - enable artists and their teams to create, connect, and grow their audience. Location New York, NY Job type Permanent
The Marketplace Product Insights Team is a growing insights community of 30+ Data Scientists and User Researchers who blend their skills to help us craft the next generation of music industry products, bringing insights into every decision we make.
We are looking for a data scientist with experience working in a product development team, testing new product concepts with users at scale, thinking creatively about experimentation, and using statistical modeling to generate insights from large-scale datasets. You will join one of the product teams within Spotify for Artists and help inform the way we build our platform to allow artists and their teams achieve success on Spotify.
What you'll do
  • Gain a deep understanding of how products and platforms influence user behavior by extracting insights from rich datasets to drive the Spotify for Artists roadmap.
  • Identify the most impactful opportunities for product development based on user needs, and execute on them diligently and resourcefully, sequencing hypotheses to ladder up to broader business goals.
  • Partner closely with the other data scientists and data engineers to help inform, build and test hypotheses to deliver actionable insights to fuel our products leveraging your skills in experimentation & statistical modeling.
  • Define the metrics we use to measure the health of initiatives and track them through dashboards.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams of data scientists, researchers, product owners, engineers, designers, marketers, and others across the company who are passionate about our marketplace.
  • Be an advocate for data-informed decision-making, making recommendations about the product performance and product experience available to the Marketplace organization.

Who you are
  • 3+ years of experience applying experimentation methods & advanced statistical modeling to drive product development.
  • Experience with product analytics, including crafting success metrics, running power analyses, determining statistical significance, and presenting findings with clear product recommendations or implications.
  • You are capable of tackling loosely defined problems and translating complex thinking into practical application for diverse audiences.
  • You have strong communication skills and value building relationships with colleagues and partners as well as the ability to explain sophisticated topics in straightforward terms.
  • You’re a compelling storyteller who can communicate in succinct and inspiring ways to audiences with varied data science experience to influence real world product or feature decisions.
  • Proficiency in Python and SQL. Ideally, you are also skilled at performing analysis on large datasets.
  • Comfortable working with distributed teams across multiple offices and timezones.

Where you'll be
  • We are a distributed workforce enabling our band members to find a work mode best for them!
  • Where in the world? For this role, it can be within the Americas region in which we have a work location
  • Prefer an office to work from home instead? Not a problem! We have plenty of options for your working preferences. Find more information about about our Work From Anywhere options here.
  • Working hours? We operate within the Eastern Standard time zone for collaboration

Perks of being in the band
Extensive learning opportunities, through our dedicated team, GreenHouse. Flexible share incentives letting you choose how you share in our success. Global parental leave, six months off - fully paid - for all new parents. All The Feels, our employee assistance program and self-care hub. Flexible public holidays, swap days off according to your values and beliefs. Spotify On Tour, join your colleagues on trips to industry festivals and events.
Learn about life at Spotify
Spotify is an equal opportunity employer. You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.
Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the chance to enjoy and be passionate about these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 345 million users.