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Cockroach Labs is the team behind CockroachDB, an open source, distributed SQL database. In addition to the open source version of the DB we offer CockroachCloud, our self-service, fully managed cloud offering of CockroachDB with Dedicated & Serverless options.  We aim to build infrastructure that keeps pace with the world, so developers can focus on what matters most: building the best products. Join us on our mission to Make Data Easy.

About the Role

We are looking for a  Data Science Lead/Manager to join the Data & Analytics team at Cockroach Labs. As a member of the data organization, You will work closely with our Product & Engineering teams to uncover insights about how customers use CockroachDB, helping to inform the Products decision-making & focus Engineering efforts. You will also work on long-running analytical initiatives marked by greater complexity & less structure that will yield substantial product enhancements. Were looking for someone whos comfortable working on interesting growth, engagement, & retention-related problems in the SaaS space using cutting-edge & proven techniques. This is a strategic, high-impact role that will help shape the future of CockroachDB products & services.

You Will

  • Apply various data science methods to understand the usage patterns of developers & builders who use CockroachDB
  • Identify, analyze, & interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets to develop a thorough understanding of CockroachDB products, users, & acquisition channels
  • Run the exploratory analysis to uncover new areas of opportunity, generate hypotheses, & quickly assess the potential upside of a given opportunity
  • Sleuth through large amounts of data to uncover feature-usage patterns, subtle issues with the system, potential performance enhancements, & areas to improve user experience.
  • Work closely with marketing, design, product, support, & engineering to anticipate analytics needs & quantify the impact of existing features, future product changes, & marketing campaigns
  • Monitor, optimize, & report on marketing & growth metrics & split-test results. Make recommendations based on analytics & test findings
  • Organize disparate facts & analyses into a coherent narrative that evaluates the success of & influences product strategy
  • Perform evidence-based evaluations of the most important drivers of increased adoption of the CockroachDB capabilities
  • Prototype foundational data pipelines & partner with the data engineering organization to elevate these into canonical sources of truth for CockroachDB  metrics
  • Identify & clearly communicate potential opportunities to improve the experience of users who want to build apps with CockroachDB
  • You have a get things done mentality, a desire to work in a rapid growth company, & Curiosity - basically the Growth mindset

The Expectations

In your first month, you will go through the Cockroach Labs onboarding process & start to build relationships with stakeholders across the company. You will understand our current data architecture & the internal & external resources we use to maintain it. You will start to prioritize the current backlog of data requests.

After 30 days, you will have a grasp on the major questions the product management team needs to answer, as well as the executive-level questions that require coordination between disparate data sets. You will update the roadmap priority & put in place key processes for building out this function. You will develop a point of view on the direction we need to take our data platform to support our product operations.

After 90 days, you will be fully integrated into the team. You will put in place the major processes for supporting Product & the broader organization, & make incremental improvements to our data platform that demonstrably improve our ability to make decisions. You will socialize a strategy for data in the Product team & how this will support the needs of other departments in the future.

You Have

  • 8+ years of data science, machine learning, & advanced analytics experience in high velocity, high-growth companies
  • 6+ years experience in Marketing & Growth Analytics or a related field in SaaS or consumer companies
  • Familiarity with product data science - understanding & tracking customer & user behavior using lenses like adoption, churn, cohorts & funnel analysis.
  • Experience collaborating with & understanding the needs of stakeholders from a variety of business functions. 
  • Strong coding skills in general-purpose languages like Scala or Python, & familiarity with software engineering principles around testing, code reviews, & deployment.
  • Extensive experience in applying Data Science / ML in production to build data-driven products using experimentation, A/B testing, statistical methods such as regression & hypothesis testing, statistical analysis, & quantitative modeling
  • Proficient in data analysis & visualization using tools like R & Python.
  • Experience with distributed data processing systems like Spark, & proficiency in SQL.
  • MS or Ph.D. in quantitative fields (e.g., Statistics, Math, Computer Science, Physics, Economics, Operational

The Team

Reporting to Veera Ilamurugu, Head of Data

Veera Ilamurugu heads up the Data Analytics team at Cockroach Labs. He is responsible for our Product data strategy & is passionate about building & scaling businesses with data. Before joining Cockroach Labs, Veera was a Head of Analytics at Stitchfix, Leading an analytics team covering internal company strategy  When not at work, he enjoys watching Netflix, trying out new recipes in the kitchen, & listening to music.

Our Benefits

  • 100% health insurance coverage (for you & your dependents!)
  • Paid parental leave (with baby bucks)
  • Flex Fridays
  • Flexible time off & flexible hours
  • Education reimbursement
  • Relocation support (or coworking & home office allowances if youre fully remote)

Cockroach Labs is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer building a diverse & inclusive workforce. If you need additional accommodations to feel comfortable during your interview process, please email us at

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