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Reddit // online content platform
Engineering, Full Time    San Francisco, New York City, Remote    Posted: Friday, March 26, 2021
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"The front page of the internet, Reddit brings over 430 million people together each month through their common interests, inviting them to share, vote, comment, & create across thousands of communities.

Reddit is poised to rapidly innovate & grow like no other time in its history. This is a unique opportunity to leave your mark on one of the most influential & trafficked corners of the internet. 

Operating within the Growth division, the Core Growth team plays a key role in fulfilling Reddits mission of bringing community & belonging to the world through data initiatives like onboarding, churn prediction & user segmentation.

As the teams Sr. Data Scientist, you will play an influential role in guiding product strategy through proactively surfacing insights, conducting exploratory analyses & executing advanced experimentation.

How Youll Have Impact:

  • Today, Core Growth touches a large swatch of features at Reddit. As a key member of the team, youll help us refine our Core Growth strategy through playing with one of the richest datasets at Reddit & uncovering user insights. Your work will help us understand onboarding improvements, different user types & top Reddit use cases that will propel the next wave of Growth.

What Youll Learn:

  • You will be deeply integrated with our tight-knit Core Growth team, which moves quickly & runs experiments on a variety of initiatives at Reddit. Youll play a key role in determining the onboarding strategy & other improvements for users throughout their lifecycle. Youll play with petabytes of data full of user interactions & events to develop user segmentation that will impact the entire company. 
  • In addition, you will work side by side with a world-class org of Engineering, ML, Search, Data Science, Data Warehouse, & Analytics practitioners who work together to create a variety of capabilities for Reddit to be more successful in its decision-making & product creation. In this process, you will be exposed to a variety of new techniques in experimentation, statistical frameworks, machine learning, deep learning, & causal inference.

What Youll Do:

  • Perform proactive exploratory analyses on understanding user behavior on Reddit (e.g. tipping points & when to intervene with Core Growth levers)
  • Conduct exploratory analyses to size new opportunities for onboarding or further engaging Reddits on the platform
  • Partner with Eng & Product to define & execute Core Growths roadmap & initiatives
  • Design & evaluate A/B tests & product feature experiments to influence product strategy
  • Define team metrics & goals & scale data-informed decision making through ETLs & reporting dashboards
  • Present findings to senior leadership & inform product decisions

Who You Might Be: 

  • 5+ years of experience in data analytics or related quantitative role
  • Demonstrated ability to influence & guide product strategy with data
  • Demonstrated ability to take ambiguous problems & solve them in a structured, hypothesis-driven, data-supported way
  • Strong ability to communicate & discuss complex topics with technical & non-technical audiences
  • Familiarity with causal inference techniques & causal models
  • Desire to mentor other data scientists & share best practices to elevate the data science practice at Reddit
  • Proficiency with relational database (e.g., SQL) & statistical analysis/programming languages (e.g., R / Python)
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