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Engineering, Full Time    Brooklyn, NY    Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2019
 
   
 
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Kickstarter PBC is looking for a collaborative Senior Data Scientist to join our Insights team.

About the Insights Team
Kickstarter is a complex & diverse ecosystem with an incredibly rich data set. The Insights team is tasked with harnessing this data, providing the organization with the analytical tools & actionable insights in order to drive meaningful impact across Kickstarter's teams & operations. We're passionate about finding new ways to use data & research to bring more creative projects to life.

Our team's objectives include:
- democratizing data access across the organization & providing tools & training to support data-informed decisions;
- acquiring & synthesizing all relevant information about our ecosystem, our competitors, the creative landscape, & our users, to provide high quality strategic advice to decision makers at all levels of the organization;
- raising the quality of data in our system, including improving our data infrastructure & modeling, & utilizing a variety of research methodologies to understand our users & their experiences.

To achieve this we will seek to use the most up to date data, analytical techniques, & appropriate technologies. We collaborate with teams across the organization to provide colleagues with reliable & actionable information through research, reporting, dashboards, & analytics. We value peer feedback, continuous learning, & blameless post-mortems. We prefer proven technology & have built most of our data infrastructure on AWS, but we also care about finding the right tools for the job, so we invest in cutting-edge technology when it's a good fit.

About the Role
We've developed cutting-edge infrastructure to help us collect & aggregate data from our production applications, largely built on AWS. You will work with tools like R & Python to explore & visualize data, oversee the transformation & testing of our logic in DBT & our data lake, & collaborate on building out Looker, our BI tool of choice, for reporting & exploration. You will mine the data ecosystem to find fruitful signals & develop & deploy performant algorithms.

In the short term, you'll help to improve our data systems & collaborate with colleagues across Kickstarter in order to centralize our knowledge into DBT. You'll contribute to building out new tools like Optimizely & Qualtrics, standardize our event tracking & referral systems, & build out user segments to be consumed across the company.

Long term, you'll cultivate a nuanced understanding of the Kickstarter product & data, & lead research to uncover the questions we don't know we should be asking. Your insights & wisdom will be essential to how Kickstarter evolves, lead to new data products, & your expertise will guide us as we learn new things every step of the way. You will foster a culture of experimentation & research, & standardize & improve our data products.

You'll also help manage & mentor more junior employees on the Insights team as we continue to grow & scale.

Your background should include experience using your data skills day to day as well as a healthy understanding of the product development lifecycle. Ideally you're adept at using statistics to separate signal from noise, but you're also completely at ease communicating the story behind the data.
 
 
 
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