University Grad Data Scientist

San Francisco, CA

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Posted 3 weeks ago

About Pinterest:

Millions of people across the world come to Pinterest to find new ideas every day. It’s where they get inspiration, dream about new possibilities and plan for what matters most. Our mission is to help those people find their inspiration and create a life they love. As a Pinterest employee, you’ll be challenged to take on work that upholds this mission and pushes Pinterest forward. You’ll grow as a person and leader in your field, all the while helping users make their lives better in the positive corner of the internet.

We’re looking for a Data Scientist to help us connect Pinners to actionable content that improves the Pinner experience. You’ll apply quantitative analysis, modeling, and data mining to improve the relevance of Pins across our Ads, Search, and Feeds products.

What you’ll do:

  • Perform deep dive analysis to understand and optimize our product
  • Design core metrics that serve as the North Stars for team efforts and model trade offs across product areas
  • Explore alternative experimentation techniques to help internal teams evaluate their ideas faster
  • Apply statistics, modeling, and ML to improve the efficiency of systems and relevance algorithms across Search, Home Feed, and Related Pins
  • Work with product managers and engineers to design data products and debug A/B experiments

What we're looking for:

  • Expertise in at least one scripting language, and proficiency in SQL/Hive
  • Knowledgeable about the machine learning trade-offs and model evaluation
  • Experience applying scientific methods to solve-real-world problems on web scale data is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to tell a complete narrative using data to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to connect data analysis to real business problems in order to impact business performance
  • MS/PhD degree in Statistics, Industrial Engineering, CS, Math, Operations Research, Computational Biology, Computational Physics

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Job tags: Data Mining Engineering Industrial Machine Learning ML Research SQL