Data Scientist - People Analytics & Strategy

San Mateo, California

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About VerkadaAt Verkada, we’re rethinking what it means to be physically safe. Today, we build IoT security cameras that detect action, identify danger and help keep people and places safe and secure. Using a combination of software and hardware, we’re transforming an industry that has seen little innovation for decades—and we already support thousands of customers. But this is just the beginning. We envision a world in which security systems feel as seamless and modern as the organizations they protect and our enterprise solution becomes a model for not just business security, but public security as well. Verkada has raised over $140 million from backers including Sequoia Capital, First Round, Meritech, and Siemens.
Job DescriptionWe are looking for an exceptional Data Scientist to join our growing People team. As a Data Scientist, you'll partner with a variety of organizational functions and our People Ops leadership to guide decisions on our greatest asset, our people. You'll identify key business metrics, trends, & analytical needs and will utilize qualitative and quantitative methods to formulate your recommendations. This role requires people interested in cross-functional collaboration and who are passionate about leveraging data in order to maximize employee wellbeing and productivity.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating cross-functionally to highlight workforce issues and, through due-diligence and research, presenting solutions to these problems.
  • Identifying key People metrics, trends, & analytical needs while utilizing qualitative and quantitative methods to formulate your recommendations
  • Analyzing data and building robust analyses and scalable dashboards to track the progress of people initiatives and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Presenting predictive and prescriptive analyses to a variety of stakeholders (both technical and non-technical). To do so successfully, you'll clearly communicate key insights, how they relate to Verkada's key metrics, and make recommendations with an eye on trade-offs and implications
  • Work with IT to build/deliver scalable solutions (model deployment and dashboard) to measure the impact of models and solutions


  • People Analytics experience a must.
  • Bachelor's or master's degree in a field which utilizes quantitative analysis (social science, stats, finance, C.S., etc.) OR equivalent practical experience
  • Experience applying statistical methods (e.g., correlations, regressions, A/B testing, GLM, decision tree, random forest, etc)
  • 2+ years of advanced data reporting, visualization, and dashboard creation
  • Extensive experience in Visualization tools like Tableau, Looker, Alteryx, SQL, R, Python, STATA, SAS, etc. or similar
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – ability to effectively communicate with senior management in an efficient manner
  • Excellent project and stakeholder management skills

Preferred qualifications

  • Advanced degree in a quantitative field and 5+ years of experience (or Bachelors degree with 7+ years of experience)
  • Experience with BambooHR, CultureAmp
Verkada is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.
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Job region(s): North America
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