Data Scientist - Marketplace Core

New York, NY

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Spotify’s mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their work and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by it.
The Marketplace team builds Spotify's content and creator platforms. Our Content Platform ingests, understands, and safeguards the world's audio. Our Creator products - Spotify for Artists, Soundtrap, and SoundBetter - enable artists and their teams to create, connect, and grow their audience.
With the scale and challenges of where we are now, and to set us up for the next stage of growth on Marketplace, we are investing in building a Marketplace-specific technology platform, called Core. Core seeks to power the Spotify Marketplace by building a consistent and reliable enterprise-grade platform to serve the needs of our customers.
We are looking for a Data Scientist to join the Marketplace Core team. You will help us increase our impact on the music industry by ensuring we are delivering a trustworthy product to our users and partners, developing a consistent and coherent core user experience in our products, and enabling our internal teams to quickly iterate and innovate. You will inform the way we build our core platform to empower feature teams, allowing artists and their teams to find the content and tools they need to express their identity, submit their music for editorial playlisting, understand their audience, and achieve success on Spotify.
Our mission is to turn terabytes of data into insights and gain a deeper understanding of the world of music creators. You’ll work as part of a cross-disciplinary team to craft and execute research throughout the product development cycle, bringing insights into every decision we make.

What You'll Do:

  • Partner closely with the other data scientists and data engineers to help inform, build and test hypotheses to deliver impactful insights to fuel our products leveraging your skills in experimentation & statistical modeling.
  • Define the metrics we use to measure the health of initiatives and track them through dashboards.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams of user researchers, data scientists, product managers, designers, marketers and engineers who are passionate about Spotify’s success.
  • Gain a deep understanding of how products and platforms influence both end user and internal user behavior, and represent the voice of our users in the product development process.
  • Drive an insights agenda, executing research diligently and inventively. You will identify impactful opportunities for product development based on user needs.
  • Be a strategic partner to product development teams by delivering insights that inform the problems we choose to seek and craft the future of our roadmaps.
  • Be an advocate for data-informed decision-making, enabling our product teams to focus on fulfilling the right needs of our internal customer teams, creators & their teams.

Who You Are:

  • 3+ years of experience applying experimentation methods & advanced statistical modeling to drive product development.
  • Experience with product analytics, including crafting success metrics, running power analyses, determining statistical significance, and presenting findings with clear product recommendations or implications.
  • You are capable of tackling loosely defined problems, breaking them down into relevant and concrete research work streams and translating findings into practical application for diverse audiences.
  • You have strong communication skills and value establishing relationships with colleagues and partners as well as the ability to explain sophisticated topics in straightforward terms.
  • You’re a compelling storyteller who can communicate in succinct and inspiring ways to a broad variety of stakeholders to influence real world product or feature decisions.
  • Proficiency in Python and SQL. Ideally, you are also skilled at performing analysis on large datasets.
  • Experience crafting and executing impactful projects end-to-end through collaboration and with a high degree of autonomy.
  • Knowledge of the music industry and its players is a plus.
  • Having experience working on platform products and a genuine interest in building internal products and solving problems for internal users is a plus.

Where You'll Be:

  • We are a distributed workforce enabling our band members to find a work mode best for them!
  • Where in the world? For this role, it can be within the Americas region in which we have a work location
  • Prefer an office to work from home instead? Not a problem! We have plenty of options for your working preferences. Find more information about our Work From Anywhere options here.
  • Working hours? We operate within the Eastern Standard time zone for collaboration

  • #remote 
Spotify is an equal opportunity employer. You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.
Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the chance to enjoy and be passionate about these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 345 million users.
Job tags: Python Research SQL
Job region(s): North America
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