Senior Data Scientist - Design Platform


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The Platform team creates the technology that enables Spotify to learn quickly and scale easily, enabling rapid growth in our users and our business around the globe. Spanning many disciplines, we work to make the business work; creating the frameworks, capabilities and tools needed to welcome a billion customers. Join us and help to amplify productivity, quality and innovation across Spotify.
We are looking for a Senior Data Scientist to join our Design Platform product area and help drive research and data initiatives.As part of our team, you will study user behaviour, critical initiatives, product features and more, bringing data and insights into every decision we make. Your work will impact how we think about our users, our ability to identify and satisfy their needs, and build compelling experiences informed by those needs. This is a highly impactful role where you and the rest of the team will shape how millions of Spotify users visualize and experience music. 

What you'll do:

  • Perform analyses on large sets of data to extract meaningful insights that will drive decisions, with a particular focus on music recommendations and music industry partnerships.
  • Engineer novel data sets, features and reports that shed a new light on design and on the visual merchandising of Spotify’s recommendations.
  • Craft high impact presentations for senior management at Spotify.
  • Evaluate Spotify’s ecosystem of personalized content and create compelling data visualization tools to move it forward.
  • Analyze AB-tests and form hypotheses for visual merchandising improvements in how content reaches listeners.
  • Communicate insights and recommendations to non-technical audiences, through clear visualizations and data storytelling.
  • Find opportunities to apply your Data Science skills to initiatives across Design Platform. 

Who you are:

  • You are passionate about music and popular culture in general. Previous experience in music and/or in a design organisation is a preference. Other media, entertainment, or technology experience is also highly valued but not a necessity.
  • You have a degree in a quantitative field, such as Computer Science/Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics; advanced degree is desirable.
  • At least 5 years of proven experience analyzing sophisticated data with SQL, Python, and/or R
  • You are a natural communicator. You focus just as much on how you deliver your findings, as you do on the technical craft of uncovering new insights.
  • Experience building data visualizations and dashboards (e.g., Tableau or similar BI solution)
  • Modeling and statistical knowledge, such as forecasting, AB-testing, linear and logistic regression or feature engineering for machine learning is a plus.
  • Experience crafting and scheduling datasets is highly valued. Knowledge of Google’s BigQuery, or DBT is another plus!

Where you'll be

  • We are a distributed workforce enabling our band members to find a work mode that is best for them!Where in the world? For this role, it can be within the EMEA 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.
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 region(s): Europe
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