Data Scientist - Listening Experience Insights

New York, NY

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The Personalization team makes deciding what to play next easier and more enjoyable for every listener. From Daily Mix to Discover Weekly, we’re behind some of Spotify’s most-loved features. We built them by understanding the world of music and podcasts better than anyone else. Join us and you’ll keep millions of users listening by making great recommendations to each and every one of them.
We are looking for an enterprising Data Scientist professional who is passionate about using data to understand human behavior, translating those insights into meaningful experiences. You have a keen mind for product and the analytical and statistical skills to develop and deliver the insights that drive teams toward impactful solutions. You thrive in highly collaborative environments, working alongside User Research, Product, Design, and Engineering.

What You'll Do:

  • Develop research questions and perform analyses to understand who our listeners are, how they get value out of personalized listening experiences, and where we can develop our product to bring greater value.
  • Perform exploratory analyses to understand the quality of our recommendations and their effect on users.
  • Define, evaluate, dashboard and monitor key metrics to understand impact and triage why metrics move.
  • Design, analyze, and interpret the results of experiments.
  • Work closely with the team including data engineering to build lasting solutions to our data modeling
  • Contribute to the development of the Product Insights function and the wider analytics community at Spotify.

Who You Are:

  • You have 2+ years of experience in applied research and statistical modeling with a degree or higher in psychology, computer science, statistics, mathematics or similar field.
  • Competence with SQL and experience performing analysis on large datasets.
  • You have a strong statistical understanding of online testing methodologies and metric development.
  • You are comfortable taking on loosely defined problems, translating complex thinking into practical application for diverse audiences.
  • You are a communicative person who values building strong relationships with colleagues across disciplines to foster product innovation.

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 Americas region in which we have a work location and is within working hours.
  • Working hours? We operate within the Eastern Standard time zone for collaboration and ask that all be located that time zone.
  • 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): North America
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