Staff Data Scientist - Freemium


Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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The Freemium R&D team oversees the entire user journey on Spotify and ensures we engage with people in innovative ways, every step of the way. Our team grows Spotify’s audience by finding future listeners around the world and delivering the right value to them, at the right time. With research, product development, product design, engineering, and marketing all collaborating in one organization, we’re able to quickly create meaningful features and services for millions of people around the world, resulting in joyful, long-lasting relationships with Spotify.
We are looking for a Staff Data Scientist to join the Freemium Product Insights team. The team consists of 85 highly motivated, friendly individuals, specialising in both Data Science and User Research, using their skills to build a holistic understanding of our Free and Premium users.
As part of our team, you will study user behaviour, strategic initiatives, product feature experimentation, and more, bringing data and insights into every decision we make. Your work will impact how we think about our users and our ability to identify and satisfy their needs. This is a highly impactful role where you and the rest of the team will be able to directly impact how millions of Spotify users are supported around the world.

What You'll Do

  • Perform analyses on data sets to extract meaningful insights that will help drive strategic and product decisions
  • Work on larger ‘user-understanding projects’ to inform the direction of the user experience
  • Work end-to-end on projects to ensure your findings are executed, tested and communicated in the desired way
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams of product owners, engineers, designers, user researchers, business partners and others across the company who are passionate about building great experiences for our users.

Who You Are

  • You have extensive experience in a hands on Data Science role
  • You have the technical competence to perform advanced analytics
  • Coding skills (such as Python, R or similar)
  • Analytics tools experience (such as SQL, Pandas, R, Spark or similar)
  • Data visualisation tools (such as Tableau, Qlik Sense, matplotlib, ggplot2 or similar)
  • You have extensive experience performing analysis with large datasets
  • You have experience designing, monitoring and analyzing A/B tests or other methods of causal inference
  • You are a self-driven person who’s capable of tackling loosely defined problems and driving strategic impact
  • You are a communicative person that values building strong relationships with colleagues and partners and have the ability to explain complex topics in simple terms
  • You’re capable of and have experience mentoring more junior data scientists to set them up for success
  • You thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic and high energy environment and are comfortable with ambiguity

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.
  • Working hours? We operate within the Central European time zone for collaboration
  • We ask that our team members be located within Greenwich Mean time zone, Central European time zone, or Eastern European standard time zone for the purposes of our collaboration hours
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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