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Sr. Data Scientist, Experimentation

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About Pinterest:

Millions of people across the world come to Pinterest to find new ideas every day. It’s where they get inspiration, dream about new possibilities and plan for what matters most. Our mission is to help those people find their inspiration and create a life they love. In your role, you’ll be challenged to take on work that upholds this mission and pushes Pinterest forward. You’ll grow as a person and leader in your field, all the while helping Pinners make their lives better in the positive corner of the internet.

Creating a life you love also means finding a career that celebrates the unique perspectives and experiences that you bring. As you read through the expectations of the position, consider how your skills and experiences may complement the responsibilities of the role. We encourage you to think through your relevant and transferable skills from prior experiences.

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We are seeking a senior data scientist with a strong background in experimentation and statistical analysis to help us improve and iterate on our experimentation platform. The successful candidate will play a key role in improving our experiment processes at scale, leveraging their expertise to drive innovation and help make sure that Pinterest users are receiving the most thoroughly data-driven features. With thousands of experiments running concurrently, the magnitude of our operations presents a significant opportunity for impact. If you possess a strategic mindset, proven experience in experimental design and analysis, and a passion for driving results, we invite you to join us in shaping the future of experimentation.

What you’ll do

  • Comb through the literature in experimentation to identify potential methodologies that can improve parts of our platform where we have the biggest opportunities.
  • Be a go-to person for review and brainstorming on challenging and novel experimentation problems which the platform can’t solve in its current state.
  • Make the process of setting up, running and evaluating experiments smoother and more repeatable for our platform users, ensuring that decisions are risk-aware and consistent
  • Write workflows to make our vast experimentation meta-data able to be leveraged by our team and outside of our team to better understand the experimentation landscape.

What we’re looking for

  • 3+ years of hands-on experience working as a data scientist or applied scientist.
  • Experience working directly on experimentation problems and an awareness of
  • The ability to write clean, efficient, and scalable code that can be easily maintained and extended by other team members
  • Proficiency in software development best practices, including version control systems such as Git, to ensure efficient collaboration, code management, and reproducibility in a data science environment.
  • Familiarity with workflow management tools such as Apache Airflow to create and schedule data pipelines, allowing for automated and reliable execution of machine learning workflows.

This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.


At Pinterest we believe the workplace should be equitable, inclusive, and inspiring for every employee. In an effort to provide greater transparency, we are sharing the base salary range for this position. The position is also eligible for equity. Final salary is based on a number of factors including location, travel, relevant prior experience, or particular skills and expertise.

Information regarding the culture at Pinterest and benefits available for this position can be found here.

US based applicants only
$145,258—$254,024 USD

Our Commitment to Diversity:

Pinterest is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best qualified people in every job. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local laws. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you require an accommodation during the job application process, please notify for support.
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