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Data Science Manager, Shopper

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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.

Our new progressive work model is called PinFlex, a term that’s uniquely Pinterest to describe our flexible approach to living and working. Visit our PinFlex landing page to learn more.

What makes this role special/exciting?

  • Shopping is one of Pinterest’s biggest product bets, a massive focus area for the exec team, and has cutting edge innovation on both the front end and back end of the product.
  • You will work with world class data science talent in measuring, understanding, and building the next generation of shopping products for pinners.
  • You can become a leader of leaders, developing a best in-class team of technical data scientists.
  • The team is responsible for new and existing end-to-end shopping experiences across the platform, touching every major surface and part of the tech stack. Each of them brings its own complexity and challenges which will provide exposure to a wide variety of data science problems to solve.

What you'll do:

  • Build, inspire and grow a high performance team of data scientists that are thought partners to the team that builds Pinner facing Shopping Experiences.
  • Strong business acumen with a deep understanding of key business metrics and the ability to leverage data insights to drive growth and achieve tangible business outcomes.
  • Work with product and eng partners help identify and answer important “why” questions. Lead the team to structure ambiguous business challenges into actionable plans. Ensure that your team is producing consistently trustworthy and high-quality technical outputs that influence the business. Drive data-driven decision-making aligned with the organization's strategic objectives.
  • Communicate complex analytical findings and insights to both technical and non-technical stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.
  • Be a champion for building highly talented and diverse teams with an inclusive culture.

What we're looking for:

  • MS or PhD in a quantitative field or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in managing teams of data scientists, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
  • Hands on experience as a data scientist, algorithmic engineer, or machine learning engineer in a technology company.
  • Demonstrated skills in selecting the right statistical tools given a data analysis problem.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with hypothesis driven product development.
  • Experience being a thought partner to improve decision quality and able to influence with expertise.
  • Market experience in retail or e-commerce, experience in building consumer tech products with a heavy emphasis on user experience, and experience working with personalization and recommendations teams to improve ML & AI systems.

Relocation Statement:

  • This position is not eligible for relocation assistance. Visit our PinFlex page to learn more about our working model.



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
$148,049—$304,496 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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