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Staff Data Scientist, Growth Ecosystem

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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 you’ll do

Deep strategic analyses to answer growth ecosystem questions such as how to drive long term user engagement and how to balance monthly active user growth and overall user engagement.Product recommendations. Clearly communicate recommendations to product and engineering leadership on how we can evolve our internal strategy to address shortcomings observed through deep analysis. Develop frameworks and metrics to quantify the health of the growth ecosystem and identify opportunities to drive long-term growth. Opportunity sizing and analysis. Write clear, actionable analyses that help teams identify areas of improvement to our growth strategies. How do we segment users and provide more personalized experiences for different segments users?Leadership: Lead and mentor the scope of work for at least one other individual, demonstrating high-quality output of both yourself and others for whom you are responsible. Provide continuous and candid feedback, recognizing individual strengths and contributions and flagging opportunities to improve performance.

What we’re looking for

  • 8+ years of combined post-graduate academic and industry experience applying scientific methods to solve real-world problems on web-scale data
  • Proven ability to apply scientific methods to solve real-world problems on web-scale data
  • Expertise in at least one scripting language (ideally Python/R)
  • Proficiency in SQL/Hive
  • Strong business and product sense: delight in shaping vague questions into well-defined analyses and success metrics that drive business decisions
  • Excellent communication skills: able to lead initiatives across multiple product areas and communicate findings with leadership and product teams
  • Experience leading key technical projects and substantially influencing the scope and output of others

What skills are ideal but not required?

Exposure to one or more of the following areas is beneficial. Ideal candidates would have exposure to 2+ of these areas and deep familiarity in 1 or more areas.

  • Strongly desired: experience working in Growth function, in particular, experience working on SEO, logged out user experience, user activation and paid marketing.
  • Experience developing and productionizing analytical frameworks to guide strategic decisions.
  • Experience with cohort and year over year trend analyses.
  • Ability to create compelling data narratives.

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
$174,175—$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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