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Data Scientist, Inclusive Product

 

Data Scientist, Inclusive Product

  • San Francisco, California, United States

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. As a Pinterest employee, 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 users make their lives better in the positive corner of the internet.

We are seeking an experienced data scientist who's interested in dealing with questions relating to inclusion, diversity, representation, ethics, and fairness within the product. It is important to us that our product represents all Pinners. To this end, Pinterest is building inclusive features into our product, including our “Skin Tone Ranges” in search and AR try on, which give Pinners the option to refine search results and recommendations by a skin tone range of their choice. The ideal candidate will care deeply about these issues and has an interest in being on the forefront of how we think about building a more inclusive product. You will need to work with a variety of Product teams including Search, Feed, AR, Related Pins, Computer Vision and more. They will interface with high level cross functional stakeholders. You’ll apply quantitative analysis, modeling and data mining to improve our pinners’ experience.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop metrics to measure the diversity and fairness of our product offering across various different surfaces, and help design and evaluate A/B experiments that drive these metrics
  • Build dashboards together with the data pipelines to power them, in order to measure and track product goals
  • Contribute to and validate ML models in the field of Computer Vision to drive an understanding of the content on our platform, and in our ranking models for search and feed products
  • Perform deep dive analysis to help us understand the user journey to help the product team build experiences that encourage action
  • Gain an understanding of the best practices in the areas of inclusion, diversity, representation, ethics, and fairness within product and AI
  • Work cross-functionally to build and communicate key insights, and collaborate closely with product managers and engineers to help build the next Inclusive experience on Pinterest

What we're looking for:

  • 5+ years of industry experience with proven ability to apply scientific methods to solve real-world problems on web-scale data
  • Expert in at least one scripting language (Python/R)
  • Proficient in SQL/Hive
  • Proven ability to perform rigorous data analysis and translate the results into business recommendations
  • You are knowledgeable in one or more of the following: Machine Learning, NLP, Computer Vision, Recommendation Systems, Social Network analysis

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To build an app that’s used and loved by people all around the world, we need a team with all kinds of different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds.

To put it legally: 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. Pinterest policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, 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. It also prohibits discrimination based on a perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful. Pinterest is committed to compliance with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of Pinterest and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of Pinterest.

Pinterest is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at accessibility@pinterest.com.

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