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Data Scientist, Ranking Engagement

 

Data Scientist, Ranking Engagement

Palo Alto | 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. Showing high quality and relevant ads is a part of this effort to live up to our mission. We’re looking for a Data Scientist to partner with the Ads Quality Ranking team to inspire people by surfacing high-quality ads. You’ll apply experimentation, quantitative analysis, data mining and data visualization techniques to improve the quality and relevance of ads on Pinterest. This role is located in Palo Alto but the new hire is expected to commute to the San Francisco office one day a week.

What you’ll do:

  • Perform deep dive analysis to understand drivers of Ads engagement, use causal inference techniques to identify effective interventions when necessary
  • Work with product managers and engineers to improve engagement prediction for key actions (e.g. video views)
  • Measure model calibration for Ads engagement model across segments and identify signals to improve them
  • Quantify relationship between engagement and other signals used in ads ranking
  • Design metrics that serve as the North Stars for team efforts and model trade-off decisions across product areas
  • Design experiments, measure results and provide a point of view in shipping decisions

What we’re looking for:

  • Required: experience in Ads and/or Ads Auction / General Auction Theory
  • Advanced degree in a quantitative field with a proven track record of data-driven decision making working with a product team
  • Expert in SQL and proficient in Python (or R)
  • 3+ years experience doing quantitative analysis or statistical modeling
  • Knowledgeable about the machine learning trade-offs and model evaluation
  • A self-propelled continuous learner who keeps up with new tools and techniques by taking online classes, attending conferences and getting his/her hands dirty
  • Knowledgeable about best practices around data manipulation, building data pipelines, feature engineering and creating dashboards
  • Ability to lead initiatives across multiple product areas and communicate findings with leadership and product teams 

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