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Data Scientist II

Toronto, ON

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. 


We are looking for a Data Scientist for the Content org. You will shape the future of people-facing and business-facing products we build at Pinterest.


Your expertise in quantitative modeling, experimentation and algorithms will be utilized to solve some of the most complex engineering challenges at the company. You will collaborate on a wide array of product and business problems with a diverse set of cross-functional partners across Product, Engineering, Design, Research, Product Analytics, Data Engineering and others.


The results of your work will influence and uplevel our product development teams while introducing greater scientific rigor into the real world products serving hundreds of millions of pinners, creators, advertisers and merchants around the world.


What you’ll do:

  • Define success metrics for Content Quality signal team that serve as the North Start for team efforts
  • Develop measurement strategy to evaluate the success of ML signals including offline evaluation, experimentation and post model launch evaluation
  • Perform opportunity sizing analysis to help the product and ENG team to prioritize investment
  • Work with product managers and engineers to design data products and run and analyze A/B experiments
  • Bring scientific rigor and statistical methods to the challenges of product creation, development and improvement with an appreciation for the behaviors of our Pinners
  • Build and prototype analysis pipelines iteratively to provide insights at scale while developing comprehensive knowledge of data structures and metrics, advocating for changes where needed for product development
  • Work cross-functionally to build and communicate key insights, and collaborate closely with product managers, engineers, designers, and researchers to help build the next experiences on Pinterest


What we’re looking for:

  • 3+ years of experience analyzing data in a fast-paced, data-driven environment with proven ability to apply scientific methods to solve real-world problems on web-scale data or strong academic experience in quantitative fields with internship experience 
  • Extensive experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches including in the fields of statistics, Machine Learning, experimentation or other related fields
  • Can independently research and apply state-of-art methodology to Pinterest problem 
  • A scientifically rigorous approach to analysis and data, and a well-tuned sense of skepticism, attention to detail and commitment to high-quality, results-oriented output
  • Ability to manipulate large data sets with high dimensionality and complexity; fluency in SQL (or other database languages) and a scripting language (Python or R)
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to explain learnings to both technical and non-technical partners
  • Master or Phd preferred


Relocation Statement:

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


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, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic under federal, state, or local law.


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 [email protected] for support.

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