Data Scientist - Payments & Subscriptions

| San Mateo, CA, USA | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 200,740-253,430 Annually
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Every day, tens of millions of people come to Roblox to explore, create, play, learn, and connect with friends in 3D immersive digital experiences– all created by our global community of developers and creators. 

At Roblox, we’re building the tools and platform that empower our community to bring any experience that they can imagine to life. Our vision is to reimagine the way people come together, from anywhere in the world, and on any device. We’re on a mission to connect a billion people with optimism and civility, and looking for amazing talent to help us get there. 

A career at Roblox means you’ll be working to shape the future of human interaction, solving unique technical challenges at scale, and helping to create safer, more civil shared experiences for everyone.

WHY DATA SCIENCE & ANALYTICS?

The Data Science & Analytics organization's mission is to increase our speed, frequency, and acumen of our business decisions and to empower and scale product innovations. We cover a wide area of the data spectrum, including analytical data engineering, product analytics, experimentation, causal inference, statistical modeling, economics, and machine learning. Aligned and partnering with product groups, we use this vast tool belt to discover new opportunities and unmet use cases, influence and shape the product roadmap and prioritization, build data products and measure the impact / incrementality on our community of players, developers, and advertisers.

WHY PAYMENTS & SUBSCRIPTIONS AT ROBLOX?

Roblox is innovating payment solutions and subscription offerings for our community and developers. We are early in the journey to achieve payment scale, achieve greater efficiency, and drive product-market fit for developer subscriptions and platform-wide subscriptions. As a renewed strategic area, work will be innovative and impactful. Scientific rigor will be critical in success as we organize our data model, design principled measurement systems, and architect the future of incrementality measurement in payments and subscription impact, to enable our developer and user communities.

You will be a domain leader within the broader Economy DSA team, collaborating with engineers and product managers to develop our purchasing offerings and payment systems to advance business objectives. Work will include experimental design and analysis, ad hoc analyses, data pipelining, and demand / causal modeling. We are early in this multi- year journey, and seek a dedicated and passionate scientist to help design this vision and foster the innovation to achieve it. You will report directly to the Data Science Leader overseeing our Economy DSA team.

You Will:

  • Advance data-informed decision- making using economic theory and scientific rigor in payment offering design, payment funnel, and subscription design
  • Create and motivate metrics reflective of first-principles, and use them to advance user experience and conversion efficiency
  • Accelerate product development through your understanding of the underlying data and your ability to partner with product and technical leaders to provide insights
  • Contribute to science roadmaps and experimentation agendas to determine success of product feature launches
  • Architect complex and disparate data to enable strategic and system analyses

You Have:

  • 4+ years of industry experience in data science, economics, analytics, or data engineering
  • 6+ years of experience using scripting languages (Python, R), and big data query/processing languages and tools such as SQL, Spark and Airflow
  • Deep experience in product science in a consumer space with ownership of product success (plus: focus on payments or subscription businesses)
  • Experience in experimental design and analysis (plus: experiments in environments with non-compliance and network effects)
  • Strength in predictive modeling, especially demand modeling or forecasting
  • Experience simplifying complex and ambiguous problems
  • Graduate education in a technical field (preferred: rigorous applied training such as in statistics / cognitive science / physics/ economics / statistics / bioinformatics)

You Are:

  • Candid on relative opportunities for impact, and evidence-seeking to update beliefs.
  • Highly proficient in a specialized technical area: econometrics, biostatistics, observational causal inference, causal ML, and/or data modeling
  • Proficient in data and applied methodologies. You are familiar with scaled techniques (and explore new ones) to extract value and drive insights for strategic topics.
  • Engaged communicator. You understand that analysis must be presented in meaningful ways and lead spirited discussions about the findings. You can explain technical concepts to non-technical audiences and discuss appropriate tradeoffs.

For roles that are based at our headquarters in San Mateo, CA: The starting base pay for this position is as shown below. The actual base pay is dependent upon a variety of job-related factors such as professional background, training, work experience, location, business needs and market demand. Therefore, in some circumstances, the actual salary could fall outside of this expected range. This pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future.  All full-time employees are also eligible for equity compensation and for benefits.

Annual Salary Range

$200,740$253,430 USD

Roles that are based in our San Mateo, CA Headquarters are in-office Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with optional in-office on Monday and Friday (unless otherwise noted).

You’ll Love: 

  • Industry-leading compensation package
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • A rewarding 401k program
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Roflex - Flexible and supportive work policy 
  • Roblox Admin badge for your avatar
  • At Roblox HQ: 
    • Free catered lunches five times a week and several fully stocked kitchens with unlimited snacks
    • Onsite fitness center and fitness program credit
    • Annual CalTrain Go Pass

Roblox provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
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    • ConfluenceManagement
    • Google DriveManagement
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Location

2850 South Delaware Street, San Mateo, CA 94403

An Insider's view of Roblox

What projects are you most excited about?

Every improvement made can make a difference in the way users interact. It's exciting to see our projects come to fruition.

Denise

Senior Software Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

Roblox is attracting top technical talent with our investment in innovation, strong business growth, and the long-term vision of ushering in the metaverse.

Daniel

Chief Technology Officer

What does your typical day look like?

I love working on features that help our community build awesome experiences.

Andrea

Accessibility Lead

What are Roblox Perks + Benefits

Roblox Benefits Overview

One of our top priorities is the health and well-being of our employees and their families. We offer a robust and comprehensive program with lots of variety to best meet each team members’ needs.

Excellent medical, dental & vision benefits
Rewarding 401(k) program
Flexible vacation policy
Life insurance & disability benefits
Daily lunch & fully stocked kitchens w/ unlimited snacks
Onsite fitness center and fitness program credit
Commuter benefits

Culture
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Hybrid work model
Flexible work schedule
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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