Data Scientist

| San Francisco, CA, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 151,500-200,300 Annually
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Nearly every company in the world runs on custom software: Gartner estimates that up to 50% of all code is written for internal use. This is the operational software for refunding orders, underwriting loans, onboarding employees, analyzing transactions, and providing customer support. But most companies don’t have adequate resources to properly invest in these tools, leading to a lot of old and clunky internal software or, even worse, users still stuck in manual and spreadsheet flows. 

At Retool, we’re on a mission to bring good software to everyone. We’re building  a new type of development platform that combines the benefits of traditional software development with a drag-and-drop UI editor and AI, making it dramatically faster to build internal tools. We believe that the future of software development lies in abstracting away the tedious and repetitive tasks developers waste time on, while creating reusable components that act as a force multiplier for future developers and projects. The result is not just productivity, but good software by default. And that’s a mission worth striving for. 

Today, our customers span from small startups building their first operational tools to Fortune 500 companies building mission-critical apps for thousands of users across their business. Interested in joining us? Let us know! 


Retool has set out to radically rethink how this custom internal software is built. We’ve created a new type of development environment, combining visual, drag-and-drop manipulation with code-based customization. It seamlessly integrates with nearly any data source and enables instant deployment to end-users. It’s a force multiplier for developers building internal tools dramatically faster and easier than writing software from scratch. 

Retool is a fast-growing company with quickly evolving business needs. We’re looking to hire a Data Scientist to take the lead on advanced analytics and predictive modeling to serve the needs of our business today and for a broader scale years from now. We're looking for someone ready to get their hands dirty, motivated by impacting the business, and constantly curious. This is the right role for someone who thrives while making sense of the blurry space that is data at a high-growth startup.

Retool’s user base is growing quickly, and we’ve found ourselves with more evidence to answer an increasing number of questions that drive our business and product. We’re looking to hire a Data Scientist to take the lead on analysis and metrics to inform our product and business. We’re looking for someone passionate about analyzing data across all domains, motivated by having an impact on the business, and is constantly curious. This is the right role for someone who thrives from making sense of the blurry space that is data at high growth startup. 


As a member of the data team, you’ll play a pivotal role in building the data culture at Retool. You’ll initiate projects that solidify Retool’s data reporting capabilities and help the company remain data-driven. You’ll architect data models and develop data sets to streamline operations, inform strategic priorities, and develop product insights. You’ll apply statistical knowledge and the scientific method to the data questions we face today, and help us think critically about the questions of tomorrow. We’ll look to you to define key metrics and develop dashboards that empower stakeholders to make data-informed decisions. 


As part of our data team, you’ll work with stakeholders across the business, including finance, marketing, engineering, product, operations, and support. You’ll be joining a broader team of Retools who are passionate about serving our customers, enjoy collaborating to build an incredibly innovative product, and enjoy swapping stories. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you! 


  • 4+ years of experience working on data science or analytics, ideally at a high-growth company or SaaS business
  • Strong SQL and data modeling skills, with experience applying skills to thoughtfully create data models in a warehouse environment
  • Expertise in statistical analytic methods (e.g., regression analysis, forecasting, causal inference, and experimental methods)
  • Hand-on knowledge of ETL and data warehouse technologies (i.e. dbt, Databricks, BigQuery, Redshift,  Airflow, Snowflake)
  • Skilled at data visualization, with strong opinions on the right way to distill information to various audiences
  • Comfortable with common git workflows and at least one scripting or statistical programming language (ideally Python and/or ScalaR)
  • A solution-oriented growth mindset. You’ll need to be a self-starter and thrive in a dynamic environment.
  • A bias towards communication and collaboration with business and technical stakeholders
  • Quantitative rigor and systems thinking
  • Experience with supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods


  • Partner with product and business teams (marketing, sales, success, support) to deploy robust reports and analyses, surfacing key insights that shape Retool’s future direction
  • Develop dashboards and define metrics that drive key business decisions 
  • Build and maintain scalable ETL pipelines
  • Work with our engineering teams to validate existing data sources, identify opportunities to improve data quality, and craft requirements for robust new instrumentation as needed
  • Be a self starter

For candidates based in the United States, the annual base salary range is listed below. This salary range may be inclusive of several career levels at Retool and will be narrowed during the interview process based on a number of factors such as (but not limited to), scope and responsibilities, the candidate’s experience and qualifications, and location. 

Additional compensation in the form(s) of equity, and/or commission/bonuses are dependent on the position offered. Retool provides a comprehensive benefit plan, including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k). Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

United States pay range

$151,500$200,300 USD

Retool offers generous benefits to all employees and hybrid work location. For more information, please visit the benefits and perks section of our careers page!

Retool is currently set up to employ all roles in the US and specific roles in the UK. To find roles that can be employed in the UK, please refer to our careers page and review the indicated locations.

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Retool's headquarters is in San Francisco's Mission District within walking distance to the 16th St. Bart station, great coffee shops, and SF institutions like Dandelion Chocolate and Tartine Manufacturing. We have dedicated parking, secure bike storage, and 24/7 onsite security.

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