Data Science Manager

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Discord Secret Sauce recipe:-3/4th of a cup of user classification to define core use cases and tailor our product to suit different needs-2/3rds a cup of characterizing a healthy Discord server and learning how can we help more server owners build healthy communities-1/2 a cup of network analysis to identify how social groups and communities are connected to each other -Pinch of sugar (it helps balance the acidity)If you’re a master Data Scientist chef who wants to take a crack at this recipe and look through our expansive cookbook for more, we’d like to invite you into our kitchen to help cook up some 3-star models. We’re looking for a foundational Data Science Manager to help build and set the direction for the core data science team at Discord. You will work with teams like Analytics, Data Platform, Product, and Engineering to explore our data and unlock insights to power analyses and drive decision making at all levels of the company. Join us in creating a communications platform that millions of users and communities love!  What You Will Do: 
  • Help establish and grow our nascent Data Science team as a foundational hire 
  • Partner with product, engineering, and business teams to identify opportunities, prioritize projects, an produce models and findings that guide decisions 
  • Explore our data and apply advanced statistical techniques to provide a deeper understanding of our product, users, communities, and business 
  • Improve our existing capabilities in product experimentation, business forecasting, and anomaly detection 
  • Design experiments to tease out casual impact and draw conclusions 
What You Have:
  • Collaborative attitude and natural curiosity
  • Direct experience hiring / growing data science teams 
  • You can explain complex concepts in easy-to-understand ways 
  • 5+ years of work experience in an applied research or data science role
  • 2+ years of leadership experience as a data science manager or tech lead
  • Fluency in SQL and a language such as Python, Java, R, or Scala 
  • Deep technical expertise in statistical modeling, modern machine learning techniques, and experiment design
Bonus Points:
  • Passion for Discord, games, or online communities
  • Experience at a consumer tech company
  • Advanced degree in Statistics, Math, Computer Science, or other quantitative fields 
  • Experience with large datasets and distributed computing (Hive/Hadoop)
  • Familiarity with technologies such as Airflow, AWS Redshift, or BigQuery 
Our Benefits: 
  • Medical insurance including Health, Dental, Vision
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Unlimited sick days
  • Parental Leave and fertility benefits
  • Transgender benefits
  • Supported-employee clubs and Employee Resource Groups
  • Commuter Contributions of $270 a month (pre-tax)
  • Daily lunches and unlimited snacks
  • Monthly gym and fitness stipend

Discord is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting an inclusive work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We value diversity, inclusion, and aim to provide a sense of belonging for everyone.

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Location

San Francisco's Potrero Hill is centrally located allowing access to great restaurants, bars, and neighborhoods both in the city and around the Bay.

What are Discord Perks + Benefits

Discord Benefits Overview

We think it is important to always be taking care of our team so here are a few of the perks and benefits we offer:
- Medical insurance including Health, Dental, Vision
- Parental Leave and fertility benefits
- Transgender benefits
- Sponsored Employee Resource Groups and Special Interest Clubs
- Daily lunches and unlimited snacks
- Monthly gym and fitness stipend
- Commuter Contributions of $270 a month (pre-tax)

Discord is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting an inclusive work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We value diversity, inclusion, and aim to provide a sense of belonging for everyone.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
We have recently kicked off required unconscious bias training for the entire company in addition to deeper hiring manager and interview training.
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 16 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive unlimited sick days.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
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