Data Science Manager

  • Coinbase
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • May 15, 2020

Job Description

Location: San Francisco, CA
Coinbase has built the world's leading compliant cryptocurrency platform serving over 30 million accounts in more than 100 countries. With multiple successful products, and our vocal advocacy for blockchain technology, we have played a major part in mainstream awareness and adoption of cryptocurrency. We are proud to offer an entire suite of products that are helping build the cryptoeconomy, and increase economic freedom around the world.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we assess whether a candidate demonstrates our values: Clear Communication, Positive Energy, Efficient Execution, and Continuous Learning. Second, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, disrupt ourselves, and expect sustained high performance because we play as a championship team. Finally, we seek people with the desire and capacity to build and share expertise in the frontier technologies of crypto and blockchain, in whatever way is most relevant to their role.

At Coinbase, our vision is to build an open financial system for the world, and to get there we'll need to continually learn from our data. Data scientists are focused on this critical step of converting data into learning.

Read more about our values and culture here.

What you'll be doing:
  • Manage, mentor and grow a team of data scientists and build solid working partnerships with product teams
  • Act as a strategic thought partner to product teams and Coinbase executives; lead the team to execute on data-based analyses to help prioritize product opportunities and provide actionable recommendations 
  • Standardize best practices for analysis, modeling and experimentation; Develop scalable processes to help the team solve pain points and meet goals
  • Design communication structure and cadence with team members; Synthesize data learnings (success or failures) into compelling stories and communicate them throughout Coinbase.
  • Act as the business metrics owner for performance management
  • Drive data team and organizational level initiatives to scale our insights through better systems and automation

What we look for in you:
  • BA / BS degree business, computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, or any scientific or computational degree
  • 5+ years of experience as a hands-on leader of a high-performing data science/analytics team
  • 7+ years of experience providing business insights and driving data science initiatives
  • Experience in both internal and external storytelling and executive presentations
  • Expertise with analytics tools, data visualization, SQL, R, or Python as applied to data science and analytics
  • Deep knowledge of data models and experimental design and execution
  • Excellent ability to communicate complicated and nuanced insights in accessible language to relevant stakeholders
  • Demonstrate our core cultural values: clear communication, positive energy, continuous learning, and efficient execution
  • Self-driven and able to create plans for analytics projects and  build collaboration within the team

Nice to haves:
  • Masters or PhD in business, computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, or any scientific or computational degree
  • Be able to proactively manage prioritization of work and deliver work with great quality and influence the broader team in creating leverage
  • Previous experience working with the product team in experimentation, causal inference is a plus
  • Experience with Looker, Tableau or other business intelligence platforms
  • Domain experience in Fintech product and growth areas
  • Experience manipulating large amounts of structured and unstructured data

Coinbase is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and to review all of our job postings to minimize biased language. Coinbase does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Coinbase will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with San Francisco's Fair Chance Ordinance and similar local laws.

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