Senior Data Scientist

  • Coinbase
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Oct 21, 2018

Job Description

Back To All Jobs Senior Data Scientist
San Francisco, CA

Coinbase's vision is to bring more innovation, efficiency, and equality of opportunity to the world by creating an open financial system. Our first step on that journey is making digital currency accessible and approachable for everyone.

At Coinbase, data scientists are focused on this critical step of converting data into learnings. As a senior data scientist, you will be the key person for interpreting data, sharing findings, building models, and creating tools that make it easy for everyone at Coinbase to understand what the data means and what we should do about it.

You'll spend part of your time working directly with product teams - engineers, designers, and product managers - to ensure we're focused on the biggest opportunities and interpreting our data correctly. And you'll spend the other part of your time with the Data team building analytics models and systems that help scale our insights more broadly, both throughout the company and directly in the product.

Responsibilities: 
  • Measurement of business performance, develop core metrics and create dashboards to track and understand them
  • Work with product teams to design experiments for new product ideas, and analyze the results to provide actionable recommendations
  • Perform deep analyses and build models to understand customer behavior and extract key insights that impact product decisions
  • Synthesize data learnings into compelling stories and communicate them throughout Coinbase
  • Act as a strategic partner to product leaders to help prioritize opportunities and inform product strategy
  • Work with the broader Data team to suggest machine learning features and study impact of machine learning models to business metrics
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to junior members of the team  
  • Lead analytics projects to completion

Requirements:
  • Exhibit our core cultural values: clear communication, positive energy, continuous learning, and efficient execution
  • Experience in data analysis using SQL
  • Experience in at least one programming language (e.g. R, Python, Java, Ruby, Scala/Spark, or Perl)
  • Understanding of statistical concepts and experience in applying them
  • Experience collaborating with product or team leaders to drive decision making

  • Ability and interest in mentoring junior members of the team

  • BA/BS degree and/or relevant practical experience. 5+ years of related work experience, or MS degree + 3 years of experience, or 2+ years of work experience with a PhD in related field

Preferred (Not Required):
  • Experience with Looker, Tableau, or other business intelligence platforms 
  • Domain experience in product analytics or marketing analytics 

  • Experience building front-end visualizations

  • 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. 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.