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Staff Data Scientist: Core Product Analytics



Product, Data Science
San Francisco, CA, USA · Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

The Role

As Staff Data Scientist for Linktree’s Core Product Analytics team, you’ll be responsible for planning, launching and evaluating a wide range of experiments in our core product. These experiments will help Linktree test key hypotheses, and will unlock impactful new opportunities for our tens of millions of users and our billions of visitors around the world. Most of all, they’ll help Linktree achieve our mission: To empower anyone to curate and grow their digital universe.

You’ll design smart, scrappy experiments that help us collect directional signals quickly, and you’ll also orchestrate more formal hypothesis tests that give us deeper insights on our most important ideas. In both cases, you’ll help us learn quickly by working in lean, build-measure-learn cycles.

You’ll be part of a cross-functional team of engineers, product managers, product designers and data scientists, fostering cross-discipline collaborations to achieve impressive results. You’ll work across a broad range of modern statistical techniques, and you’ll communicate your findings in a way that’s easy for your team-mates to understand. You’ll also mentor our other Data Scientists, drawing on your considerable professional experience to help distil best practices and drive their development.

You’ll work 3 days per week from our LA or SF office (you can choose which!), and 2 days per week from home.

What You'll Do

  • You’ll design, implement, monitor and evaluate a wide range of experiments to help us test key hypotheses and learn from our users;

  • You’ll distil insights that you share widely throughout the company, and that inform our future product direction;

  • You’ll build and own important datasets that quantify key aspects of our core product and our users’ behaviour, and you’ll mentor your team-mates on how best to use these datasets to drive impact;

  • You’ll monitor key metrics for our core product, and collaborate with your team-mates to ensure we’re making good progress towards our business goals;

  • You’ll mentor other Data Scientists and share your deep expertise of your craft;

  • You’ll stay up-to-date with the latest developments in data science, to ensure we’re always operating at the cutting-edge;

  • You’ll contribute to our overall data strategy, ensuring we remain competitive and innovative;

  • You’ll evangelise best practices for data and statistics, and drive adoption across the company.

Who We're Looking For

  • You have at least 6 years of relevant experience as a Data Scientist in a high-growth, product-centric technology company;

  • You have hands-on experience of driving a wide range experiments, from quick-and-scrappy “spikes” to more formal hypothesis tests;

  • You have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics, statistics, physics, computer science, or a related discipline (a Master’s Degree or PhD is a bonus);

  • You have clear experience of using data to drive business impact;

  • You thrive in a fast-paced, agile product development environment;

  • You have experience using “build-measure-learn” cycles to ship quickly, iterate and derive powerful insights;

Linktree is committed to providing a competitive compensation package. Our cash compensation amount for this role is targeted at $170,000-$240,000 in the San Francisco Bay or Los Angeles area. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including candidate expertise, the scope of role and level, and may vary from the amounts listed above.

PP.S. If you don’t tick every box in this ad, please don’t rule yourself out. We take pride in inclusion and hiring incredible human beings with great potential over ticking boxes – so if this role resonates with you, hit that apply button!

PP.S. If you don’t tick every box in this ad, please don’t rule yourself out. We take pride in inclusion and hiring incredible human beings with great potential over ticking boxes – so if this role resonates with you, hit that apply button!

Where and How We Work

We are a global and diverse group offering a truly flexible and family friendly work environment. Kids, pets, and the occasional delivery person are all actively encouraged to appear on our Zoom screens. All of us at Linktree work either fully remote or a discretionary hybrid approach.

We offer autonomy and flexibility in how you structure your days and weeks. There will be the need for some collaboration outside of your usual 9-5 being a global company, but we aim to work asynchronously where possible.

How we’ll help you thrive

Our approach to benefits considers the whole person and the unique contributions they bring to Linktree. We want the experience at Linktree to be one that enables people to truly thrive so we can Go Further Together. Some ways we support you:

  • An annual wellbeing allowance to use on things like (but not limited to) fitness memberships, development courses, childcare, travel, charitable donations, pet insurance, home office set up - the choice is yours!

  • 100% coverage (and 80% for your dependents) of your monthly premiums for medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance.

  • Employer contribution towards your retirement.

  • Generous time off for vacation, holidays, parental leave, volunteer time and other categories.

  • Employee Stock Option Program - we want each and every employee to share in the company’s success as we go further together.

To learn more about our benefits, including our parental leave program, volunteering leave, DE&I initiatives, and more, click here!

Our Story

We're on a mission to empower anyone to curate, grow and monetize their digital universe. We created the "link in bio" category and are trusted by some of the world's biggest brands and celebrities including TikTok, The UN Environmental Program, The White House, F1, Manchester United, Olivia Rodrigo and Selena Gomez. With over 40,000 new accounts created everyday, Linktree is the fastest growing leader in our category. Linktree has partnered with some of today’s biggest names like Amazon, TikTok, Snap, YouTube, GoFundMe, Spotify, Google, Stripe, Reddit and more to help unify users’ digital spaces— and we’re just getting started. Join us in empowering everyone from businesses to creatives in building their online presence.

At Linktree, we celebrate and support everyone’s perspective and background, and we’re proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We aim to foster a diverse and inclusive environment where all team members have a sense of belonging, because we believe in going further together. Linktree welcomes all people regardless of sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, disability, pregnancy, age, or other lived experience. If you require accommodations to fully participate in our opportunities, please don't hesitate to reach us at – your needs are important to us.