Senior Data Scientist

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As a data scientist at Grindr, you will be working closely with product managers, product designers, and engineers to devise insightful metrics, design experiments, apply your statistical expertise to guide key decisions, and build visualizations. You will have the opportunity to work on models that are deployed to production and improve quality of life for our millions of users. You will also be an informal ambassador for the Data Science team to the rest of the organization, educating a diverse group on the many unintuitive aspects of data science.

You will be a member of the data organization at Grindr, which integrates data scientists, analysts, and engineers into a single cohesive and collaborative team. This is a rare opportunity to learn, teach, and have an outsized impact alongside some of the top minds in the field.

What You’ll Do

  • Extract actionable insights from broad, open-ended questions
  • Design and evaluate experiments to measure the impact of product changes
  • Analyze data from across the product to uncover the root causes of metric movements
  • Communicate results to cross-functional stakeholders to inform product decisions
  • Develop tools to scale and automate analyses, improving productivity across the company
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to team members + identify and recommend best practices
  • Devise ML solutions to improve recommendations, detect spam, and better serve our users
  • Apply an engineering mindset: minimize complexity while maximizing utility & maintainability

Your Experience

  • BS or higher in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, a related quantitative field, or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years of industry data science experience
  • Experience effectively communicating & collaborating with non-technical stakeholders
  • A deep understanding of the “why” behind your work, not just the how
  • Strong Python skills in data analysis using pandas and Jupyter Notebook
  • Expertise in software engineering best practices: git, modular design, DRY, etc...
  • Experience writing and optimizing complex SQL queries on large data sets
  • A strong background in inferential statistics, especially in an experimentation setting (hypothesis testing, power analysis, experimental design)
  • A strong machine learning background with a deep understanding of when ML is the right tool and the subtle science of creating models that function well in the real world
  • Experience in big data technologies like Spark

Location: West Hollywood or Remote from the U.S. or Canada

Why Work at Grindr?
Since 2009, Grindr has built the world’s largest social network for gay, bi, trans, and queer people. Now more than just an app, we’re a family of lifestyle brands with the shared mission to connect LGBTQ people with the world around them:
  • Grindr – The location-based social app that started it all. Over 3 million people use Grindr daily, from every country on the planet.
  • Grindr for Equality (G4E) – Our social mission to promote justice, health, and safety for LGBTQ individuals around the globe.
  • BLOOP - A space for Grindr users to connect around sex, dating, and everything else happening on—and off—the apps.
Behind the brands, Grindr is an inclusive and passionate family of thinkers, innovators, leaders, and most importantly, doers. We’re fueled by endless curiosity, constant collaboration, and a knack for crossing every finish line – all within an agile growth environment. We also enjoy tons of perks, great social events, and stunning views from our HQ in West Hollywood.
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West Hollywood , CA 90069

What are Grindr Perks + Benefits

Grindr Benefits Overview

Benefits & Perks

100% covered medical, dental and vision insurance
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Time Off Policy
Competitive Salaries
401(k)- Matching
Catered daily lunch
Stocked kitchen
Free on-site parking
Casual dress environment

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
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
Our dental plan covers $5000 (Premier PPO) $1500 (Standard PPO) of expenses.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers $250 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is offered at a flat rate to a $75,000 value.
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
AIDS walk and AIDS lifecycle
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
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