Senior Data Scientist, Programming Responsibility

Location: New York, NY

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    Data, Research & Insights
    Data Science
The Personalization team makes deciding what to play next easier and more enjoyable for every listener. From Daily Mix to Discover Weekly, we’re behind some of Spotify’s most-loved features. We built them by understanding the world of music and podcasts better than anyone else. Join us and you’ll keep millions of users listening by making great recommendations to each and every one of them.


New York or Remote Americas

Job type

We are looking for a seasoned data scientist to join our Programming Responsibility team where your work will help Spotify to improve the quality of our recommended content, support teams to assess the algorithmic impact of their products and avoid unintended algorithmic harms, and better serve worldwide audiences and creators.

We are looking for someone with a strong background in statistics modeling and significant breadth and depth of statistics/ML knowledge. Great skills in risk evaluation metrics development is a must as is significant experience in data ecosystems and data collection strategies.

Who You Are:

  • 5+ years of professional experience in applied research and statistical modeling related to recommendations and content programming.
  • Significant expertise in experimentation methodologies.
  • Significant breadth and depth of statistics/ML knowledge.
  • You’re a fantastic communicator and can work cross-functionally with technical stakeholders.
  • You bring passion and playfulness to your work and those around you.

What You'll Do:

  • Perform advanced analytics using your coding skills (such as R, Python, or Scala)
  • Utilize analytics and visualization tools (SQL, Tableau, ggplot/matplotlib or equivalent) to present insights to business partners.
  • Work with large datasets in Spotify's data ecosystem.

Where You'll Be:

  • We are a distributed workforce enabling our band members to find a work mode that is best for them!
  • Where in the world? For this role, it can be within the Americas region in which we have a work location and is within working hours.
  • Working hours? We operate within the Eastern Standard time zone for collaboration and ask that all be located that time zone.
  • Prefer an office to work from home instead? Not a problem! We have plenty of options for your working preferences. Find more information about our Work From Anywhere options here.

Perks of being in the band

Extensive learning opportunities, through our dedicated team, GreenHouse.
Flexible share incentives letting you choose how you share in our success.
Global parental leave, six months off - fully paid - for all new parents.
All The Feels, our employee assistance program and self-care hub.
Flexible public holidays, swap days off according to your values and beliefs.
Spotify On Tour, join your colleagues on trips to industry festivals and events.

Learn about life at Spotify

Spotify is an equal opportunity employer. You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.

Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the chance to enjoy and be passionate about these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 345 million users.

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