Head of Measurement Data Science & Analytics

San Francisco

Pinterest helps people find inspiration—from tonight’s dinner to next summer’s vacation or a dream house down the road. Partners play a tremendous role in making those inspirations a reality through their organic and paid investment on Pinterest. With 300 million+ Pinners and tens of billions of Pins, there’s a massive supply of data on Pinterest. It's one of the most interesting data sets in the world and the foundation of our next-generation discovery efforts. The Data Science and Analytics team leverages this behavioral data to create a knowledge bank of what works from both organic and paid advertising investment in Pinterest. We’re looking for a Head of Data Sciences & Analytics who will lead the vision and delivery against our need to show how and why ads work on Pinterest.

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What you’ll do :
  • Work to develop new methods and techniques to capture the value that Pinterest affords our business and advertising partners
  • Work on a broad range of topics to efficiently measure and improve ad effectiveness for advertisers 
  • Use various statistical methods and/or machine learning algorithms to build rigorous and effective business-facing solutions
  • Work cross-functionally with business stakeholders, product, and engineering to test experimentally and implement the research findings 
  • Participate actively as a statistical and technical consultant for the analytics community at Pinterest
  • Grow the Measurement Science & Insights organization by attracting and retaining strong talent
What we’re looking for :
  • 10+ years of leadership experience within data science and analytics in the digital space
  • An advanced degree, Ph.D. preferred, in a technical field with knowledge of analytics, data science & modeling, data management & access, and/or data visualization and reporting
  • Proven track record of applying scientific methods to solve real-world problems using big data
  • Strong knowledge in various statistical methods and/or machine learning
  • Expertise in database usage (SQL, Hive), and statistical programming (Python, R) 
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and collaborate effectively
  • Prior experience in building and growing teams both in size as well as mentoring opportunities 

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