Automattic

Product Scientist

At Automattic, we believe in making the web a better place, and making our workplace a happy place. We hope you can join us on this journey!

We are the people behind WordPress.com, Tumblr, Jetpack, WooCommerce, and more. We are looking for a data scientist to join our Product team to help us drive growth with data, insights, and technical solutions. You will be a member of the Product team, and will work closely with our central Data team to improve our data analysis tools and deliverable actionable insights.

Key Responsibilities

  • Own all aspects of data for a function or line of business, to empower Automatticians with data for optimal decision making.
  • Build cohort funnels, data pipelines and dashboards. 
  • Validate tracking, enforce metrics consistency, design & analyze experiments. 
  • Run exploratory analysis and post-launch analysis to identify product/ marketing opportunities and accelerate product iteration. 
  • Run predictive modeling for things like targeting or personalization.

You

  • Are a strong proactive communicator and writer, and comfortable with deciding and managing your own priorities.
  • Have excellent quantitative skills and are very comfortable with data, statistical modeling, and analysis.
  • Are curious, have phenomenal attention to detail, and possess proven problem-solving skills.
  • Are a cross-team collaborator, able to effectively work with teams across multiple departments, time zones, and functions. You can discover and tell the story behind the data.
  • Have experience working with a global subscription-based product. Using your discernment, you can translate business problems into analytical questions and use data from various sources to find answers.
  • Have prior hands-on experience with data, proficiency in SQL.
  • Have programming experiences with Python, R or PHP, and are familiar with some data tools (Hive, Impala, Airflow).

Extra credit:

 

  • You have previous experience working with Product teams and leveraging data to ensure better-informed product decisions.

 

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AT AUTOMATTIC

We’re improving diversity in the tech industry. At Automattic, we want people to love their work and show respect and empathy to all. We welcome differences and strive to increase participation from traditionally underrepresented groups. Our D&I committee involves Automatticians across the company and drives grassroots change. For example, this group has helped facilitate private online spaces for affiliated Automatticians to gather and helps run a monthly D&I People Lab series for further learning. Diversity and Inclusion is a priority at Automattic, though our dedication influences far more than just Automatticians: We make our products freely available and translate our products into and offer customer support in numerous languages. We require unconscious bias training for our hiring teams and ensure our products are accessible across different bandwidths and devices. Read more about our dedication to diversity and inclusion.

HOW TO APPLY

Does this sound interesting? If yes, please click the “Apply now” button and attach a cover letter and résumé, in PDF format, telling us about yourself. Let us know what you can contribute to the team. 

Want to increase your chances of standing out? You’ll be asked to answers the following questions in your application:

  • If our goal is to provide a great user experience for bloggers and site owners on WordPress.com, what metric(s) would you use to measure our progress towards that?
  • Pick the most important metric as an example, what do you consider as the biggest opportunities to drive it in the positive direction?
  • What technical analysis are you most proud of from your past experience, and why?

We read every application with the same energy and intent put into it. To stand out, we recommend showing us why you’re excited to work with us!

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  • Great communication skills. We’re a distributed team, so frequent and clear written communication is a must.
  • Self-driven work ethic. You need to be a self-starter who loves taking initiative and seeing things through to completion.
  • Curiosity and the desire to learn. Our business is changing and growing fast, who knows what will be the skills of tomorrow? Flexibility is key.
  • Ability to Travel. We value those rare occasions when we meet our colleagues in person, and require 2–3 non-consecutive weeks of travel per year, usually by plane.