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Staff Data Scientist Freemium Product Insights in Madrid or Remote


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Job Description

The Freemium R&D team oversees the entire user journey on Spotify and ensures we engage with people in innovative ways, every step of the way. Our team grows Spotify’s audience by finding future listeners around the world and delivering the right value to them, at the right time. With research, product development, product design, engineering, and marketing all collaborating in one organization, we’re able to quickly create meaningful features and services for millions of people around the world, resulting in joyful, long-lasting relationships with Spotify.

We are looking for a Staff Data Scientist to join the Freemium Product Insights team. As part of our team, you will study user behavior, critical initiatives, product features, and more bringing data and insights into every decision we make. Your work will affect how we think about our users and will craft compelling experiences and propositions in a competitive media landscape. This is a highly impactful role where you will be able to directly influence Spotify’s business and millions of Spotify users around the world.

What You’ll Do:

  • Work on both foundational research and business critical initiatives, taking on the role of an insights leader. You will be responsible for identifying and designing the most suitable approach for the given business problems and leading the work of other insights practitioners in the organization to deliver against this
  • Develop frameworks and methods that elevate the insights practice within the business unit and provide coaching and mentorship to members of the insights community
  • Influence the thinking of senior leaders at Spotify within and outside the insights function
  • Cultivate positive relationships with cross-functional teams of product managers, engineers, designers, user researchers, business partners and others across the company

Who You Are:

  • Strong eye for business and demonstrated ability to create and drive strategic insights roadmaps to deliver against core business needs. Ability to plan and stage the insights work to be done and drive the execution of this leveraging other Insights individuals
  • Excellent technical competence and experience performing analysis across a breadth of techniques (e.g. exploratory analytics / causal inference / experimentation / ML techniques)  
  • Strong SQL and quantitative programming skills (Python preferred)
  • Extensive experience working with large scale datasets and using data engineering best practices (e.g. CI/CD, testing, git)
  • Strong statistical knowledge and intuition, including experience designing, monitoring and analyzing A/B tests
  • Ability to communicate effectively and influence senior leadership
  • Ability to communicate technical and statistical concepts clearly and concisely among audiences of varying technical levels
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional partners to drive impact
  • Experience of mentorship of other data scientists
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic and high energy environment and are comfortable with ambiguity

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 EMEA region in which we have a work location
  • 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
  • Working hours? We operate within the Central European time zone for collaboration
  • We ask that our team members be located within Greenwich Mean time zone, Central European time zone, or Eastern European standard time zone for the purposes of our collaboration hours

Our global benefits

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

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