Data Scientist

United States Full Time
PowerToFly approved because…

BuzzFeed literally helped PowerToFly get off the ground. They were one of our first hiring partners when we launched about four years ago. On top of that, their executives backed us as angel investors. Both Jonah Peretti, BuzzFeed's Founder and CEO, and Greg Coleman, BuzzFeed's President, wrote checks to turn our dream into a reality (and they continue to advise our founders, an unmeasurable value). We also got significant seed funding from two of BuzzFeed's board members - Ken Lerer and Eric Hippeau.

Needless to say, BuzzFeed is completely invested in making PowerToFly a success, and that means hiring more women through the platform. BuzzFeed has certainly done that. Countless women have been hired by BuzzFeed through PowerToFly like Paola Matta who started out as an English Major before writing code.

BuzzFeed is looking for extraordinary data scientists to join its New York and Los Angeles offices. We’re seeking passionate professionals who have a proven track record using data in a meaningful way - whether building product or supporting decisions. You balance technical expertise, domain knowledge and a capacity to be deeply inquisitive.

BuzzFeed’s data science team is diverse. The team uses data-driven methods to power decisions, inform strategy, build robust data products, and identify opportunities for innovation across the company. We are true hybrids - software engineers, statisticians, mathematicians, domain experts and analysts - who specialize in translating questions into methodical approaches, experiments, and products. We think deeply about the limitations of data, and communicate our output coherently.

You Will

  • Collect, interpret, and disseminate data to allow for rapid product and content experimentation.
  • Build learning loops in which user experiences generate insights used to create growth and engagement across different platforms.
  • Develop and foster services that will use data to create personalized and optimized experiences.
  • Develop KPIs in a cross-platform world.
  • Support development of data tools, such as dashboards and A/B testing platforms.
  • Communicate complex ideas in a clear way to product, engineering, and editorial teams.

You Have

  • 2+ years of industry experience, working on data-related initiatives.
  • Experience in applying Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, and Classification techniques towards real product and problems.
  • Proficiency with the Python programming language.
  • Experience with social data or media is a plus.

Life at BuzzFeed

At BuzzFeed, we believe our work benefits from the diverse perspectives of our employees. As such, BuzzFeed celebrates inclusion and is committed to equal opportunity employment. As a BuzzFeed employee, you can expect:

  • A supportive, inclusive atmosphere on a team that values your contributions
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth via work experience, offerings from our in-house Learning Team, Employee Resource Groups, and more
  • An attractive compensation package, including salary and equity
  • A generous and well-rounded benefits program featuring PTO and unlimited sick time, comprehensive medical benefits, a family leave policy, access to mental health platforms, retirement plans, gym and wellness discounts, and much more
  • No shortage of snacks, catered lunches, beverages, birthday treats... even leftovers from the Tasty kitchens in LA and NYC!
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