Data Scientist

Data Scientist

At Yelp, it’s our mission to connect people with great local businesses. Yelp’s unique dataset contains billions of interactions between users and businesses around the globe, from a review of a coffee shop to requesting a repair quote with a photo of a leaky faucet. Data Scientists at Yelp work to make sense of these interactions to deliver impactful analyses and products to our users, business partners and the general public.

The Data Science & Analytics team performs analyses, builds models, and designs experiments that directly impact Yelp’s products and users. Our teams sit in Yelp’s central product management organization and work directly with cross-functional leaders to understand quantitatively how our products are performing and where the largest opportunities are. We are adept at tasks like modeling user preferences, inference from user and marketplace experiments, and generating insights about the health of local economies. With diverse backgrounds and expertise, we strive for learning and growth in a collaborative environment.

Where You Come In:

Join a team of Data Scientists and Data Science Analysts that develop analytical frameworks and reliable measurement strategies for Yelp products

Design, execute, and analyze complex business and user experiments

Partner with other Data Scientists and Data Engineers to set the vision for and develop our experimentation platform

Devise and evaluate models for diverse business needs, such as identifying growth opportunities, estimating the impact of new features on our platforms, and personalizing the user experience

Proactively research and build ETL pipelines for product and marketplace  metrics

Communicate key insights from analyses, experiments and data products to stakeholders

What It Takes to Succeed:

MS/PhD in quantitative field and 3+ years of industry experience in a senior quantitative role

Ability to apply statistical, analytical and technical expertise to product and business problems

Prior experience structuring and leading impactful data science projects independently

Oral and written communication skills to mentor colleagues, and work effectively with partners on engineering, product and business teams

Expertise in SQL, and R or Python for data analysis and platform development

Enthusiasm for building a culture of learning and development

It's Nice To Have:

Product analytics experience with small business or consumer technology products

Prior industry experience building online experimentation and machine learning platforms


At Yelp, we believe that diversity is an expression of all the unique characteristics that make us human: race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, and education — and those are just a few. We recognize that diverse backgrounds and perspectives strengthen our teams and our product. The foundation of our diversity efforts are closely tied to our core values, which include “Playing Well With Others” and “Authenticity.”

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, veteran status, medical condition or disability.

We will consider for employment qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records, consistent with applicable law (including, for example, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance for roles based in San Francisco).

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