[As of June 2020, Quora has become a "remote-first" company. This position can be performed remotely from anywhere in the world, regardless of any location that might be specified above.]
The vast majority of human knowledge is still not on the internet. Most of it is trapped in the form of experience in people's heads, or buried in books and papers that only experts can access. More than a billion people use the internet, yet only a tiny fraction contribute their knowledge to it. We want to democratize access to knowledge of all kinds — from politics to painting, cooking to coding, etymology to experiences — so if someone out there knows something, anyone else can learn it. Our mission is to share and grow the world's knowledge, and we're building a world-class team to help us achieve this mission.
Because Quora is such a data-driven company, our data scientists play a central role in the product development process by uncovering key insights from our data. As a data scientist, you'll work closely with engineers, product designers, and product managers to devise appropriate measurements and metrics, design randomized controlled experiments, build visualizations, and tackle hard, open-ended problems. You'll also develop tools and infrastructure to scale and automate the analyses that enable rapid product iteration. Quora has a wide range of rich data, giving you ample room for exploration and creativity. We use a variety of tools -- primarily Python and SQL — to analyze data and communicate results with the rest of the company.
While Quora's data scientists come from a variety of backgrounds, including statistics, computer science, economics, physics, mathematics, sociology, chemical engineering, and so on, we all share a love for data and continuous learning. Especially in your first role post-graduation, we realize that mentorship is important for professional growth and development. Every data scientist has a mentor and weekly 1:1s with their managers to get feedback and support for your career growth.
To give you a taste of what data scientists at Quora do, here are some example projects:
Check out these resources (all on Quora!) to learn more.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.