Senior Data Science Manager, Commercial

Senior Data Science Manager, Commercial

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About the role

Data Science & Engineering is a crucial part of Shopify’s mission to make commerce better for everyone. We organize and interpret petabytes of data to provide solutions for our merchants and stakeholders across the organization. From pipelines and schema design to machine learning products and decision support, data science at Shopify is a diverse role with many opportunities to positively impact our success. The Data Science & Engineering team acts as the impact multiplier for Shopify’s product teams, putting over 11 petabytes of data to work to make our merchants more successful.  From delivering merchandising insights, to optimizing shipping and processing rates, to reducing credit card fraud, to ad campaign recommendations - our Data Scientists deliver solutions from pipeline to platform via an array of open source tools.

We are looking for a Senior Data Science Manager to lead the team that partners with our Commercial Data Science team. The Commercial team is a rapidly growing area within Shopify that plays a vital role in delivering on this vision by reaching entrepreneurs around the world and helping them succeed on Shopify. The Commercial team’s mission is to empower the most entrepreneurs to succeed. Commercial Data Science and Engineering builds data-informed growth strategies and data products that enable merchants to come, stay and grow on Shopify.

What your role will look like:

Working closely with an interdisciplinary team, you and your team will tackle challenging marketing, commercial and growth-related problems. We build strong data foundations, anomaly detection tools, and reporting frameworks to empower the growth organization to make great decisions quickly.

Some of the Data Science & Engineering team members you’ll work with:

Ella Hilal, Director of Data Science, Growth and Revenue

Kiran Jain, Director of Data Science, Growth

Shopify team members you’ll work closely with:

Morgan Brown, VP Growth


You will need to have:

  • Data Experience at scale: You’ve been a leader in multiple tech companies where analytics on top of massive data sets drives product/business decisions and results in powerful data products. You have a strong background in machine learning including experience implementing models and productionizing innovative end-to-end machine learning systems.

  • Analytics expertise: You’ll need to be amazing at coming up with new, meaningful metrics to measure success of our products; you'll be equally strong at making sure the data needed to support those metrics are available.

  • Well-balanced skills: People have trouble pinning you down. Business, product and technical teams claim you as their own.  You are equal parts technical and functional (and both are exceptionally strong), and you are equally comfortable and effective at presenting to technical or business leaders.

  • Passionate about business strategy: You’ve experienced and thrived in similar channel-related environments and have a knack for working with business users that are responsible for top-line growth.

  • Team development: You’ll need a demonstrated track record of attracting top data/analytics talent, developing those people (both ICs and managers) to make them even better, and managing the growth of teams.

Key technology stack and tools we work with: 

  • Python
  • SQL
  • Spark
  • Google Cloud Platform

We know that applying to a new role takes a lot of work and we truly value your time. We are looking forward to reading your application. Shopify is now permanently remote and working towards a future that is digital by default. Learn more about what this can mean for you.

At Shopify, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


How we hire

At Shopify, we put a lot of care and time into who we hire. We believe that in order to build the best products, we need to build high impact teams. Our recruitment process centres around what we call the Life Story interview, a conversational-style interview where we get to learn more about you.

Learn more about our hiring process 

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