Senior Data Scientist, Product Analytics

Senior Data Scientist, Product Analytics

Company Description

Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. We build, power, and evolve the tools and technologies that connect millions of entrepreneurs with millions of buyers around the world. As an Etsy Inc. employee – whether a team member of Etsy, Reverb, Depop, or Elo7 – you’ll tackle unique, meaningful, and large-scale problems alongside passionate coworkers, all the while making a rewarding impact and Keeping Commerce Human.

Job Description

What’s the role?

We are looking for a senior analytics professional to help drive the success of product efforts at Etsy by providing concrete insights, industry-leading measurement techniques, and access to the metrics, data, and tools needed for decision-making and optimization.

As a Senior Data Scientist you will be responsible for:

Applying advanced analytical techniques to break down high-level strategy questions into actionable insights that drive the next stage of growth for our users

Conducting online experiments to help improve buyer experience with Etsy Ads, while ensuring seller satisfaction with the product

Identifying drivers of relevance that contribute to engagement with seller ads, and surfacing inefficiencies that could help unlock improvements to our models

Do you find joy in guiding strategy with data-driven insights, telling the story of how we improve the experience for our users, to teams, to senior management, and to the community.? If so, this could be the perfect match.

This is a full-time position reporting to the Manager, Data Scientist, Product and the base salary range will be 130,000 - 168,000 USD per year. In addition to salary, you will also be eligible for an equity package, an annual performance bonus, and our competitive benefits that support you and your family as part of your total rewards package at Etsy. For this role, we are considering candidates based in the United States who are either remote, flex, or office-based. Etsy offers different work modes to meet the variety of needs and preferences of our team. Learn more about our flexible work options and vaccination policy here.

What’s this team like at Etsy?

  • The role is a part of the Product Analytics team which is responsible for helping drive the success of product efforts at Etsy. We partner with cross-functional peers through all stages of development: identifying initial opportunities, refining the user experience, analyzing the impact of our efforts, and highlighting improvement areas. Ultimately, the team’s work strengthens Etsy and helps continuously improve the Etsy experience!

  • This is a high visibility position supporting the Etsy Ads initiative. The team helps sellers level up their business through on-site advertising, while also meeting buyer expectations around relevance to help them make a purchase decision.

What does the day to day look like?

  • Lead all analytical aspects of the product lifecycle from sizing opportunities all the way through to measuring success via experimentation.

  • Work closely and collaboratively with senior management within Etsy Ads to craft a well defined analytics roadmap.

  • Define metrics to ensure robust measurement of product performance.

  • Of course, this is just a sample of the kinds of work this role will require! You should assume that your role will encompass other tasks, too, and that your job duties and responsibilities may change from time to time at Etsy's discretion, or otherwise applicable with local law.


Qualities that will help you thrive in this role are:

  • 4+ years experience as a data scientist or data analyst in which you have independently extracted meaning from big data sets with little engineering support.

  • Successful track record of guiding product teams to identify high-impact opportunities, set meaningful goals against key outcomes, and data-driven decisions. Experience working in a two sided marketplaces environment and/or in fulfillment/logistics preferred.

  • Mastery of SQL and proficiency in R/Python. Passionate to try new approaches to advance your technical skills. Bonus points for experience with the Hadoop ecosystem and Looker, Tableau, or other data visualization software.

  • Experience with crafting and analyzing online experiments with a good understanding of A/B testing.

  • Ability to conduct sophisticated analyses and regularly use advanced statistical methods (ex. Propensity Score Matching, Causal Impact, Regression Models) in your work.

  • Comfortable with distilling complex insights into compelling narratives for senior executives, both verbally and visually.

Additional Information

What's Next

If you're interested in joining the team at Etsy, please share your resume with us and feel free to include a cover letter if you'd like. As we hope you've seen already, Etsy is a place that values individuality and variety. We don't want you to be like everyone else -- we want you to be like you! So tell us what you're all about.

Our Promise

At Etsy, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace furthers relevance, resilience, and longevity. We encourage people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and experiences to apply. Etsy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If, due to a disability, you need an accommodation during any part of the interview process, please let your recruiter know. While Etsy supports visa sponsorship, sponsorship opportunities may be limited to certain roles and skills.

For U.S. roles only:

Many Etsy roles are open to remote candidates, and you'll be able to identify which ones within the location header of each job description. We're open to remote hires from all U.S. states except Hawaii and Alaska.

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