Data Scientist – Freemium Innovation


  • Full Time

We’re looking for a Data Scientist to join a team leading efforts to further expand our customer offering for Spotify.

With a focus on innovation projects, you will be part of a small, agile, and constantly evolving team, working to identify and execute upon growth opportunities that meet our ambitious commercial and user experience goals.

In this role, you will empower the team with all things data – analyzing survey data to glean consumer insights and inform market sizing workstreams, dive into Spotify’s user-level streaming behavior, artist affinity to build new core datasets and dashboards – and more. We are looking for a Data Scientist capable of setting their own priorities and pushing ahead through any obstacle.

As a Data Scientist, your mission is to turn our 200 petabytes of data into insights and gain a deep understanding of music and listeners to impact the way users engage with Spotify.


What You’ll Do


  • Work closely with a tight knit, cross-functional team of engineers, data scientists, user researchers, designers, and product managers who are all passionate about creating new innovative products/experiences for our users
  • Perform segmentation analyses to understand how users currently engage with Spotify, what their key pain points are, and help shape the future of what the users experience or product suite could become.
  • Work closely with the team including data engineering to build lasting solutions to our data modeling projects and bring model ideas through the entire lifecycle (from ideation to automatic production).
  • Turn data into insights helping to ideate and define innovative “go-to-market” products and app features for our users.
  • Establish and maintain a culture of rigor and data curiosity to drive tangible business impact.
  • Post-covid, work from our office in New York with some travel to other Spotify office locations

    Who You Are


  • You have at least 4+ years of experience, with a degree in statistics, mathematics, computers science or equivalent on-the-job experience
  • Coding skills (such as Python) and analytics tools experience (such as Pandas, SQL, or R), machine learning packages a plus.
  • Capacity and passion to translate business objectives into actionable insights, and analytics results into business and product recommendations.

    Where You’ll Be


  • We are a distributed workforce enabling our band members to find a work mode best for them!
  • Where in the world? For this role, it can be within the Americas region in which we have a work location.
  • Prefer an office to work from home instead? Not a problem! We have plenty of options for your working preferences. Find more information about our Work From Anywhere options here.
  • Working hours? We operate within the Eastern Standard time zone for collaboration.



    Spotify is an equal opportunity employer. You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.
    Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the chance to enjoy and be passionate about these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 381 million users.
    Global COVID and Vaccination Disclosure
    Spotify is committed to safety and well-being of our employees, vendors and clients. We are following regional guidelines mandating vaccination and testing requirements, including those requiring vaccinations and testing for in-person roles and event attendance. For the US, we have mandated that all employees and contractors be fully vaccinated in order to work in our offices and externally with any third-parties. For all other locations, we strongly encourage our employees to get vaccinated and also follow local COVID and safety protocols.
    This role is not eligible for hire in Colorado, USA.
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