Senior Data Scientist – Content Analytics, New Content Formats


  • Full Time

We are looking for an outstanding Senior Data Scientist to join the band and our Content Analytics team to drive insights and learning around our growing number of content formats beyond music and podcasts (audiobooks, live content, video).


What you’ll do:


  • Perform analyses on large sets of data to extract actionable insights that will drive decisions, with a particular focus on new content formats
  • Partner with cross-functional teams across Content and Product to develop insights agendas for new content and product experiences within Spotify
  • Work closely with researchers and content strategists to deliver holistic recommendations on new content to feature to users
  • Engineer novel data sets, features and reports that shed a new light on the dynamics of how users and creators engage with new content formats
  • Communicate data-driven insights and recommendations to non-technical audiences, through clear visualizations and data storytelling

    Who you are:


  • 5+ years of relevant experience analyzing complex data with SQL, Python, and/or R
  • You have a degree in a quantitative field, such as Computer Science/Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics; advanced degree is desirable
  • Previous experience with consumer- or creator-facing digital apps preferred. Other media, entertainment, or technology experience is also highly valued
  • You are curious and not afraid of exploring new domains. You enjoy partnering with others to define and develop new opportunities
  • You are an effective communicator. You focus just as much on how you deliver your findings, as you do on the technical craft of uncovering new insights. 
  • Experience building data visualizations and dashboards (e.g., Tableau or similar BI solution)
  • You have a strong understanding of statistics and data science methods such as forecasting, AB-testing, or causal inferenceExperience creating and scheduling datasets is highly valued
  • Knowledge of Google’s BigQuery, or DBT is a plus
  • Based on your experience and expertise, we will match you to one of two levels during the interview process – Data Scientist 2 or Senior Data Scientist

    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
  • #remote 




    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.
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    This role is not eligible for hire in Colorado, USA.
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