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Senior Data Scientist

Discord is looking for experienced and passionate data scientists to join our team!




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Discord is looking for experienced and passionate data scientists to join our team! As a member of the Data Science & Analytics team, you'll help Discord achieve tis mission of providing people with belonging in online communities, by collaborating directly with teams who design, build, and support Discord. If you're passionate about data, impact, and working on an amazing team, read on! 

You will: 
  • Analyze data, build models, and apply advanced statistical techniques to provide a deeper understanding of our product, users, and communities 
  • Apply your rich array of data science skills to support company initiatives from end-to-end machine learning, forecast, anomaly detection, causal inference, and experimentation 
  • Ideate and partner directly with product, engineering, and business teams to improve decision-making and drive impact 

You have (you don't need all of these to apply!): 
  • 4+ years of industry experience autonomously translating ambiguous business problems into data-driven solutions using predictive modeling 
  • 2+ years of experience in the design and analysis of A/B tests in a fast-paced environment at scale
  • Deep technical expertise in machine learning fundamentals, applied machine learning, and statistical modeling
  • 3+ years of experience writing excellent Python or R
  • Experience with technical leadership, being the point person for one or more stakeholder groups
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to deliver complicated findings and explain technical approaches to a variety of audiences
  • A desire to work with amazing, passionate people who care deeply about solving challenging problems to improve Discord 
  • Last but not least - a collaborative attitude and a healthy dose of natural curiosity 

Bonus Points 
  • Passion for Discord or online communities
  • Experience with social media or international subscription-based online services, including familiarity with concepts such as social graphs, LTV modeling, user segmentation, etc 
  • Experience using a BI visualization tool like Tableau or Looker to surface model results, monitor performance, etc 

Benefits and Perks 
  • Medical insurance including Health, Dental, Vision
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Unlimited sick days
  • Parental Leave and fertility benefits
  • Transgender benefits
  • Supported-employee clubs and Employee Resource Groups
  • Commuter Contributions of $270 a month (pre-tax)
  • Daily lunches and unlimited snacks
  • Monthly gym and fitness stipend 
Discord is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting an inclusive work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We value diversity, inclusion, and aim to provide a sense of belonging for everyone. 

About this role

February 23rd, 2022

May 8th, 2021

Full Time

To apply, you must have a permit to work in this country.
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About Discord

Learn about Discord and their company culture.

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We'd love to work with someone like you.

We care about creating a delightful experience: for people who use Discord and for ourselves. We value a workplace that's as diverse as our product. People here do work that matters. We keep moving forward with a figure-it-out mentality. And above all, we remember to work with empathy, kindness, and compassion.

All of our values help us make a better product, better decisions, and foster a better work environment. As we continue to grow, we stay dedicated to building a company that is representative of the world we live and play in. We'd love your help.

Top-tier perks and benefits:

Stay healthy

We take care of our team with comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision plans.

Parental perks

Spend some quality time with the next generation with parental leave, fertility, adoption, and surrogacy benefits.

Kick back

Stay refreshed with over 13 paid holidays, use-what-you-need sick days, and four weeks of PTO.

Commute easy

Up to $270 per month for your commuting and parking needs.

The loadout

Awesome daily, catered lunches and snacks. A desk fund to make your space yours. Whatever you need for your computer setup, including a headphone allowance.

Workout on us

A wellness allowance for your gym membership or other wellness activites. Yoga in the office every week.

Transgender benefits

Discord will reimburse up to $10,000 for any procedure related to transition that is not covered by medical insurance.

Discord HQ

Our office is located in Potrero Hill, a little neighborhood in SF near awesome coffee, food, and Whole Foods. Also sushi.


Excellent relocation bonuses for new hires moving to San Francisco.

If you're wanting to work with a motivated team on something that gives millions of users a space to find belonging, check out the four values of working at Discord on our blog. For all roles, we're hiring people to join us in our beautiful San Francisco office, and for select, indicated positions, we're currently open to having people join our team remotely in these states:

Arizona - California - Colorado - Florida - Georgia - Illinois - Maryland - Michigan - Nevada - New Jersey - New York - North Carolina - Oregon - Pennsylvania - Texas - Virginia - Washington

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