Data Science Manager – Communities & Servers San Francisco, CA or Remote (U.S.) at Discord, Inc. #vacancy #remote

**Data Science Manager – Communities & Servers**

**San Francisco, CA or Remote (U.S.)**

People love Discord because it connects them with people they care about – friends, family, and communities with common interests. To empower people to build genuine relationships and create belonging in their lives, Discord must provide a world-class experience across the many aspects of the service, from the trust & safety of our users to quality of service & application performance. Discord is looking for a highly technical, hands-on, and mission-driven manager to join and lead one of our key pillars within the Ecosystems and Servers Data Science team. The key pillars include Communities & Creators, Apps & Developers, and Safety. Communities & Creators : Communities are a fundamental component of Discord, and central to the core user experience. This team partners with two key product groups: and . We seek to make Discord the best place to build and participate in online communities of any interest, and aim to empower creators and community builders to sustainably create belonging on Discord. Apps & Developers : Developers are an important part of Discord’s ecosystem. This includes both internal developers, and our external developer community. Applications are wide-ranging, from games that bring people closer together, to tools to help moderators run their community, and everything in-between. There are two key product groups that this pillar partners with: Activities Platform and . Safety : At Discord, we believe enables belonging. The Safety organization at Discord serves our community, moderators, and internal Discord teams – all with the goal of making Discord a safe place where people can find belonging. In this role, you will leverage your experience building and leading a world-class team to partner directly with some of the teams mentioned above, operating cross-functionally across Product, Engineering, Operations, Policy, and Data Platform. You will coordinate with cross-functional partners like product managers, engineers, and operations to leverage analytics and machine learning to guide product development and ensure that Discord is the best service it can be. Check out our blog about how our team informs strategy & innovation at Discord ! * Partner closely with product, engineering, and business teams to understand feature adoption, proactively identify opportunities for improvement, and build robust scalable tools to empower decision-making at all levels of the company

* Create novel and interpretable metrics to provide insight into the health of the Discord app and use analytics, modeling, and experimentation to understand their impact on business goals

* Transform data into information – establish hypotheses, dig deep, and seek to understand root causes – to improve the effectiveness of our marketing efforts

* Own the vision and roadmap for the Safety Data Science team, supporting a key pillar of Discord’s mission

* Build and mentor a world-class analytics team, expanding the impact of data at Discord

* In partnership with our Data leaders, inform architectural decisions, establish best practices, develop lean scalable processes, and contribute to the overall direction of the Data organization at Discord!

**You Will:**

**You Have (not hard qualifications – if you’re not sure, please apply!):**

* 3+ years of leadership experience as a people manager, leading a team of 3+ data scientists. Ideally, your team would have had technical expertise covering at least two of the following: BI & analytics, machine learning, and A/B experimentation

* Excellent skills in communicating to both technical and non-technical audiences, with an ability to explain complex concepts in easy-to-understand ways

* 6+ years of industry experience in applying machine learning and/or analytics techniques to answer vague and challenging business problems

* Proficient in Python/R or SQL (any dialect) for hands-on modeling and/or analysis

* Familiarity with A/B testing principles

* A collaborative attitude and natural curiosity

****Bonus Points:****

* Experience with social media and/or safety aspects within digital consumer products

* Proficient in modern BI tooling (Chartio, Looker, Tableau, etc.), with an eye towards clear, rich visualizations and performance

* Experience with very large data sets and distributed computing

* Familiarity with Airflow, GCP, BigQuery

* Experience partnering with business teams in a data-driven culture

* Passion for Discord or online communities

#buildbelonging #LI-GB1

**Benefits and Perks – Eligible to Fulltime Employees**

* Comprehensive medical insurance including Health, Dental and Vision (plus up to $20,000 for gender affirmation procedures)

* Mental health resources and quarterly wellness stipends

* 16+ paid holidays, 4 weeks of PTO + use-what-you-need sick days

* Paid parental leave (plus fertility, adoption and other family planning benefits)

* Generous stipends for headphones, your remote work setup, and lunch on a daily basis (while were all remote)

* Flexible long-term work options (remote and hybrid)

* Volunteer time off

* A diverse slate of Employee Resource Groups

* Plus commuter contributions and other perks for office-based employees

Discord is a voice, video and text app that helps friends and communities come together to hang out and explore their interests from artists and activists, to study groups, sneakerheads, plant parents, and more. With 150 million monthly users across 19 million active communities, called servers, Discord has grown to become one of the most popular communications services in the world. Discord was built without selling ads or user data and instead, offers a premium subscription called Nitro that gives users special perks like higher quality streams and fun customizations.

**So if this strikes a chord with you, come build belonging with us!**

**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 19 paid holidays, use-what-you-need sick days, and four weeks of PTO. Commute easy In a non-COVID world, get up to $270 per month for your commuting and parking needs. The loadout When were back in the office, enjoy daily catered lunches and snacks, a desk fund to make your space yours, and whatever you need for your computer setup, including a headphone allowance. Wellness on us Take advantage of a quarterly wellness allowance for your gym membership or other wellness activities. Virtual yoga every week! Transgender benefits Discord will reimburse up to $20,000 for any procedure related to transition. Discord HQ Our office is located in Potrero Hill, a little neighborhood in San Francisco near awesome coffee and food. Relocation Excellent relocation bonuses for new hires moving to San Francisco (once its safe to return). 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 . For all roles, we’re hiring people to join us in our beautiful San Francisco office (when it reopens), and for select, indicated positions, we’re currently open to having people join our team remotely in these states:

Alabama – Arizona – California – Colorado – District of Columbia – Florida – Georgia – Illinois – Iowa – Massachusetts – Maryland – Michigan – Minnesota – Montana – Kansas – Nevada – New Jersey – New York – North Carolina – Oklahoma – Oregon – Pennsylvania – Texas – Virginia – Washington

social-media Tableau Data Science Python R Looker Google Cloud Platform (GCP) chartio SQL Airflow Machine Learning google-bigquery A/B testing

Leave a Reply