Senior Data Scientist Commerce

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Job Description

The Freemium R&D team oversees the entire user journey on Spotify and ensures we engage with people in innovative ways, every step of the way. Our team grows Spotify’s audience by finding future listeners around the world and delivering the right value to them, at the right time. With research, product development, product design, engineering, and marketing all collaborating in one organization, we’re able to quickly create meaningful features and services for millions of people around the world, resulting in joyful, long-lasting relationships with Spotify.

Location: London or Remote EMEA

Job type: Permanent

When you think of commerce at Spotify, you might think of the millions of subscribers purchasing Premium subscriptions, but this is just the beginning! Spotify is diversifying: audiobooks, artist merchandise, podcast advertising and many others. These require new ways of delivering goods and services, taking money and passing it out. We are building the commerce platform that does this.

As a Senior Data Scientist in the product insights team, you will drive the understanding of our users and products, creating and communicating insights to inform the entire product development cycle, as well as being a technical lead and mentor for the team

What You'll Do

  • Influence product strategy with foundational analysis
  • Drive prioritisation by estimating impact of potential product changes, and creating frameworks to align interested parties
  • Define metric frameworks and partner with engineering to instrument our product. Building systems and practices that allow us to monitor progress at scale efficiently
  • Partner with product managers, user researchers and design to create & communicate insights that directly drive major product decisions
  • Identify the most suitable insights methods (exploratory data analysis, experimentation, causal inference, regression methods, ML etc.) to support all stages of product development cycle (from ideation to shipping/ optimisation)
  • Drive experimentation adoption and tooling in partnership with product teams
  • Partner with user researchers to combine qualitative and quantitative insights into more powerful and compelling stories - understanding the what and the why

Who You Are

  • 5+ years of professional experience in data science or related fields
  • You can wrangle data & create visualisations. Methods include: querying large datasets (SQL, BigQuery), coding skills (R, Python), analytics & visualisation libraries (e.g. pandas, tidyverse, seaborn, ggplot), visualisation tools (Looker)
  • You use statistics to drive business decisions. Methods include: success metrics, a/b testing, determining statistical significance and communicating findings with clear product recommendations or implications
  • You value building strong relationships with colleagues and partners and enjoy mentoring and teaching others. You bring passion and playfulness to your work and those around you

Where You'll Be

  • We are a distributed workforce enabling our band members to find a work mode that is best for them!
  • Where in the world? For this role, it can be within the EMEAregion 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 Central European time zone for collaboration
  • We ask that our team members be located within Greenwich Mean time zone, Central European time zone, or Eastern European standard time zone for the purposes of our collaboration hours

Our global benefits

  • Extensive learning opportunities, through our dedicated team, GreenHouse.
  • Flexible share incentives letting you choose how you share in our success.
  • Global parental leave, six months off - fully paid - for all new parents.
  • All The Feels, our employee assistance program and self-care hub.
  • Flexible public holidays, swap days off according to your values and beliefs.
  • Spotify On Tour, join your colleagues on trips to industry festivals and events.

Learn about life at Spotify

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.

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.

Company Info.


Spotify is a popular digital music streaming platform that was launched in 2008. It provides users with access to a vast library of music from various genres and artists around the world. Initially, Spotify started as a desktop application but has since expanded to include mobile and web-based versions as well. Key features of Spotify include: Music Catalog, Personalized Recommendations, Social Integration, Podcasts and Audio Content and Offline

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