Principal Data Scientist

Dropbox, Inc.
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Job Description

Dropbox is a special place where we are all seeking to fulfill our mission to design a more enlightened way of working. We’re looking for innovative talent to join us on our journey. The words shared by our founders at the start of Dropbox still ring true today. Wouldn’t it be great if our working environment—and the tools we use—were designed with people’s actual needs in mind? Imagine if every minute at work were well spent—if we could focus and spend our time on the things that matter. This is possible, and Dropbox is connecting the dots. The nearly 3,000 Dropboxers around the world have helped make Dropbox a living workspace - the place where people come together and their ideas come to life. Our 700+ million global users have been some of our best salespeople, and they have helped us acquire customers with incredible efficiency. As a result, we reached a billion dollar revenue run rate faster than any software-as-a-service company in history. Dropbox is making the dream of a fulfilling and seamless work life a reality. We hope you’ll join us on the journey.

Team Description

Our Product team advocates for our users and our business, setting the vision for our growing family of products. We use data, research, strategy, and empathy to guide multidisciplinary teams toward a common goal, balancing diverse perspectives and empowering our teams to do great work. As we scale globally, there’s plenty of space for you to grow alongside us and simplify life for millions of people around the world in team that always focuses on we, not I, and creates delightful products that are worthy of trust.

Role Description

We're looking for a Principal Data Scientist to partner with growth, marketing, and product teams to answer key questions about how to grow revenue, optimize product, scale and monetize the business, and launch high-impact initiatives. We solve challenging problems and boost business growth through a deep understanding of user behaviors with applied analytics techniques and business insights. An ideal candidate should have robust knowledge of consumer lifecycle and behavior analysis, customer segmentation, digital campaigns, product analytics, growth & monetization analytics and business operations for a SaaS company. 

As a Principal Data Scientist, you will be able to drive the future direction of the business and answer key strategic questions about revenue/user growth. You will join a team of top-tier data scientists and partner with growth & product teams to influence product roadmaps. You will lead to build a top-tier data-informed culture with a lot of focus on impact and execution!


  • Serve as the data leader to drive incredibly high quality bar expected by both our customers and the broader Dropbox organization, through clear and repeatable data informed approach
  • Create a culture of strong technical ownership, resulting in highly reliable products and services at scale
  • Leverage data-driven insights to proactively identify most impactful opportunities, and inform future experimentation design and product roadmaps
  • Perform analytical deep-dives to analyze user problems and opportunities, identify the hypothesis and design & execute experiments with great rigor and efficient data techniques
  • Partner closely with leadership across all functions - Growth Product, Engineering, Design, Research, GTM, Customer success and Sales
  • Partner with growth and finance teams in providing revenue metrics analyses including impact of large initiatives, input metrics sensitivities and opportunity projections
  • Build the reliable, efficient, and scalable data foundations and execution standards, tools, documentation and operating processes for our organization’s long-term growth
  • Translate complex concepts into implications for the business via excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Mentor and coach data scientists and create an effective working model between DS and XFNs


  • Masters’ or above in quantitative discipline: Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • 10+ years experience of leveraging data-driven analysis to influence key business decisions and executives, preferably in a tech company
  • 3+ years serving as a technical leader to work with data scientists, engineers, product managers, user researchers, and designers
  • Proven track record of being able to work independently and proactively engage with business stakeholders with minimal direction & driver measurable business impact
  • Ability to influence prioritization and execution of high impact projects effecting customer experience, monetization, and entire organization’s roadmap
  • Ability to analyze large datasets and use data to inform product or business decision making, with a track record of driving directly measurable product or business impact
  • Good Executive presence with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous experience building data driven programs and teams - proficient with SQL, Python and experiences with large datasets, deep understanding of statistical analysis & experiment design
  • Previous experiences coaching and mentoring senior data scientists to scale the team productivity

Total Rewards

Salary/OTE is just one component of Dropbox’s total rewards package. All regular employees are also eligible for the corporate bonus program or a sales incentive (target included in OTE) as well as stock in the form of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs).

Current Salary/OTE Ranges (Subject to change):

C$204,000 - C$240,000 - C$276,000


Dropbox is committed to investing in the holistic health and wellbeing of all Dropboxers and their families. Our benefits and perks programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage*
  • Retirement Savings through a defined contribution pension or savings plan**
  • Dropbox provides a Flexible PTO Policy in addition to your statutory holidays allowing you to unplug, unwind, and refresh
  • Dropbox also provides exclusive additional paid time off for all FTE employees across the Globe, in addition to any relevant statutory holidays
  • Protection Plans including Life and Disability Insurance*
  • A Perks Allowance to be used on what matters most to you, whether that’s wellness, learning and development, food & groceries, and much more
  • Parental benefits including; Parental Leave, Fertility Benefits, Adoptions and Surrogacy support, and Lactation support

Company Info.

Dropbox, Inc.

Dropbox is a cloud-based file storage and collaboration platform that allows users to store and access their files from anywhere with an internet connection. The platform allows users to store files in a central location, sync them across multiple devices, and share them with others. Dropbox offers a free basic account with 2GB of storage space, and paid plans with more storage and advanced features. It supports a wide range of file types.

  • Industry
    Cloud computing,Computer software
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  • Location
    San Francisco, CA, USA
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