Data Scientist Lead - Marketing

Our Data Analytics Team provides reporting, monitoring, and strategic advice to all areas of Shopify. As a Marketing Analyst Lead you will be leading a team of Data Analysts and closely partnering with our Marketing teams.  Your role will be to support your team by helping them grow and learn and together you’ll leverage our massive data assets to inject as much data-driven insight into all aspects of our products as possible. Your leadership will help guide the team by providing value and insight and by shaping decision making in order to deliver the best possible outcome.

Working with Shopify’s Marketing team, you will use your experience in digital analytics, along with your ability to work with information from multiple sources, to identify trends and opportunities.  Your efforts will contribute to the overall goal of improving Shopify’s online experience.  We move fast, so it will be important to keep up-to-date with advanced analytics trends. Passion for improving your own knowledge and skills is a must. 

In a typical day, you will use Mode, Tableau, SQL, and Python to perform a variety of analysis regarding paid marketing channels, content marketing, email marketing, experiments, site traffic, and customer behaviour.  Then, through effective use of data visualization toolsets, you will work closely with marketing stakeholders to define and measure key metrics, promote new analytical techniques, question assumptions, and tell the story behind the numbers.  As someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment, you will develop a deep understanding of our data, tools, and processes.  You will also contribute to Shopify’s growth initiatives with ad hoc data requests and ideas for data products.

Things you’ll need to succeed in this role:

    • Analytics expertise -- You’ll need to be amazing at coming up with new, meaningful metrics to measure success of marketing initiatives and equally strong at making sure the data needed to support those metrics is instrumented, processed, and presented back to the team efficiently, accurately, rapidly, and beautifully
    • Well-balanced skills -- You are equal parts technical (you eat SQL & Python for breakfast) and functional! You are equally comfortable and effective at presenting to technical or business leaders.
    • Passionate about business strategy -- You’ve experienced and thrived in similar channel-related environments and have a knack for working with business users that are responsible for top-line growth.
    • Team Development – You’ll need a demonstrated track record of attracting top data/analytics talent, developing those people to make them even better, and managing the growth of teams.
If you’re interested in helping us shape the future of commerce, click the “Apply for this job” button to submit your application.  Please address your cover letter to Sam Padilla Torres.