Data Scientist

Product /
Full-time /
The Tracksuit Team is on the lookout for an experienced Data Scientist to join us! 

Data is Tracksuit’s moat: it’s the core of our product. And we’re looking for people to help own how we can leverage it to drive business outcomes.

Why Tracksuit? 
As one of Australia's fastest growing startups, we've hand-picked a world-class team of kind, ambitious, generous, and smart humans.

At only 2 and a bit years old, we're incredibly grateful and excited to be working with over 350 epic brands across NZ, AU, the US and UK, like frank body, Bailey Nelson, Disney Plus, MyFitnessPal, Sharesies, Bondi Sands and more.

Our vision is to be used in every strategic growth conversation for the best consumer brands of today and tomorrow. We’re doing this by becoming the common language to measure, understand and communicate the value of brand building.

We've built beautiful, always-on, radically affordable brand tracking — taking an old-school, $100k+ market research product and making it 10x easier to use and 10x more affordable.

This role will work across several workstreams:
> Insights: leveraging the data we collect to generate insights for customers and marketing. The skills we need are:
- Being able to reason accurately about modeling (supervised, unsupervised), testing, and feature selection
- Makes trade-offs between cost, speed, explainability, and value when selecting methods (e.g. LLMs, regression, and other techniques)
- Can curate dataset for trainingInformed in best practice on data quality, privacy, and governance
- Familiarity with popular APIs and SDKs for experimentation and machine learning
- Familiarity in navigating cloud platforms like AWS and SnowflakeAbility to optimize models for compute efficiency and cost

> Supporting improvements to our customer journey / product-led growth. You’ll need:
- Experience performing deep analysis against marketing, sales, and product datasets 
- Significant understanding and/or experience with growth strategy, product-led growth, and growth loops

Who are we?
We’re still a small Product and Engineering team: we have 2x Product Managers, 2x Designers, 12x Engineers, and 1x other Data Scientist. That means you’ll have a huge impact on the culture, ways of working, and overall trajectory of Tracksuit.

We’ve built a special product and data culture:
- Data is a tool to make an impact: we build things tied to customer value
- We don’t have a roadmap dictated to us: we’re empowered to find the problems that are worth solving
- We speak to our customers regularly, putting them at the heart of all of our decisions

This role lies at the intersection of many of our other teams.

We’re looking for a “full stack” data scientist that has:
Data leadership + commercial skills:
Developing a data strategy by actively identifying opportunities in data and technology to support business strategy and outcomes. Leading how we develop our data stack and data governance principles as an organisation.
Core data science capabilities: Applying diverse data science skillsets such as analytics, survey statistics, Bayesian statistics, machine learning, and generative AI to our proprietary data to solve business problems. Fluent in scripting languages such as R and Python. Fluent in SQL.
Data engineering and management skills: Designing, maintaining, and optimising data infrastructure and collaborating with software engineers to put data products into production.
Product management skills: Communicating the impact of work. Training internal team members. Shaping a strategy with our data. Prioritising data work.

We’re looking for someone who:
- Is focused on having an impact on business results — not just shipping features
- Is comfortable talking to customers and running a discovery processIs comfortable working in a start-up environment
- Has an eye for beautiful, simple UXBonus points if you’ve done work improving a customer journey

You’ll be responsible for:
- Being the voice of the customer: working closely with our customers to understand how we can better create value for our customers
- Finding the most valuable problems to solve
- Working with design and engineering to deliver solutions
- Product strategy: owning the strategic direction of where we take the customer journey - Product roadmapping: Bringing that strategy to life
- Building relationships across other business functions
- Communicating and inspiring others to work towards a clear, compelling vision
- Using data to generate actionable insights that can be leveraged to achieve your product goals
- Using competitor insights to inform our product strategy

Why you’ll thrive here: 
We’re a tight-knit, supportive, and ambitious team, driven to empower companies to use brand to drive success. Our culture thrives on transparency, trust, learning, and constant development and improvement. Underpinning the experience are our competitive salaries, and other great benefits.

- Come and experience life at one of the fastest-growing startups in New Zealand & Australia while we are still in the hyper-growth phase 
- Competitive market rate remunerationESOP for all staff, so you are rewarded for your best work and have a share in the success
- We have beautiful hubs in AKL, SYD, LND, and NYC and we are basing our teams out of those cities. We provide full work flexibility (location, timing) day to day, and are happy to build unique employee experiences, creating an ideal work-life for individuals
- Health and wellness benefits
- Learning and development support for all of our staff
- Mentors
- Company socials – we celebrate our success together
- We practice complete transparency with compensation, goals (personal and professional), feedback, and high level strategic conversations
$130,000 - $160,000 a year
Obviously, when you join, you’ll receive an epic Tracksuit which reflects our vibe. We are built for speed and comfort, we're fun and informal (yet tidy), and we're practical and ready for anything.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace — a place where we can each be ourselves and do the best work of our lives. Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet some of the requirements, women and under-represented groups of candidates tend to only apply when they meet every requirement.

If you think you have what it takes but don’t necessarily tick every requirement on this job description, please get in touch and apply.