Director of Data Science
San Francisco, CA
Business Operations & Go-To-Market – Marketing & Science
The Science team at Twitch is central to evidence-driven decision-making. We are researchers and leaders who advise product and business decisions, help build a culture of evidence-based decision-making, and identify ways to use data to develop new capabilities. You will be responsible for setting and executing a research agenda the answers critical company-wide questions about our customers and business processes, using research results to define strategy for the company, and build a foundation of tools and practices used by quantitative staff across the company. You will aim to solve problems durably through writing, tools, processes, and programs. You will have relentlessly high standards for research on your team, and raise the bar for what rigorous, important, timely, and business-relevant research is for all data scientists at Twitch.
- Define the research vision for data science, and oversee planning, staffing, and prioritization to make sure the team is advancing that roadmap. Deliver on concrete work that advances that roadmap.
- Invest in your team’s skills, tools, and processes to improve their velocity.
- Hire, retain, and develop outstanding and diverse staff through ownership of our data science hiring processes, brand, and functional leadership of data scientists.
- Partner with the executive team on how to apply your team’s research to our most challenging strategic questions.
- Work closely with your Science colleagues in engineering, user research, and analytics to deliver cross-functional research work and data systems.
- Professional experience as a data science leader, setting the vision for how to most effectively use data in your organization. This could be through technical leadership as an IC with ownership over a research agenda, or developing a team as a personnel manager in a new area at a larger company.
- Expert-level experience with a wide range of quantitative methods that can be applied to business problems.
- Evidence you’ve successfully been able to scope, deliver and sell your own research in a way that shifts the agenda of a large organization.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills on quantitative topics for a variety of audiences: product managers, designers, engineers, and business leaders.
- Fluent in data fundamentals: SQL, data manipulation using a procedural language, statistics, experimentation, and modeling
- We encourage candidates to apply who have held the responsibilities above, regardless of years of experience or educational credentials. But we roughly expect competitive candidates to have:
- A PhD or MS in a quantitative field.
- 6+ years of experience working in data science in a consumer product company
- 3+ years of experience managing data scientists, including intermediate managers
- 3+ years of experience partnering with executive staff on data topics
- Medical, Dental, Vision & Disability Insurance
- Maternity & Parental Leave
- Flexible PTO
- Commuter Benefits
- Amazon Employee Discount
- Monthly Contribution & Discounts for Wellness Related Activities & Programs (e.g., gym memberships, off-site massages, etc.)
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Served Daily
- Free Snacks & Beverages
Launched in 2011, Twitch is a global community that comes together each day to create multiplayer entertainment: unique, live, unpredictable experiences created by the shared interactions of millions. At any given moment, more than a million people come together from all over the globe to interact around this distinct form of live entertainment. From streaming, watching, chatting, and cheering about video games and esports to many other interests including traditional sports, anime, sci-fi, wrestling, music, cooking, the creative arts, and more, there’s something for everyone on Twitch.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Twitch. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.