Data Scientists at Quora perform research and analysis that allows the company to make optimal product decisions.
Because Quora is such a data-driven company, our data scientists play a central role in the product development process by uncovering key insights from our data. As a data scientist, you will work closely with product managers, product designers, and engineers to devise appropriate measurements and metrics, design randomized controlled experiments, build visualizations, and tackle hard, open-ended problems that uncover usage patterns and opportunities for the company. You may also develop tools and infrastructure to scale and automate the analyses that enable rapid product iteration. Quora has a wide range of rich data, giving you ample room for exploration and creativity. Examples of some projects our data scientists have worked on include modeling our long-term growth, improving the relevance and personalization of the homepage feed, and exploratory factor analysis of user behavior. We use a variety of tools -- primarily Python and SQL -- to analyze data and communicate results with the rest of the company. For examples of data science work, see Quora's Data blog: https://data.quora.com/
Things we look for include:
B.S., M.S., Ph.D. in a scientific or quantitative field
2+ years work experience
Excellent statistical intuition and knowledge of various analytical approaches
Curiosity and passion for Quora
Superb communication skills and ability to explain your analysis clearly
Proficiency in SQL
Familiarity with Python or similar scripting language
Passion for learning and always improving yourself and the team around you
Experience in working with large data sets and distributed computing tools (Hive, Redshift) is a plus
We want to democratize access to knowledge of all kinds—from politics to painting, cooking to coding, etymology to experiences—so if someone out there knows something, anyone else can learn it. Our mission is to share and grow the world's knowledge, and we're building a world-class team to help us achieve this mission.