Senior Data Scientist
Strava, San Francisco, CA
Strava's mobile app and website connect millions of runners and cyclists through the sports they love
About this Role
Strava is looking for a Sr. Data Scientist to help establish our Data Science practice and develop algorithmic products that improve the experience of athletes on our platform. You will work on a variety of projects across product teams, including but not limited to recommendation engines, geographic information systems (GIS), and anomaly detection. The successful candidate will have a passion for data, finding the best algorithm for the job, and making an impact on the business.
- Discover, socialize, and prioritize opportunities to invest in data science projects
- Apply machine learning and other relevant techniques to business problems
- Build models from the ground up, from data exploration to feature generation, to model construction and optimization, and deployment into production
- Design and execute experiments for data science products
- Partner with Data Engineering and Platform Engineering teams to identify and build tools for data science
- Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or other quantitative field; advanced degree a plus
- 5+ years of hands-on experience as a Data Scientist or similar position
- Ability to translate business needs into data science products
- Excellent communication skills, and ability to influence product and leadership teams
- Development experience with Python, Scala, or other common data science programming languages
- Proficient with SQL
Strava is Swedish for “strive,” which epitomizes our attitude and ambition: We’re a passionate and committed team, unified by our mission to build the most engaged community of athletes in the world. Every day, we’re searching for new ways to inspire athletes and make the sports they love even more fun. But it’s not only about achieving – we’re an inclusive team, dedicated to elevating each other and the members of our community. That balanced approach has helped us revolutionize our industry, and we’re just getting started. Millions of athletes are on Strava, millions more will come. When you’re ready for a challenge and a team that will support you along the way, join us.
Backed by Sequoia Capital, Madrone Partners and Jackson Square Ventures, Strava is expanding in order to exceed the needs of our growing community of global athletes. By joining our team, you will help push Strava forward in fresh, innovative ways. You will engage in interesting and challenging work that will improve the lives of our athletes every day. And in the same way that Strava is deeply committed to unlocking the potential of our athletes, we are dedicated to providing a world-class workplace where our employees can grow and thrive. Join us!
Strava is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the values of Strava, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and or weight.
Strava is composed of dedicated, fun-loving individuals, unified by our mission to build the most engaged community of athletes in the world. And it feels like we’re onto something big. Millions of athletes are already on Strava, with thousands more joining every day, and we’ve assembled an awesome team to keep us growing all around the world.