Data Scientist

Yelp, San Francisco, CA

Connecting people with great local businesses

Data Scientist - Product
At Yelp, it’s our mission to connect people with great local businesses. Yelp’s unique dataset contains billions of interactions between users and local business around the globe, from a user reviewing a neighborhood coffee shop to requesting a repair quote with a photo of a leaky faucet. Data Scientists at Yelp work to make sense of these interactions to deliver impactful analyses and products to our users, business partners and the general public.

Who We Are:
The Data Science team performs analyses, builds models, and designs experiments that directly impact Yelp’s business and users. Our centralized team is the most wide-ranging consumer of data at Yelp, adept at tasks from modeling content growth and user behavior to sharing insights about the health of local economies. With varied backgrounds and expertise, we strive for learning and growth in a collaborative environment.

We Are Looking For:

  • BA/BS degree and 3+ years of experience as a data scientist, or MS/PhD and 2+ years of industry experience in a quantitative role.
  • Fluency with SQL and Python or R for data analysis.
  • Solid understanding of statistical inference, experimental design and analysis.
  • Enthusiasm for clean code and sharing reproducible results.
  • Communication skills to work with partners on engineering, product and business teams.
  • An eye for great data visualization with Matplotlib, Plotly, ggplot, or Tableau.

What You Will Do:

  • Define key metrics to track Yelp’s performance and inform product decisions.
  • Assess and frame questions from partners into actionable deliverables.
  • Design, execute, and analyze complex experiments impacting millions of users.
  • Devise and evaluate models for diverse business needs, such as identifying growth opportunities, personalizing user experience, and matching consumers to businesses.
  • Own analyses start-to-finish and communicate key insights to stakeholders.
  • Share your technical skills to develop and maintain high-quality, reusable analysis tools.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

About Yelp

Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Our users have contributed approximately 127 million cumulative reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more. These reviews are written by people using Yelp to share their everyday local business experiences, giving voice to consumers and bringing “word of mouth” online.

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