Associate Data Scientist - University Grad 2020 at Squarespace
New York City, NY, US

Squarespace’s Data Scientists create the analytical frameworks and provide the technical rigor to drive pivotal business decisions. As an Associate Data Scientist, you’ll be supporting the team in analyzing key business problems, building data pipelines and feature sets for analysis and modeling work, and providing rigorous reporting to enable and evangelize data-driven decision-making throughout the organization. Furthermore, you’ll be expected to continuously develop the technical, statistical, and analytical skills that formulate the basis of a data scientist’s toolkit. 

Depending on your area of focus, challenges you may tackle in a typical day include: 

  • Monitoring Squarespace’s conversion flow, tracking changes in trial or subscription behavior
  • Working with Product Managers to design, implement, and analyze the results of A/B tests to optimize the product for a superior user experience
  • Ensuring our key data pipelines are operating correctly, and completing data quality checks and investigations to verify the accuracy of our reporting
  • Supporting our client teams in accessing data for legal, contractual, or analytical reasons
  • Reconciling data from different web tracking/analytics systems, and developing a deep understanding of what drives the difference
  • Supporting efforts to accurately define information about customers, such as their location or their site type
  • Building dashboards to allow management to understand performance in real time

We are seeking multiple Associate Data Scientists who demonstrate sharp intellectual curiosity, data fluency, and a collaborative work ethic. These roles report to the Analytics team lead in New York.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Empower data-driven decision-making across the org by maintaining analytical tools to guide key business decisions; develop and maintain dashboards to provide visibility into relevant metrics
  • Help surface insights from terabytes of proprietary user, product, and marketing data; communicate compelling recommendations to key stakeholders 
  • Continuously get better - seek out opportunities to further develop your analytical, engineering, statistical, etc. toolkit

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Currently enrolled student with a graduation date in 2019 or Spring 2020
  • Pursuing a Bachelor's or Master’s in a relevant technical field (e.g. CS, Math, Economics, etc.) 
  • Familiarity with both SQL and a scripting language (Python preferred); Strong competency with at least one of them
  • Ability to communicate effectively with wide-range of audiences
  • Comfort working on open-ended problems with limited guidance 
  • Strong data intuition and ability to think probabilistically 
  • Ability to devise data-driven solutions to business problems
  • Research experience is a plus

About Squarespace

Squarespace makes beautiful products to help people with creative ideas succeed. By blending elegant design and sophisticated engineering, we empower millions of people — from individuals and local artists to entrepreneurs shaping the world’s most iconic businesses — to share their stories with the world. Squarespace’s team of more than 1,000 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin and Portland. For more information, visit www.squarespace.com/about.

Perks

  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered
  • Flexible vacation & paid time off
  • Up to 18 weeks of parental leave
  • Equity plan
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Free lunch and snacks
  • Squarespace sends engineers to speak at and attend the most relevant and impactful conferences throughout the year
  • Dog-friendly workplace
  • Gender Affirmation Surgery
  • Education reimbursement