Pandora is hiring a

Scientist, Experimental Design

Oakland, United States

At Pandora, we're a unique collection of engineers, musicians, designers, marketers, and world-class sellers with a common goal: to enrich lives by delivering effortless personalized music enjoyment and discovery. People—the listeners, the artists, and our employees—are at the center of our mission and everything we do. Actually, employees at Pandora are a lot like the service itself: bright, eclectic, and innovative. Collaboration is the foundation of our workforce, and we’re looking for smart individuals who are self-motivated and passionate to join us. Be a part of the engine that creates the soundtrack to life. Discover your future at Pandora.

In this role you'll be working on a team designing and building the next innovations that will delight millions of listeners. You'll interact regularly with senior leadership to directly guide and shape Pandora's efforts in user growth and retention. Everyday we are running dozens of experiments on our A/B platform. You’ll be the one leading the science behind our user experiments, helping senior leadership to make informed decisions about current and new product features. You’ll research the best metrics to measure user engagement and retention, and develop statistical methods to improve our current decision-making processes

Successful candidates will have significant experience with experimental design and statistical inference, solid programming skills, outstanding communication skills, demonstrated ability to work effectively in a small team, and a desire to work at Pandora HQ in Oakland, CA. 


•    PhD degree in quantitative field such as statistics 
•    Minimum 3 years of industry experience
•    Strong background in statistics and/or machine learning
•    Experience with A/B testing, experimental design and statistical inference
•    Experience with R, Python
•    Experience with Hive or SQL databases

Plus Requirements:

•    Experience with the Hadoop technology stack
•    Experience with Spark and Scala


Pandora is committed to diversity in its workforce. Pandora is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, veteran or disability status. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

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