Whatnot
Buy, Sell & Go Live
Denver, CO, USA

Data Scientist

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🚀 Whatnot

Whatnot is a livestream shopping platform and marketplace backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, and CapitalG. We’re building the future of ecommerce, bringing together community, shopping and entertainment. We are committed to our values, whether working remotely or from one of our offices. We are building a team that has experience from top tech, retail and payments platforms in the world.

We’re innovating in the fast-paced world of live auctions in categories including sports, fashion, video games, and streetwear. The platform couples rigorous seller vetting with a focus on community to create a welcoming space for buyers and sellers to share their passions with others.

And, we’re growing. Whatnot has been the fastest growing marketplace in the US over the past two years and we’re hiring forward-thinking problem solvers across all functional areas.

📈 Opportunity Size

Retail disruption is one of the largest opportunities in the startup space today. Livestream shopping is taking off around the world – a $300B GMV market in China that’s grown 100% YoY. Whatnot is bringing it to the world through a community-first approach, starting in the U.S. where retail is a $5T market opportunity!

💻 Role

  • Partner closely across the business to find improvements/opportunities and influence decisions using data science methodologies and tools
  • Build actionable KPIs, create production-quality dashboards and notebooks to convey insights
  • Define and advance best practices within an experiment-driven culture
  • Inform product engineering roadmap through analysis of marketplace, user behavior, and product trends

👋 About You

We are looking for intellectually curious, highly motivated individuals to be foundational members of our Data team! You will partner with our Engineering, Product, Finance and Operations teams to identify critical goals for the business, develop a deep understanding of them, and design scalable solutions.

You should have strong critical thinking and analytical skills, excellent communication abilities, and a knack for working across teams in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will be adept in navigating the data stack and able to support initiatives in all facets from analytics/data engineering and product analytics to machine learning.

In addition to 6+ years of experience in the Data Analytics field, you should have:

  • Excellent verbal communications, including the ability to clearly and concisely articulate complex concepts to both technical and non-technical collaborators
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent work experience. 
  • Demonstrated history of knowledge in Business Analysis, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics or related technical fields
  • Industry experience with proven ability to apply scientific methods to solve real-world problems on large scale data
  • Ability to lead initiatives across multiple product areas and communicate findings with leadership and product teams
  • Comfortability with data warehouses and big data technologies such as Redshift, Snowflake, Big Query, Presto, Athena, Spark, DBT
  • Expert in using SQL for data analysis, reporting, and dashboarding
  • Experience with a scripting language such as Python or R is a plus
  • Aptitude and experience in applied statistical modeling and machine learning techniques
  • Firm grasp of visualization tools, interactive and self-serving, such as business intelligence and notebooks

💰Compensation

For US-based applicants: $153,000 - $225,000/year + benefits + stock options

The salary range may be inclusive of several levels that would be applicable to the position. Final salary will be based on a number of factors including, level, relevant prior experience, skills and expertise. This range is only inclusive of base salary, not benefits (more details below) or equity in the form of stock options.

🎁  Benefits

  • Competitive base salary and stock options
  • Unlimited Vacation Policy and Company-wide Holidays (including a spring and winter break)
  • Health Insurance options including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short term disability & Long term Disability
    • Whatnot covers 99% of employee premium costs, and 75% of dependent care premiums for Medical
    • Dental and Vision sponsored 100% by Whatnot for employees and dependents
  • Work From Home Support
    • Laptop provided by Whatnot and home office setup allowance
    • $450 work-from-anywhere quarterly allowance for cell phone and internet
  • Care benefits
    • $1,350 quarterly allowance on food
    • $1,500 quarterly allowance for wellness
    • 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave and gradual return to work
    • $5,000 annual allowance towards Childcare
    • $20,000 lifetime benefit for family planning, such as adoption or fertility expenses
  • Professional Development
    • $2,000 annual benefit to invest in your professional development
  • 401k offering for Traditional and Roth accounts provided by Betterment
    • Employer matching contributions of 100% of up to 4% of contributions on base salary

💛  EOE

Whatnot is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, parental status, disability status, or any other status protected by local law. We believe that our work is better and our company culture is improved when we encourage, support, and respect the different skills and experiences represented within our workforce.

 

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What are Whatnot Perks + Benefits

Culture
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Employee resource groups
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Fertility benefits
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Flexible time off
Company-wide vacation
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Company-sponsored happy hours
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend

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