Data Scientist - Ads Sales (Remote)

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[As of June 2020, Quora has become a "remote-first" company.  This position can be performed remotely from anywhere in the world, regardless of any location that might be specified above.]

About Quora:

The vast majority of human knowledge is still not on the internet. Most of it is trapped in the form of experience in people's heads, or buried in books and papers that only experts can access. More than a billion people use the internet, yet only a tiny fraction contribute their knowledge to it. We want to democratize access to knowledge of all kinds — from politics to painting, cooking to coding, etymology to experiences — so if someone out there knows something, anyone else can learn it. Our mission is to share and grow the world's knowledge, and we're building a world-class team to help us achieve this mission.

About the Team:

Unsurprisingly, then, the Data Team is highly empowered at Quora, helping navigate complexity and influencing product and company strategy directly. Quora's outsized commitment to data is visible in everything we do, from our rigor-driven experimentation processes to the backgrounds of our leaders (including many Product Managers and the Head of Product being former full-time data scientists). With this emphasis on data and empirics, we aim to balance rigor and pragmatism, searching for scrappy solutions in pursuit of our mission. In joining Quora's strong data team, you'll both benefit from and work to advance our culture of rational decision making.

About the Role:

As a data scientist in ads, you'll work closely with sales leadership, product managers, and engineers to devise appropriate measurements and metrics, build visualizations, design randomized controlled experiments, and tackle hard, open-ended problems that uncover usage patterns and opportunities for the company. In this role, you will deliver data-driven insights to guide our business strategy and extract untapped value in our platform by developing a deep understanding of our advertisers and users. Quora has a wide range of rich data, giving you ample room for exploration and creativity. For more about our work, see Quora's Data blog at https://quoradata.quora.com/. 

Responsibilities:
  • Extract actionable insights from broad, open-ended questions to influence sales and product strategy and drive roadmap decisions
  • Analyze data to understand the root causes of metric movements and uncover growth opportunities
  • Design and evaluate A/B tests to make informed recommendations on product changes
  • Develop metrics and create dashboards to orient the direction of business development and track the success of the business
  • Communicate insights and recommendations to key partners
  • Improve the work of other data scientists through mentorship, tool development, and by bringing good industry practices to the team
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ability to be available for meetings and impromptu communication during Quora's "coordination hours" (Mon-Fri: 9am-3pm Pacific Time).  Learn why here
  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in a quantitative field
  • 2+ years work experience in sales analytics, product analytics, or data science at a consumer tech company (e.g. open-ended analyses, metric development, A/B testing)
  • Proficiency in using SQL and procedural programming languages (e.g. Python, R) to manipulate and analyze data
  • Familiarity with theoretical foundations of statistical techniques (e.g. hypothesis testing, regression)
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment and combine quantitative skills with intuition to translate numbers into insights
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly explain data results to cross-functional teams
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 4+ years work experience in sales analytics, product analytics, or data science at a consumer tech company (e.g. open-ended analyses, metric development, A/B testing)
  • Experience evangelizing best practices and process improvements on your team
  • Experience working with large data sets and distributed computing tools (e.g. Presto, Redshift)
  • Experience pushing code and navigating a complex codebase
  • Active Quora user with curiosity about the product
Additional Information:

For Colorado based applicants, the minimum salary range is $129,000 - $171,000 + equity + benefits. For New Jersey based applicants, the minimum salary range is $152,000 - $201,000 + equity + benefits. There are many factors that will determine the starting pay, including but not limited to experience, location, education, and business needs.

Quora offers a wide range of benefits including medical/dental/vision coverage, equity refreshers, remote work reimbursement, paid time off, employee assistance programs, and more. Benefits are country-specific and may vary.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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An Insider's view of Quora

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

The culture is extremely collaborative and allows you to create a balance between your work and personal life wherein I’m motivated to work as per the requirements to create a meaningful impact. The constant appreciation & recognition of my work would encourage me to go above and beyond for Quora without feeling over-burdened.

Priyal

Manager - APAC Growth Sales

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As a recent project, I helped organize the 2022 Quora Programming Challenge, a free programming competition open to participants from around the world. I especially enjoyed the cross-functional nature of the project: many teams had to collaborate in order to deliver a successful competition, including engineering, recruiting, design, and marketing

Victor

Software Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Every day I’m grateful to work with talented co-workers who really care about Quora’s mission of sharing and growing the world's knowledge. Our team ideated and launched new monetization programs to empower Creators to share their expertise; everyone has a voice in determining the next great ideas to build to accelerate our mission.

Vivien

Head of Subscription Products

What makes someone successful on your team?

Be authentic, genuine, driven & flexible. Emotional Intelligence & Team Work go a long way. Success is knowing how to create & keep an amazing team dynamic. Be honest, give constructive feedback and always be flexible to receive the given. Everyone who is eager to learn can have an amazing career when given the opportunity & responsibility.

Marcell

Manager - EMEA Sales

What are Quora Perks + Benefits

Quora Benefits Overview

* Remote-first Environment - remote-first reimbursement
* Coworking Space Program - apply for reimbursement of a coworking space or for use of a private office at a WeWork paid by Quora
* Hack Weeks - Offroad, Quora’s Hack Week, happens a few times a year and is a week for people to work on self- defined projects that they think will be valuable to the company or help the company learn
* All Hands and Q&A - Every week, we host two company wide meetings inviting everyone to listen, learn, and ask questions on your mind
* Referral Program - compensation program in place to reward you for helping Quora’s team grow
* Book Reimbursement - expense the purchase of any book that you think will be helpful to your work in any way
* ERG - Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
* EAC - Employee Activity Clubs (EAC)
* New Hire Buddy Program - connects employees to new hires to help guide them through their onboarding period
* Monthly Newsletter - Quora’s monthly newsletter provides company highlights, shares employee resources, and more
* Sending Kudos - Acknowledge your coworkers and peers for doing something awesome!

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program

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