Thumbtack
Thumbtack is a technology company helping millions of people confidently care for and improve their homes.
Remote, OR, USA
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Senior Data Scientist, Product

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Employer Provided Salary: $119,213-$189,750 Annually
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A home is the biggest investment most people make, and yet, it doesn’t come with a manual. That's why we’re building the only app homeowners need to effortlessly manage their homes —  knowing what to do, when to do it, and who to hire. With Thumbtack, millions of people care for what matters most, and pros earn billions of dollars through our platform. And as one of the fastest-growing companies in a $600B+ industry — we must be doing something right. 

We are driven by a common goal and the deep satisfaction that comes from knowing our work supports local economies, helps small businesses grow, and brings homeowners peace of mind. We’re seeking people who continually put our purpose first: advocating for pros and customers, embracing change, and choosing teamwork every day.

At Thumbtack, we're creating a new era of home care. If making an impact and the chance to do good inspires you, join us. Imagine what we’ll build together. 

Thumbtack by the Numbers

  • Available nationwide in every U.S. county
  • 80 million projects started on Thumbtack
  • 10 million 5-star reviews and counting
  • Pros earn billions on our platform
  • 1000+ employees 
  • $3.2 billion valuation (June, 2021) 

About the Data Science Team

The Data Science team empowers Thumbtack to use data to guide business decisions. We collaborate with partners across the company to solve the most analytically challenging problems -- everything from informing how we set prices across almost a thousand local services categories, to evaluating the impact of a new business model on company performance, to identifying early predictors of high-quality customers. We are a tight-knit, intellectually curious team that is committed to improving Thumbtack and improving each other.

About the Role

Data Scientists at Thumbtack are empowered early on to leverage their critical thinking, interpersonal, and technical skills to make a positive impact on the company. Data Scientist embed with product teams to support new product feature launches, study the economics of our massive and dynamic marketplace, and help inform strategy. As a Data Scientist, you’ll be the person responsible for all the analytical needs of an entire team of engineers, designers, and product/marketing managers -- helping empower the team and Thumbtack more broadly to build the best product, as quickly as possible.

 Responsibilities

  • Propose and conduct quantitative research into key user behaviors, product flows, and business trends; based on analysis and in collaboration with cross-functional partners, identify potential new opportunities and next steps for the product team
  • Design and analyze experiments and other tests for causal inference, in collaboration with engineers, applied scientist, and economists
  • Partner with product managers, engineers, etc. to help scope new features, e.g., scenario modeling for possible impact on key metrics, make recommendations on business logic of new features, etc.
  • Define and monitor key metrics; investigate changes in metrics and propose next steps
  • Develop topic area expertise, e.g., develop a deep understanding of how Thumbtack search works and interacts with other systems
  • Contribute to our team and company data culture through accessible data table design and maintenance
  • Collaborate with, mentor, and help recruit team members

What you’ll need

If you don't think you meet all of the criteria below but still are interested in the job, please apply. Nobody checks every box, and we're looking for someone excited to join the team.

  • 4+ years of experience in data science, analytics or economics
  • Experience managing stakeholders with competing priorities in areas such as Product Management, Design, Engineering and Marketing
  • Experience scoping, analyzing, and communicating results of experiments
  • Expert in SQL 
  • Strong communication skills and ability to build strong relationships cross-functionally and with leadership
  • Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral degree in a technical area such as: Statistics, Engineering, Analytics, Math, Computer Science, Operations Research, Economics

Bonus points if you have

  • A well-balanced combination of big-picture thinking, ability to thrive in ambiguity, exceptional problem solving skills and patience to teach others and uphold a high bar
  • Experience working on a 2-sided marketplace 
  • Proficient in one of Python or R

Thumbtack is a virtual-first company, meaning you can live and work from any one of our approved locations across the United States, Canada or the Philippines.* Learn more about our virtual-first working model here.

For candidates living in San Francisco / Bay Area, New York City, or Seattle metros, the expected salary range for the role is currently $140,250 - $189,750. Actual offered salaries will vary and will be based on various factors, such as calibrated job level, qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role.

For candidates living in all other US locations, the expected salary range for this role is currently $119,213 - $161,288. Actual offered salaries will vary and will be based on various factors, such as calibrated job level, qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role.

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Benefits & Perks

  • Virtual-first working model coupled with in-person events
  • 20 company-wide holidays including a week-long end-of-year company shutdown
  • Libraries (optional use collaboration & connection hubs) in San Francisco and Salt Lake City  
  • WiFi reimbursements 
  • Cell phone reimbursements (North America) 
  • Employee Assistance Program for mental health and well-being 

Learn More About Us

  • Life @ Thumbtack Blog   
  • How Thumbtack is embracing virtual work  
  • Follow us on LinkedIn  
  • Meet the pros who inspire us

Thumbtack embraces diversity. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, state, or local law. We also will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, consistent with applicable law. 

Thumbtack is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation for a medical condition or disability during any part of the application process, please contact: [email protected]

If you are a California resident, please review information regarding your rights under California privacy laws contained in Thumbtack’s Privacy policy available at https://www.thumbtack.com/privacy/ .

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What are Thumbtack Perks + Benefits

Thumbtack Benefits Overview

We work hard, but we’re not all business. We take employee well-being very seriously. Because people do their best work when they’re rested and engaged, and we believe that everyone should love where they work.

Be part of a dynamic culture built on integrity, inclusion, and authenticity, where our leaders listen to feedback and take action. With more than 20 company-wide holidays (including an end-of-year company shutdown), flexible PTO, equal parental leave, and a virtual-first working model, we treat you like our greatest asset—because you are.

Culture
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Employee resource groups
Quarterly engagement surveys
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Virtual work at Thumbtack means set Collaboration Hours for Zoom meetings, weekly focus time on No Meeting Wednesdays, and Google Docs and tools for asynchronous collaboration across teams.
Remote work program
We believe great work can be done from anywhere. With our virtual-first model, you have the opportunity to choose where you live and work.
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Transgender health care benefits
Wellness days
Abortion travel benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
Company equity
Charitable contribution matching
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
All parents get 12 weeks of leave, and birthing parents could receive up 8 additional weeks. We also provide generous fertility benefits with a lifetime maximum benefit of $30,000 USD.
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
HRA Infertility & Gender Dysphoria & Adoption Assistance: $10,000 per year, ($30,000 lifetime max) for covered infertility treatments, gender dysphoria services, and any expenses for finalized
Restricted work hours
Collaboration Hours for Zoom meetings and weekly focus time on No Meeting Wednesdays.
Fertility benefits
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Recharge with flexible PTO and 20+ companywide holidays, including week-long company shutdowns in summer and winter.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Bereavement leave benefits
Company-wide vacation
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Company-sponsored happy hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
We have a “Courageous Conversations” speaker series as well as mentorship and 8 employee resources groups (ERGs) that host programming throughout the year.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
We recently launched a formal mentorship program with our Chief Legal Officer, Melanie Margolin called "Mentorship with Melanie."
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Personal development training

Additional Perks + Benefits

We offer a $1,000 USD/year remote work stipend to support career development, physical and emotional wellness, and caregiving. Amplify your growth with professional coaching from BetterUp and personalized mental health resources from Modern Health and Therify.

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