Data Scientist, Business Operations

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What Notion is looking for in applicants

About Us:

We're on a mission to make it possible for every person, team, and company to be able to tailor their software to solve any problem and take on any challenge. Computers may be our most powerful tools, but most of us can't build or modify the software we use on them every day. At Notion, we want to change this with focus, design, and craft.

We've been working on this together since 2016, and have customers like Nike, Airbnb, Slack, Samsung and thousands more on this journey with us. Today, we're growing fast and excited for new teammates to join us who are the best at what they do. We're passionate about building a company as diverse and creative as the millions of people Notion reaches worldwide.

About The Role:

Do you want to help define what data means at Notion? As one of our first Data Scientists, you'll be instrumental in setting what our data strategy looks like as we grow the business, and then doing the hands on work to execute against it. There will be significant variation from one day to the next, but whether you're exploring what a successful Notion account looks like, building out a core activity data set, or creating a model to deliver leads to the sales team, you'll absolutely be having impact on the direction of the business.

What You'll Achieve:

  • You'll partner with the business operations team to bring analytical rigor to strategy development, metric selection, forecasting, and opportunity sizing.
  • You'll work closely with data engineering to make improvements to recurring revenue (MRR/ARR) calculations and pipelines.
  • You'll collaborate with team leads across the business to understand and support their data needs.
  • You'll design and enact the process for using statistical inference to evaluate the success of changes, from product launches to marketing campaigns.
  • You'll build models to understand and predict things like user growth, future revenue, conversion, churn, and more.
  • You'll build and maintain KPI dashboards that teams rely on for making key decisions.
  • You'll communicate your findings with the rest of the company, and drive and verify change in our product and business (Insights are useful. Impact is even better!)

Skills You'll Need to Bring:

  • You've spent meaningful time as a data scientist partnering with finance, business operations, and/or sales teams.
  • You are a SQL expert. You have no problem regularly leveraging window functions, UDFs, self-joins, and other complex SQL functions to accomplish your data analysis goals.
  • You have expertise in at least one scripting language (ideally Python or R).
  • You know how to use statistical inference to drive product and business recommendations.
  • You have experience building predictive models, and you know how to evaluate their effectiveness.
  • You have a bias for using the right tools to get a job done with maximum efficiency. You have experience making tradeoffs between speed and accuracy.

Nice to Haves:

  • You have worked at a fast-growing start-up.
  • You have experience building out data infrastructure that facilitates speed, reliability, and scalability.
  • You have prior experience with data-distributed tools (Scalding, Hadoop, Pig, etc) and statistical libraries.
  • You've worked with MRR/ARR at a SaaS company before, preferably in a B2B context.

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for small businesses, you will find a home at Notion.

Notion is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic. Notion considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Notion is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation made due to a disability, please let your recruiter know.

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