Data Scientist



Data Science
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2023

Kickstarter, PBC is seeking a Data Scientist to join our Insights team.

The salary for this role in the United States is $110,000 - $130,000.

About the Team

Kickstarter's Insights team is a collaborative group of people who are passionate about using data and research to help bring creative projects to life. Our team’s objectives include:

  • Democratizing data access across the organization and providing tools and training to support data-informed decisions;
  • Acquiring and synthesizing all relevant information about our ecosystem, the creative landscape, and our users, to provide high quality strategic advice to decision makers at all levels of the organization;
  • Raising the quality of data in our system, including improving our data infrastructure and modeling, and utilizing a variety of research methodologies to understand our users and their experiences.

We value peer feedback, continuous learning, and blameless post-mortems. We prefer proven technology and have built most of our data infrastructure on AWS, but we also care about finding the right tools for the job, so we invest in cutting-edge technology when it's a good fit.

In This Role, You Will:

  • Query and analyze data in SQL for cross-functional stakeholders such as product managers, product designers, and engineers.
  • Expand Kickstarter’s business intelligence and product analytics capabilities to promote self-sufficiency throughout the organization.
  • Conduct analyses in Python/R and communicate your findings to a diverse group of product stakeholders with both technical and non-technical backgrounds.

About You

  • You have 2-5 years of professional experience in data analytics for a technical product.
  • You are a SQL expert and proficient in Python or R.
  • You are at ease conducting exploratory analysis and visualizing data.
  • You have experience with A/B and multivariate testing.
  • You value communicating insights concisely, accurately, and meaningfully to a diverse audience.
  • Experience with dbt is a strong plus.
What You'll Enjoy
  • A fully remote workforce with plenty of opportunities to get to know your colleagues
  • 100% employer-paid health plan offerings
  • 16 paid vacation days, 10 sick days, and a company-wide winter break between Christmas and New Years
  • 25 volunteer hours each year to give back to your community
  • 16 weeks of parental leave plus fertility/family planning resources
  • A 4-day/32-hour workweek! Kickstarter is currently experimenting with one so that we can all enjoy long weekends
  • Incredibly talented and inspiring colleagues who know how to blend their creative endeavors into their work
You can read more about our benefits and working at Kickstarter at our Jobs page:
Our Fully Virtual Team
We’re currently able to support employees based in the following US locations: CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, MA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OR, VA, and WA. We're also able to support employees in the United Kingdom and Canada (Ontario & British Columbia). If you live in—or are willing to move to—any of these locations, we look forward to your application! If there is a required or preferred location for an open role, it will be listed in the job description.
Kickstarter is an equal opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to fight for equality, we work to ensure a fair and consistent interview process. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to an inclusive work environment.
Kickstarter is a Public Benefit Corporation, and our mission is to help bring creative projects to life. We measure our success as a company by how well we achieve that mission, not by the size of our profits. In our charter, we spell out our mission, our values, and the commitments we have made to pursue them.