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Senior Data Scientist - Product

Chess.com

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Posted over 30 days ago...

Join the world's leading chess platform and revolutionize gameplay with your analytical prowess

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Organization Summary:
Chess.com, the premier destination for over 150 million chess enthusiasts, seeks an analytical mastermind to join its vast, fully remote team. As a hub for gameplay, learning, and community, we're a unique blend of tech, gaming, and content dedicated to enriching the chess experience. Our 600+ members in over 60 countries foster a mission-driven culture, celebrating life without the confines of corporate norms.

Role Summary:

  • Collaborate with business, product, and engineering teams from planning to shipping and evaluating A/B tests.
  • Define and refine event taxonomy in alignment with company-wide structures.
  • Analyze data using Amplitude and BigQuery to guide strategic decisions.
  • Identify key drivers of user retention and growth through exploratory analysis.
  • Work with analysts to create scalable, reproducible analyses and share insights company-wide.
  • Examine player behavior data to understand different user cohorts and lifecycle stages.

Role Requirements:

  • 6+ years in data analytics, preferably in consumer software or gaming.
  • Proven ability to plan and analyze large-scale product experiments.
  • Proficiency in BigQuery, SQL, Amplitude or similar, Python/Jupyter Notebook/R, and Git.
  • Expertise in developing event taxonomy for digital consumer applications.
  • Exceptional collaboration and communication skills in a remote setting.
  • Passionate about mentoring and adept at translating complex ideas into simple terms.

Application Process Details:

  • Apply for this full-time remote position available in EMEA and American time zones.
  • Discover more about Chess.com's virtual team dynamics at the provided links.

About Us

Chess.com is one of the largest gaming sites in the world and the #1 platform for playing, learning, and enjoying chess.

We are a team of 600+ fully remote people in 60+ countries working hard to serve the global chess community. We are here to support 150M+ chess players worldwide with the best possible product, content, and tools to serve the community!

We are a tech company. A gaming company. A content company. And we do it all with passion and commitment to the game. Above all we prize our mission-driven, flat, life-celebrating, no-corporate culture, and we look forward to meeting you and learning more about what you can bring to the team.

About You

You are an analytic thinker with a passion for driving product innovation and business growth through data-driven insights. With substantial experience in consumer software and/or gaming analytics and funnels. You are adept at navigating complex data to extract meaningful insights on user retention, engagement, monetization, and product interaction. You have the product and business knowledge to serve a diverse set of stakeholders, and can also proactively produce insights that get our teams working on the right thing, faster.  

Your analytical skills are matched by a strategic mindset and an ability to communicate insights in a simple and compelling way. You find purpose in working for a company that values both its product and its people, and you bring a seasoned blend of analytical, strategic, and technical skills to the table.

What You’ll Do

  • Work with business, product, and engineering teams to [plan → design → ship → evaluate] experiments/AB-Tests, and communicate their results/impact with the company
  • Help define and document our event taxonomy, and work directly with product teams to define new events that is consistent with our overarching event structure and taxonomy
  • Work directly in Amplitude and BigQuery to extract truths and trends that inform and guide business and product decisions
  • Uncover retention and growth drivers by leveraging exploratory analytical techniques like
  • Collaborate with analysts/data-scientists in building scalable, and reproducible analyses, and communicate their insights with the company
  • Dive into our data to discover insights on player behavior across different cohorts, segments,and stages of the user lifecycle, and communicate collect feedback on your findings from peers, and business and product partners

Preferred Skills

  • 6+ years of experience in data analytics
  • Experience in collaborating others to [plan → design → ship → evaluate] large scale product experiments
  • Experience with BigQuery, SQL, Amplitude (or similar tools)
  • Experience with analytics coding tools Python/Jupyter Notebook/R, and Git
  • Strong experience in defining event taxonomy for consumer digital applications
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills working in a fully distributed team
  • Prioritizes relationships with colleagues and partners, enjoys mentoring and guiding others
  • Ability to explain complex topics in simple terms
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring others in both craft and effective communication

About the Opportunity

  • This is a full-time position
  • We are 100% remote (work from anywhere!)
  • This role is open to applicants who can work in EMEA and American time zones

You can learn more about us here:

We look forward to meeting you!

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