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Data Scientist, Inclusive Product

$115k – $175k AngelList Est.
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About Pinterest:

Millions of people across the world come to Pinterest to find new ideas every day. It’s where they get inspiration, dream about new possibilities and plan for what matters most. Our mission is to help those people find their inspiration and create a life they love. As a Pinterest employee, you’ll be challenged to take on work that upholds this mission and pushes Pinterest forward. You’ll grow as a person and leader in your field, all the while helping users make their lives better in the positive corner of the internet.

We are seeking an experienced data scientist who's interested in dealing with questions relating to inclusion, diversity, representation, ethics, and fairness within the product. It is important to us that our product represents all Pinners. To this end, Pinterest is building inclusive features into our product, including our “Skin Tone Ranges” in search and AR try on, which give Pinners the option to refine search results and recommendations by a skin tone range of their choice. The ideal candidate will care deeply about these issues and has an interest in being on the forefront of how we think about building a more inclusive product. You will need to work with a variety of Product teams including Search, Feed, AR, Related Pins, Computer Vision and more. They will interface with high level cross functional stakeholders. You’ll apply quantitative analysis, modeling and data mining to improve our pinners’ experience.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop metrics to measure the diversity and fairness of our product offering across various different surfaces, and help design and evaluate A/B experiments that drive these metrics
  • Build dashboards together with the data pipelines to power them, in order to measure and track product goals
  • Contribute to and validate ML models in the field of Computer Vision to drive an understanding of the content on our platform, and in our ranking models for search and feed products
  • Perform deep dive analysis to help us understand the user journey to help the product team build experiences that encourage action
  • Gain an understanding of the best practices in the areas of inclusion, diversity, representation, ethics, and fairness within product and AI
  • Work cross-functionally to build and communicate key insights, and collaborate closely with product managers and engineers to help build the next Inclusive experience on Pinterest

What we're looking for:

  • 5+ years of industry experience with proven ability to apply scientific methods to solve real-world problems on web-scale data
  • Expert in at least one scripting language (Python/R)
  • Proficient in SQL/Hive
  • Proven ability to perform rigorous data analysis and translate the results into business recommendations
  • You are knowledgeable in one or more of the following: Machine Learning, NLP, Computer Vision, Recommendation Systems, Social Network analysis


San Francisco
Job type
Visa sponsorship
Not Available

Healthcare benefits

Comprehensive health benefits for you and your family. Sponsored One Medical memberships for you and your family [US Only]. Mental health benefits, including free sessions with a therapist.

Parental leave

4 months of paid parental leave that parents can take at any time over the course of a year — and we encourage both mothers and fathers to take it.

Equity benefits

Unlimited vacation

Unlimited PTO for employees in the US

Company meals

Commuter benefits

Pinterest at a glance

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Pinterest focuses on Social Media, Internet, E-Commerce, Advertising, and Social Commerce. Their company has offices in San Francisco and Palo Alto. They have a very large team that's between 1001-5000 employees. To date, Pinterest has raised $1.449B of funding; their latest round was closed on April 2019.

You can view their website at https://pinterest.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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