Data Science Analyst (Remote)

 Yelp ( View website )
 June 9, 2021
 Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
At Yelp, it’s our mission to connect people with great local businesses. From a coffee connoisseur’s review of a neighborhood cafe, to a homeowner’s request for a quote to remodel their kitchen, Yelp’s data captures millions of user-business interactions every day.
 
The Data Science & Analytics team prides itself on harnessing the power of this data. We test and learn, build tools and lead meaningful analyses to extract insights that influence Yelp’s product and business strategy.
 
This is a high-visibility, high-impact role. It not only impacts data science but also the brand of Yelp in the public sphere. The team’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Bloomberg, ABC, CBS, and NBC, as well as on our Medium, Locally Optimal. We share data with researchers and students through our open dataset. Researchers have used our data to study what underlies poor patient experiences at hospitals, which kinds of business openings are associated with increases in housing prices, the impact of minimum-wage levels on restaurant success, and why restaurants that are out-of-the-way are often better.
 
We’d love to have you apply, even if you don’t feel you meet every single requirement in this posting. At Yelp, we’re looking for great people, not just those who simply check off all the boxes.

Where You Come In:

  • Lead broad analytics projects core to Yelp’s business, communicate key insights to decision makers, and help product leaders uncover new opportunities.
  • Manage tight deadlines and quickly iterate analyses to answer unstructured business questions, deliver actionable learnings, and make strategic recommendations.
  • Work cross-functionally with product and engineering to define, log, and track Yelp’s key product metrics and opportunity size new initiatives.
  • Generate dashboards and automate reports that empower teams across the organization to make data-driven decisions.
  • Grow and maintain impactful relationships with stakeholders of both technical and non technical backgrounds with clear and frequent communication.
  • Think critically about experimental design and advocate for thoughtful experimentation.
  • What It Takes to Succeed:

  • BA/BS or graduate degree in a quantitative field (mathematics, statistics, economics etc.)
  • Several years of quantitative industry experience
  • Excellent SQL skills, fluency in Python, and experience with at least one statistical package (R, Pandas/NumPy/SciPy/statsmodels).
  • An eye for compelling data visualization and extensive experience with related tools (Tableau, Power BI, Mode, Looker, matplotlib).
  • Solid understanding of statistical inference and experimental design.
  • Excellent at communicating quantitative results to a broad audience in writing and data visualizations.
  • Familiarity with modeling and advanced statistics (regression, non parametrics, predictive modeling)
  • Critical thinker, team player, and excellent communicator who takes pride in telling stories with data 
  • What You’ll Get:

  • Full responsibility for projects from day one, an awesome team, and a dynamic work environment
  • Competitive salary with equity in the company, a pension scheme, and an optional employee stock purchase program
  • 25 days paid holiday initially (rising to 29 with service), plus one floating holiday
  • Private health insurance, including dental and vision
  • Flexible working hours and meeting-free Wednesdays
  • Regular 3-day Hackathons and weekly learning groups, always with interesting topics
  • Opportunities to participate in digital events and conferences
  • £58 per month toward any wellness activity of your choice
  • Quarterly team offsites 
  • Local businesses are turning to Yelp because we’re uniquely positioned to help them reach their customers during these challenging times. Our Engineering & Product teams have responded by quickly identifying their needs and building innovative products and features to support them. Our commitment to connecting people with great local businesses has never been stronger.
    Yelp values diversity. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to Race/Ethnic Origin, Sex, Religion/Belief, Disability, Age, Sexual Orientation.
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