Senior Data Scientist at Meetup

| Greater NYC Area
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The spark of a meaningful interaction makes people braver. It encourages participation, action, and the willingness to try -- the stuff of progress. Through Meetup, people come together, they create new possibilities for each other. It begins simply, with a handshake and a hello, but its effects can be profound: Millions of lives changed.

At Meetup, we've made it our mission to empower personal growth through real human connections because we see a future built on deep trust and collective effort. We are creating a world where people can turn to each other to improve their lives.

Data Scientists are part of a centralized Data Team and partner with teams throughout the company to identify and execute on the most impactful product and business opportunities. The team owns the collection & enhancement of our tremendous data assets using applied statistics at scale to better connect our members and organizers. Data Science and its two sister-teams (Machine Learning & Data Platform) collaborate daily to define and extend Meetup's data science, analytic and personalization capabilities. As a data scientist, your work will involve consulting with client teams, munging data, data modeling, building ML models, and visualizing and presenting results to stakeholders. If you are a data scientist who nerds out on data and wants to drive critical projects with our internal teams and business that impact how the world uses Meetup, we want to hear from you!

Your values:

  • Driven to connect data to business problems and clearly communicate the benefits, risks, and trade-offs
  • Believe that data integrity is paramount and obsess about figuring things out
  • Self-motivated, eager to create something new, and always looking to improve upon existing processes, tools and methodologies
  • Love working with both people and numbers to help teams answer complex questions
  • Passionate about building community all over the world

Role and responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with strategy, product, and data teams to map business needs to data-driven solutions
  • Advise on and promote good experimental design and evaluation, as we quickly iterate on product changes
  • Leverage machine learning techniques to deliver value to the business from our vast data assets
  • Rapidly prototype and validate new metrics and models to generate impactful insights about our members so we can better serve them and their communities
  • Craft and communicate data visualizations that enable teams to easily understand and act upon the output of data products and analyses
  • Analyze performance bottlenecks and recommend optimizations as we continually improve the performance of our in-house data tooling

Your experience:

  • 3+ years working with data analytics, data warehousing practices, data pipelines, online & offline experimentation, and machine learning models
  • Proficiency in statistics and experiment design
  • Proven experience partnering directly with clients (either internal or external) and leading projects with multiple work streams
  • Meticulous attention to detail and an obsession with 'getting it right'
  • Advanced SQL and proficiency with one or more scripting languages: Python, Scala or R preferred
  • An optimistic outlook on what is possible to achieve and a passionate drive toward getting to that place
  • Experience with distributed data technologies like Hadoop, Hive, and Spark
  • Bonus points: for experience building and analyzing web and mobile applications, and business intelligence tools

Meetup employees are bold, supportive, and passionate about enabling people to come together and create the future of real community, a future where people embrace their differences and similarities, show up, do things, and turn to each other to improve their lives. We care about moving fast, real-world change, and building diverse, dynamic teams in a safe and inclusive environment.

Please include a cover letter with your application telling us why you are the perfect fit for this role, and Meetup in particular!

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12 East 49th St, New York, NY 10017

An Insider's view of Meetup

What does your typical day look like?

As an engineer at Meetup, my mission is to build things that help product teams focus on our users and develop our product faster and with better quality. My team mob programs or pair programs by default, which works great for us because it increases code and architecture, knowledge sharing, focus, productivity and team bonding.

Jaclyn Jiménez

Senior Full Stack Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

I created my own professional development path by participating in the Employee Resource Group and Diversity & Inclusion council. Participating and organizing these company initiatives allowed me to stretch my leadership muscles, understand the value of empathizing with my colleagues, and appreciate the ability to use my voice to influence change.

Lee Upshur

Pro Support Specialist

What is your vision for the company?

Meetup empowers personal growth through real human connections because we see a future built on deep trust and collective effort. We are creating a world where people can turn to each other to improve their lives. We believe that real, human connection drives real change.

David Siegel


What's something quirky about your company?

What I enjoy the most about working at Meetup is the people. As a mission driven company with a focus on building community, our community sets a great example. I consider myself incredibly lucky to work amongst such incredible individuals. I feel seen, supported, and empowered to not only be my unique self, but to make the changes I know I can.

Irina Demchenko

Senior Support Specialist

What are Meetup Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
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Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
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Company Outings
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Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
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Recreational Clubs
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Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
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