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Data Scientist, Capacity Engineering - Location Flexible at Dropbox (Remote)

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Role Description
Are you a critical thinker who can help solve ambiguous problems facing infrastructure powering 600M+users?  Are you equally at home explaining your analyses and project recommendations with executives as you would be discussing the technical merits of your solution with wider audiences? If that sounds like you, you might be a great fit for our team!
We are looking a rock star Data Scientist who can jump in and make an impact quickly. This is a unique opportunity were you get to work on both cost and revenue side of the business! You have to think critically and strategically about Dropbox’s infrastructure as a technology, a business and as an operation. For example, you should be comfortable setting up and analyzing A/B tests for our experimentation platform and understand how it impacts to revenue. You also get to drive impact on the cost strategy by building forecasting models to predict infrastructure growth and user growth. As this team continues to grow there's also an opportunity to help shape and guide its expansion through mentorship and advocacy across the company. We hope you'll join us!
Responsibilities
Revenue Strategy
  • Build cool models to find actionable insights around customer experience metrics through funnels, cohort analyses, long-term trends, user segmentation, ML models, and more
  • Create simple, trustworthy data pipelines and automate reporting of surface key metrics
  • Employ experimentation tools to enable targeting of offers and experiences based on user attributes
Cost Strategy 
  • Build scalable and pragmatic statistical forecasting models to predict how 600M+ users impact Dropbox infrastructure needs (Storage/CPU/Memory etc)
  • Develop cost models to predict 3 year infrastructure gross margins and give insights on cost metrics and metric movers to engineering leadership
  • Build and deliver impactful presentations that tell a persuasive story with convictive insights, not just data
Requirements
  • Degree in Math, Physics, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, or other quantitative field
  • 4+ years experience doing causal inference, quantitative analyses  and modeling for a technology company (Experience in product/infrastructure data science is a bonus) 
  • Fluency in SQL and statistical programming (e.g., R or python)
  • Experience in ETL methodology for performing Data Profiling, Data Migration, Extraction Transformation, and Loading 
  • A solid understanding of statistical analysis, experimentation, and the common pitfalls of data analysis
  • Good understanding of basic ML techniques just as regressions, tree based models, clustering techniques and SVMs
  • Self-starter: You recognize gaps and drive projects with minimal guidance and focus on making a large impact
  • Strong communicator: You effectively synthesize, visualize, and communicate your ideas to others
  • Critical thinker: You are thoughtful, self-aware, and use available evidence to make decisions
  • Collaborative: You work effectively with others and win credibility quickly
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Where we are

*Dropbox Studios are collaborative spaces designed for teamwork and community-building. Employees will not be able to use them for solo work.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • JavaLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • FluxLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
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What are Dropbox Perks + Benefits

Dropbox Benefits Overview

We’re proud to offer benefits that help all Dropboxers take care of their holistic selves, so they can keep flowing at work.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
In addition to our Unlimited Vacation Policy, Dropbox also has one companywide PTO day a month
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
At Dropbox, this is called 'Recharge'
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We began a new 'Perks Allowance' in 2021 when we went Virtual First. Dropboxers are provided a generous individual allowance to spend on what perks really matter to them while at home- whether that's wellness, caregiver support, productivity, ergonomics, learning, food services, afterschool programs for kids, or something else! Read more here: https://bit.ly/3uM0gG3

An Insider's view of Dropbox

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

In the first time in over a decade, I’ve been able to actually have work life balance and to develop healthy habits because of Virtual First. My commute time is now filled with a morning workout and the end of my day now looks like being able to cook for myself. I also was able to move closer to family, which means the world to me.

Caitlin

Diversity Program Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

In a world that’s radically shifting virtual, it’s exciting to be at a company aiming to solve a lot of the problems at the crux of the transition. I’ve been working on projects that help small businesses using Dropbox collaborate and improve their overall user experience.

Micah

Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

Dropbox has provided me a great opportunity to work with some of the top talent in the industry. The amount of creativity and innovation I have been apart of has been amazing. Whether you’re an individual contributor or a VP, Dropbox provides amazing opportunity, training, and support for your career.

Latane

Head of Physical Infrastructure

What is your vision for the company?

I see the 40-hour office workweek becoming a thing of the past. Employees will escape grueling commutes and gain more control over their day. The workplace will now be wherever work happens, and the workweek will be whenever work happens best for each person. We'll grow stronger as we integrate dispersed talent with diverse perspectives.

Drew

Co-founder and CEO

How does the company support your career growth?

There’s always an opportunity to pivot and learn new skills or internally transfer to a team that’s outside your normal scope of work. The humility and empathy that Dropboxers have is unlike anywhere else I’ve worked. There’s always going to be someone on the other side willing to bring you in on a project or mentor you.

Mack

Content Marketing Operations

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