Building a better way to meet online.

Data Scientist

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1+ years
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About the role

About us

We are building a virtual universe which fundamentally improves how people interact online.

Today, that means a powerful remote-social platform. We already have people working out of our office spaces, attending our virtual conferences, or going to school on our campus spaces. We have folks hosting everything from magic conventions to artist EP launches to thanksgiving dinners, and even a few weddings.

The mission of Gather is to remove physical constraints on peoples' lives, and provide a virtual world which surpasses the real one in interconnectedness, personal touch, and expressiveness.

Role Overview:

Gather has grown rapidly, and as an open-ended platform, users constantly surprise us with the new ways they use Gather.

We are also a fast-paced startup, capable of quick iteration and execution of new product ideas, and there is no shortage of directions we could invest our focus. Data Science at Gather serves the crucial role of guiding this process, leveraging our large amounts of data to understand how people are using Gather, help identify the most promising opportunities for growth, and evaluate the efficacy of our efforts. The Data Science team works hand in hand with the Product team, shining a guiding light toward the next big opportunity.

We have also only scratched the surface of what Data Science can offer Gather, and are constantly brainstorming new ways to leverage our data. Help us unlock the value of our vast dataset to identify the next opportunities for growth, and make Gather an even greater product for our users!

Where you will make an impact:

  • Design, track, analyze, and own metrics to provide visibility into the performance of our product across different orgs
  • Collaborate with product teams, analyzing product usage to identify areas of opportunities
  • Help design experiments to test our hypotheses, and evaluate the performance of these experiments
  • Enable sales and customer success to maximize the efficacy of their time by helping identify which users they should spend their time on
  • Be the representative of the data, answering questions from across the company, and providing insights with your deep knowledge of how our product is being used
  • Other value adds that you might come up with! We have only scratched the surface of what value data science can add at Gather!

What you bring:

  • 3+ years of data analytics experiment, preferably at a company in its early growth stages
  • Expert SQL ability
  • Experience working directly with engineers to implement and QA logging
  • Strong statistical knowledge and experience conducting statistical tests
  • Experience designing experiments and analyzing their results
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to synthesize large amounts of information into digestible narratives for the team


  • Experience performing analyses in Python or R (Python preferred)
  • Experience in early-stage, growth-oriented companies
  • Machine learning experience


  • Work remotely out of a state-of-the-art virtual office!
  • Competitive compensation, benefits, and meaningful equity
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their dependents
  • 401k and matching program
  • Generous PTO policy and mental health days to recharge
  • Meal stipend twice a week to keep you nourished
  • Remote work, education, and health & wellness stipends
  • Support for family planning & gender-affirmation
  • The opportunity to join a passionate team in building something that actually makes peoples' lives better, every single day

Gather is committed to building an inclusive and equitable workplace for individuals of all backgrounds. We strive to build a workplace where employees feel comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work, everyday. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Additionally, we're committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please notify the recruiter you are working with. We also ask that all applicants consider answering the voluntary demographic questions on our job application to help us track the inclusivity of our recruiting efforts and programs. Answering these questions is entirely voluntary and your answers will not be shared with the hiring team and will not impact the hiring decision.

Why you should join Gather

Gather is a video chat platform designed to make virtual interactions more human. Our mission is to create opportunity and connection for everyone, no matter where they are. We do this by building the Metaverse, a virtual layer over the physical world where people can work, socialize, and learn.

Since we launched in May of 2020, Gather has brought millions of people together. We have raised a total of $77 million in Series A and B from Sequoia Capital, Index Ventures, and more. We’re a small, friendly team based out of a state-of-the-art virtual office, where you can work whenever and wherever suits you. Come join us!

Team Size:75
Location:San Francisco
Kumail Jaffer
Kumail Jaffer
Phillip Wang
Phillip Wang