Swayable predicts consumer opinion and the impact of content

Research Data Scientist

$90K - $130K
New York, NY, US / Remote (US)
Job Type
3+ years
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About the role

Company Description

Swayable is a fast-growing cloud analytics product that measures public opinion and the impact of messages and advertising content on it. Its 35-person team is backed by top technology and social impact investors, including Y Combinator. Founded in 2018 by two physics PhDs, it is led by the former Executive Director for Digital Strategy at the New York Times. Clients include major consumer-facing brands (Square, Paramount Pictures, Amazon), researchers (MIT, Yale, Stanford), and mission-aligned advocacy campaigns (including multiple Democratic Presidential candidates and winning Midterm campaigns).

Joining Swayable means being on a team whose work changes the course of history. The technology we develop is at the leading edge of transforming some of the world’s most important campaign organizations and enterprises: combatting disinformation, protecting democracy, and supporting the sustainable growth of consumer-facing brands.

Job Description

This is a uniquely exciting opportunity to tackle critical unsolved problems in public opinion research and causal modeling. As a Research Data Scientist (reporting to the Director of Data Science), you’ll have the infrastructure and talent around you to turn results into new discoveries, prototypes and features that deliver insights to the world's most important organizations.

Responsibilities (what you will be doing)

  • Conduct data science research to push our experimental methodologies to the bleeding edge of social science
  • Develop robust tools to uncover insights in experimental data
  • Prototype data science improvements to core platform features
  • Communicate the results of data science investigations to both internal and external stakeholders

Requirements (what you will need to succeed)

  • Fluency in the python data science stack
  • Expertise in statistical, analytical, and data science methods
  • Excellent communication and data visualization skills
  • Ability to work independently, prioritizing multiple important tasks/deadlines
  • A keen eye for the 20% of effort that delivers 80% of the results
  • Being a flexible team player whose values align with ours

Preferred Qualifications (what will help you succeed)

  • Experience writing and reviewing production-quality python code.
  • Experience working in a fast-moving startup environment
  • Experience interacting with MongoDB databases
  • Bachelors/Masters/PhD in data science, statistics, physics, mathematics, bioinformatics, computer science, or a related quantitative field.

Our team is centered in NYC and SF, with flexible work arrangements for remote work.

We offer a benefits package that is well above-market. Swayable covers 100% of the health, dental, and vision insurance premiums for full-time employees. We also offer generous PTO, parental leave, equity, 401k, FSA, and an ongoing professional development stipend.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We strive to promote an organizational environment that values diversity and fosters growth. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other basis prohibited by law. The team especially encourages applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.

About Swayable

Swayable measures how effectively media content changes minds. Our clients are dramatically increasing the impact of the stories they tell on the world's most important issues.

We are passionate about the power of data to have a positive social impact on advocacy and commerce and are serious about using it responsibly and ethically. We work with organizations and people we care about and our job is to help make them successful.

Swayable is a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation and an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from anyone who shares our values and especially encourage women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Team Size:30
Location:New York
Valerie Coffman
Valerie Coffman
James Slezak
James Slezak