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Director of Data Science, New Initiatives

Company Description

Dropbox is a leading global collaboration platform that's transforming the way people work together, from the smallest business to the largest enterprise. With more than 700 million registered users across more than 180 countries, our mission is to design a more enlightened way of working. From our headquarters in San Francisco to eight dedicated Studios and a worldwide team of employees who choose where they work best, our Virtual First approach is leading the way into the future of work.

Team Description

Our Product team advocates for our users and our business, setting the vision for our growing family of products. We use data, research, strategy, and empathy to guide multidisciplinary teams toward a common goal, balancing diverse perspectives and empowering our teams to do great work. As we scale globally, there’s plenty of space for you to grow alongside us and simplify life for millions of people around the world in team that always focuses on we, not I, and creates delightful products that are worthy of trust.

Role Description

How many times you get an opportunity to be at the ground floor on a very big and important mission? What if you get to be one of the top leaders defining the mission, hiring, guiding your teams and influencing the direction of Dropbox? As a Director of Data Science for this new division, you will exactly get to do that.  You will be able to drive the future direction of this new initiative and answer key questions about revenue/user growth. You will build and lead a team of top-tier data scientists and be an inherent part of product org to create and scale this new business.

As a ground floor opportunity for this startup team, we need this lead to build a top-tier data-informed culture with a lot of focus on impact and execution.

Responsibilities

  • You will lead the team in balancing urgency vs. the incredibly high quality bar expected by both our customers and the broader Dropbox organization, through clear and repeatable data informed approach
  • You will partner closely with leadership across all functions - Product, Engineering, Design, Research, GTM, Customer success and Sales 
  • You will have the seat at the table for every key decision for this new initiative
  • You will create a culture of strong technical ownership, resulting in highly reliable products and services at scale
  • You will build and manage a team of high performing data scientists to deliver best in class analytics 
  • You will leverage data-driven insights to proactively identify most impactful opportunities, and inform future experimentation design and product roadmaps

Requirements

  • Bachelors’ or above in quantitative discipline: Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • 10+ years experience of leveraging data-driven analysis to influence key business decisions, preferably in a tech company
  • 3+ years directly managing data scientists, quantitative researchers, or product analysts
  • Proven track record of being able to work independently and proactively engage with business stakeholders with minimal direction & driver measurable business impact
  • Ability to influence prioritization and execution of high impact projects effecting customer experience and monetization
  • Ability to analyze large datasets and use data to inform product or business decision making, with a track record of driving directly measurable product or business impact
  • Good Executive presence with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous experience building data driven programs and teams - experience with SQL and large datasets, deep understanding of statistical analysis & experiment design

Total Rewards

For candidates hired in San Francisco metro, New York City metro, or Seattle metro, the expected salary/On-Target Earnings (OTE) range for the role is currently $237,300 - $279,200 - $321,100. 

For candidates hired in the following locations: Austin (TX) metro, Chicago metro, California (outside SF metro), Colorado, Connecticut (outside NYC metro), Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York (outside NYC metro), Oregon, Pennsylvania (outside NYC or DC metro), Washington (outside Seattle metro) and Washington DC metro, the expected salary/On-Target Earnings (OTE) range for the role is currently $213,600 - $251,300 - $289,000. 

For candidates hired in all other US locations, the expected salary/On-Target Earnings (OTE) range for this role is currently $189,900 - $223,400 - $256,900. 

Range(s) is subject to change. Dropbox takes a number of factors into account when determining individual starting pay, including job and level they are hired into, location/metropolitan area, skillset, and peer compensation. Dropbox uses the zip code of an employee’s remote work location to determine which metropolitan pay range we use. 

Salary/OTE is just one component of Dropbox’s total rewards package. All regular employees are also eligible for the corporate bonus program or a sales incentive (target included in OTE) as well as stock in the form of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs).

Dropbox is an equal opportunity employer. We are a welcoming place for everyone, and we do our best to make sure all people feel supported and connected at work. A big part of that effort is our support for members and allies of internal groups like Asians at Dropbox, BlackDropboxers, Latinx, Pridebox (LGBTQ), Vets at Dropbox, Women at Dropbox, ATX Diversity (based in Austin, Texas) and the Dropbox Empowerment Network (based in Dublin, Ireland).

Other open positions

Our Product team advocates for our users and our business, setting the vision for our growing family of products. We use data, research, strategy, and empathy to guide multidisciplinary teams toward a common goal, balancing diverse perspectives and empowering our teams to do great work. As we scale globally, there’s plenty of space for you to grow alongside us and simplify life for millions of people around the world in team that always focuses on we, not I, and creates delightful products that are worthy of trust.