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Data Scientist, Platform

Figma

Figma

Data Science
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Figma is growing our team of passionate people on a mission to make design accessible to all. Born on the Web, Figma helps entire product teams brainstorm, create, test, and ship better designs, together. From great products to long-lasting companies, we believe that nothing great is made alone—come make with us!

We are looking for an experienced Data Scientist to join our growing team. In this role, you will partner directly with senior engineering leaders to tackle the infrastructure challenges that comes with Figma’s rapid user growth. Through the lens of data, you will translate these challenges to user experience and business impact, and guide teams to prioritize investments. The ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about the infrastructure domain, has a strong track record of using data to influence strategy, and feels excited about creative problem-solving in new, under-defined problem areas.
What You'll Be Doing:
  • Leverage data to understand how user behavior affects infrastructure systems (and vice versa)
  • Design and evaluate experiments to help teams quantify impact and inform future product iteration
  • Design and surface metrics and frameworks to guide engineering decisions
  • Develop new techniques, datasets and tools that will enable answering previously unanswered questions and discover new areas of opportunity
  • Collaborate with and influence leadership so that your work directly impacts infrastructure strategy and roadmap
  • Establish partnerships with cross-functional teams including Engineering, Product, Research, Design, Sales, and Marketing

We’re looking for someone with:

  • 5+ years relevant work experience in Analytics, Data Science or Software Engineering
  • Fluency in SQL
  • Proficiency in Python, R or similar scripting language
  • Experience in distributed data processing systems (Hive, Redshift, Presto, Snowflake, etc)
  • Firm knowledge around statistical methods and experiment design
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills
  • A self-starting mindset along with strong communication and collaboration skills
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Pay Transparency Disclosure

If based in Figma’s San Francisco or New York hub offices, this role has the annual base salary range stated below.

Job level and actual compensation will be decided based on factors including, but not limited to, individual qualifications objectively assessed during the interview process (including skills and prior relevant experience, potential impact, and scope of role), market demands, and specific work location. The listed range is a guideline, and the range for this role may be modified. For roles that are available to be filled remotely, the pay range is localized according to employee work location by a factor of between 80% and 100% of range. Please discuss your specific work location with your recruiter for more information.

Figma offers equity to employees, as well a competitive package of additional benefits, including health, dental & vision, retirement with company contribution, parental leave & reproductive or family planning support, mental health & wellness benefits, generous PTO, company recharge days, a learning & development stipend, a work from home stipend, and cell phone reimbursement. Figma also offers sales incentive pay for most sales roles. Figma’s compensation and benefits are subject to change and may be modified in the future.

Annual Base Salary Range (SF/NY Hub):
$144,000$308,000 USD

About Figma

Dylan Field and Evan Wallace co-founded Figma in 2012 with the vision of building tools for designers in the browser. Their goal was to create the first design tool that combined the accessibility of the Web with the functionality of a native app. Today Figma is a platform with tools and spaces to support the entire product development process—idea to design to build—and has simplified collaboration for companies like Microsoft, Uber, and The New York Times to name a few.

At Figma, we celebrate and support our differences. We know employing a team rich in diverse backgrounds, experiences, and opinions allows our employees, products, and community to flourish. Figma is an equal opportunity workplace—we are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national orientation, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

We will work to ensure individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please let your recruiter know if you require accommodation.

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