Data Scientist, Performance Marketing Analytics

Spotify team


Spotify is looking for an experienced data scientist to join the Marketing and Consumer Insights (MCI) team to support Spotify’s Marketing organization in their pursuit of building a globally loved brand and bringing the next generation of fans to Spotify.
This role will provide analytical support for our global Performance Marketing team to ensure our user acquisition efforts are conducted in the most effective way possible, ultimately improving marketing investment outcomes for Spotify. Success will require gaining a strong understanding of Spotify’s Performance Marketing strategy, providing clear and concise insights that improve ROI, and developing a trusted partnership with partners.
The role reports into the Associate Director of Performance Marketing Analytics and involves significant cross-functional collaboration. You’ll have the opportunity to use Spotify’s world-class user data infrastructure and collaborate with a global community of hundreds of data scientists.
What You'll Do
  • Perform analyses on large sets of data to extract insights that will guide our global marketing investments
  • Provide annual forecasting support, evaluating investment effectiveness based on expected results
  • Build and maintain optimization model to inform quarterly budget allocation, ensuring investments achieves the greatest possible value
  • Run experimentation initiatives; design test plans, obtain cross-functional alignment, complete robust analysis, and deliver practical insights
  • Communicate data-driven insights and recommendations to non-technical audiences, through clear visualizations and presentations
  • Collaborate with sister analytics teams at Spotify to use shared platforms, best practices, insights and innovations


  • Intellectually curious, open-minded, and enjoy working in a fast changing environment
  • A skilled communicator, who focuses just as much on the delivery and the “so what” of your insights, as you do on the technical craft of extracting them
  • Experienced in taking vague questions and crystalizing them into impactful experiments, analysis or models
  • You have a degree in a quantitative field, such as Computer Science/Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics; advanced degree is desirable
  • 3+ years of experience in a marketing analytics and/or data science role
  • Expert analytical skills, including analysis and modeling of big data using SQL, Python and/or R, statistics, A/B testing, and experimental design required
  • Strong understanding of digital media strategy and the ever evolving attribution landscape; Performance marketing experience preferred
  • Experience building data visualizations and dashboards (e.g., Tableau or similar BI solution)

How to apply

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Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity—by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by it. Spotify transformed music listening forever when it launched in Sweden in 2008. Discover, manage and share over 50m tracks for free, or upgrade to Spotify Premium to access exclusive features including offline mode, improved sound quality, and an ad-free music listening experience. Today, Spotify is the most popular global audio streaming service with 345m users, including 155m subscribers across 101 markets. We are the largest driver of revenue to the music business today.

Job Details

Posted on Oct 13

New York, NY, USA

Full time