Senior Data Scientist - Analytics, User Acquisition

  • Spin
  • San Francisco, CA
  • May 04, 2021

Job Description

About Spin Spin is a fast-growing micromobility company committed to a world with clean air, liveable cities, safe streets, and widespread access to convenient, affordable transportation. If you’re searching for a top-tier career where you can make a difference and dynamically collaborate within a creative, lively environment—Spin welcomes you!

We’re passionate about transportation and technology. The work we accomplish fulfills a sense of meaning and purpose, which goes beyond the traditional dimensions of a workplace. Our products and initiatives directly influence people’s lives, which is proven by our customers' feedback.

Founded in 2017, and now a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company, we have worked together with cities, campuses, community groups, and businesses to expand internationally. Even as we expand, we maintain the close feeling of a small business, with “fireside chats” chats led by our company’s founders, weekly OKR pop-up videos, music-infused presentations at our All Hands meetings, and more. During this time of working remotely, our creativity and shared goals have kept us united and bonded within our virtual community.

We are a diverse team of artists, engineers, designers, urban planners, policymakers, marketers, and operators. We believe in inclusivity and build powerful alliances to fulfill our goals and move our mission forward. Above all, we at Spin are connected by our values and #BeOrange spirit, which represents unity, purpose, passion, and creativity.

About the Role

We are looking for a Senior Data Scientist to join our Analytics team to generate insights and build data products to answer our toughest questions around user acquisition. You will perform statistical analyses and identify and solve data quality issues around our ability to market and acquire new customers. You will be embedded within the Rider Acquisition team, a nimble and dynamic group focused on improving Spin’s user acquisition. You will also collaborate with engineering and product to define data requirements, shape marketing efforts and drive strategic direction for acquiring new users. If you are passionate about using data to solve hard problems and are interested in marketing and user acquisition, we want to hear from you!

About the Team

Our team consists of people that are passionate about creating finely polished and intuitive experiences and, at the same time, obsess over performance and reliability of what we build. We challenge the status quo and strive towards finding the best way to solve problems.

We work in small collaborative groups to keep processes and overhead low, so we have a lot of trust and autonomy to perform the work required to build the best product.


  • Analyze data and develop data models to enable self-serve insights at scale.
  • Define business metrics that measure the health of our business and product.
  • Work closely with the Strategy & Growth team to provide regular insights, run ad-hoc analyses, and identify new trends about the Spin rider experience, growth, and retention.
  • Collaborate with product, engineering, finance, business and operations teams to translate business insights into decisions and actions.
  • Develop dashboards and frameworks to monitor business and product performance.
  • Design and analyze A/B and multivariate tests to measure business impact.


  • Degree in a quantitative field like analytics, statistics, economics, computer science, or applied math
  • Minimum of 5 (3 with advanced degree) years of relevant experience in data science or analytics role
  • Advanced SQL skills
  • Experience in Python (preferred) or R including data science and visualization libraries
  • Extensive experience creating data visualizations with tools like Looker (preferred), Tableau or Mode
  • Interest or experience in marketing or user acquisition
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, and ability to collaborate with cross-functional partners to build the business

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Github / Gitlab and source control
  • Experience contributing to or developing an ETL using such tools as Airflow and dbt

Benefits & Perks

  • Opportunity to join a fast-growing startup and help shape and establish the company’s industry leadership
  • Competitive health benefits
  • Unlimited PTO for salaried roles
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Monthly cell phone bill stipend
  • Wellness perk for salaried roles
Spin is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in an unlawful matter. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all individuals. Spin treats all employees and job applicants on the basis of merit, qualifications, and competence without regard to any qualified individuals' sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, marital status, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. Spin also considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable local, state, and federal law. Spin is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in its job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at

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