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Staff Data Scientist - Inference & Algorithms



Data Science
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network, built to help members of all backgrounds and experiences achieve more in their careers. Our vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Every day our members use our products to make connections, discover opportunities, build skills and gain insights. We believe amazing things happen when we work together in an environment where everyone feels a true sense of belonging, and that what matters most in a candidate is having the skills needed to succeed. It inspires us to invest in our talent and support career growth. Join us to challenge yourself with work that matters.
This role will be based in Sunnyvale, Bellevue or New York City.
At LinkedIn, we trust each other to do our best work where it works best for us and our teams. This role offers a hybrid work option, meaning you can both work from home and commute to a LinkedIn office, depending on what’s best for you and when it is important for your team to be together.
LinkedIn’s Data Science team leverages big data to empower business decisions and deliver data-driven insights, metrics, and tools in order to drive member engagement, business growth, and monetization efforts. With over 900 million members around the world, a focus on great user experience, and a mix of B2B and B2C programs, a career at LinkedIn offers countless ways for an ambitious data scientist to have an impact.
We are now looking for a talented and driven individual to accelerate our efforts and be a major part of our data-centric culture. It is expected that this person understands experimentation and/or machine learning techniques to be able to implement from scratch and have the ability to extend and enhance these techniques to specific applications like business problems. Successful candidates will exhibit technical acumen on inference and algorithms, and the business savviness to use these technical skills to drive better business decision-making.

• Work with a team of high-performing analytics, data science professionals, and cross-functional teams to identify business opportunities and develop algorithms and methodologies to address them.
• Analyze large-scale structured and unstructured data.
• Conduct in-depth and rigorous causal analysis and develop causal methodology and machine learning models to drive member value and customer success.
• Develop methodologies to enhance LinkedIn’s product and platform capabilities.
• Engage with technology partners to build, prototype and validate scalable tools/applications end to end (backend, frontend, data) for converting data to insights.
• Promote and enable adoption of technical advances in Data Science; elevate the art of Data Science practice at LinkedIn.
• Improve LinkedIn’s ability to measure and credibly speak to labor market trends and other economic phenomena.
• Initiate and drive projects to completion independently.
• Act as a thought partner to senior leaders to prioritize/scope projects, provide recommendations and evangelize data-driven business decisions in support of strategic goals.
• Partner with cross-functional teams to initiate, lead or contribute to large-scale/complex strategic projects for team, department, and company.
• Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior team members on solution design as well as lead code/design reviews.

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in a quantitative discipline: Statistics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Informatics, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Economics, etc.
• 5+ years of industry or relevant academia experience
• Background in at least one programming language (eg. R, Python, Java, Ruby, Scala/Spark or Perl)
• Experience in applied statistics and statistical modeling in at least one statistical software package, (eg. R, Python)

Preferred Qualifications:
• 7+ years of industry or relevant academia experience
• MS or PhD in a quantitative discipline: Statistics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Informatics, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Economics, etc.

Suggested Skills
• Machine Learning
• Research
• Causal Inference
You will Benefit from our Culture:
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LinkedIn is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices.
The pay range for this role is $156,000.00 to $255,000.00 Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, depth of experience, certifications, and specific work location. This may be different in other locations due to differences in the cost of labor.
The total compensation package for this position may also include annual performance bonus, stock, benefits and/or other applicable incentive compensation plans. For more information, visit

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