Manager, Decision Science and Analytics (Product)
We're looking for an exceptional leader with deep expertise in steering product development with quantitative analysis. You will build up and lead our Product Decision Science & Analytics team, providing thought leadership to product zones around what we should measure, analyse, and how to strategically apply learnings to improve our product's value-proposition and user experience. This includes analytical oversight of revenue products and customer support strategies. We are looking for someone with a proven history of building and leading successful teams, processes and cultures that drive a strong understanding of data, how to use data and how to empower others to use data across the company. You will report to the Director of Decision Science & Analytics, working together to set a vision for Decision Science, developing a world-class team, and creating cross-functional partnerships across the executive team at Zapier.
As a Manager of Decision Science & Analytics, you will provide hands-on leadership to a team of data analysts / data scientists that provide the company with a clear view on business, product, revenue and support performance. We are looking for someone who enjoys digging into product problems, working with leads and individual contributors to build and understand processes, tools and the data they work with, and collaborating with your team to develop KPIs and clarify end-to-end analytics needs across product teams. Additionally, you will work closely with department leads, product managers and members of the executive team to understand their roadmaps and proactively align analytics’ roadmap to support them. You are a skilled manager who is open to new ideas, comments, proposals, and encourage alternatives. You trust your team, making sure they understand their goals and giving them the room and support to execute and develop. You're also a highly capable individual contributor and comfortable leading by example - this is a player/coach role.
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About Data and Decision Science at Zapier
Zapier relies on dozens of systems that emit data about Zapier and our potential and current users and partners. This data is vital for us to make a better product, better business decisions and understand our weaknesses and opportunities. Zapier's Data Engineering team pull this data from DBs, APIs and through event streams, collocates it and then processes it through all the disparate systems to bring them together in a reliable, timely, performant and easy-to-understand way for staff and systems. Decision Science are the primary layer between that data and our business stakeholders, driving deeper understanding of impact, patterns and business opportunities via quantitative research, analysis and experimentation.
Our data tech stack is best summed up by AWS Redshift (and related AWS products like AWS Glue, Redshift Spectrum, AWS S3), Looker, Matillion ETL, Kafka, Datagrip, Airflow, Python, and R.
The Whole Package
Location: Planet Earth.
Our team of 200+ is distributed because it lets us work with the best people. You don't have to be located in the USA either. Some team members live in the United Kingdom, Thailand, India, Nigeria, Taiwan, Guatemala, New Zealand, Australia, and more! You just need the skills and drive to succeed in this role and the ability to work from anywhere.
*While we take care of our international folks as best we can, currently, healthcare and retirement plans are only available to US-based employees.
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Zapier is an equal opportunity employer. We're excited to work with talented and empathetic people no matter their race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, or age. Our code of conduct provides a beacon for the kind of company we strive to be, and we celebrate our differences because those differences are what allow us to make a product that serves a global user base.