Data Scientist - Product & Growth at Perplexity AI

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Perplexity AI
Data Scientist - Product & Growth
San Francisco Bay Area


We are looking for our second Data Scientist. As an early member of the Data Science team, you will play a pivotal role in shaping our product and growth strategy. This is an opportunity to join a fast growing startup and help define the data science function. You will have the chance to and contribute to our mission to be the world's most knowledge-centric company by reshaping the future of search and technology.

In this role, you will:

  • Develop data-driven insights from user behavior to inform our product roadmap and accelerate adoption
  • Come up with hypotheses and validate them by designing, running and analyzing A/B tests
  • Figure out the right metrics and visualizations to track and implement them in dashboards, from features to company-wide
  • Work closely with other functions, such as engineering, product, growth, user research and design
  • Build tables to make analysis more efficient and make data more accessible
  • Work cross-functionally with engineers, product managers, designers and user researchers

You might be a good fit if you:

  • Have 4+ years of experience working as a data scientist or related role
  • Have worked at a fast growing company working on consumer and/or growth
  • Are a SQL expert
  • Have extensive A/B testing experience
  • Have extensive experience building dashboards using BI tools (ex: Mode, Looker, Hex, or similar tools)
  • Are a self-starter and take ownership of your work end-to-end
  • Are comfortable with open-ended problems
  • Have some experience with data modeling


  • Experience with dbt
  • Comfortable with Python
  • Experience with Snowflake (especially as an admin)
  • Experience working with user research to blend qualitative and quantitative insights
  • Experience as one of the first data scientist at an early/growth stage company
Our cash compensation range for this role is $160,000 - $200,000.
Since publicly launching the world’s first fully functional conversational answer engine a year ago, we’ve grown to 10 million monthly active users and have served over half a billion queries in 2023.To support our rapid consumer adoption and expansion plans, we’ve raised $73.6 million in Series B funding from trusted VC firms and prominent tech visionaries. IVP led the round with continued support from our Seed and Series A investors NEA, Elad Gil, Nat Friedman, and Databricks, as well as new investors NVIDIA, Jeff Bezos (through Bezos Expeditions Fund), Tobi Lutke, Bessemer Venture Partners, Naval Ravikant, Balaji Srinivasan, Guillermo Rauch, Austen Allred, Factorial Funds, and Kindred Ventures, among others. Building upon our Series A earlier this year, we’ve now raised $100 million to date.
Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors, including, experience and expertise, and may vary from the amounts listed above.
Equity: In addition to the base salary, equity is part of the total compensation package.
Benefits: Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your dependents. Includes a 401(k) plan.

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