Senior Data Scientist, Ads Quality Analytics


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Reddit is a community of communities where people can dive into anything through experiences built around their interests, hobbies, and passions. Our mission is to bring community, belonging, and empowerment to everyone in the world. Reddit users submit, vote, and comment on content, stories, and discussions about the topics they care about the most. From pets to parenting, there's a community for everybody on Reddit and with over 50 million daily active users, it is home to the most open and authentic conversations on the internet. For more information, visit

Location: Remote-friendly

Reddit is continuing to grow our teams with the best talent. This role is completely remote friendly and will continue to be after the pandemic.

We are looking for a Senior Data Scientist to work within the Ads Data Science team. You will work closely with engineers and product owners from our Ads team to 1) optimize ads delivery and auction systems, 2) shape product roadmap and strategy of ads quality and relevance. This person has a solid business acumen and knows what is important to advertisers and users (i.e. redditors). In addition, this person needs to demonstrate strong cross-functional stakeholders management capabilities.


  • Research, design and develop contextual ad relevance measurements. Reddit ad is a combination of text, image, user and ad engagement attributes. You will use modern statistical models to combine those signals and develop measures for ad quality.
  • You will design metrics and experiments to understand marketplace tradeoffs between user engagement and ad quality, as well as measure long term user impact of ad quality. You will develop models that would optimize both ad quality and ad delivery.
  • Serve as a thought-partner for product managers, engineering managers and leadership in shaping the monetization roadmap and strategy for Reddit by identifying actionable and impactful insights through deep-dive analyses and analytics insights.

Required Qualifications:

  • Relevant experiences in ads marketplace.
  • Ph.D., M.S. or Bachelors degree in Statistics, Machine Learning, Economics, Computer Science, or other quantitative fields (If M.S. degree, a minimum of 1+ years of industry data science experience required and if Bachelor's degree, a minimum of 2+ years of industry data science experience).
  • Deep understanding of online experimentation and causal inference.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in machine learning, statistical modeling, and optimization.
  • Strong skills in SQL and programming (Python or R).


  • Comprehensive Health benefits
  • 401k Matching
  • Workspace benefits for your home office
  • Personal & Professional development funds
  • Family Planning Support
  • Flexible Vacation & Reddit Global Days Off
  • 4+ months paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Volunteer time off

Pay Transparency:

This job posting may span more than one career level.

In addition to base salary, this job is eligible to receive equity in the form of restricted stock units, and depending on the position offered, it may also be eligible to receive a commission. Additionally, Reddit offers a wide range of benefits to U.S.-based employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k) program with employer match, generous time off for vacation, and parental leave. To learn more, please visit

To provide greater transparency to candidates, we share base pay ranges for all US-based job postings regardless of state. We set standard base pay ranges for all roles based on function, level, and country location, benchmarked against similar stage growth companies. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including, skills, depth of work experience and relevant licenses/credentials, and may vary from the amounts listed below.

The base pay range for this position is: $183,500 - $275,300.

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Company name: reddit
Remote job title: Senior Data Scientist, Ads Quality Analytics
Job tags: Python, Statistical Modeling, advertising
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