Senior Data Scientist at Spiceworks
Austin, TX, US

**This position is based in Austin, Texas

Who you are: Are you someone who dives head first into data and loves discovering patterns and insights? Would you enjoy working in a collaborative and challenging environment, where you have the chance to evolve your findings into products that impact the way millions of technology professionals do their jobs? If so, Spiceworks might have the role for you!

Spiceworks is looking for a senior data scientist to join our team of talented data scientists and engineers. You will be working with the team to extract valuable insights from our diverse data sources on technology adoption and usage in businesses. You will work closely with product managers and engineers to design, build and test products that engage technology buyers and sellers on our platform and greatly ease the technology buying process. Think you’re ready to join our team? Apply now!

Who we are: Spiceworks has been connecting the IT industry since 2006. We’ve grown into a global IT marketplace, powered by millions of tech buyers and sellers who rely on each other to get their jobs done. This tight-knit community trusts Spiceworks to connect them with the right insights, tools, and experts when they need it most.

Why Spiceworks? No one joins us just because they want a job. Spiceworkers join us to wake up every day inspired to know they make a difference. How? By interacting directly with the people who use technology to transform their organizations, communities, and the world, every day. We’re passionate about helping tech professionals and tech brands drive their businesses forward by connecting them to the right resources at the right time.

In short, we’re building the biggest IT marketplace on the planet. We’re going to keep changing this industry for the better (and have a blast doing it)!


  • As a senior data scientist, you will
  • Work with the data science team to analyze diverse, unstructured data sources to extract meaningful insights for the businesses we serve,  and build systems that automate the process of data collection and insight generation.
  • Work with the data science and engineering team to derive creative solutions to improve delivery of our media products (ads & email)
  • Assist product teams in making data-backed product decisions
  • Identify what data is available and relevant, and make suggestions for new data collection methods. You must be comfortable with uncertainties in data sources, and capable of making reasonable assumptions and clearly communicating these assumptions to technical and non-technical folks alike.
  • Apply advanced statistical methods to help a variety of business activities in all departments
  • Design experiments, test hypotheses, and implement scalable, machine-learning algorithms
  • Mentor junior data engineers/scientists on data science and statistical techniques

Qualifications: What does it take to do this job?

  • MS or Ph.D. (preferred) in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Operations Research, or related field
  • 2+ years of experience working as a data scientist in academia or  industry.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills in areas of probability, statistics, and applied mathematics. Proficient in statistical analysis, forecasting analytics, multivariate testing, and optimization techniques.
  • Experience with a range of data mining and machine learning techniques, such as classification, clustering and natural language processing.
  • Strong programming skills: Python preferred
  • Experience with tools and libraries for statistical analysis: numpy/scipy, pandas, SQL, R
  • Experience with NLP libraries: NLTK, Gensim, Spacy
  • Experience with deep learning libraries such as TensorFlow, Theano, Keras.
  • Experience with big-data technologies: MapReduce, Hive, Apache Spark
  • Experience with the AWS tech stack preferred (not required)