The IDEO Products team is looking for a Data Scientist to join our San Francisco office. We’re looking for a self-starter who can apply data science to the topic of building products for creative teams and work environments and continually learn new things (both technical and non-technical) independently.
The Data Scientist on the IDEO Products team will partner closely with our Engineers, Researchers, Interaction Designers, and Product Managers. They quickly absorb the scientific and technical content, and can help bridge the team to accessing a deeper level of understanding and feasibility.
In this role, you will be involved in many parts of the design process and our business: user research, concept development, prototyping, project management, and design stewardship.
IDEO’s mission is to create disproportionate positive impact through design. This means getting work to market through trust and strong relationships and through a tactical and human-centered lens on what it will take to launch. The Products team within IDEO is focused on using that human-centered lens to build digital tools that help unlock the power of creativity in organizations, teams, and individuals.
A Data Scientist on the Products team will bring in data-driven thinking and will provide expertise on the positive potential of intersecting data with human-centered product design. A data-driven mindset is critical to scaling our products and measuring our impact.
The IDEO Products team works on Creative Difference and Shape. Check out some of our work:
IDEO is a place unlike any other. It’s a place where you can solve complex challenges for our clients or the organization, alongside thoughtful individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism. Sure we work hard, but we also intentionally craft moments that allow our community to pause, create, and connect. We encourage our community to bring their whole selves to work, respect the need for work-life balance, and allow for autonomy in the design process and your career.
We’re looking for people who are confident and flexible leaders, with demonstrated experience managing interdisciplinary teams where collaboration is imperative.
We're looking for people who demonstrate visible experience writing reusable code (likely in Python and/or Ruby) to do exploratory data analysis, simulation, data visualization, and various machine learning and optimization techniques. This could mean a portfolio of open source contributions, personal projects, presentations, or other things that show that you were passionate about a subject, took some initiative to learn about it, and applied it to a real problem.
What excites you about applying data science at IDEO?
Tell us about a project on which you wrote data analysis code as part of a team. What went well on the project and what would you do differently next time? URLs to examples (slides, reports, apps, code) are encouraged.
Please note that applications without answers to the above questions will not be considered.
IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.