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Senior Data Scientist

Senior Data Scientist
San Francisco, US
134,000 - 181,000
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Job Description

The opportunity

Inclusion at Unity is driven by one overarching framework: Empathy, Respect, and Opportunity. At Unity, you will make a difference. In a collaborative, fast-growing environment, we’re solving hard problems, and enabling the success of our community. In the Unity Economics team, we envision and build an economic system that helps creators capture the value they create.

Come join Unity in the new Economics team as a Data Science leader to help drive the overall economic strategy for Unity’s products and services in Advertising, Cloud, Gaming Services, and other emerging businesses. In this position you will conduct analyses that support CEO, SVP, and VP-level decision making, including designs of Ads’ two-sided marketplace and auctions, launching and pricing of new products and features, forecasting, and other central strategic decisions (e.g., acquisitions, new businesses). As a data science leader in the central org, you will also define and lay the foundation of data science practice at Unity for other applied scientists.

What you’ll be doing

  • Extracting and performing large-scale data analysis to extract useful business insights
  • Delivering analytical solutions by using statistical and machine learning models
  • Using economic and statistical models to solve ambiguous business problems
  • Engaging in key technical and design discussions with partner teams to deploy solutions

What we’re looking for

  • Master/PhD in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Operation Research, or other related technical fields
  • Data engineering experience with real world data to extract, clean, and build datasets
  • Extremely high level of attention to detail, catching things others might miss
  • Strong background in quantitative analysis using SQL, Python, and R
  • Extensive knowledge of applied experience with statistical and ML models such as forecasting, classification, clustering, or regression analyses with real data

You might also have

  • Research background or experience of working with economists or applied scientists
  • Experience working with product and finance teams
  • Familiarity with causal inference and experiment design
  • Experience with Ads business is a plus

Additional information

Gross base salary (USD): $134,300 - $181,800*

*Note: Certain locations require a good faith disclosure of the base salary range for the role. The actual salary for the successful candidate may differ based on location, experience, and other job-related factors.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Life at Unity

Unity (NYSE: U) is the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content. Creators, ranging from game developers to artists, architects, automotive designers, filmmakers, and others, use Unity to make their imaginations come to life. Unity is the foundation upon which the world’s most powerful digital content is created. Specifically, Unity’s platform provides a comprehensive set of software solutions to create, run and monetize interactive, real-time 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles, and augmented and virtual reality devices.

In the fourth quarter of 2021, Unity had, on average, 3.9 billion monthly active end users who consumed content created or operated with its solutions. The applications developed by these creators were downloaded, on average, five billion times per month in 2021. For more information, please visit

Unity is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment and celebrate our employees across age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. Our differences are strengths that enable us to support the growing and evolving needs of our customers, partners, and collaborators. If there are preparations or accommodations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

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