Data Scientist II

Nov 10, 2023

US - United States of America

Yahoo serves as a trusted guide for hundreds of millions of people globally, helping them achieve their goals online through our portfolio of iconic products. For advertisers, Yahoo Advertising offers omnichannel solutions and powerful data to engage with our brands and deliver results.

The Search Product Analytics and Experimentation team is looking for a seasoned product analyst with great product intuition, intellectual curiosity and passion for using big data and insights to drive product and business decisions. The ideal candidate will have sound technical and analytical skills to analyze large data sets and extract actionable insights. The candidate will  have excellent collaboration and communication skills to work with cross-functional teams and present insights to drive product innovations and user growth.

The Search Product Analytics and Experimentation team is part of Yahoo Research, Analytics and Data organization and is responsible for use case and experimental analysis for Yahoo Search.  We are passionate about data, insights and great product experiences. We provide data-driven insights to influence product and business decisions that drive user growth and product adoption. We drive logging standards for high quality data and accurate data measurements. We design, analyze and review A/B tests and deliver insights to build product experiences that users love.

Your Day:

  • Collaborate with product teams to understand business problems, frame the problem into questions that can be answered through data analysis, formulate analysis plans, analyze data and present actionable insights.

  • Conduct ad-hoc data mining and statistical analysis to understand user behavior, user engagement and product performance and provide actionable insights to drive data-informed product and business decisions.

  • Drive data logging and instrumentation standards to ensure data is captured with high quality and measurements are accurate. Deep dive into metric and data anomalies to identify the root cause. 

  • Work closely with product teams providing guidance on A/B test design and evaluation. 

  • Extract data using Big Query and Hive from large data systems, use analytical tools, apply statistical methods for data analysis and extract actionable insights.

  • Create data visualizations and build Looker Dashboards to present insights to stakeholders. 

  • Communicate your findings effectively and efficiently with product partners and executives to drive product and business decisions.

  • Drives the development and execution of measurement and reporting which accurately reflects business results and informs future decision making.

You Must Have:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any quantitative discipline such as Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or Economics.

  • 2+ years of experience analyzing large, multi-dimensional data sets and extracting insights into actionable solutions.

  • Experience with big data technologies such as Hadoop, Hive, Big Query.

  • Experience with programming languages such as Python, SQL.

  • Experience with data analysis tools such as Google Data Studio, Looker, Tableau, Excel.

  • Ability to tell compelling, data-driven stories based on large, complex data sets.

  • Identifying, quantifying and resolving data discrepancies to insure high-accuracy reporting.

  • Experience with Experimentation Frameworks for A/B Testing and MultiVariate Testing, Test design and measurement.

  • Excellent problem solving, analytical skills and business acumen combined with ability to collect and organize data, analyze and formulate insights, present and deliver recommendations effectively to influence product and business decisions.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Curious and extremely passionate about data and insights.

  • Highly motivated, self-starter results-driven and a team player.


Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form ( or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

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The compensation for this position ranges from $111,000.00 - $231,250.00/yr and will vary depending on factors such as your location, skills and experience. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of discretionary annual bonus or commissions, in addition to equity incentives. Yahoo provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation, sick time, parental leave and an employee assistance program. Eligibility requirements apply.

Yahoo has a high degree of flexibility around employee location and hybrid working. In fact, our flexible-hybrid approach to work is one of the things our employees rave about. Most roles don’t require specific regular patterns of in-person office attendance. If you join Yahoo, you may be asked to attend (or travel to attend) on-site work sessions, team-building, or other in-person events. When these occur, you’ll be given notice to make arrangements. 

If you’re curious about how this factors into this role, please discuss with the recruiter.

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