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Director of Data Science

Tools for Humanity (Worldcoin LA)

Tools for Humanity (Worldcoin LA)

Data Science
Munich, Germany · San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

About the Company:

Worldcoin (www.worldcoin.org) is an open-source protocol, supported by a global community of developers, individuals, economists and technologists committed to expanding participation in, and access to, the global economy. Its community is united around core beliefs in the inherent worth and equality of every individual, the right to personal privacy, and open and public collaboration. These beliefs are reflected in what the community is building: a public utility to connect everyone to the global economy.

The Worldcoin Foundation (www.worldcoin.foundation) is the protocol’s steward and will support and grow the Worldcoin community until it becomes self-sufficient. Tools for Humanity (www.toolsforhumanity.com) is a global hardware and software development company. It helped launch Worldcoin and continues to provide support to the Foundation, in addition to operating the World App.

About the team:

The Data Science team is responsible for deriving data-driven insights to support Worldcoin’s key decisions. Because of our unique growth model of using a global network of Orb Operators to give a free share of Worldcoin to everyone on Earth, we require a high-performing Data Science team that is able to manage and analyze large amounts of data generated by our products and operations. Worldcoin’s privacy-maximizing approach imposes unique restrictions on how data is collected, stored, and used, making data science innovations critical to derive useful insights. We have earned a reputation for our technical expertise, hands-on approach, responsiveness, precision, and impactful solutions.

About the Opportunity:

As the Director of Data Science, you will lead and build out the Data Science team. The team currently consists of two data scientists and one statistician but is expected to grow significantly in the next year. You will set the team’s priorities and hire new team members as needed. You will be responsible for innovating and introducing new data science solutions to continuously improve our ability to leverage data. You and your team will be a service provider for many other teams at Worldcoin (in particular Economic Design, Product, Market Operations, and the CEO Office) for data-driven insights. You will report to the Chief Economist/Chief Analytics Officer. Your work will directly impact Worldcoin’s strategy and its worldwide resource allocation decisions.

In this role, you will:

  • Build out and lead a high-performing team of data analysts, data scientists, and statisticians
  • Foster a culture of high quality work and continuous improvement
  • Define Worldcoin’s KPIs and key metrics together with other stakeholders
  • Create transparency and visibility on our most important metrics by leading the design and development of suitable dashboards and visualizations, ensuring that key company dashboards are of the highest quality
  • Collaborate closely with the Data Engineering team to collect the right data and to ensure the quality of this data in the data warehouse
  • Lead in-depth statistical analyses (including causal inference) to derive insights that drive strategic decisions for individual departments (e.g., Product and Market Operations) and the whole company
  • Advise other teams (e.g., Economic Design, Product, Market Operations, Marketing) on the optimal design of field experiments (in particular experimentation for World App and for Worldcoin’s field operations)
  • Collaborate with the Blockchain team to analyze large amounts of transactional blockchain data
  • Lead the design and implementation of robust prediction algorithms

About You:

  • PhD in economics, econometrics, operations research, or similar
  • 5+ years of hands-on technical experience in a data science role as an IC
  • 5+ years of management experience building and leading data teams
  • Extensive experience in business intelligence (in particular data visualization)
  • Extensive experience in statistics/econometrics (in particular causal inference)
  • Experience with designing and deploying experiments
  • Experience with predictive analytics
  • Good understanding of market and mechanism design
  • Passionate about high-quality data visualizations that are accessible to non-experts, maintained with high attention to detail
  • Programming experience in SQL, Python, or similar programming languages
  • Experience in interfacing with data engineers to deploy and maintain data science applications
  • Experience with BI tools like Metabase, Tableau, Looker, or PowerBI
  • Skilled at managing cross-functional relationships and communicating with leadership across multiple teams
  • The following are a plus but not required: experience with geospatial data visualization, experience with graph algorithms, experience with social listening tools, basic understanding of blockchain technology, high-quality academic publications
  • Practically oriented and “getting-the-job-done” mindset
  • Thriving in a fast-paced and continuously evolving environment

Pay transparency statement (for CA based roles):

The reasonably estimated salary for this role at TFH ranges from $238,000 - $275,000, plus a competitive long term incentive package. Actual compensation is based on factors such as the candidate's skills, qualifications, and experience. In addition, TFH offers a wide range of best in class, comprehensive and inclusive employee benefits for this role including healthcare, dental, vision, 401(k) plan and match, life insurance, flexible time off, commuter benefits, professional development stipend and much more!

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