Data/Experimentation Scientist - Maps

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
Santa Clara, CA
Business Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17

Data/Experimentation Scientist - Maps

  • Job Number: 112918617
  • Santa Clara Valley, California, United States
  • Posted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

Apple Maps Evaluation team is looking for world class experimentalists to join the team focused on experiment design and analysis, as well as alternative exploratory analysis strategies, using logs and human judgment. This group is responsible for building better tools and practices to push for fast, accurate, informative experimentation to drive product decisions for maps. Specifically, this team works to improve experimentation at Apple by building a better platform, improving process, developing innovative approaches to metrics and analysis, and continuous education of platform users. Our goal with respect to experimentation is to make it easy to deploy well-designed, impactful experiments, monitor them while they’re running, and ensure solid analysis and trustworthy product decisions made in timely manner. In addition we engage in exploratory analysis and traffic investigations to diagnose problems with maps features and services, explore opportunities for improvements, and understand long and short term trends in maps usage.

Key Qualifications

  • Major focus should be on evaluation methodology, including experimental design
  • Not completely averse to inferential statistics, though understanding predictive modeling and bayesian approaches is a plus
  • Experience delivering, scaling, and owning highly successful and innovative experiments and data science products
  • Expert knowledge of SQL and at least one statistical scriptinglanguage (R or Python), experience with Java and/or Scala is a plus.
  • Experience with big data using technologies like Hadoop, Hive, and Spark
  • Experience with a variety of relevant data manipulation languages (Python, R, SQL)
  • Experience with data visualization tools and best practices is highly desirable
  • Great communication skills, oral, written and presentation skills are essential
  • Ability to translate hard product goals and business problems into data science problems
  • Exceptional analytical ability, enjoys troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Pragmatic, adapts well to changing priorities and changing circumstances, works collaboratively with others


Design experiments to evaluate maps services and features Develop statistical models/analysis and apply them to solving real-world problems Partner with Software Engineering and Product Management teams to build internal infrastructure and programs to drive data-driven decision making and hypothesis generation Communicate with product teams and turn hard and abstract into simple and approachable Define and validate key metrics for experimentation and deliver impactful results to the business Collaborate with Analytics teams to design metrics and drive intuitive, actionable and trustworthy dashboards for every aspect of experiment or exploratory analysis and reporting Influence the product teams through data driven recommendations and education efforts Automate analysis and pipelines via SQL and python based ETL frameworks


A graduate degree or equivalent in experimental science (e.g., biology, social science, economics, physics, neuroscience) , appliedstatistics, computer science or a quantitative domain

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