Senior Data Scientist



Data Science
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Want to help us, help others? We’re hiring!

Join us! The GoFundMe team is searching for our next Senior Data Scientist to bolster our product analytics efforts and elevate our data science operations across the organization. You will collaborate with an accomplished team of individuals to drive impact for our users and our business.

The Job…

  • Lead the design, analysis, and interpretation of projects from data requirement gathering to data processing, modeling, and recommendations for the business
  • Collaborate with product leadership to develop and monitor KPIs and present emerging trends and actionable insights
  • Drive A/B testing through the entire experimentation life cycle, including inception, creation, measurement, and recommendations.
  • Use advanced analytics and data science methods to perform Product Analytics and generate actionable insights for GoFundMe business
  • Identify and disseminate best practices across team in terms of tools, systems, and processes
  • Partner cross-functionally to identify new analytical opportunities with stakeholders
  • Collaborate with data and engineering teams to design scalable and future-proof instrumentation
  • Contribute to ELT processes as needed
  • Develop easy to use dashboards and other analytical self-service tools and perform ad hoc analyses


    • 5+ years of experience building data analytics and science projects
    • Advanced ability to perform data segmentation and manipulation directly using SQL and Python or R
    • Experience with a broad set of statistical and machine learning methods to solve and optimize critical business problems and metrics
    • Expertise in formulating and driving multivariate and A/B testing
    • Advanced experience using Python or R to perform statistical analysis, predictive analytics, and/or machine learning
    • Deep experience with SQL for writing scalable data transformations
    • Data visualization skills and experience with BI tools (Tableau/Looker)
    • Able to organize, prioritize and assist with business requests with adequate scoping and stakeholder expectation setting
    • Strong presentation skills, being able to author and present insights to the leadership team, and influence decision makers
    • Knowledge of event tracking, database architecture, Machine Learning is a plus
    • Master's degree in a quantitative field is preferred (Mathematics, Physics, Economics, Engineering or related areas)

Why you’ll love it here...

  • Market competitive pay.
  • Rich healthcare benefits including employer paid premiums for medical/dental/vision (100% for employee-only plans and 85% for employee + dependent plans) and employer HSA contributions.
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company matching.
  • Hybrid workplace with fully remote flexibility for many roles.
  • Monetary support for new hire setup, hybrid work & wellbeing, family planning, and commuting expenses.
  • A variety of mental and wellness programs to support employees.
  • Generous paid parental leave and family planning stipend.
  • Company provided life and disability coverages.
  • Supportive time off policies including vacation, sick/mental health days, volunteer days, company holidays, and a floating holiday.
  • Learning & development and recognition programs.
  • “Gives Back” Program where employees can nominate a fundraiser every week for a donation from the company.
  • Inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging are vital to our priorities and we continue to evolve our strategy to ensure DEI is embedded in all processes and programs at GoFundMe. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team is always finding new ways for our company to uphold and represent the experiences of all of the people in our organization.
  • Employee resource groups.
  • Your work has a real purpose and will help change lives on a global scale.
  • You’ll be a part of a fun, supportive team that works hard and celebrates accomplishments together.
  • We live by our core values: impatient to be great, find a way, earn trust every day, fueled by purpose.
  • We are a certified Great Place to Work, are growing fast and have incredible opportunities ahead!

GoFundMe is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that actively pursues candidates of diverse backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to providing diversity, equity, and inclusion training to all employees, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, nationality or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, age, medical condition, mental or physical disability, or military or veteran status.

The total annual salary for this full-time position is $120,000- $165,000 + equity + benefits. As this is a remote position, the salary range was determined by role, level, and possible location across the US. Individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range based on your location during the hiring process.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete a job application or a job interview or to otherwise participate in the hiring process, please contact us at

Dedication to Diversity

GoFundMe and Classy are committed to leveraging Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging to cultivate a culture that embraces and supports the unique identities, experiences, and perspectives of our people and customers.

Our diversity recruiting priority is recognized under our first DEIB Driver: Opportunity Foster Diversity - we identify, recruit, and invest in top talent- ensure our people reflect the unique identities, experiences, and perspectives of the communities we serve and are all given the chance to grow.

Global Data Privacy Notice for Job Candidates and Applicants:

Depending on your location, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or certain US privacy laws may regulate the way we manage the data of job applicants. Our full notice outlining how data will be processed as part of the application procedure for applicable locations is available here. By submitting your application, you are agreeing to our use and processing of your data as required.

Learn more about GoFundMe:

We’re proud to partner with, an independent public charity, to extend the reach and impact of our generous community, while helping drive critical social change. You can learn more about’s activities and impact in their FY ‘23 annual report.

Our annual “Year in Help” report reflects our community’s impact in advancing our mission of helping people help each other.

For recent company news and announcements, visit our Newsroom.