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Data Scientist



Data Science
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024
We are looking for our third Data Scientist. As an early member of the Data Science team, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the direction of our product and company. This is an opportunity to join a fast-growing startup and help define the data science function. You will have the chance to contribute to our mission to be the world's most knowledge-centric company by reshaping the future of search and technology.
  • Develop data-driven insights from user behavior to inform our product roadmap and accelerate adoption
  • Come up with hypotheses and validate them by designing, running, and analyzing A/B tests
  • Figure out the right metrics and visualizations to track and implement them in dashboards, from features to company-wide
  • Work closely with other functions, such as engineering, product, growth, GTM, design, and user research.
  • Build tables to make analysis more efficient and make data more accessible


  • 4+ years of experience working as a data scientist or related role
  • Experience at a fast-growing company working on consumer and/or growth
  • SQL expert
  • Extensive A/B testing experience extensive experience building dashboards using BI tools (ex: Omni, Mode, Hex, Looker or similar tools)
  • Self-starter and take ownership of your work end-to-end
  • Comfortable with open-ended problems
  • Some experience with data modeling


  • Experience with dbt
  • Comfortable with Python
  • Experience with Snowflake (especially as an admin)
  • Experience working with user research to blend qualitative and quantitative insights
  • Experience as one of the first data scientists at an early/growth stage company
  • B2B experience
  • Data engineering and/or analytics engineering experience
  • ML experience

The cash compensation range for this role is $200,000 - $220,000.

At Perplexity, we've experienced tremendous growth and adoption since publicly launching the world's first fully functional conversational answer engine just over a year ago. Our AI-powered search assistant has amassed 10 million monthly active users as of early 2024, with our mobile apps installed over 1 million times across iOS and Android devices. In 2023 alone, we served over 500 million queries from users around the globe.

To support our rapid expansion, we've raised significant funding from some of the most respected investors in technology. In January 2024, we raised $73.6 million in a Series B round led by IVP, with participation from NVIDIA, Jeff Bezos' investment fund, NEA, Databricks, and other prominent firms. We followed that up with a $62.7 million Series B1 round in April 2024 led by Daniel Gross, valuing Perplexity at over $1 billion.
Our prominent investor base includes IVP, NEA, Jeff Bezos, NVIDIA, Databricks, Bessemer Venture Partners, Elad Gil, Nat Friedman, Naval Ravikant, Tobi Lutke, and many other visionary individuals.
Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors, including, experience and expertise, and may vary from the amounts listed above.
Equity: In addition to the base salary, equity is part of the total compensation package.
Benefits: Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your dependents. Includes a 401(k) plan.