Do you believe that creators should have the ability to get paid for the value they give to their fans?
We do, which is why we're building Patreon, a platform that powers membership services for creators with established followings. Patreon strives to provide creators with insight, education, and tools that make it possible to retain creative control while running their creative business, so creators can focus on creating and energizing their fanbases.

Patreon's creator base has doubled in the last year alone, and we have paid over $350 million directly to creators on our platform. In order to support this level of growth, Patreon is looking for a Senior Data Scientist focused on Fraud and Anti-Abuse to join our Data Science Team.

The Data Science Team makes it easy to make Patreon better. We work fast and emphasize impact. We inform product, team, and company strategy with research and analytics. Our team culture is highly autonomous. You choose the focus areas within our roadmap that excite you most, surface user and business insights, and collaborate with the rest of the company to ensure that everyone makes great decisions, informed by data.

 

What you will do:

  • Design and conduct analyses to support the teams within our Trust & Safety organization. These teams keep Patreon safe from payment fraud, account takeovers, spam, and content abuse.
  • Develop, improve, and productionize our fraud detection and content categorization machine learning models. Ensure that our review processes are data-informed rather than algorithm-driven.
  • Partner with the Trust & Safety teams to define their KPIs and track their progress effectively.
  • Build a culture of data-driven decision making at Patreon.
  • Dive into data to illuminate trends and answer big questions about our users, our growth, and our projects.
  • Constantly improve our team practices and efficiency.
  • Work with people from all walks of life.

Skills and expertise you possess:

  • You have 4+ years experience helping teams make great decisions with data.
  • You’ve solved problems that combine your analysis skills with domain knowledge in the fraud, risk, product abuse, or content moderation spaces.
  • You are fluent in a statistical language such as Python or R and have experience building machine learning models that have had meaningful business impact.
  • You are comfortable querying large datasets with MySQL and/or PostgreSQL
  • You have solid analytical thinking -- you ask the right questions and can frame data correctly.
  • You are an expert communicator with a love for clarity.
  • You have a knack for documentation. You love helping others understand machine learning and can clearly communicate the business need for a given model.
  • You thrive in collaborative environments.

What you will be able to accomplish:

  • You will support the teams that grow and protect Patreon’s trust with creators and make Patreon the most creator-first product in the world.
  • You will be able to focus on the problems that align with the data science team’s goals and that foster your best personal career growth.
  • You will have a fantastic time building analyses that help us find new ways to protect and advocate for creators.
  • You will own projects from end to end, working on the whole stack without depending on others. 

Whom you'll work with:

This role reports to Patreon's Head of Data Science and works closely with cross functional leaders of our Fraud, Content, and Risk teams. You'll join a high-performing and highly-empathetic team of people who proudly work on fulfilling our mission of funding the creative class. Our culture of creator-first, thoughtful teammates keeps work creative, stretching, and rewarding.

Patreon aspires to be among the tech industry’s most inclusive work environments. Not only is it the right thing to do, but pursuing diversity of perspectives helps us build for our diverse community of creators and patrons. To learn how we're working towards this, please click here. 

We work hard to maintain a bottom-up decision-making culture. We empower our employees by providing a clear vision and tools to fulfill on it. We believe that hiring smart, thoughtful, people and giving them strong ownership of their work leads to the best results. We encourage you to learn more about how we think about culture at Patreon, to make sure we’re the right place for you.

Want to learn more about Patreon?

  • Check out video testimonials, photos, and more on TheMuse
  • Check out our reviews on Glassdoor
  • Check to see if you know a Patreon teammate on LinkedIn 

Thanks very much for taking the time to learn about the team behind Patreon. Our data team works with a mix of Postgres, MySQL, Python, R, Excel, Tableau, Amplitude, and Sift Science.  If you think you’re capable of excelling at these tasks and would like to join our team in San Francisco, please apply below. Please note that in the process of working with Patreon’s content moderation team, this role may require exposure to, and discussion of, explicit content and topics.

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