Data Scientist - Payments Analytics - Apple Media Products

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Software and Services


Posted: Nov 1, 2018
Role Number: 200007098
At Apple Media Products (AMP) Analytics, we analyze large-scale data across customer and content provider touch points in order to develop metrics and deep insights to measure performance and drive strategy. Our culture is about getting things done iteratively and rapidly, with open feedback and debate along the away; we believe analytics is a team sport. We support independent decision-making and taking smart risks. AMP Analytics collaborates deeply with partners across product, design, engineering, and business teams: our mission is to drive innovation at Apple.

Key Qualifications

  • 4 + years of recent experience in a data science or data analyst role.
  • Familiarity with measuring UX, customer engagement, planning and analyzing AB experiments.
  • Comfortable and well versed working with predictive and causal problems
  • A passion for improving the customer experience through refining the product.
  • Excellent presentation, communication and social skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong business mindset, possessing an ability to condense complex analysis and technical concepts into clear and concise takeaways for business leaders.
  • Ability to operate comfortably and effectively in a dynamic, highly cross-functional, fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to manage work to tight deadlines and handle the pressure of product launches and executive requests.
  • Well-versed in SQL languages and experienced with big data technologies such as Hadoop and Spark.
  • Familiarity with Python or R and data visualization tools such as Tableau for full-stack data analysis, insight synthesis and presentation.
  • Ability to comprehensively understand data elements, sources and relationships in business and technical terms.
  • Strong familiarity with multiple platforms, tools, methodologies in data analysis and insight synthesis.


The Payments Program in AMP is responsible for rapidly growing the platform beyond the dozens of payment methods already live and optimizing a platform that processes tens of billions of dollars annually. Your role will be to use data to deliver actionable insights that will drive strategy, develop new products, tune features, help payment partners optimize their product, optimize account and payment creation flows, forecast billings, quantify the causal impact of launching new payment types, and developing robust critical metrics to measure the health of the business. Your day-to-day activities will include: Deep dives in large-scale data to identify key insights that inform product improvements and business strategy. Supervised and unsupervised learning. A/B testing and causal modeling. Define how to measure and monitor payment products and features. Engage with business, engineering, product management teams as a thought partner. Build and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders across the company to successfully deliver actionable insights. Partner with other Apple organizations on data gathering, data governance, democratizing data with reporting tools

Education & Experience

Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics or relevant field.

Additional Requirements