Senior Data Scientist - Experimentation

New York City, New York, United States
Software and Services


Role Number:200375141
At Apple, we work every day to create products that enrich people’s lives. Our Advertising Platforms group makes it possible for people around the world to easily access informative and imaginative content on their devices while helping publishers and developers promote and monetize their work. Today, our technology and services power advertising in Search Ads in App Store and Apple News. Our platforms are highly-performant, deployed at scale, and setting new standards for enabling effective advertising while protecting user privacy. Ads ML Experimentation team is seeking an experienced Data Scientist who will help drive innovation and improve our product decision making process through the intersection of data and experimentation. As a Data Scientist on the Experimentation team, you will partner with stakeholders to develop new experimentation methodologies, statistical techniques, and causal-inference approaches to optimize customer experiences across Apple AdPlatform’s use-cases. While understanding our product features, you will perform rigorous analysis, measure performance and make data-driven decisions.

Key Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience as a Data Scientist or Data Analyst
  • 2+ years of experience with Experimentation and A/B Testing
  • Extensive background in statistical methods and data mining.
  • Experience with propensity score analysis, linear regression modeling and/or probabilistic modeling.
  • Experience working with structured and unstructured data stored in distributed files systems such as HDFS and S3.
  • Strong proficiency with SQL, Python or R. Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau a plus.
  • Knowledge in distributed processing frameworks such as Spark.
  • Ability to condense complex concepts and analysis into clear and concise takeaways that drive action.
  • Curious business attitude with a proven ability to seek projects with a sense of ownership.
  • Excellent communication, social and presentation skills.


Partner with business leaders and stakeholders to design, implement and analyze A/B test experiments intended to optimize customer experiences across AdPlatform’s use-cases. Apply statical rigor to readouts using methods of confidence testing and present experiment insights at executive levels — this is a role with high visibility. Build out foundational datasets to facilitate the automation of readouts in collaboration with Data Engineering and Business Intelligence. Evangelize A/B testing best practices across the organization. Craft the experimentation roadmap and future integrations with data-driven prioritization. Creativity in formulating statistical questions to address business needs. You will join and contribute to a culture that emphasizes observability and understandability, reliability, resiliency, simplicity, reusability, extensibility, scalability, velocity and productivity. We are one team, nurturing each other’s growth and supporting each other in delivering for our customers and Apple.

Education & Experience

Advanced Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Math or related field

Additional Requirements